fda-approvals-june-2019

FDA Approves Three Agents for Cancer Indications

First Ever Treatment for Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumor. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval to pexidartinib (Turalio™, Daiichi-Sankyo) for treatment of patients with symptomatic tenosynovial giant cell tumor (TGCT) with severe morbidity or functional limitations who cannot be treated with surgery. The approval was based on the phase III ENLIVEN study, […]

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Breast Cancer Risk Increased by Menopausal Hormonal Therapy

Menopausal hormonal therapy (MHT), used to alleviate the symptoms of menopause, has been associated with an increased risk of breast cancer; but findings from previous studies have been inconsistent and lack long-term follow-up. A large, new meta-analysis of published and unpublished sources evaluated 108,647 postmenopausal women, who developed breast cancer, for history of MHT use […]

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