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 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



  • Foundation Medicine Announces Call for Grants

    The Patient and Professional Partnerships team at Foundation Medicine has announced a call for grants subject to certain terms. The deadline to submit full grant proposal is November 29th, 2022, and the grant will be awarded on December 14th, 2022.

    Foundation Medicine, Inc. provides support to nonprofit groups that prioritize patient advocacy, patient services, and patient education. This award is intended to help projects that address oncology care inequities and are centered on the cancer community. Support requests must be connected to healthcare and appropriate for Foundation Medicine, Inc.'s active therapeutic or technological cancer areas. Only applications which include a collaboration between two separate organizations will be considered, and applicants must be based in the U.S.

    For more information and to receive instructions about the application process, email Foundation Medicine.

    Posted 9/13/2022



  • 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



  • FDA Approves Ibrutinib for Pediatric Patients with Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease

    On August 24, 2022, the U.S  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ibrutinib for the treatment of pediatric patients one year and older with chronic graft-versus-host disease after failure of one or more lines of systemic therapy. 

    For more information, read the FDA announcement

    Posted 8/25/2022



  • FDA Approvees Fam-Trastuzumab Deruxtecan-nxki for HER2-Mutant NSCLC

    On August 11, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki for adult patients with unresectable or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have activating human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 HER2 (ERBB2) mutations, as detected by an FDA-approved test, and who have received a prior systemic therapy.

    For more information, read the FDA announcement or the AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo announcement.

    Posted 8/15/2022




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