Industry News Archive

  • 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.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read Bristol Myers Squibb's announcement.

    Posted 3/7/2022


  • FDA Approves FoundationOne®CDx to Identify MSI-H Solid Tumors

    Foundation Medicine, Inc. announced that it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the FoundationOne®CDx to be used as a companion diagnostic to identify patients with microsatellite instability high (MSI-H) status solid tumors who may be appropriate for treatment with Merck’s Keytruda® (pembrolizumab).

    Read the Foundation Medicine announcement.

    Posted 2/22/2022



  • FDA Approves FoundationOne®CDx as a Companion Diagnostic in Melanoma

    On December 8, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved FoundationOne®CDx to be used as a companion diagnostic for two groups of current and future FDA-approved therapeutics in melanoma, which includes BRAF inhibitor monotherapies targeting BRAFV600E and BRAF/MEK inhibitor combination therapies targeting BRAFV600E or V600K mutations. 

    Read the Foundation Medicine announcement.

    Posted 12/8/2021



  • 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



  • Do Good Initiative: Share Your Insights!

    As part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Sanofi has launched a "Do Good" initiative where treatment insights will be gathered from healthcare providers through a brief survey. Once completed by a breast cancer treating professional, a $50 donation will be made by Sanofi to a patient advocacy group that supports underserved metastatic breast cancer patients. To greater the impact, Sanofi will match the donation made on behalf of the professional, which we believe will deliver more Good & further help underserved breast cancer patients.

    Please take a moment to complete the survey and share your insights.

    Complete Survey

    Posted on 11/15/2021



  • 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.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    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 Mobocertinib for NSCLC with EGFR Exon 20 Insertion Mutations

    On September 15, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved mobocertinib for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 20 insertion mutations as detected by an FDA-approved test, whose disease has progressed on or after platinum-based chemotherapy.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read Takeda's announcement.

    Posted 9/16/2021




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