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  • 10 Nov 2016 7:41 PM | Anonymous

    U. S. Food and Drug Administration approved nivolumab (OPDIVO Injection, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company), for the treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) with disease progression on or after a platinum-based therapy. Read more. 

  • 24 Oct 2016 7:41 PM | Anonymous

    Food and Drug Administration approved pembrolizumab (KEYTRUDA, Merck & Co., Inc.) for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors express PD-L1 as determined by an FDA-approved test. Read more. 

  • 19 Oct 2016 7:40 PM | Anonymous

    FDA granted accelerated approval to olaratumab (LARTRUVO, Eli Lilly and Company) for the treatment of patients with soft tissue sarcoma (STS) not amenable to curative treatment with radiotherapy or surgery and with a histologic subtype for which an anthracycline-containing regimen is appropriate. Read more. 

  • 18 Oct 2016 7:40 PM | Anonymous

    FDA approved atezolizumab (TECENTRIQ, Genentech Oncology) for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease progressed during or following platinum-containing chemotherapy. Patients with EGFR or ALK genomic tumor aberrations should have disease progression on FDA-approved therapy for these aberrations prior to receiving atezolizumab. Read more.

  • 01 Sep 2016 7:39 PM | Anonymous

    On September 1st, 2016 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved BLINCYTO┬« (blinatumomab) for use in pediatric patients with relapsed or refractory Ph-negative B cell precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Read more. 

  • 18 Aug 2016 7:39 PM | Anonymous

    FDA granted accelerated approval to pembrolizumab (KEYTRUDA injection, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.) for the treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) with disease progression on or after platinum-containing chemotherapy. Read more. 

  • 18 May 2016 7:38 PM | Anonymous

    FDA gave accelerated approval to atezolizumab injection (Tecentriq, Genentech, Inc.) for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma who have disease progression during or following platinum-containing chemotherapy or have disease progression within 12 months of neoadjuvant or adjuvant treatment with platinum-containing chemotherapy. Atezolizumab is a programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) blocking antibody. Read more. 

  • 17 May 2016 7:37 PM | Anonymous

    FDA granted accelerated approval to nivolumab (Opdivo, marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb) for the treatment of patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) that has relapsed or progressed after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and post-transplantation brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris). Read more. 

  • 25 Apr 2016 7:37 PM | Anonymous

    IFDA approved cabozantinib (CABOMETYX, Exelixis, Inc.) for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma in patients who have received prior anti-angiogenic therapy. Read more. 

  • 15 Apr 2016 7:36 PM | Anonymous

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for its lung cancer therapy for the second-line treatment of patients with advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the lung. Read more. 

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