Industry News Archive

  • FDA Approves a New Dosing Regimen for Asparaginase Erwinia Chrysanthemi

    On November 18, 2022, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new Monday-Wednesday-Friday dosing regimen for asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi (recombinant)-rywn. Under the new regimen, patients should receive 25 mg/m2 intramuscularly on Monday and Wednesday mornings, and 50 mg/m2 intramuscularly on Friday afternoon. 

    For more information, read the FDA announcement.

    Posted 11/21/2022



  • FDA Approves Brentuximab Vedotin + Chemo for Pediatric Patients with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

    On November 10, 2022, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved brentuximab vedotin in combination with doxorubicin, vincristine, etoposide, prednisone, and cyclophosphamide for pediatric patients 2 years of age and older with previously untreated high risk classical Hodgkin lymphoma. This is the first pediatric approval for brentuximab vedotin.

    For more information, read the FDA announcement.

    Posted 11/15/2022



  • FDA Approves Tremelimumab with Durvalumab + Chemotherapy for Metastatic NSCLC

    On November 10, 2022, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved tremelimumab in combination with durvalumab and platinum-based chemotherapy for adult patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with no sensitizing epidermal growth factor receptor mutation or anaplastic lymphoma kinase genomic tumor aberrations.

    For more information, read the FDA announcement.

    Posted 11/15/2022



  • FDA Approves Cemiplimab + Chemotherapy for NSCLC

    On November 8, 2022, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved cemiplimab-rwlc in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy for the first-line treatment of adult patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with no EGFR, ALK, or ROS1 aberrations.

    For more information, read the FDA Announcement and the Regeneron press release.

    Posted 11/9/2022



  • FDA Approves Tremelimumab in Combination with Durvalumab for Unresectable HCC

    On October 21, 2022, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved tremelimumab in combination with durvalumab for adult patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). 

    For more information, read the FDA announcement and the AstraZeneca announcement

    Posted 10/24/2022



  • FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Futibatinib for Cholangiocarcinoma

    On September 30, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to futibatinib for adult patients with previously treated, unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma harboring fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 gene fusions or other rearrangements.

    For more information read the FDA announcement.

    Posted 10/3/2022



  • FDA Expands Selpercatinib Approval for RET Fusion-Positive Solid Tumors

    On September 21, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to selpercatinib for adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors with a rearranged during transfection (RET) gene fusion that have progressed on or following prior systemic treatment or who have no satisfactory alternative treatment options.

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

    Posted 9/22/2022



  • FDA Approves Durvalumab + Gemcitabine for Biliary Tract Cancer

     On September 2, 2022, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) durvalumab in combination with gemcitabine and cisplatin for adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic biliary tract cancer. 

    For more information, read the FDA announcement, and the AstraZeneca announcement

    Posted 9/8/2022

     



  • GSK Shares Plans to Voluntarily Withdraw Niraparib

    GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) 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




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