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U.S. FDA Approves BRAFTOVI® (Encorafenib) in Combination with Cetuximab for the Treatment of BRAFV600E-Mutant Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (CRC) After Prior Therapy

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BRAFTOVI® (encorafenib) in combination with cetuximab (marketed as ERBITUX®) for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) with a BRAFV600E mutation, as detected by an FDA-approved test, after prior therapy.1 The approval is based on results […]

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FDA announces approval of KEYTRUDA® for additional treatments.

Merck is pleased to announce that KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of patients with Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG)-unresponsive, high-risk, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) with carcinoma in situ (CIS) with or without papillary tumors who are ineligible for or have elected not to undergo cystectomy. ·    PD-L1 diagnostic testing is not required prior to […]

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Taiho Oncology announces a new patient assistance program

Taiho Oncology announced that is offering a new patient assistance program where eligible patients pay $0 per treatment plan.  Patients who are reimbursed under Medicaid, a Medicare drug benefit program, Tricare, or other state or federal programs are not eligible.  To determine patient eligibility, go to or call: TaihoOncologyCopay.com or phone (844) TAIHO-4U (844-824-4648).

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LYNPARZA® (olaparib) Approved by FDA as First-Line Maintenance Treatment of Germline

AstraZeneca and Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved LYNPARZA for the maintenance treatment of adult patients with deleterious or suspected deleterious germline BRCA-mutated (gBRCAm) metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma whose disease has not progressed on at least 16 weeks of […]

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FDA approves ENHERTU® for treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic Her2 positive breast cancer.

Daiichi Sankyo and AstraZeneca announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ENHERTU® (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) for the treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic HER2 positive breast cancer who have received two or more prior anti-HER2-based regimens in the metastatic setting. This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on tumor response […]

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REBLOZYL Approved by the FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved REBLOZYL® (luspatercept-aamt), the first and only erythroid maturation agent (EMA) indicated for the treatment of anemia in adult patients with beta thalassemia who require regular red blood cell (RBC) transfusions. REBLOZYL is not indicated for use as a substitute for RBC transfusions in patients who require immediate correction of […]

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FDA approves therapy to treat patients with relapsed and refractory mantle cell lymphoma

Released:  November 14, 2019 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to Brukinsa (zanubrutinib) capsules for the treatment of adult patients with mantle cell lymphoma who have received at least one prior therapy. “Mantle cell lymphoma usually responds well to initial treatment, but eventually returns or stops responding, and the cancer cells continue […]

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Pfizer announces new safety information added to the labeling for all CDK4/6 inhibitors, including IBRANCE.

IBRANCE (palbociclib) 125 mg capsules is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with hormone receptor-positive (HR+), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HER2-) advanced or metastatic breast cancer in combination with: an aromatase inhibitor as initial endocrine-based therapy in postmenopausal women or in men, or fulvestrant in patients with disease progression following endocrine therapy The 5.2 Warnings […]

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Merck announces new pack for KEYTRUDA®

Merck is pleased to announce the availability of a new pack for KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab)Injection 100 mg/4 mL (25 mg/mL) (“KEYTRUDA”).The new pack contains two 100mg/4 mL single-dose vials in a single carton. The price per vial of KEYTRUDA is not affected by the introduction of this new pack. The National Drug Code (NDC) for this […]

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Genentech announces FDA Approval of ROZLYTREK

Genentech is excited to share the news of a new FDA approval. ROZLYTREK™ (entrectinib) is now FDA approved for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors are ROS1-positive. ROZLYTREK is also FDA approved for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older with solid tumors that: have […]

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