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Truxima Approved as First Biosimilar to Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Drug

Posted 19 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 – Truxima (rituximab-abbs) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first biosimilar to the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma drug Rituxan, the agency said Wednesday. A biosimilar is a biological product that is approved based on data showing it is "highly similar" to a drug already approved by the FDA, with no "clinically meaningful differences in terms of ...

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

Posted 20 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 ...

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 ...

Why Fewer Blacks and Hispanics Survive Some Childhood Cancers

Posted 22 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 – Poverty is a major reason black and Hispanic children with some types of cancer have lower survival rates than white patients, a new study finds. Researchers examined U.S. government data on nearly 32,000 black, Hispanic and white children who were diagnosed with cancer between 2000 and 2011. For several cancers, whites were much more likely to survive than blacks and ...

New Treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Approved

Posted 8 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 – Poteligeo (mogamulizumab) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with two types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The drug was approved to treat relapsed or refractory mycosis fungoides (MF) and Sézary syndrome (SS) after the patient has had at least one prior therapy delivered through the bloodstream. "Mycosis fungoides and Sézary s ...

FDA Approves Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for Treatment of Refractory or Relapsed Primary Mediastinal Large B-Cell Lymphoma (PMBCL)

Posted 18 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE) June 13, 2018 --Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keytruda, the company’s anti-PD-1 therapy, for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with refractory primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL), or who have relapsed after two or more p ...

Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) Receives Second FDA Approval to Treat Appropriate Patients with Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Posted 4 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

Basel, May 1, 2018 - Novartis today announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Kymriah® (tisagenlecleucel) suspension for intravenous infusion for its second indication - the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory (r/r) large B-cell lymphoma after two or more lines of systemic therapy including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), high grade B-cell ...

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 ...

FDA Approves 2nd Gene Therapy Yescarta

Posted 19 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the second gene therapy for use in the United States. The new treatment, Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel), is for a kind of blood cancer called large B-cell lymphoma. The treatment is known as chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, and is only the second such therapy sanctioned by the FDA. In August, the ...

Gene Therapy, Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel), Approved for B-Cell Lymphoma

Posted 19 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 --Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first form of gene therapy for a non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) form of cancer. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is the most common form of this immune system cancer in adults, the agency said in a news release. Some 72,000 cases of NHL are diagnosed each year in the United ...

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 ...

Childhood Cancer Survivors Now Living Healthier Lives

Posted 2 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 – For people who battled cancer in childhood, the prospects for a long life without cancer recurrence or chronic illness are better than ever, a new study finds. That's largely due to changes in cancer treatment protocols that have meant less toxicity to children and less chance for long-term side effects, researchers said. This is the first "comprehensive" study on the ...

Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study

Posted 26 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 – Children given an organ transplant have a substantially higher risk of developing cancer – in some cases up to 200 times higher – than the general population, a new study finds. But the individual risk of any one child getting cancer still remains very small, the study authors stressed. Overall, the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) study found that the risk for ...

Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Aggressive Lymphoma

Posted 28 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 – An experimental gene therapy for aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma beat back more than a third of cancers that seemed untreatable, the therapy's developers report. Thirty-six percent of over 100 very ill lymphoma patients appeared disease-free six months after a single treatment, according to results released by the treatment's maker, Kite Pharma of Santa Monica, Calif. ...

DNA Sequencing May Lead to Personalized Cancer Treatment

Posted 9 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 – DNA sequencing may help personalize treatment for people with lymphoma, a new study suggests. By analyzing small bits of DNA in the blood, researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine said they could determine the cancer's subtype. They said they could also identify mutations that might make treatment less effective or worsen a patient's prognosis. The study ...

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