Patients & Caregivers
FDA Grants Approval to Zelboraf for Certain Patients with Rare Blood Disease
Today, it was announced that Zelboraf received expanded approval for the drug to include the treatment of adult patients with Erdheim-Chester disease whose cancer cells have the BRAF V600 mutation.
FDA Issues Warning Letters to 4 Companies Claiming Their Cannabidiol Product Can Treat Cancer
The companies are: Greenroads Health, Natural Alchemist, That's Natural!, Stanley Brothers
Accelerated Approval Granted to Mantle Cell Lymphoma Treatment
Accelerated approval was granted today by the FDA to Calquence (acalabrutinib) for the treatment of adults with mantle cell lymphoma.
Therapy for Heregulin Positive Lung Cancer Gets Orphan Drug Designation
This morning, Merrimack announced that orphan drug designation was granted to MM-121 (seribantumab) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Combination Therapy Shows Encouraging Results in Patients with Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
Updated results from an ongoing Phase 1/2 study of X4P-001-IO in combination with Inlyta to treat patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma were announced.
Is Y-90 Resin Microspheres Better or Worse Than Sorafenib for Treating Liver Cancer?
The large phase 3 study observed that efficacy was the same for both treatments.
Steven Benner of Astellas Discusses New Gilteritinib Designation
Rare Disease Report
spoke with Steven Benner, MD about the new designation, the development program, and the functionality and target for the potential therapy.
Phase 3 ARROW Study of Kyprolis Meets Primary Endpoint in Multiple Myeloma Patients
A new dosing regimen for Amgen’s multiple myeloma drug Kyprolis (carfilzomib) appears to be more effective than what is currently approved.
Location of Neuroendocrine Tumors in the Small Bowel Does Not Affect Survival
Data concludes that while NETs in the distal of the small bowel are larger than in the middle, there are no differences in progression-free or overall survival
Retrospective Database Analysis Studies Somatostatin Analog Usage in NETs
At the NANETS Annual Symposium results from a retrospective database analysis of somatostatin analog (SSA) usage in neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) were shared.
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