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November 10th 2022
The FDA has approved brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) in combination with doxorubicin, vincristine, etoposide, prednisone, and cyclophosphamide in pediatric patients aged 2 years and older with previously untreated, high-risk classical Hodgkin lymphoma.
The combination of dabrafenib plus trametinib demonstrated a significant improvement in overall response rate, clinical benefit rate, and progression-free survival and fewer grade 3 or greater adverse effects and discontinuations vs carboplatin and vincristine in pediatric patients with low-grade glioma harboring a BRAF V600 mutation.
A supplemental new drug application has been submitted to the FDA seeking the approval of ibrutinib for the treatment of pediatric and adolescent patients aged 1 year and older with chronic graft-vs-host disease following failure of 1 or more lines of systemic therapy.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network is one of many organizations that is taking a stand against inequity in health care by aligning themselves with the new 3-year campaign, entitled “Close the Care Gap,” led by the Union for International Cancer Control.
The FDA has granted a rare pediatric disease designation to the bone-targeting radiopharmaceutical, Samarium-153-DOTMP, for use as a potential therapeutic option for patients with osteosarcoma.
Chemoimmunotherapy is still a relatively new strategy for patients with pediatric neuroblastoma, and the humanized anti-disialoganglioside monoclonal antibody hu14.18K322A could provide a breakthrough for children with high-risk disease.
Two new studies by Yale Cancer Center reveal the structure of the molecule known as anaplastic lymphoma kinase, which is a driver of several cancers, including pediatric neuroblastoma, B-cell lymphomas, and myofibroblast tumors.
A rolling submission of a biologic license application to the FDA has been completed for betibeglogene autotemcel for use in adult, adolescent, and pediatric patients with beta-thalassemia who require regular red blood cell transfusions, across all genotypes.
The new drug application seeking the approval of a unique formulation of sodium thiosulfate for the prevention of ototoxicity induced by cisplatin chemotherapy in patients aged 1 month to less than 18 years of age with localized, nonmetastatic solid tumors has been resubmitted to the FDA.
Natural killer T cells that co-express GD2-CAR and interleukin-15 were found to be safe and to demonstrate evidence of in vivo expansion and localization to metastatic sites in patients with stage IV relapsed/refractory neuroblastoma.
In a new study led by Yale Cancer Center, researchers report many survivors of childhood cancers receive systemic therapies associated with cognitive effects and chronic health conditions that may impact long-term cognitive outcomes with downstream effects on education, employment, and income.
As part of a resubmission plan for a biologics license application for omburtamab in pediatric patients with central nervous system and leptomeningeal metastasis from neuroblastoma, Y-mAbs, the manufacturer of the B7-H3–targeting monoclonal antibody, announced that it is collecting additional granularity data requested by the FDA and anticipates submitting them to the regulatory agency by the end of April 2021.