Biosimilars | Specialty

The OncLive Biosimilars condition center page is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights on currently available and investigational biosimilars for reference drugs such as trastuzumab, rituximab, bevacizumab, and more. This page features news articles, interviews in written and video format, and podcasts that focus on updates with biosimilars and ongoing research with these types of agents.


Epoetin Alfa Biosimilar Launched in United States at Discounted Cost

November 15th 2018

Epoetin alfa-epbx (Retacrit), the biosimilar to epoetin alfa (Procrit/Epogen) has been launched in the United States at a significant discount.

Dr. Pegram on Future Impact of Biosimilars in Oncology

November 13th 2018

Mark D. Pegram, MD, Susy Yuan-Huey Hung Professor, co-director, Stanford’s Molecular Therapeutics Program, director, Breast Cancer Oncology Program, Stanford Women’s Cancer Center, discusses the future impact of biosimilars in oncology.

Enhanced Education Part of Successful Biosimilar Integration

November 13th 2018

Nancy Nixon, MD, discusses the retrospective study of the evolution of biosimilars in oncology, with a focus on trastuzumab and the path toward the integration of biosimilars into cancer care.

Dr. Rahman on Understanding the Role of Biosimilars in Oncology

November 9th 2018

Mohammed J. Rahman, MD, oncologist, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, discusses his understanding of the role of biosimilars in oncology.

Dr. Weise Discusses the Future of Biosimilars in Oncology

November 9th 2018

Martina Weise, MD, head of Division Licensing 2, and German CHMP member of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices, discusses the future of biosimilars in oncology.

Dr. Puhalla on the Value of Biosimilars in Oncology

November 8th 2018

Shannon L. Puhalla, MD, assistant professor of medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, medical oncologist and hematologist, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, discusses the value of biosimilars in oncology.

Dr. Brufsky Discusses Reasons to Use Biosimilars in Oncology

November 6th 2018

Adam M. Brufsky, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, associate chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, co-director, Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center, associate director, Clinical Investigation, University of Pittsburgh, discusses reasons to use biosimilars in oncology.

FDA Approves Pegfilgrastim Biosimilar

November 6th 2018

The FDA has granted an approval to pegfilgrastim-cbqv, a pegfilgrastim biosimilar, for patients with cancer receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy, according to Coherus BioSciences, Inc, the manufacturer of the agent.

Dr. Rugo Discusses the Equivalency of Trastuzumab Biosimilars

November 3rd 2018

Hope Rugo, MD, professor of medicine, director of the Breast Oncology Clinical Trials Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the equivalency that has been demonstrated with biosimilars for trastuzumab (Herceptin).

Dr. Patel on the Importance of Biosimilars

November 2nd 2018

Kashyap Patel, MD, president of the Carolina Blood and Cancer Center and medical director of the International Oncology Network, discusses the importance of biosimilars in oncology.

Dr. Weise Discusses the Value of Biosimilars in Oncology

October 31st 2018

Martina Weise, MD, head of Division Licensing 2, and German CHMP member of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices, discusses the value of biosimilars in oncology.

Biosimilars Among Several Measures Needed to Lower Oncology Costs

October 31st 2018

Kashyap Patel, MD, discusses biosimilars and other potential cost-controlling measures in cancer care.

Dr. O'Regan Discusses Biosimilar Education in Oncology

October 29th 2018

Ruth O’Regan, MD, division head, Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, discusses biosimilar education in oncology.

Dr. Patel on Skepticism Associated With Biosimilars

October 29th 2018

Kashyap Patel, MD, president, Carolina Blood and Cancer Center, medical director, International Oncology Network, discusses skepticism associated with biosimilars in oncology.

Understanding the Impact of Biosimilars on a Global Scale

October 29th 2018

Martina Weise, MD, discusses the journey of biosimilars as supportive care for patients with cancer, as well as the future of their use as treatment.

Dr. Rugo Discusses a Comparative Review of Trastuzumab Biosimilars

October 27th 2018

Hope Rugo, MD, professor of medicine, director of the Breast Oncology Clinical Trials Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses a comparative review of trastuzumab (Herceptin) biosimilars.

Dr. Weise Discusses Challenges With Biosimilar Acceptance in Oncology

October 25th 2018

Martina Weise, MD, head of Division Licensing 2, and German CHMP member of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices, discusses challenges with biosimilar acceptance in oncology.

Trastuzumab Biosimilars Demonstrate Equivalence Across Breast Cancer Settings

October 24th 2018

Hope S. Rugo, MD, discusses an analysis of trastuzumab biosimilars in breast cancer.

Biosimilar Excitement Rooted in Cost Reduction

October 19th 2018

Ruth O’Regan, MD, discusses the excitement with biosimilars and the potential impact they could have on the US drug market.

Dr. O'Regan on the Status of Biosimilars in Oncology

October 17th 2018

Ruth O’Regan, MD, division head, Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, discusses the status of biosimilars in oncology.