Industry News Archive

  • 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


  • FDA Approves Nivolumab in Combination for Early-Stage NSCLC

    On Friday, March 4, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved nivolumab with platinum-doublet chemotherapy for adult patients with resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the neoadjuvant setting.

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    Read Bristol Myers Squibb's announcement.

    Posted 3/7/2022


  • FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for IIB or IIC Melanoma Following Complete Resection

    On December 3, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) for the adjuvant treatment of adult and pediatric (greater than or equal to 12 years of age) patients with stage IIB or IIC melanoma following complete resection. 

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read Merck's announcement.

    Posted 12/6/2021



  • FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for Adjuvant Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma

    On November 17, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved pembrolizumab for the adjuvant treatment of patients with renal cell carcinoma at intermediate-high or high risk of recurrence following nephrectomy or following nephrectomy and resection of metastatic lesions.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read Merck's announcement.

    Posted 11/18/2021



  • FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Asciminib for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

    On October 29, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to asciminib for patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) in chronic phase, previously treated with two or more tyrosine kinase inhibitors, and approved asciminib for adult patients with Ph+ CML in chronic phase with the T315I mutation.

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    Read Novartis' announcement.

    Posted 11/1/2021



  • FDA Approves Pembrolizumab Combination for Cervical Cancer

    On October 13, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved pembrolizumab in combination with chemotherapy, with or without bevacizumab, for patients with persistent, recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer whose tumors express PD-L1 (CPS ≥1), as determined by an FDA-approved test. 

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read Merck's announcement.

    Posted 10/14/2021



  • 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.




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