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FDA approves talazoparib for gBRCAm HER2-negative locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer

On October 16, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved talazoparib (TALZENNA, Pfizer Inc.), a poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, for patients with deleterious or suspected deleterious germline BRCA-mutated (gBRCAm), HER2‑negative locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer. Patients must be selected for therapy based on an FDA-approved companion diagnostic for talazoparib. Approval was based on...

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U.S. FDA Approves VIZIMPRO® (dacomitinib) for the First-Line Treatment of Patients with EGFR-Mutated Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved VIZIMPRO® [vih-ZIM-pro] (dacomitinib), a kinase inhibitor for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 19 deletion or exon 21 L858R substitution mutations as detected by an...

FDA approves new drug for treatment of the polyneuropathy of hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Tegsedi (inotersen), an antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) that inhibits the production of the transthyretin (TTR) protein (amyloid), for the treatment of the polyneuropathy of hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis (hATTR) in adults. This is the second FDA approved drug for hATTR. Onpattro (patisiran), was the first treatment approved for this...

FDA approves emicizumab-kxwh for hemophilia A with or without factor VIII inhibitors

On October 4, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved emicizumab-kxwh injection (HEMLIBRA, Genentech, Inc.) for prophylaxis to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes in adult and pediatric patients (ages newborn and older) with hemophilia A (congenital factor VIII deficiency) with or without factor VIII (FVIII) inhibitors. Hemlibra was first approved in 2017 for...

FDA authorizes first next generation sequencing-based test to detect very low levels of remaining cancer cells in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia or multiple myeloma

the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of ClonoSEQ assay, a next generation sequencing (NGS)-based test for minimal residual disease (MRD) in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or multiple myeloma. MRD is a measure of the amount of cancer cells remaining in a person’s bone marrow. “At the FDA, we’re continuing to maximize...

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