Industry News Archive

  • G1 Therapeutics Announces J-Code for Trilaciclib

    G1 Therapeutics announced the new permanent Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) J-code for Cosela™ (trilaciclib) issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The code J1448 is effective October 1, 2021, for trilaciclib injection of 1mg for provider billing at all sites of care. 

    Read more on the Cosela website or G1 Therapeutics announcement.

    Posted 10/1/2021



  • 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 Grants Accelerated Approval to Tisotumab Vedotin-tftv for Cervical Cancer

    On September 20, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to tisotumab vedotin-tftv for the treatment of adult patients with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer with disease progression on or after chemotherapy. 

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read Seagen and Genmab's announcement.

    Posted 9/21/2021



  • 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 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 Dostarlimab-gxly for dMMR Recurrent or Advanced Solid Tumors

    On August 17, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a second indication for dostarlimab-gxly for the treatment of adult patients with mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) recurrent or advanced solid tumors—as determined by an FDA-approved test—that have progressed on or following prior treatment and who have no satisfactory alternative treatment options.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read GlaxoSmithKline's announcement.

    Posted 8/18/2021



  • 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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