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FDA Approvals, News & Updates

On May 27, 2022, the FDA accelerated the approval of a new indication for the CD19-directed CAR T-cell therapy tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah; Novartis) for adults with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma after ≥2 lines of systemic therapy.
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On May 25, 2022, the FDA accelerated the approval of ivosidenib tablets (Tibsovo; Servier Pharmaceuticals), in combination with azacitidine tablets (Onureg; Celgene) for newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and a susceptible IDH1 mutation, as detected by an FDA-approved test, in patients aged ≥75 years, or patients with comorbidities that preclude the use of intensive induction chemotherapy.
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On May 20, 2022, the FDA accelerated the approval of a new indication for azacitidine injection (Vidaza; Celgene) for the treatment of pediatric patients with newly diagnosed juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML).
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On May 4, 2022, the FDA granted a regular full approval for fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki (Enhertu; Daiichi Sankyo), an HER2-directed antibody and topoisomerase inhibitor conjugate, for the treatment of adults with unresectable or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer who had received a prior anti–HER2-based regimen either in the metastatic setting, or in the neoadjuvant or adjuvant setting and who had developed disease recurrence during or within 6 months of completing therapy.
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On April 1, 2022, the FDA accelerated the approval of a new indication for the CAR T-cell therapy axicabtagene ciloleucel (Yescarta; Kite Pharma) for adults with large B-cell lymphoma that is refractory to first-line chemoimmunotherapy or relapses within 12 months of first-line chemoimmunotherapy.
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On March 18, 2022, the FDA approved the combination of 2 distinct immune checkpoint inhibitors, the new LAG-3 antibody relatlimab-rmbw (Opdualag; Bristol Myers Squibb) plus the PD-1 inhibitor nivolumab (Opdivo; Bristol Myers Squibb), for patients aged ≥12 years with unresectable or metasta­tic melanoma.
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On February 28, 2022, the FDA accelerated the approval of pacritinib (Vonjo; CTI BioPharma), a kinase inhibitor, for the treatment of adult patients with intermediate- or high-risk primary or secondary (postpolycythemia vera or postessential thrombocythemia) myelofibrosis with a platelet count below 50 × 109/L.
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On January 25, 2022, the FDA accelerated the approval of tebentafusp-tebn (Kimmtrak; Immunocore), a bispecific gp100 peptide-HLA–directed CD3 T-cell engager, for the treatment of adult patients with HLA-A*02:01 unresectable or metastatic uveal (intraocular) melanoma.
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On March 21, 2022, the FDA approved a new indication for the PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab (Keytruda; Merck) as monotherapy for advanced endometrial carcinoma that is microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR), as determined by an FDA-approved test, in patients whose disease progressed after previous systemic therapy in any setting and who are not candidates for curative surgery or radiation.
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On March 11, 2022, the FDA accelerated the approval of the oral PARP inhibitor olaparib (Lynparza; AstraZeneca) for the adjuvant treatment of adults with HER2-negative, high-risk early breast cancer and deleterious or suspected deleterious germline BRCA mutation after neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy. Patients must be selected for olaparib therapy for this indication based on an FDA-approved test.
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