FDA approval

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    A story published by the Prostate Cancer Foundation outlines two new treatment options approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this year. The two medications, rucaparib and olaparib, each target specific mutations that may be found in a patient’s tumor, and each was approved for a specific type of prostate cancer.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from MedPage Today curated by Contributing Editor George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    The FDA has granted accelerated approval to tafasitamab (brand name Monjuvi) as a second-line therapy for relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), based upon overall responses seen in a clinical trial. This is the first FDA approval of a second-line treatment for this condition. There are few, if any, other options.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from MedPage Today curated by Contributing Editor George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved oral azacitidine (brand name Onureg) based on clinical trial results showing a 10-month improvement in overall survival for patients with acute myeloid leukemia who are ineligible for transplant.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from GenomeWeb curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the drug pembrolizumab (brand name Keytruda) for solid tumors based solely on whether they have a high tumor mutational burden—a high number of changes in the DNA of the cancer cells.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    This FDA announcement is a welcome one for patients afflicted by epithelial ovarian cancer that has spread.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from The Philadelphia Inquirer curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    A new Pennsylvania law requires insurance coverage for use of FDA-approved best drugs first, rather than only after failing with a cheaper alternative.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from The Cancer Letter curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved olaparib (Lynparza) for marketing and sales for a narrow group of metastatic pancreatic cancer patients, based on rates of progression-free survival in a clinical trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from Cancer Network curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new combination therapy for certain advanced endometrial cancers.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    The FDA has granted accelerated approval for the drug erlofitinib in advanced urothelial malignancies that meet specific criteria.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from Cancer Network curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    A new diagnostic test and new therapeutic drugs have received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for certain advanced ovarian cancers, which are always difficult to treat.

    Go to full article published by Cancer Network.

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