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  • November 22, 2023 10:47 AM | Katy Monaco (Administrator)

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Augtyro™ (repotrectinib) for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic ROS1-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Administered as an oral therapy, Augtyro is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) targeting ROS1 oncogenic fusions.

    Review the press release by clicking here and access the US Prescribing Information by clicking here

  • November 13, 2023 12:39 PM | Katy Monaco (Administrator)

    The Food and Drug Administration approved fruquintinib (FRUZAQLA™, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) for adult patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) who received prior fluoropyrimidine-, oxaliplatin-, and irinotecan-based chemotherapy, an anti-VEGF therapy, and, if RAS wild-type and medically appropriate, an anti-EGFR therapy. Read More.

    Please see full Prescribing Information.  To learn more about FRUZAQLA, please visit fruzaqlahcp.com.

  • November 03, 2023 8:20 AM | Katy Monaco (Administrator)

    Opdivo®(nivolumab) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the adjuvant treatment of adult and pediatric patients 12 years and older with completely resected stage IIB or IIC melanoma, expanding upon the existing adjuvant indication for Opdivo and further reinforcing the company’s legacy of providing treatment options for melanoma patients.1 The approval is based on the Phase 3 CheckMate -76K trial, which compared Opdivo (n=526) to placebo (n=264). Read More.

  • October 31, 2023 12:43 PM | Katy Monaco (Administrator)

    The Food and Drug Administration approved toripalimab-tpzi (LOQTORZ, Coherus BioSciences, Inc.) with cisplatin and gemcitabine for the first-line treatment of adults with metastatic or recurrent, locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). FDA also approved toripalimab-tpzi as a single agent for adults with recurrent unresectable or metastatic NPC with disease progression on or after a platinum-containing chemotherapy. Read More.

    View full prescribing information for LOQTORZI.

  • October 27, 2023 12:46 PM | Katy Monaco (Administrator)

    Food and Drug Administration approved ivosidenib (Tibsovo, Servier Pharmaceuticals LLC) for adult patients with relapsed or refractory myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) with a susceptible isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 (IDH1) mutation, as detected by an FDA-approved test.

    The FDA also approved the Abbott RealTime IDH1 Assay as a companion diagnostic device to select patients for ivosidenib. Read More.

    View full prescribing information for Tibsovo.

  • October 25, 2023 4:14 PM | Katy Monaco (Administrator)

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved KEYTRUDA, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, for the treatment of patients with resectable (tumors ≥4 centimeters [cm] or node positive) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in combination with platinum-containing chemotherapy as neoadjuvant treatment, and then continued as a single agent as adjuvant treatment after surgery. With this approval, KEYTRUDA has six indications in NSCLC, across both metastatic and earlier stages of NSCLC. Read More.

  • October 25, 2023 4:13 PM | Katy Monaco (Administrator)

    Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to entrectinib (Rozlytrek, Genentech Inc.) for pediatric patients older than 1 month with solid tumors that have a neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase (NTRK) gene fusion without a known acquired resistance mutation, are metastatic or where surgical resection is likely to result in severe morbidity, and have progressed following treatment or have no satisfactory standard therapy. In August 2019, FDA granted accelerated approval to entrectinib for pediatric patients 12 years of age and older for this indication.

    FDA also approved a new oral pellet formulation for entrectinib, and the prescribing information now includes instructions for making an oral suspension from the capsules. Read More

    View full prescribing information for Rozlytrek.

  • October 16, 2023 4:09 PM | Katy Monaco (Administrator)

    Food and Drug Administration approved encorafenib (Braftovi, Array BioPharma Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer) with binimetinib (Mektovi, Array BioPharma Inc.) for adult patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a BRAF V600E mutation, as detected by an FDA-approved test.

    FDA also approved the FoundationOne CDx (tissue) and FoundationOne Liquid CDx (plasma) as companion diagnostics for encorafenib with binimetinib. If no mutation is detected in a plasma specimen, the tumor tissue should be tested. Read More

    View full prescribing information for Braftovi and Mektovi.

  • October 02, 2023 4:08 PM | Katy Monaco (Administrator)

    Food and Drug Administration approved bosutinib (Bosulif, Pfizer) for pediatric patients 1 year of age and older with chronic phase (CP) Ph+ chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) that is newly diagnosed (ND) or resistant or intolerant (R/I) to prior therapy. The FDA also approved a new capsule dosage form available in strengths of 50 mg and 100 mg. Read More

  • September 18, 2023 8:29 AM | Katy Monaco (Administrator)

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved updated labeling for temozolomide (Temodar, Merck) under Project Renewal, an Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE) initiative aimed at updating labeling information for older oncology drugs to ensure information is clinically meaningful and scientifically up-to-date. This is the second drug to receive a labeling update under this pilot program. The first drug that received approval under Project Renewal was capecitabine (Xeloda). Read More.

    View full prescribing information for Temodar.

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