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New ASCO-COA Oncology Medical Home Standards Set High Bar, Offers Roadmap for Comprehensive High-Quality, Patient-Centered Cancer Care Delivery 

On July 13, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) jointly released new Oncology Medical Home (OMH) standards to provide a comprehensive roadmap for oncology practices to deliver high-quality, evidence based cancer care. By releasing the new standards, ASCO and COA seek to achieve a broad consensus among all […]

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USDA Approves Bristol Myers Squibb’s and bluebird bio’s Abecma (idecabtagene vicleucel), the First Anti-BCMA CAR T Cell Therapy for Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) and bluebird bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLUE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Abecma (idecabtagene vicleucel; ide-cel) as the first B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-directed chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell immunotherapy for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma after four or more prior lines […]

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves OPDIVO® (nivolumab) in Combination with CABOMETYX® (cabozantinib) as First-line Treatment for Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) today announced that OPDIVO®(nivolumab) 240 mg (injection for intravenous use) every two weeks or 480 mg every four weeks in combination with CABOMETYX® (cabozantinib) 40 mg once daily tablets was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first-line treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC).1 The approval is […]

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Clinical case studies demonstrate the performance of the Signatera™ test in cancer patients receiving immunotherapy.

SAN CARLOS, Calif., Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRA), a pioneer and global leader in cell-free DNA testing, today announced it will present new immunotherapy data on its personalized and tumor-informed molecular residual disease (MRD) assay, Signatera, at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) 35th Anniversary Annual Meeting, taking place November 9-14, 2020.  Natera will present […]

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PALTOWN and Natera team up to launch COLONTOWN University

PALTOWN Development Foundation today announced its partnership with Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRA), a pioneer and global leader in cell-free DNA testing, on the launch of COLONTOWN University (CTU), the first of its kind online learning center for over 5,300 Colorectal Cancer (CRC) patients and caregivers. COLONTOWN University is a secure online platform that hosts training and educational […]

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Natera Announces Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial with Signatera™

Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRA), a pioneer and global leader in cell-free DNA, today announced that its Signatera molecular residual disease (MRD) test will be used in the DARE study, a multi-center clinical trial of palbociclib (IBRANCE®), a CDK4/6 inhibitor developed by Pfizer for the treatment of HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer when given in combination with an aromatase […]

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Lilly, USA announces Thyroid Cancer Testing Program for thyroid cancer patients.

Lilly’s Thyroid Cancer Testing Program is designed to provide access to molecular testing for appropriate advanced or metastatic medullary thyroid cancer (“MTC”) patients 12 years of age and older who require systemic therapy and advanced or metastatic non-medullary thyroid cancer (“non-MTC”) patients 12 years of age and older who are radioactive iodine-refractory (if radioactive iodine […]

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Natera Receives Final Medicare Coverage for its Signatera™ MRD Test in Stage II-III Colorectal Cancer – Creates patient access to first-of-its-kind, personalized ctDNA test

SAN CARLOS, Calif., Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRA), a pioneer and global leader in cell-free DNA testing, today announced that the CMS Molecular Diagnostics Program (MOLDX) has finalized a local coverage determination (LCD) to provide Medicare benefits for serial use of the Signatera molecular residual disease (MRD) test in patients with stage II or III […]

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Merck Announces Status Indicator Update from CMS

Merck announced that CMS has made a status indicator change regarding ONTRUZANT®(trastuzumab-dttb), for injection, for intravenous use 21 mg/mL, which has a Q-code of Q5112.  As of July 2020, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a Corrected Addendum B to update the non-payable status for ONTRUZANT (Q5112) to Status Indicator “K”, which […]

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Taiho Oncology, Inc., announces FDA approval of INQOVI®.

ASTEX PHARMACEUTICALS, TAIHO ONCOLOGY, AND OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL ANNOUNCE FDA AND HEALTH CANADA APPROVAL OF INQOVI® (DECITABINE AND CEDAZURIDINE) TABLETS, ORAL HYPOMETHYLATING AGENT (HMA) THERAPY FOR INTERMEDIATE AND HIGH-RISK MDS AND CMML.  Additional information is available at:  https://www.taihooncology.com/us/news/2020-07-inqovi-approval/

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