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FDA Approves Dasatinib for Pediatric Ph+ ALL

Gina Columbus @ginacolumbusonc
Published: Wednesday, Jan 02, 2019

The FDA has approved dasatinib (Sprycel) tablets in combination with chemotherapy for the treatment of pediatric patients ≥1 year of age with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

ALL represents 20% of all cancers diagnosed in patients aged less than 20 years, or more than 3000 new cases annually. Three percent of children who have ALL have Ph+ disease.
Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Sprycel® (dasatinib) Tablets Now Approved in Combination with Chemotherapy in Certain Pediatric Patients with Philadelphia Chromosome-Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Bristol-Myers Squibb. Published January 2, 2019." . Accessed January 2, 2019.

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