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  • FDA Approves Elacestrant for ER-positive, HER2-negative, ESR1-mutated Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancer

    On January 27, 2023, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved elacestrant for postmenopausal women or adult men with ER-positive, HER2-negative, ESR1-mutated advanced or metastatic breast cancer with disease progression following at least one line of endocrine therapy.

    For more information, read the FDA announcement.

    Posted 1/30/2023



  • FDA Approves Pembrolizumab as Adjuvant Treatment for NSCLC

    On January 26, 2023, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved pembrolizumab for adjuvant treatment following resection and platinum-based chemotherapy for stage IB (T2a ≥4 cm), II, or IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

    For more information read the FDA announcement and the Merck announcement

    Posted 1/27/2023



  • FDA Approves Zanubrutinib for CLL or SLL

    On January 19, 2023, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved zanubrutinib for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL).

    For more information, read the FDA announcement and the Beigene announcement

    Posted 1/20/2023



  • FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Tucatinib with Trastuzumab for Colorectal Cancer

    On January 19, 2023, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to tucatinib in combination with trastuzumab for RAS wild-type HER2-positive unresectable or metastatic colorectal cancer that has progressed following fluoropyrimidine-, oxaliplatin-, and irinotecan-based chemotherapy.

    For more information read the FDA announcement

    Posted 1/20/2023 



  • FDA Approves FoundationOne®Liquid CDx as a Companion Diagnostic for Entrectinib

    Foundation Medicine, Inc. announced that it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of FoundationOne®Liquid CDx as a companion diagnostic to identify patients with ROS1-positive non-small cell lung cancer or patients with NTRK fusion-positive solid tumors, who do not have a tissue sample available and may be appropriate for treatment with entrectinib. 

    For more information, read the Foundation Medicine announcement

    Posted 1/5/2023



  • FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Mosunetuzumab-axgb for R/R Follicular Lymphoma

    On December 22, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to mosunetuzumab-axgb for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) follicular lymphoma after two or more lines of systemic therapy.

    For more information, read Genetech's new release.

    Posted 12/23/2022



  • FDA Approves FoundationOne Liquid CDx for Some Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors in NSCLC

    On December 21, Foundation Medicine announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its FoundationOne®Liquid CDx as a companion diagnostic to identify patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 19 deletions or exon 21 L858R substitutions and are appropriate for treatment with a group of current and future EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors approved by the FDA for this indication.

    For more information, read Foundation Medicine's press release.

    Posted 12/21/2022



  • FDA Approves Additional Indication for Pemetrexed in Combination

    On December 19, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an additional indication for pemetrexed in combination with pembrolizumab and platinum chemotherapy for the initial treatment of patients with metastatic, non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer, with no epidermal growth factor receptor or anaplastic large-cell lymphoma kinase genomic tumor aberrations.

    For more information, read Eagle Pharmaceuticals' press release.

    Posted 12/21/2022



  • The Innovation Center Releases EOM Factsheets

    Earlier this year, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (the Innovation Center) announced the Enhancing Oncology Model (EOM)—the Oncology Care Model's successor. Now, the Innovation Center has released two resources to help EOM stakeholders understand the model's health equity strategy and new enhanced services requirement. 

    The application period for the EOM closed on October 10, 2022, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is in the process of reviewing submitted applications in advance of the model launch on July 1, 2023.

    For more information on the EOM, visit its dedicated website, email its support team, or call 1.888.734.6433, option 3.

     



  • FDA Approves Pafolacianine for Lung Cancer Surgery

    On December 16, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the targeted imaging agent pafolacianine for use in lung cancer surgery. This injectable diagnostic binds to cancerous tissue and glows when stimulated by near-infrared light, making it easier for surgeons to remove tumors completely while sparing healthy tissue.

    For more information, read the Penn Medicine press release

    Posted 12/19/2022