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FDA Grants Priority Review to CTL019 for ALL
The FDA has granted a priority review designation to tisagenlecleucel-T as a treamtnet for pediatric and young adult patients with relapsed and refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, making it the first CAR T-cell therapy to enter regulatory review.
FDA Panel Supports Subcutaneous Rituximab for Blood Cancers
The FDA's Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee unanimously (11-0) recommended approval of subcutaneous rituximab for the treatment of patients with certain blood cancers.
ASCO Highlights Challenges, Hope in State of Cancer Care Report
The Affordable Care Act has improved access to cancer care for millions of Americans, and many new drugs and new indications for existing cancer drugs were approved in 2016, but there are frontiers in improving cancer care that include information barriers, disparities in the availability of rural care, and stressors on physicians and oncology practices, ASCO said in its annual report State of Cancer Care in America: 2017.
Binimetinib Application for NRAS-Mutant Melanoma Withdrawn
Array BioPharma has withdrawn its new drug application for binimetinib as a treatment for patients with NRAS-mutant advanced melanoma, based on feedback from the FDA during a preplanned review meeting.
Big Data May Guide Future Treatment Decisions
The paucity of patients participating in clinical trials makes data extrapolation and application complex, calling for a need to explore health technology solutions that tap the potential of real-world data.
MMR Deficiency Linked to PD-L1 Expression in Endometrial Cancer
Mismatch repair-deficient endometrial cancers exhibited significantly higher levels of PD-L1 expression compared with MMR-intact tumors. 
Pecora Recognized for Innovation in Medicine
Andrew L. Pecora, MD, has been awarded the inaugural Rosemarie J. Sorce Endowed Chair in Innovation at Hackensack Meridian Health. 
Study Shows Healthcare Utilization and Costs for mTNBC
Healthcare resource use and costs remain high among patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, indicating a need for better targeted treatments for this patient class.
Midwest Oncology Practice Succeeds With Independent Spirit
The partners at Cancer Center of Kansas have heard for years about all the radical changes they must make to survive as a business. They have implemented those changes required by law, but they have stood firm against fads.
Andrew L. Pecora, MD, discusses his hopes for healthcare reform if the the Affordable Care Act is repealed. 
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