Industry News Archive

  • Positive Phase 3 Cemiplimab Results in Advanced Cervical Cancer

    On Wednesday, May 12, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi announced the presentation of positive results from the Phase 3 trial investigating the PD-1 inhibitor cemiplimab (Libtayo®) in patients with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer who had previously progressed on chemotherapy.

    The data were shared as part of a European Society for Medical Oncology Virtual Plenary and add to previously reported data showing an improvement in overall survival (OS) with Libtayo compared to chemotherapy. The data will form the basis of regulatory submissions in 2021.

    Read the press release.

    Posted on 5/12/2021



  • [Virtual Panel] MDT Approaches to Treating Unresectable Stage III NSCLC

    Thursday, May 6
    6:00 - 7:15 PM PST

    Hosted by AstraZeneca, this virtual panel discussion will focus on multidisciplinary (MDT) approaches to treating patients with unresectable stage III NSCLC. 

    Meet the Panelists:
    Ronald Natale, MD
    Director, Lung Cancer Clinical Research Program
    Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
    Professor of Medicine, Division Hematology/Oncology
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Los Angeles, CA

    Arya Amini, MD
    Assistant Professor, Chief of Thoracic Radiotherapy
    City of Hope National Medical Center
    Duarte, CA

    Jed Gorden, MD, FCCP
    Director of Interventional Pulmonology; Director Center Lung Research in Honor of Wayne Gittinger
    Department of Thoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonology
    Swedish Cancer Institute
    Seattle, WA

    REGISTER


  • FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for Esophageal or GEJ Carcinoma

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved pembrolizumab (Keytruda®, Merck) for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic esophageal or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) (tumors with epicenter 1 to 5 centimeters above the GEJ) carcinoma that is not amenable to surgical resection or definitive chemoradiation in combination with platinum- and fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy.

    Read the prescribing information and medication guide.

    Posted on 4/30/2021



  • [Virtual Webcast] African American Experience in Multiple Myeloma

    Thursday, May 13
    3:00 - 4:00 PM PDT/6:00 - 7:00 PM EDT


    Brought to you by Oncopeptides, this presentation will feature a panel of experts discussing key data around the African American Experience in Multiple Myeloma and strategies to remove disparities and barriers to care, followed by a Q&A session. This is not a promotional event—Pepaxto will not be discussed on this webinar.

    REGISTER

    Posted on 4/27/2021



  • FDA Approves Nivolumab in Combination with Chemotherapy for Three Indications

    On April 16, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved nivolumab in combination with certain types of chemotherapy for the initial treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic gastric cancer, gastroesophageal junction cancer, and esophageal adenocarcinoma. This is the first FDA-approved immunotherapy for the first-line treatment of gastric cancer.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read the BMS announcement.

    Posted 4/16/2021



  • FDA Approves Isatuximab in Combination for R/R Multiple Myeloma

    On March 31, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved isatuximab in combination with carfilzomib and dexamethasone for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) multiple myeloma who have received one to three prior lines of therapy.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read the Sanofi announcement.

    Posted 4/1/2021



  • FDA Approves Idecabtagene Vicleucel for R/R Multiple Myeloma

    On March 26, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved idecabtagene vicleucel as the first B-cell maturation antigen directed chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) multiple myeloma after four or more prior lines of therapy, including an immunomodulatory agent, a proteasome inhibitor, and an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read the Bristol Myers Squibb announcement.

    Read the bluebird bio, Inc. announcement.

    Posted 3/29/21



  • FDA Approves Trastuzumab-qyyp Biosimilar

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the 150 mg single-dose vial of trastuzumab-qyyp (Trazimera®, Pfizer)—a biosimilar to Herceptin® (trastuzumab).

    Read the full prescribing information.

    Posted on 3/11/2021



  • FDA Approves Bevacizumab-bvzr for New Indication

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the inclusion of epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer to the indications of bevacizumab-bvzr (Zirabev®, Pfizer). 

    Read the full prescribing information.

    Posted on 3/11/2021



  • FDA Expands Lorlatinib Approval to Include ALK-Positive NSCLC

    On March 3, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded lorlatinib's indication to include first-line treatment of people with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Lorlatinib is now indicated for adults with metastatic NSCLC whose tumors are ALK-positive as detected by an FDA-approved test.

    Read Pfizer's announcement.

