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FDA Approves Truxima (rituximab-abbs), a Biosimilar to Rituxan for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Posted 18 days ago by Drugs.com

November 28, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Truxima (rituximab-abbs) as the first biosimilar to Rituxan (rituximab) for the treatment of adult patients with CD20-positive, B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) to be used as a single agent or in combination with chemotherapy. Truxima is the first biosimiliar to be approved in the U.S. for the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s l ...

FDA Approves Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) in Combination with Chemotherapy for Adults with Previously Untreated Systemic Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma or Other CD30-Expressing Peripheral T-Cell Lymphomas

Posted 16 Nov 2018 by Drugs.com

BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 2018-- Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:SGEN) today announced a new approval for Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) in combination with CHP chemotherapy (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, prednisone) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for adults with previously untreated systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (sALCL) or other CD30-expressing ...

Love Organic Foods? Your Odds for Some Cancers May Fall

Posted 22 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 – Paying extra for those pricey organic fruits and vegetables might pay off: New research suggests eating them might help you dodge a cancer diagnosis. People who consumed the most organic foods had a 25 percent lower cancer risk compared with those who ate the least, the study found. Specifically, eating more organically grown foods was linked to a 34 percent reduced risk ...

Health Tip: Living With Cancer For Years

Posted 5 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

-- With all of the medical advances of the past decades, cancer is no longer an automatic death sentence, the American Cancer Society says. Someone diagnosed with many forms of cancer today has a good chance of living with the disease for many years. Some types of ovarian cancer, lymphoma and leukemia should be treated as chronic illnesses, in a similar way that we treat heart disease or ...

FDA Approves Copiktra (duvelisib) Capsules for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma and Follicular Lymphoma

Posted 25 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 24, 2018-- Verastem, Inc. (Nasdaq:VSTM) (Verastem Oncology or the Company), focused on developing and commercializing medicines to improve the survival and quality of life of cancer patients, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Copiktra, an oral inhibitor of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), and the first approved dual ...

Blood Test Gives Quick Prognosis for Lymphoma Treatment: Study

Posted 21 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 – A blood test can predict which lymphoma patients will respond well to normal treatment and which may need a more aggressive approach, researchers report. Their study included 217 patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma, the most common type of the blood cancer non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The blood test checks levels of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in patients before and ...

Were NYC Cancer Cases Tied to Chernobyl Disaster?

Posted 22 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 – A possible link between a cluster of cases in New York City of an extremely rare type of cancer and the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster in Ukraine has been found by researchers. They began their investigation after 10 people in New York City were diagnosed with vitreoretinal lymphoma (VRL) in a four-year span. VRL affects the eyes and can occur in people with a rare ...

Get Active, Beat Lymphoma?

Posted 12 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 – Physical activity appears to help people with lymphoma survive their disease. That finding comes from a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers of nearly 4,100 people with lymphoma, a cancer that starts in the white blood cells that normally help fight infection. "As physicians, we recommend physical activity for all cancer survivors to improve overall quality of life, but ...

Seattle Genetics Announces FDA Approval of Adcetris (Brentuximab Vedotin) for Primary Cutaneous Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (pcALCL) and CD30-Expressing Mycosis Fungoides (MF)

Posted 27 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 9, 2017-- Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGEN) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) for the treatment of adult patients with primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma (pcALCL) and CD30-expressing mycosis fungoides (MF) who have received prior systemic therapy. Primary cutaneous ...

FDA Approves Genentech’s Gazyva for Previously Untreated Advanced Follicular Lymphoma

Posted 23 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

South San Francisco, CA – November 16, 2017 – Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Gazyva (obinutuzumab) in combination with chemotherapy, followed by Gazyva alone in those who responded, for people with previously untreated advanced follicular lymphoma (stage II bulky, III or IV). The ...

FDA Approves Calquence (acalabrutinib) for Adults with Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Posted 31 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

October 31, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Calquence (acalabrutinib) for the treatment of adults with mantle cell lymphoma who have received at least one prior therapy. “Mantle cell lymphoma is a particularly aggressive cancer,” said Richard Pazdur, M.D., director of the FDA’s Oncology Center of Excellence and acting director of the Office of He ...

Calquence Approved for Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Posted 31 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 – Calquence (acalabrutinib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with mantle cell lymphoma. Mantle cell is an aggressive, fast-growing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system. Though it represents only 3 percent to 10 percent of non-Hodgkin cases in the United States, the cancer usually has spread by the time it's detected, ...

Calquence Approved for Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Posted 31 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 – Calquence (acalabrutinib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with mantle cell lymphoma. Mantle cell is an aggressive, fast-growing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system. Though it represents only 3 percent to 10 percent of non-Hodgkin cases in the United States, the cancer usually has spread by the time it's detected, ...

Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer

Posted 20 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 – A particular breast implant may be associated with a rare type of cancer, researchers report. Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is estimated to affect 1 in 30,000 women each year, but researchers said it may actually be more common. "We're seeing that this cancer is likely very underreported, and as more information on this type of cancer ...

FDA Approves Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel) CAR-T Cell Therapy to Treat Adults with Certain Types of Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Posted 19 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

October 18, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel), a cell-based gene therapy, to treat adult patients with certain types of large B-cell lymphoma who have not responded to or who have relapsed after at least two other kinds of treatment. Yescarta, a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, is the second gene therapy approved by the ...

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