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Takeda Receives Positive CHMP Opinion Recommending (brigatinib) for Treatment of ALK+ NSCLC …

Takeda Receives Positive CHMP Opinion Recommending ALUNBRIG® (brigatinib) for the Treatment of ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in Patients Previously Treated with Crizotinib  Category: Small Molecules Published on Friday, 21 September...
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FDA approves moxetumomab pasudotox-tdfk for hairy cell leukemia

FDA approves moxetumomab pasudotox-tdfk for hairy cell leukemia On Sept. 13, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved moxetumomab pasudotox-tdfk (LUMOXITI, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP), a CD22-directed cytotoxin indicated for adult...
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Mogamulizumab Approved for Two Rare Types of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma

Mogamulizumab Approved for Two Rare Types of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Sep 10, 2018 The United States Food and Drug Administration has announced the approval of mogamulizumab (Poteligeo) for...
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DON’T BLAME RURAL CANCER PATIENTS FOR THEIR POORER HEALTH OUTCOMES

DON'T BLAME RURAL CANCER PATIENTS FOR THEIR POORER HEALTH OUTCOMES BY CHRISTOPHER CHENEY  |   AUGUST 23, 2018 The disparity between rural and urban cancer patients is best explained by differences in access...
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Imbruvica + rituximab becomes first non-chemo combination for Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia

Imbruvica + rituximab becomes first non-chemo combination for Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced the FDA approval of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) in combination with rituximab for...
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Tailored Drug Cocktails Offer Hope to Kids with Aggressive Brain Tumors

Tailored Drug Cocktails Offer Hope to Kids with Aggressive Brain Tumors Clinical Trial Tests Personalized Treatments in Push to Improve Pediatric Cancer Survival By Suzanne Leigh on August 29, 2018 UCSF Benioff Children’s...
Fearless Friday: Radiation Part II: How radiation oncologists think about treatment options

Fearless Friday: Radiation Part II: How radiation oncologists think about treatment options

Dr. Chad Rusthoven is back to discuss how treatments are selected for different types and stages of cancer. Please email us if there is anything we can do to help...
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FDA grants accelerated approval for 3rd line treatment of metastatic small cell lung cancer

FDA grants nivolumab accelerated approval for third-line treatment of metastatic small cell lung cancer On August 16, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to nivolumab (Opdivo, Bristol-Myers...
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FDA grants approval for 1st line treatment of metastatic nonsquamous NSCLC

FDA grants regular approval for pembrolizumab in combination with chemotherapy for first-line treatment of metastatic nonsquamous NSCLC On August 20, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved pembrolizumab (KEYTRUDA, Merck...