    Posted 3/4/21



  • FDA Approves Melphalan Flufenamide for R/R MM

    On February 26, 2020 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved melphalan flufenamide in combination with dexamethasone for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) multiple myeloma (MM), who have received at least four prior lines of therapy and whose disease is refractory to at least one proteasome inhibitor, one immunomodulatory agent, and one CD38-directed monoclonal antibody.

    Read Oncopeptides' announcement.

    Posted 3/1/21



  • FDA Approves Cemiplimab-rwlc Monotherapy for Advanced NSCLC

    On February 22, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved cemiplimab-rwlc for the first-line treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in patients whose tumors have high PD-L1 expression (tumor proportion score ≥50%), as determined by an FDA-approved test. Patients must either have metastatic or locally advanced tumors that are not candidates for surgical resection or definitive chemoradiation, and the tumors must not have EGFR, ALK, or ROS1 aberrations. 

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read the Sanofi announcement.

    Posted 2/22/2021


  • FDA Approves Cemiplimab-rwlc for Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma

    On February 9, the Food and Drug Administration approved the PD-1 inhibitor cemiplimab-rwlc (Libtayo®, Regeneron/Sanofi) as the first immunotherapy treatment indicated for patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma previously treated with a hedgehog pathway inhibitor (HHI) or for whom an HHI is not appropriate. Full approval was granted for patients with locally advanced BCC and accelerated approval was granted for patients with metastatic BCC.

    Read the press release

    Posted on 2/17/2021



  • FDA Approves Cemiplimab-rwlc as First Immunotherapy for Advanced BCC

    On February 9, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted regular approval to cemiplimab-rwlc for patients with locally advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC) previously treated with a hedgehog pathway inhibitor (HHI) or for whom a HHI is not appropriate and granted accelerated approval to cemiplimab-rwlc for patients with metastatic basal cell carxinoma previously treated with a HHI or for whom a HHI is not appropriate.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read Sanofi and Regeneron's announcements.

    Posted 2/10/21



  • Expert Panel Discussion on the Treatment of Relapsed/Refractory ALL

    Saturday, February 27
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM PT | 2:00 - 5:00 PM ET


    A collaborative session guided by an expert panel of multidisciplinary specialists in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

    Discussion topics will include:
    - Current treatment options in R/R ALL
    - Multidisciplinary team (MDT) evaluation of an HSCT-eligible patient case*
    - Analyses from the phase 3 trial of a potential treatment option, including the impact of MRD and HSCT

    * Patient case is a hypothetical composite based on real patient cases.

    Featured Panelists:
    Karolina Faysman, NP
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Brian Jonas, MD, PhD
    UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Jessica Leonard, MD
    Oregon Health & Science University

    Details  Registration



  • FDA Approves Lisocabtagene Maraleucel for R/R Large B-Cell Lymphoma

    On February 5, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved lisocabtagene maraleucel for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) large B-cell lymphoma after two or more lines of systemic therapy, including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) not otherwise specified (including DLBCL arising from indolent lymphoma), high-grade B-cell lymphoma, primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma, and follicular lymphoma grade 3B.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read the Bristol Myers Squibb announcement.

    Posted 2/8/2021


  • FDA Approves Tepotinib for Metastatic NSCLC

    On February 3, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to tepotinib for adult patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) barboring mesenchymal-epithelial transition exon 14 skipping alterations.

    This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on overall response rate and response duration. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in confirmatory trials.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read Merck KGaA's announcement.

    Posted 2/4/21



  • New FDA-Approved Indication for Crizotinib Capsules

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for crizotinib (Xalkori®, Pfizer) for the treatment of pediatric patients 1 year of age and older and young adults with relapsed or refractory, systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma that is anaplastic leukemia kinase-positive. 

    Read the Full Prescribing Information.

    Read the Press Release.

    Posted 1/26/2021



  • FDA Approves Nivolumab + Cabozantinib for Advanced RCC

    On January 22, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the combination of nivolumab and cabozantinib as first-line treatment for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

    Read Bristol Myers Squibb's announcement.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Posted 1/22/2021



  • FDA Approves Crizotinib for Children and YA Patients with R/R ALCL

    On January 14, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved crizotinib for pediatric patients 1 year of age and older and young adults (YA) with relapsed or refractory (R/R), systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL)  that is ALK-positive. The safety and efficacy of crizotinib have not been established in older adults with relapsed or refractory, systemic ALK-positive  ALCL.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read Pfizer's announcement.

    Posted 1/15/2021




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