Sarcomas Articles

FDA Grants Nirogacestat Breakthrough Designation for Desmoid Tumors
The FDA has granted a breakthrough therapy designation to the investigational gamma-secretase inhibitor nirogacestat (PF-03084014) for the treatment of adult patients with progressive, unresectable, recurrent or refractory desmoid tumors or deep fibromatosis.
FDA Approves Pexidartinib for Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumor
The FDA has approved pexidartinib for the treatment of adult patients with symptomatic tenosynovial giant cell tumor that is associated with severe morbidity or functional limitations and not responsive to improvement with surgery.
FDA Grants Priority Review to Tazemetostat for Epithelioid Sarcoma
The FDA has granted a priority review to tazemetostat for the treatment of patients with metastatic or locally advanced epithelioid sarcoma not eligible for curative surgery.
Fresh Approaches to RT Improve Outcomes in Retroperitoneal Sarcoma
Each year, 10% to 15% of patients with soft-tissue carcinomas receive a diagnosis of rare retroperitoneal sarcoma (RPS), an aggressive disease that typically recurs in 26% of cases and has a 47% to 67% five-year overall survival rate. New radiation therapies hold potential to decrease treatment time and provide local control of RPS.
Anlotinib, a novel tyrosine kinase inhibitor capable of mounting a multipronged attack against oncogenic processes, is being tested in rare soft tissue sarcoma subtypes where patients have limited therapeutic options.
A new drug application has been submitted to the FDA for tazemetostat for the treatment of patients with metastatic or locally advanced epithelioid sarcoma not eligible for curative surgery.
FDA Panel Backs Pexidartinib for Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumor
The FDA’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee voted in favor of pexidartinib for an indication as a treatment of adult patients with symptomatic tenosynovial giant cell tumor. 
 
FDA Grants Pomalidomide Breakthrough Designation in Kaposi Sarcoma
The FDA has granted a breakthrough therapy designation to pomalidomide for use as a treatment for patients with HIV-positive Kaposi sarcoma who have received prior chemotherapy, as well as patients with HIV-negative Kaposi sarcoma.
EU Panel Recommends Revoking Olaratumab in Soft Tissue Sarcoma
The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended that the conditional marketing authorization for olaratumab be revoked following results of the ANNOUNCE study, which did not demonstrate a survival benefit with the PDGFRα antagonist in combination with doxorubicin versus doxorubicin alone in patients with advanced or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma.
Olaratumab to Be Withdrawn From Market, Access Program Planned in Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Eli Lilly and Company has announced that it is withdrawing its PDGFRα antagonist olaratumab from the market for the treatment of patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma.
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