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  • 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 FoundationOne CDx for Entrectinib

    On June 9, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the FoundationOne®CDx as a companion diagnostic for two entrectinib indications:

    1. To identify patients with ROS1-positive non-small cell lung cancer

    2. To identify patients with neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase fusion-positive solid tumors.

    Both indications are for patients who may be appropriate for treatment with entrectinib.

    For more information, read Foundation Medicine's announcement and Roche's announcement.

    Posted 6/9/2022



  • 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



  • FDA Approves Tisagenlecleucel for R/R Follicular Lymphoma

    On May 28, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to tisagenlecleucel for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) follicular lymphoma after two or more lines of systemic therapy.

    For more information, read Novartis' announcement.

    Posted 5/31/2022



  • Fam-Trastuzumab Deruxtecan-Nxki Approved for Patients with HER2+ MBC

    Fam-Trastuzumab Deruxtecan-Nxki (Enhertu®, Daiichi Sankyo, AstraZeneca) has been approved in the U.S. for the treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic HER2 positive breast cancer who have received a prior anti-HER2-based regimen either in the metastatic setting, or in the neoadjuvant or adjuvant setting and have developed disease recurrence during or within six months of completing therapy.

    Read press release

    Posted 05/17/2022



  • FDA Approves Axicabtagene Ciloleucel for Large B-Cell Lymphoma

    On Friday, April 1, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved axicabtagene ciloleucel for adult patients with large B-cell lymphoma that is refractory to first-line chemoimmunotherapy or relapses within 12 months of first-line chemoimmunotherapy.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read Gilead's announcement.

    Posted 4/4/2022


  • FDA Approves Lutetium Lu 177 Vipivotide Tetraxetan for Prostate Cancer

    On March 23, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved lutetium Lu 177 vipivotide tetraxetan for the treatment of adult patients with prostate-specific membrane antigen-positive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who have been treated with androgen receptor pathway inhibition and taxane-based chemotherapy. 

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read Novartis' announcement.

    Posted 3/24/2022



  • FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for Advanced Endometrial Carcinoma

    On March 21, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved pembrolizumab as a single agent for patients with advanced endometrial carcinoma that is microsatellite instability-high or mismatch repair deficient, as determined by an FDA-approved test, who have disease progression following prior systemic therapy in any setting and who are not candidates for curative surgery or radiation.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read Merck's announcement.

    Posted 3/22/2022


  • FDA approves nivolumab and relatlimab-rmbw for melanoma

    On March 18, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved nivolumab and relatlimab-rmbw for adult and pediatric patients 12 years of age or older with unresectable or metastatic melanoma.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read Bristol Myers Squibb's announcement.

    Posted 3/21/2022


  • FDA Approves Olaparib for High-Risk Early Breast Cancer

    On Friday, March 11, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved olaparib for the adjuvant treatment of adult patients with deleterious or suspected deleterious germline BRCA-mutated (gBRCAm) human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative, high-risk, early breast cancer who have been treated with neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read AstraZeneca's announcement.

    Posted 3/14/2022



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