On April 16, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved nivolumab in combination with certain types of chemotherapy for the initial treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic gastric cancer, gastroesophageal junction cancer, and esophageal adenocarcinoma. This is the first FDA-approved immunotherapy for the first-line treatment of gastric cancer.
Read the FDA announcement.
Read the BMS announcement.
To keep medical experts up to date on key topics, Boehringer Ingelheim invites you to join an expert discussion on emerging real-world evidence on the evolving treatment landscape for patients with squamous non-small cell lung cancer.
This event will be streamed live on May 5, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET with subsequent restreams at 3:00 PM ET, 6:00 PM ET, and 9:00 PM ET.
Panelists will discuss:
The outstanding questions regarding treatments in squamous NSCLC;
What recent real-world evidence reveals about clinical management of patients with squamous NSCLC; and
How real-world evidence can be used to inform treatment strategies for squamous NSCLC.
On March 26, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved idecabtagene vicleucel as the first B-cell maturation antigen directed chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) multiple myeloma after four or more prior lines of therapy, including an immunomodulatory agent, a proteasome inhibitor, and an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody.
Read the FDA announcement.
Read the Bristol Myers Squibb announcement.
Read the bluebird bio, Inc. announcement.
For 2021, Texas Medicaid has designated pegfilgrastim-cbqv (Udenyca®, Coherus Biosciences) the preferred pegfilgrastim on the Preferred Drug List (PDL). Udenyca® coverage details are available here.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the 150 mg single-dose vial of trastuzumab-qyyp (Trazimera®, Pfizer)—a biosimilar to Herceptin® (trastuzumab).
Read the full prescribing information.
Posted on 3/11/2021
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the inclusion of epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer to the indications of bevacizumab-bvzr (Zirabev®, Pfizer).
G1 Therapeutics, Inc. and Boehringer Ingelheim announced that COSELA™(trilaciclib) for injection is now available in the U.S.
On February 12, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved COSELA to decrease the incidence of chemotherapy-induced myelosuppression in adult patients when administered prior to a platinum/etoposide-containing regimen or topotecan-containing regimen for extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC).
It is the first and only therapy designed to help protect bone marrow (myeloprotection) when administered prior to treatment with chemotherapy.
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Posted on 3/10/2021
On March 3, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded lorlatinib's indication to include first-line treatment of people with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Lorlatinib is now indicated for adults with metastatic NSCLC whose tumors are ALK-positive as detected by an FDA-approved test.
Read Pfizer's announcement.
On February 26, 2020 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved melphalan flufenamide in combination with dexamethasone for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) multiple myeloma (MM), who have received at least four prior lines of therapy and whose disease is refractory to at least one proteasome inhibitor, one immunomodulatory agent, and one CD38-directed monoclonal antibody.
Read Oncopeptides' announcement.