Published on January 24, 2020
In the last four months of 2019, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved 16 new drugs in the field of hematology and oncology. This is exciting news for cancer patients, because it means treatment options are continuing to evolve. From the approval of acalabrutinib (Calquence) for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) to an accelerated approval of zanubrutinib (Brukinsa) for the treatment of mantle cell lymphoma, we have a lot of promising news to share.
After reviewing all of the recent FDA approvals, here are the seven most relevant to our Patient Power communities. Click on the links for more details:
- FDA approves fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki for unresectable or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer (December 2019)
CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA (CLL)
- FDA approves atezolizumab with nab-paclitaxel and carboplatin for metastatic NSCLC without EGFR/ALK aberrations (December 2019)
MANTLE CELL LYMPHOMA
- FDA approves daratumumab for transplant-eligible multiple myeloma (September 2019)
- FDA approves enzalutamide for metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (December 2019)
- FDA approves apalutamide for metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (September 2019)
For more information and a complete list of FDA-approved drugs, visit the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Hematology/Oncology page at FDA.gov. To receive emerging news and research updates, subscribe to our Patient Power eNews and follow us on Facebook.
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