Industry News Archive

  • GSK Shares Plans to Voluntarily Withdraw Niraparib

    GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) is planning to voluntarily withdraw the indication of niraparib for treatment of adult patients with advanced ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer who have been treated with three or more prior chemotherapy regimens and whose cancer is associated with homologous recombination deficiency positive status.

    For more information read the GSK letter.

    Posted 9/7/2022



  • CMS Delays Radiation Oncology Model For Further Rulemaking

    On August 29, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule (CMS-5527-F2) that finalized delaying the Radiation Oncology Model start date until a date is determined through future rulemaking.

    For more information, visit the Radiation Oncology Model website.

    Posted 8/30/2022



  • FDA Approves Ibrutinib for Pediatric Patients with Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease

    On August 24, 2022, the U.S  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ibrutinib for the treatment of pediatric patients one year and older with chronic graft versus host disease after failure of one or more lines of systemic therapy. 

    For more information, read the FDA announcement

    Posted 8/25/2022



  • FDA Approves Capmatinib for Metastatic NSCLC

    On August 10, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted regular approval to capmatinib for adult patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have a mutation leading to mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET) exon 14 skipping, as detected by an FDA-approved test.

    For more information, read the FDA announcement.

    Posted 8/15/2022



  • Important Update: Olaparib in 4th Line Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

    AstraZeneca has issued a letter with plans to withdraw its indication for olaparib (Lynparza) for the treatment of adult patients with deleterious or suspected deleterious germline BRCA-mutated (gBRCAm) advanced ovarian cancer who have been treated with three or more prior lines of chemotherapy. This planned withdrawal will not affect any of the maintenance therapy indications for olaparib or olaparib-based combinations.

    Read the letter

    Posted on 08/11/2022


  • FDA Approves Tablet Formulation of Acalabrutinib

    On August 5, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration approved new tablet formulation of acalabrutinib (Calquence, AstraZeneca) under accelerated approval based on overall response rate for all current indications, including adult patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, small lymphocytic lymphoma, and patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma.

    Read full press release

    Posted on 08/05/2022



  • BMS Launches DDiCT Initiative to Improve Healthcare Outcomes for People with Disabilities

    On July 20, 2022, Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS)—in collaboration with Disability Solutions—announced the launch of the Disability Diversity in Clinical Trials (DDiCT) initiative as part of its mission to address health disparities, clinical trial and supplier diversity, employee giving, and workforce representation between 2020 and 2025. 

    The DDiCT initiative initially aims to make recommendations on how to effectively improve access, engagement, speed of enrollment, and participation of people with disabilities in clinical trials, to ensure all patient groups are reflective of the real-world population and aligned with the epidemiology of the disease studies.

    For more information, read the press release.

    Posted on 7/21/2022 



  • FDA Approves Crizotinib for ALK-Positive Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor

    On July 14, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved crizotinib for adult and pediatric patients at least a year old, with unresectable, recurrent, or refractory inflammatory anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive myofibroblastic tumors. 

    For more information, read the FDA announcement

    Posted 7/19/2022 



  • FDA Approves Lisocabtagene Maraleucel for Refractory Large B-Cell Lymphoma

    On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved lisocabtagene maraleucel, a CD19-directed chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, for the treatment of adult patients with large B-cell lymphoma, including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma not otherwise specified (DLBCL arising from indolent lymphoma), high-grade B-cell lymphoma, primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma, and follicular lymphoma grade 3B, who have:
    • Refractory disease to first-line chemoimmunotherapy or relapse within 12 months of first-line chemoimmunotherapy
    • Refractory disease to first-line chemoimmunotherapy or relapse after first-line chemoimmunotherapy and are not eligible for hematopoietic stem cell transplant due to comorbidities or age.
    For more information, read the FDA announcement and Bristol Myers Squibb's announcement.

    Posted 6/28/2022


  • FDA Approves Two Nivolumab-Based Regimens for Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    On May 27, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved both nivolumab in combination with fluoropyrimidine- and platinum-containing chemotherapy and nivolumab plus ipilimumab as a first-line treatment for adult patients with unresectable advanced or metastatic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma regardless of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) status. 

    For more information, read Bristol Myers Squibb's announcement.

    Posted 5/31/2022




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