QapzolaTreatment for Bladder Cancer
FDA Advisory Committee Votes that Qapzola (apaziquone) Has Not Shown Substantial Evidence of a Treatment Effect Over Placebo
HENDERSON, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE) September 14, 2016 -- Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (NasdaqGS: SPPI), a biotechnology company with fully integrated commercial and drug development operations with a primary focus in Hematology and Oncology, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) voted that Qapzola for immediate intravesical instillation post-transurethral resection of bladder tumors (post-TURBT) has not shown substantial evidence of a treatment effect over placebo in patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC).
The committee recommendation is not binding on the FDA, which makes the final decision on approval. The Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date for the Qapzola NDA is December 11, 2016.
About Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals is a leading biotechnology company focused on acquiring, developing, and commercializing drug products, with a primary focus in Hematology and Oncology. Spectrum currently markets six hematology/oncology drugs, and has three drugs in advanced stages of clinical development that have the potential to transform the Company. Spectrum's strong track record for in-licensing and acquiring differentiated drugs, and expertise in clinical development have generated a robust, diversified, and growing pipeline of product candidates in advanced-stage Phase 2 and Phase 3 studies. More information on Spectrum is available at www.sppirx.com.
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Source: Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Posted: September 2016
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