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Ceptaris Receives FDA Approval for Valchlor (mechlorethamine) Gel for the Treatment of Mycosis Fungoides-Type Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Posted 27 Aug 2013 by Drugs.com

MALVERN, PA (August 26, 2013) – Ceptaris Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held, specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing approval for the orphan drug Valchlor (mechlorethamine) gel for the topical treatment of stage IA and IB mycosis fungoides-type cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) in patients who have received prior skin-directed therapy. Valchlor is the first and only FDA-approved topical formulation of mechlorethamine, commonly known as nitrogen mustard. Valchlor is a gel that is applied topically once a day and dries on the skin. "This is good news for patients and the treatment community," said Youn H. Kim, M.D., Joanne and Peter Haas Jr. Professor for Cutaneous Lymphoma Research, Professor of Dermatology, and Director, Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic, Stanford University School of Medicine. ... Read more

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Study Finds Big Strides Made in Treating Leukemia, Lymphoma in Past Decade

Posted 24 Nov 2010 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24 – Clinicians have made remarkable advances in treating blood cancers with bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants in recent years, significantly reducing the risk of treatment-related complications and death, a new study shows. Between the early 1990s and 2007, there was a 41 percent drop in the overall risk of death in an analysis of more than 2,500 patients treated at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, a leader in the field of blood cancers and other malignancies. Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, who conducted the study, also noted dramatic decreases in treatment complications such as infection and organ damage. The study was published in the Nov. 24 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine "We have made enormous strides in understanding this very complex procedure and have yielded quite spectacular results," said study senior ... Read more

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