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  • FDA Approves Abemaciclib with Endocrine Therapy for Early Breast Cancer

    On October 12, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved abemaciclib with endocrine therapy (tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor) for adjuvant treatment of adult patients with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative, node-positive, early breast cancer at high risk of recurrence and a Ki-67 score greater than or equal to 20 percent, as determined by an FDA approved test. 

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read Eli Lilly and Company's announcement.

    Posted 10/14/21



  • FDA Approves Brexucabtagene Autoleucel for R/R B-Cell Precursor ALL

    On October 1, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved brexucabtagene autoleucel for adult patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read Kite Pharma's announcement.

    Posted 10/4/2021



  • FDA Expands Cetuximab in Combination Label for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

    On September 28, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval of a new indication for cetuximab in combination with encorafenib for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic colorectal cancer with a BRAF V600E mutation, as detected by an FDA-approved test, after prior therapy.

    Read Eli Lilly's announcement.

    Posted 9/29/2021



  • FDA Approves Cabozantinib for Locally Advanced or Metastatic DTC

    On September 17, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved cabozantinib for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older with locally advanced or metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) that has progressed following prior vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-targeted therapy and who are radioactive iodine-refractory or ineligible.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read Exelixis' announcement.

    Posted 9/20/2021



  • FDA Approves Updated Pembrolizumab Indication for UC

    On August 31, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a label update to pembrolizumab for first-line advanced urothelial carcinoma (UC). This approval converts the accelerated approval of pembrolizumab to a regular approval.

    Read Merck's announcement.

    Posted 9/1/2021


  • New Permanent J-Code for Melphalan Flufenamide

    Oncopeptides announces J-code J9247 for Pepaxto® (melphalan flufenamide) injection, 1mg. This J-code will be effective on October 1, 2021.



  • FDA Approves Nivolumab for High-Risk Urothelial Carcinoma

    On August 19, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved nivolumab—240 mg every two weeks or 480 mg every four weeks—for the adjuvant treatment of patients with urothelial carcinoma who are at high risk of recurrence after undergoing radical resection, regardless of prior neoadjuvant chemotherapy, nodal involvement, or programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) status.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Posted 8/20/2021



  • FDA Approves Belzutifan for von Hippel-Lindau Disease-Associted Tumors

    On August 13, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved belzutifan, a hypoxia-inducible factor inhibitor, for adult patients with von Hippel-Lindau disease who require therapy for associated renal cell carcinoma, central nervous system hemangioblastomas, or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, not requiring immediate surgery.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read the Merck announcement.

    Posted 8/16/2021



  • FDA Approves Levnatinib + Pembrolizumab for Advanced RCC

    On August 10, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the combination of lenvatinib plus pembrolizumab for first-line treatment of adult patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read the Eisai announcement.

    Posted 8/16/2021



  • FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for High-Risk, Early-Stage TNBC

    On July 27, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved pembrolizumab for the treatment of patients with high-risk, early-stage triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) in combination with chemotherapy as neoadjuvant treatment and then continued as a single agent as adjuvant treatment after surgery.

    Read Merck's announcement.

    Posted 7/27/2021




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