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FDA Approves Belantamab Mafodotin-blmf to Treat R/R Multiple Myeloma

August 06, 2020

The FDA has approved belantamab mafodotin-blmf (Blenrep) as a treatment for patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma who have received 4 prior therapies, including an immunomodulatory drug, a proteasome inhibitor, and an anti-CD38 antibody.

FDA Panel OKs Belantamab Mafodotin for Relapsed/Refractory Myeloma

July 15, 2020

The FDA’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) voted 12 to 0 in favor of approving belantamab mafodotin for the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma who have previously received at least 4 prior therapies, including an immunomodulatory drug, a proteasome inhibitor, and a CD38-directed antibody.

Immunotherapy/Chemotherapy Regimen Improves Lung Cancer Outcomes, Regardless of Biomarker Status

June 23, 2020

The combination of atezolizumab (Tecentriq) plus carboplatin/etoposide continued to demonstrate an improvement in overall survival (OS) versus chemotherapy alone as a frontline treatment for patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC), regardless of PD-L1 and blood tumor mutational burden (bTMB) status.

Infigratinib Is Active in Metastatic Urothelial Cancer

June 02, 2020

Infigratinib was found to demonstrate clinical activity in patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma, regardless of what line of therapy it was administered, according to results of a retrospective analysis presented at the 2020 ASCO Virtual Scientific Program.

Blood Test Shows Promise for Early Cancer Detection

April 29, 2020

A minimally invasive blood test has been found to be feasible to safely detect several types of cancers in patients without a history of malignancies, enabling treatment with curative intent in a subset of individuals, according to real-world results of an interim analysis of the DETECT-A study presented at the 2020 AACR Virtual Annual Meeting.