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FDA approves capmatinib for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer

FDA approves capmatinib for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer   On August 10, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration granted regular approval to capmatinib (Tabrecta, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.) for adult...

FDA approves axicabtagene ciloleucel for second-line treatment of large B-cell lymphoma

FDA approves axicabtagene ciloleucel for second-line treatment of large B-cell lymphoma On April 1, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration approved axicabtagene ciloleucel (Yescarta, Kite Pharma, Inc.) for adult patients...

FDA approves Pluvicto for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

FDA approves Pluvicto for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer On March 23, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration approved Pluvicto (lutetium Lu 177 vipivotide tetraxetan, Advanced Accelerator Applications USA, Inc., a...

FDA approves pembrolizumab for advanced endometrial carcinoma

FDA approves pembrolizumab for advanced endometrial carcinoma On March 21, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration approved pembrolizumab (Keytruda, Merck), as a single agent, for patients with advanced endometrial carcinoma...

FDA approves Opdualag for unresectable or metastatic melanoma

FDA approves Opdualag for unresectable or metastatic melanoma On March 18, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration approved nivolumab and relatlimab-rmbw (Opdualag, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company) for adult and pediatric patients...

FDA approves olaparib for adjuvant treatment of high-risk early breast cancer

FDA approves olaparib for adjuvant treatment of high-risk early breast cancer On March 11, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration approved olaparib (Lynparza, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP) for the adjuvant treatment...

FDA approves neoadjuvant nivolumab and platinum-doublet chemotherapy for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer

FDA approves neoadjuvant nivolumab and platinum-doublet chemotherapy for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer On March 4, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration approved nivolumab (Opdivo, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company) with platinum-doublet...

FDA approves ciltacabtagene autoleucel for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma

FDA approves ciltacabtagene autoleucel for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma On February 28, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration approved ciltacabtagene autoleucel (CARVYKTI, Janssen Biotech, Inc.) for the treatment of...

FDA approves tebentafusp-tebn for unresectable or metastatic uveal melanoma

FDA approves tebentafusp-tebn for unresectable or metastatic uveal melanoma On January 25, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration approved tebentafusp-tebn (Kimmtrak, Immunocore Limited), a bispecific gp100 peptide-HLA-directed CD3 T cell...
SURVIVEiT 3 Things I Heard As A Caregiver That Weren't Exactly Helpful

3 Things I Heard As A Caregiver That Weren’t Exactly Helpful

Allow me to preface my opinions on the fact that none of these were said to me with ill-intent. I know that people generally don't know better. That's why this...
SURVIVEiT SURVIVEiT 3 Things I Heard As A Caregiver That Weren't Exactly Helpful

3 Things I Heard As A Caregiver That Were Helpful

1. "Take all the time you need." I had a wonderful boss and employer who understood my position as my Dad's primary caregiver. Having their support and permission to work...
SURVIVEiT Breast Cancer Patient Stories Plus Stats On Genetic Stats

Breast Cancer Patient Stories Plus Stats On Genetic Stats

October is breast cancer awareness month, so we're shedding light on this particular type of cancer. Aside from skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer women...