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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 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 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.



  • 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




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