2017 Second Annual Oncology Guide to New FDA Approvals
The Journal of Hematology Oncology Pharmacy is pleased to provide readers the Second Annual Oncology Pharmacy Guide to New FDA Approvals. The goal of this Guide is to offer payers, oncology/hematology pharmacists, and other healthcare stakeholders a comprehensive review of novel oncology/hematology drugs that were approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the previous year.
The drugs included in this review were approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2016.
Imbruvica (Ibrutinib) Now FDA Approved as First-Line Treatment for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the most common type of leukemia in adults, is a cancer of B-cell lymphocytes. More than 20,000 Americans will be diagnosed with CLL in 2017, and 4660 patients with die from the disease.
Lartruvo (Olaratumab) a Novel First-Line Treatment Approved for Patients with Advanced Soft-Tissue Sarcoma
In the United States, an estimated 12,310 individuals will be diagnosed with soft-tissue sarcoma in 2016, and 4990 will die of the disease.
Revlimid (Lenalidomide) Receives New Indication for Multiple Myeloma as Maintenance Therapy After Transplantation
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 30,280 new cases of multiple myeloma will be diagnosed in 2017, and 12,590 deaths will be attributed to the disease.
Rubraca (Rucaparib) Second PARP Inhibitor Approved for Patients with Advanced, BRCA-Positive Ovarian Cancer
Epithelial carcinoma of the ovary is one of the most common gynecologic malignancies. The National Cancer Institute estimates that 22,280 women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016 and 14,240 women died from the disease.
Tecentriq (Atezolizumab), PD-L1 Inhibitor, Approved for Advanced Bladder Cancer and for Relapsed Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer
Venclexta (Venetoclax) First BCL-2 Inhibitor Approved for High-Risk Relapsed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a cancer of B-cell lymphocytes, is the most common type of leukemia in adults. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 18,900 Americans will be diagnosed with CLL in 2016.
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