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Dr Margaret Shi, 18 May 2020

A blood test is shown to be feasible and safe for early detection of multiple cancers in women with no current or known history of cancer, enabling early treatment with curative intent in a subset of individuals.

Christina Lau, 20 Apr 2020

Hippocampal avoidance during whole-brain radiotherapy (HA-WBRT), together with memantine, better preserves cognitive function vs WBRT plus memantine in patients with brain metastases, without compromising survival, a multi-institutional phase III trial has shown.

Natalia Reoutova, 20 May 2020

Cancer patients infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) appear to be at higher risk of severe outcomes, including death, but cancer type and treatment serve as better predictors, according to recent research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting I.

At the time of writing, COVID-19 has spread to more than 200 countries and territories, affecting an estimated 4.5 million people and killing over 300,000. Cancer, on the other hand, is newly diagnosed in 18 million people and takes the lives of 10 million every year.

“We have invited physician scientists who are at the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking care of patients with cancer. They gathered prospective information to understand the effects of COVID-19 on patients with cancer, are testing new treatments, and are making this knowledge available to the global research community, so we can all benefit from their experience,” said Professor Antoni Ribas from UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, US, chairperson of the COVID-19 and cancer plenary session of the meeting.

Natalia Reoutova, 28 May 2020

Fasting-mimicking diet (FMD) cycles in combination with endocrine therapy (ET) cause metabolic changes in hormone receptor (HR)-positive breast cancer patients analogous to those observed in animal models, where they are associated with anticancer activity.

Original New Drug Application Approvals by US FDA (1- 15 October 2017)

16 Oct 2017
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 1 - 15 October 2017 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.

ASCOR
  • Active Ingredient(s): ASCORBIC ACID
  • Strength: 500MG/ML
  • Dosage Form: Injectable;Injection
  • Company: Mcguff Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Approval Date: October 2, 2017
  • Submission Classification: Type 7 - Drug Already Marketed without Approved NDA
  • Indication(s): Indicated for the short term (up to 1 week) treatment of scurvy in adult and pediatric patients age 5 months and older for whom oral administration is not possible, insufficient or contraindicated
  • Approved Label: 10/02/2017 (PDF)

ZILRETTA
  • Active Ingredient(s): TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE
  • Strength: 32MG
  • Dosage Form: Intramuscular extended-release injectable suspension
  • Company: Flexion Therapeutics Inc
  • Approval Date: October 6, 2017
  • Submission Classification: Type 5 - New Formulation or New Manufacturer
  • Indication(s): Indicated as an intra-articular injection for the management of osteoarthritis pain of the knee
  • Approved Label: 10/06/2017 (PDF)

LYRICA CR
  • Active Ingredient(s): PREGABALIN
  • Strength: 82.5MG | 165MG | 330MG
  • Dosage Form: Extended release oral tablet
  • Company: Pfizer Inc
  • Approval Date: October 11, 2017
  • Submission Classification: Type 5 - New Formulation or New Manufacturer
  • Indication(s): Indicated for the management of:
    • Neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN)
    • Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)
  • Approved Label: 10/11/2017 (PDF)

FOSAPREPITANT
  • Active Ingredient(s): FOSAPREPITANT
  • Strength: 150MG/VIAL
  • Dosage Form: Injectable;Injection
  • Company: Teva Pharms USA Inc
  • Approval Date: October 12, 2017
  • Submission Classification: Type 5 - New Formulation or New Manufacturer
  • Indication(s): Indicated for the prevention of:
    • Acute and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of highly emetogenic cancer chemotherapy (HEC) including high-dose cisplatin
    • Delayed nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy (MEC)
  • Approved Label: Not available
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Most Read Articles
Dr Margaret Shi, 18 May 2020

A blood test is shown to be feasible and safe for early detection of multiple cancers in women with no current or known history of cancer, enabling early treatment with curative intent in a subset of individuals.

Christina Lau, 20 Apr 2020

Hippocampal avoidance during whole-brain radiotherapy (HA-WBRT), together with memantine, better preserves cognitive function vs WBRT plus memantine in patients with brain metastases, without compromising survival, a multi-institutional phase III trial has shown.

Natalia Reoutova, 20 May 2020

Cancer patients infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) appear to be at higher risk of severe outcomes, including death, but cancer type and treatment serve as better predictors, according to recent research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting I.

At the time of writing, COVID-19 has spread to more than 200 countries and territories, affecting an estimated 4.5 million people and killing over 300,000. Cancer, on the other hand, is newly diagnosed in 18 million people and takes the lives of 10 million every year.

“We have invited physician scientists who are at the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking care of patients with cancer. They gathered prospective information to understand the effects of COVID-19 on patients with cancer, are testing new treatments, and are making this knowledge available to the global research community, so we can all benefit from their experience,” said Professor Antoni Ribas from UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, US, chairperson of the COVID-19 and cancer plenary session of the meeting.

Natalia Reoutova, 28 May 2020

Fasting-mimicking diet (FMD) cycles in combination with endocrine therapy (ET) cause metabolic changes in hormone receptor (HR)-positive breast cancer patients analogous to those observed in animal models, where they are associated with anticancer activity.