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  • 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 Grants Accelerated Approval to Tisotumab Vedotin-tftv for Cervical Cancer

    On September 20, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to tisotumab vedotin-tftv for the treatment of adult patients with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer with disease progression on or after chemotherapy. 

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read Seagen and Genmab's announcement.

    Posted 9/21/2021



  • 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.

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    Read Exelixis' announcement.

    Posted 9/20/2021



  • FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Zanubrutinib for R/R MZL

    On September 15, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to zanubrutinib for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) who have received at least one anti-CD20-based regimen.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read BeiGene's announcement.

    Posted 9/15/2021



  • FDA Approves Zanubrutinib for Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia

    On August 31, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved zanubrutinib for adult patients with Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read BeiGene's announcement.

    Posted 9/7/2021



  • 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.



  • FDA Approves Nivolumab for High-Risk Urothelial Carcinoma

    On August 19, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved nivolumab—240 mg every two weeks or 480 mg every four weeks—for the adjuvant treatment of patients with urothelial carcinoma who are at high risk of recurrence after undergoing radical resection, regardless of prior neoadjuvant chemotherapy, nodal involvement, or programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) status.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Posted 8/20/2021




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