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  • FDA Approves Irinotecan Liposome for First-line Treatment of Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

    On February 13, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved irinotecan liposome in combination with oxaliplatin, fluorouracil, and leucovorin, for the first-line treatment of metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

    For more information read the FDA announcement.

    Posted 2/13/2024



  • FDA Approves Erdafitinib for Locally Advanced or Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma

    On January 19, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved erdafitinib for adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma with susceptible FGFR3 genetic alterations, as determined by an FDA-approved companion diagnostic test, whose disease has progressed on or after at least one line of prior systemic therapy.

    For more information read the FDA announcement and the Janssen announcement

    Posted 1/22/2024



  • FDA Approves Pembrolizumab + CRT for FIGO 2014 Stage III-IVA Cervical Cancer

    On January 12, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved pembrolizumab with chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for patients with FIGO 2014 Stage III-IVA cervical cancer.

    For more information read the FDA announcement and the Merck announcement.

    Posted 1/15/2024



  • FDA Approves Iptacopan for Patients with Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria

    On December 5, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved iptacopan—offering superior hemoglobin improvement in the absence of transfusions—as the first oral monotherapy for the treatment of adults with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. 

    For more information read the Novartis announcement.

    Posted 12/18/2023



  • FDA Approves Enfortumab vedotin-ejfv + Pembrolizumab for Locally Advanced or Metastatic Urothelial Cancer

    On December 15, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved enfortumab vedotin-ejfv in combination with pembrolizumab for patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer. 

    For more information read the FDA announcement, Astellas Pharma announcement, and Merck announcement.

    Posted 12/18/2023



  • FDA Approves Belzutifan for Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

    On December 14, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved belzutifan for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma following a programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1) or programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitor and a vascular endothelial growth factor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (VEGF-TKI).

    For more information read the FDA announcement and the Merck announcement

    Posted 12/18/2023



  • FDA Approves Eflornithine for Adult and Pediatric Patients with HRNB

    On December 13, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved eflornithine to reduce the risk of relapse in adult and pediatric patients with high-risk neuroblastoma (HRNB) who have demonstrated at least a partial response to prior multiagent, multimodality therapy including anti-GD2 immunotherapy.

    For more information read the FDA announcement and the US WorldMeds announcement

    Posted 12/18/2023 



  • FDA Approves pirtobrutinib for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia + Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma

    On December 1, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to pirtobrutinib for adults with chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma who have received at least 2 prior lines of therapy, including a BTK inhibitor and a BCL-2 inhibitor.

    For more information read the FDA announcement and the Eli Lilly announcement

    Posted 12/4/2023



  • FDA Approves Nirogacestat for Desmoid Tumors

    On November 27, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved nirogacestat for adult patients with progressing desmoid tumors who require systemic treatment. This is the first approved treatment for desmoid tumors.

    For more information read the FDA announcement and the SpringWorks Therapeutic announcement

    Posted 11/28/2023



  • FDA Approves Capivasertib + Fulvestrant for Breast Cancer

    On November 16, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved capivasertib in combination with fulvestrant for adult patients with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, HER2-negative locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer with 1 or more biomarker alterations (PIK3CA, AKT1 or PTEN). Eligible patients will have progressed on at least 1 endocrine-based regimen in the metastatic setting or experienced recurrence on or within 12 months of completing adjuvant therapy.

    For more information read the FDA announcement and the AstraZeneca announcement

    Posted 11/17/2023




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