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Mvasi

Posted on 9.14.2017

U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Mvasi (bevacizumab-awwb) as a biosimilar to Avastin (bevacizumab) for the treatment of multiple types of cancer. Mvasi is the first biosimilar approved in the U.S. for the treatment of cancer.… Read More

Mylotarg

Posted on 9.1.2017

U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Mylotarg (gemtuzumab ozogamicin) for the treatment of adults with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia whose tumors express the CD33 antigen (CD33-positive AML). The FDA also approved Mylotarg for the treatment of patients aged … Read More

Tisagenlecleucel

Posted on 8.30.2017

U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted regular approval to tisagenlecleucel (KYMRIAH®, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.) for the treatment of patients up to age 25 years with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) that is refractory or in second or later relapse.… Read More

Besponsa

Posted on 8.25.2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Besponsa (inotuzumab ozogamicin) for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).… Read More

2017 Safety Notifications

Posted on 8.18.2017

Summary of 2017 Hematology/Oncology (Cancer) Approvals & Safety Notifications… Read More

olaparib

Posted on 8.18.2017

U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted regular approval to olaparib tablets (Lynparza, AstraZeneca) for the maintenance treatment of adult patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer, who are in a complete or partial response to platinum-based … Read More

inotuzumab

Posted on 8.18.2017

U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved inotuzumab ozogamicin (BESPONSA, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.) for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).… Read More

ibrutinib

Posted on 8.14.2017

U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved ibrutinib (Imbruvica, Pharmacyclics LLC) for the treatment of adult patients with chronic graft versus host disease (cGVHD) after failure of one or more lines of systemic therapy. This is the first FDA-approved therapy for … Read More

enasidenib

Posted on 8.14.2017

U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted regular approval to enasidenib (IDHIFA, Celgene Corp.) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia with an isocitrate dehydrogenase-2 (IDH2) mutation as detected by an FDA-approved test.… Read More

Neratinib (Nerlynx)

Posted on 7.19.2017

U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved neratinib (NERLYNX, Puma Biotechnology, Inc.) for the extended adjuvant treatment of adult patients with early stage HER2-overexpressed/amplified breast cancer, to follow adjuvant trastuzumab-based therapy.… Read More