Leukemias

FDA Approves Besponsa for Relapsed, Refractory B-Cell ALL

By August 17, 2017

"These patients [with B-cell ALL who do not respond to initial treatment] have few treatments available and today's approval provides a new, targeted treatment option," said Richard Pazdur, MD, director of the FDA's Oncology Center of Excellence.

Vyxeos Approved for Two Types of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

By August 03, 2017

The approval was supported by data from a study in 309 patients (60-75 years of age) with newly diagnosed t-AML or AML-MRC who were randomized to either Vyxeos or daunorubicin and cytarabine separately.

Idhifa Approved for Relapsed/Refractory AML with IDH2 Mutation

By August 01, 2017

The drug carries a Boxed Warning regarding the risk of differentiation syndrome.

Amneal Initiates Temporary Import of Cancer Drug Due to Shortage

By July 13, 2016

Amneal Biosciences announced that due to the current shortage of Bleomycin Sulfate for Injection, USP, 15 Units and 30 Units per vial, they have initiated a temporary importation of Bleomycin Sulfate Powder for Injection 15,000 IU per vial to the market.

Study Finds Triptorelin Doesn't Prevent Ovarian Failure

May 31, 2016

Triptorelin plus norethisterone (GnRHa) does not prevent chemotherapy-induced premature ovarian failure (POF) in young patients with lymphoma, according to a study published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Antibody Tx Finds Greater Benefits for Leukemia Patients, Study Finds

January 07, 2016

Results for patients with acute leukemia

ASH: Venetoclax, Acalabrutinib Active in Relapsed CLL

December 08, 2015

Oral venetoclax and acalabrutinib are active in patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), according to two studies published online December 7 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research was published to coincide with the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology, held from December 5 to 8 in Orlando, Florida.

FDA Approves First Generic Version of Gleevec

December 08, 2015

The first generic version of the cancer drug Gleevec (imatinib mesylate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Exercise Important for Men After Cancer Diagnosis

January 28, 2014

Men who are physically active after a cancer diagnosis have significantly improved survival.