The FDA has approved co-packaging of the oral medications ribociclib (Kisqali) and letrozole (Femara) for the treatment of postmenopausal women with HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer.
The new co-pack is available in 3 ribociclib dosages (600 mg, 400 mg, or 200 mg), and each co-pack will also contain letrozole at the 2.5 mg dose. Novartis announced that the co-pack will be available domestically later this month at both specialty and retail pharmacies, and does not change the indication for either medicine.
- Hortobagyi GN, Stemmer SM, Burris HA, et al. First-line ribociclib + letrozole for postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, advanced breast cancer. Presented at: 2016 ESMO Congress; October 7-11, 2016; Copenhagen, Denmark. Abstract LBA1.
- Hortobagyi GN, Stemmer SM, Burris HA, et al. Ribociclib as first-line therapy for HR-positive, advanced breast cancer [published online October 8, 2016]. N Engl J Med. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1609709.
... to read the full story