Durvalumab (Imfinzi®): CHMP Positive Opinion for NSCLC in Europe

Durvalumab (Imfinzi®): CHMP Positive Opinion for NSCLC in Europe

In July 2018 durvalumab (Imfinzi ®) received a positive opinion from the Committee for Medical Products for Human Use (CHMP). The committee recommended marketing authorisation for the agent in Europe for the treatment of locally-advanced, unresectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults whose tumours express PD-L1 on ≥1% of tumour cells, and whose disease has not progressed following platinum-based chemotherapy and radiation therapy. [1] Continue reading “Durvalumab (Imfinzi®): CHMP Positive Opinion for NSCLC in Europe”

Durvalumab (IMFINZI®): Follow up Approval for NSCLC in Japan

Durvalumab (IMFINZI®): Follow up Approval for NSCLC in Japan

Durvalumab (IMFINZI®) was approved by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in July 2018, for maintenance therapy after definitive chemoradiation therapy (CRT) in locally-advanced (Stage III), unresectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).[1] Continue reading “Durvalumab (IMFINZI®): Follow up Approval for NSCLC in Japan”

Durvalumab (IMFINZI®): Follow up Approval for NSCLC, a second indication, in USA

Durvalumab (IMFINZI®): Follow up Approval for NSCLC, a second indication, in USA

In February 2018, durvalumab (IMFINZI®) was approved in the US for the treatment of patients with unresectable, stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), whose cancer has not progressed after chemoradiation therapy.[1] Continue reading “Durvalumab (IMFINZI®): Follow up Approval for NSCLC, a second indication, in USA”

Durvalumab (IMFINZI®): Follow up Approval in Canada

Durvalumab (IMFINZI®): Follow up Approval in Canada

The recent first global approval[1] of durvalumab in the US has been reviewed in detail in the First Global Approval report in Adis’ journal Drugs[2], based on the development milestones tracked in AdisInsight.[3]

In November, 2017, durvalumab (Imfinzi™), developed by AstraZeneca via Medimmune, was also approved in Canada for the treatment of advanced bladder cancer (late stage and/or metastatic disease) as monotherapy in previously treated patients (second-line or greater).[4] Continue reading “Durvalumab (IMFINZI®): Follow up Approval in Canada”

Acalabrutinib (Calquence®): First Global Approval – Downstream approach dams the ability for tumour-survival in patients with mantle cell lymphoma

Acalabrutinib (Calquence®): First Global Approval – Downstream approach dams the ability for tumour-survival in patients with mantle cell lymphoma

The recent first global approval of acalabrutinib has been reviewed in detail in the First Global Approval report in Adis’ journal Drugs[1], based on the development milestones tracked in AdisInsight[2].

In October 2017, acalabrutinib (Calquence®), developed by Acerta Pharma, received its first global approval in the US for the treatment of adult patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) who have received at least one prior therapy. Continue reading “Acalabrutinib (Calquence®): First Global Approval – Downstream approach dams the ability for tumour-survival in patients with mantle cell lymphoma”

Durvalumab (Imfinzi™): First Global Approval – Empower the host – disarm the disease; immune-stimulation brings hope in bladder cancer

Durvalumab (Imfinzi™): First Global Approval – Empower the host – disarm the disease;  immune-stimulation brings hope in bladder cancer

The recent first global approval of durvalumab has been reviewed in detail in the First Global Approval report in Adis’ journal Drugs[1] based on the development milestones tracked in AdisInsight.[2] Continue reading “Durvalumab (Imfinzi™): First Global Approval – Empower the host – disarm the disease; immune-stimulation brings hope in bladder cancer”