The FDA approved more new oncology drugs in 2011 than it has in a single year in more than a decade, thanks in part to priority review and streamlined evaluation procedures. While this is good news for patients, oncology and hematology specialists must tackle the challenges posed by integrating new therapies into treatment plans.
The chart below lists the new FDA-approved oncology drugs of 2011 and indications.Chart Key:
*As of December 1, 2011 | Sources: FDA news releases, Drugs@FDA Website, prescribing information for individual drugs
a Drug approved for the first time
b New indication or formulation for previously approved brand-name drug or agent