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Seattle Genetics Announces FDA Approval of ADCETRIS® (Brentuximab Vedotin) for Primary Cutaneous Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (pcALCL) and CD30-Expressing Mycosis Fungoides (MF) (11-15-2017)

-MF and pcALCL Represent the Most Common Subtypes of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL)- -FDA Approval Based on Clinical Trial Results from the Phase 3 ALCANZA and Phase 2 Investigator-Sponsored Studies in CTCL- “Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma is a blood cancer... Continue Reading

Kisqali® Improves Outcomes for Premenopausal Women with HR+/HER2- Advanced Breast Cancer (11-14-2017)

Premenopausal breast cancer is a biologically distinct and more aggressive disease than postmenopausal breast cancer and is the leading cause of cancer death in women 20-59 years old.1,2 ,3 Historically there younger women were treated the same as their... Continue Reading

Alcensa Precision Medicine Approved for (ALK) Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (11-13-2017)

The Food and Drug Administration granted regular approval to Alcensa (alectinib), for treatment of patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as detected by an FDA-approved test. In December... Continue Reading

Checkpoint Inhibitors Improve Outcomes of Renal Cell Cancer (11-9-2017)

Opdivo (nivolumab) a novel “checkpoint” inhibitor immunotherapy has been demonstrated to produce superior three year survival benefit for patients with previously treated advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC).1 Treatment options for RCC continue to... Continue Reading

FDA approves Calquence Treatment for Treatment of Mantle Cell Lymphoma (11-6-2017)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to Calquence (acalabrutinib) for the treatment of adults with mantle cell lymphoma who have received at least one prior therapy.  Mantle cell lymphoma is a particularly aggressive... Continue Reading

Nerlynx Modestly Improves Survival of HER 2-Positive Early Stage Breast Cancer (11-1-2017)

Positive results from the clinical trial evaluating neratinib for the extended adjuvant treatment of early stage HER2-positive breast cancer following trastuzumab-based therapy (ExteNET trial) were presented at the European Society of Medical Oncology... Continue Reading

Verzenio Demonstrates Superior Progression-Free Survival in Advanced Breast Cancer (10-30-2017)

Recently released clinical trial results from the Phase 3 MONARCH 2 study showed that Verzenio (abemaciclib), a cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) 4 & 6 inhibitor, when administered in combination with fulvestrant, significantly improves the time to cancer... Continue Reading

Radius Health Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for Elacestrant (10-26-2017)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for elacestrant, an investigational oral selective estrogen receptor down-regulator/degrader (SERD) as a treatment of women with ER+ and HER2- advanced or metastatic breast... Continue Reading

Keytruda® Significantly Prolongs Survival Compared to Chemotherapy First-Line Treatment for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (10-23-2017)

Updated study results presented at the World Congress on Lung Cancer this week continue to demonstrate that treatment of advanced non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors expressed high levels of PD-1 with Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) is superior... Continue Reading

Flu Shot 101 – What You Need to Know (10-19-2017)

Flu season is here again, and besides a fever and runny nose, it can bring about the longtime controversy surrounding vaccines. In order to protect more human lives this year and to clarify some of the most common misconceptions surrounding the flu vaccine,... Continue Reading

FDA Approves Aliqopa for Treatment of Adults with Relapsed Follicular Lymphoma (10-18-2017)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Aliqopa (copanlisib) for the treatment of adults with relapsed follicular lymphoma who have received at least two prior treatments known as systemic therapies. “For patients... Continue Reading

Imfinzi Improves Survival in Stage 3 Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (10-17-2017)

Immunotherapy could be the new standard of care in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).  The novel immunotherapy checkpoint inhibitors Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) and Opdivo (nivolumab) are already standard of care for advanced NSCLC.1   A... Continue Reading

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