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FDA Approvals, News & Updates

On August 26, 2022, the FDA accelerated the approval of pemigatinib (Pemazyre; Incyte Corporation), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, for the treatment of relapsed or refractory myeloid/lymphoid neoplasms with fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR)1 rearrangement in adults.
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On August 24, 2022, the FDA accelerated the approval of ibrutinib (Imbruvica; Pharmacyclics), a Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor, for the treatment of chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in pediatric patients aged ≥1 years who have not responded to ≥1 lines of systemic treatment.
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On August 11, 2022, the FDA accelerated the approval of fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki (Enhertu; Daiichi Sankyo), a human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2)-directed antibody and topoisomerase inhibitor conjugate, for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults whose tumors have activating HER2 (ERBB2) mutations, as detected by an FDA-approved test, and who have previously received systemic therapy.
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On August 5, 2022, the FDA accelerated the approval of fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki (Enhertu; Daiichi Sankyo), a human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2)-directed antibody and topoisomerase inhibitor conjugate, for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic HER2-low (immunohistochemistry [IHC]1-positive or IHC2-positive/in situ hybridization–negative) breast cancer in adults who have previously received chemotherapy in the metastatic setting or who have had disease recurzrence during or within 6 months of completing adjuvant chemotherapy.
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On August 5, 2022, the FDA accelerated the approval of darolutamide (Nubeqa; Bayer Healthcare), an androgen receptor inhibitor, in combination with docetaxel, for the treatment of metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer in adults. Darolutamide was previously approved for the treatment of nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
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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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