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  • FDA Approves Pembrolizumab Combination for Cervical Cancer

    On October 13, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved pembrolizumab in combination with chemotherapy, with or without bevacizumab, for patients with persistent, recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer whose tumors express PD-L1 (CPS ≥1), as determined by an FDA-approved test. 

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read Merck's announcement.

    Posted 10/14/2021



  • 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 Mobocertinib for NSCLC with EGFR Exon 20 Insertion Mutations

    On September 15, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved mobocertinib for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 20 insertion mutations as detected by an FDA-approved test, whose disease has progressed on or after platinum-based chemotherapy.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read Takeda's announcement.

    Posted 9/16/2021



  • FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Zanubrutinib for R/R MZL

    On September 15, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to zanubrutinib for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) who have received at least one anti-CD20-based regimen.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read BeiGene's announcement.

    Posted 9/15/2021



  • FDA Approves Zanubrutinib for Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia

    On August 31, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved zanubrutinib for adult patients with Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read BeiGene's announcement.

    Posted 9/7/2021



  • 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.




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