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  • FDA approves device for treatment of osteoid osteoma in the extremities November 30, 2020
    On November 27, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration approved the Sonalleve MR-HIFU system (Profound Medical Inc.) for the treatment of osteoid osteoma in the extremities. MR-guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (MR-HIFU) treatment is an image guided technique combining high intensity focused ultrasound ablation with real time monitoring of temperature change during the sonication. The...
  • FDA grants accelerated approval to naxitamab for high-risk neuroblastoma in bone or bone marrow November 30, 2020
    From the American Society of Clinical Oncology in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and as a service to our members, ASCO will periodically distribute information about newly approved therapies for cancer patients. This helps FDA inform oncologists and professionals in oncology-related fields about recent approvals in a timely manner. Included in the...
  • FDA grants accelerated approval to pembrolizumab for locally recurrent unresectable or metastatic triple negative breast cancer November 17, 2020
    Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to pembrolizumab (KEYTRUDA, Merck & Co.) in combination with chemotherapy for the treatment of patients with locally recurrent unresectable or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) whose tumors express PD-L1 (CPS ≥10) as determined by an FDA approved test. November 13, 2020.  More Information: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-approvals-and-databases/fda-grants-accelerated-approval-pembrolizumab-locally-recurrent-unresectable-or-metastatic-triple
  • FDA approves liquid biopsy NGS companion diagnostic test for multiple cancers and biomarkers November 9, 2020
    From the American Society of Clinical Oncology in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and as a service to our members, ASCO will periodically distribute information about newly approved therapies for cancer patients. This helps FDA inform oncologists and professionals in oncology-related fields about recent approvals in a timely manner. Included in the...
  • FDA Approves FoundationOne CDx As Companion Diagnostic For Larotrectinib To Identify NTRK1/2/3 Gene Fusions Across Solid Tumors November 5, 2020
    OncLive (10/23) reported, “The FDA has approved the FoundationOne CDx (F1CDx)comprehensive genomic test as a companion diagnostic for larotrectinib (Vitrakvi) to identify patients with NTRK1/2/3 gene fusions across all solid tumors.” The test “is currently the sole FDA-approved tissue-based comprehensive genomic profiling assay that is indicated to detect NTRK1/2/3 fusions across all solid malignancies and identify...
  • FDA Approves VEKLURY (Remdesivir) October 25, 2020
    On October 22, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved VEKLURY (remdesivir) for adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older and weighing at least 40 kg) for the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) requiring hospitalization. VEKLURY should only be administered intravenously (IV) in a hospital or in a healthcare...
  • FDA Grants Full Approval For Venclexta In AML October 22, 2020
    On Friday, the FDA granted full approval for Venclexta (venetoclax) in combination with azacitidine, or decitabine, or low-dose cytarabine (LDAC) for the treatment of newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in adults 75 years or older, or who have comorbidities that preclude use of intensive induction chemotherapy. Venclexta was previously granted provisional approval in this...
  • FDA Approves Opdivo + Yervoy for Previously Untreated Unresectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma October 8, 2020
    Opdivo + Yervoy is the first new systemic therapy in over 15 years to be approved by the FDA in this setting1,2 Approval is based on CheckMate -743 in which Opdivo + Yervoy demonstrated superior overall survival vs. standard of care chemotherapy1 Approval marks third indication for Opdivo + Yervoy-based treatments in thoracic cancers and seventh indication overall PRINCETON,...
  • FDA Approves GAVRETO (Pralsetinib) For Adult Patients with Metastatic Rearranged During Transfection Fusion-Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer October 2, 2020
    On September 4, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved GAVRETO (pralsetinib) for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic rearranged during transfection (RET) fusion-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) as detected by an FDA-approved test. Select patients for treatment with GAVRETO based on the presence of a RET gene fusion. Information on...
  • FDA approves Onureg (azacitidine tablets) for acute myeloid leukemia September 4, 2020
    From the American Society of Clinical Oncology in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and as a service to our members, ASCO will periodically distribute information about newly approved therapies for cancer patients. This helps FDA inform oncologists and professionals in oncology-related fields about recent approvals in a timely manner. Included in the...