Cyramza Approval History
FDA Approved: Yes (First approved April 21, 2014)
Brand name: Cyramza
Generic name: ramucirumab
Dosage form: Injection
Company: Eli Lilly and Company
Treatment for: Gastric Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Cyramza (ramucirumab) is a human vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) antagonist indicated:
- as a single agent or in combination with paclitaxel, for treatment of advanced or metastatic gastric cancer or gastro-esophageal junction adenocarcinoma with disease progression on or after prior fluoropyrimidine- or platinum-containing chemotherapy.
- in combination with docetaxel, for treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer with disease progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy.
- in combination with FOLFIRI, for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer with disease progression on or after prior therapy with bevacizumab, oxaliplatin, and a fluoropyrimidine.
- as a single agent, for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients who have an alpha fetoprotein of ≥400 ng/mL and have been treated with sorafenib.
Development History and FDA Approval Process for Cyramza
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