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FDA Approves NovoTTF-100L Plus Chemo for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Gina Columbus @ginacolumbusonc
Published: Thursday, May 23, 2019

The FDA has approved the NovoTTF-100L System in combination with pemetrexed and platinum-based chemotherapy for the frontline treatment of patients with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), marking the first treatment for this patient population in more than 15 years.

"MPM is a devastating disease, with only 10 to 20 percent of patients being candidates for surgery to remove the tumor," said Mary Hesdorffer, NP, executive director of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. "Typically, mesothelioma patients who cannot have surgery receive palliative care to mitigate their symptoms. NovoTTF-100L provides unresectable MPM patients with a treatment option that may improve survival. We are encouraged by the FDA approval and hope it is just the beginning of innovation in the treatment of this aggressive disease."
FDA Approves the NovoTTF-100LTM System in Combination with Chemotherapy for the Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. Novocure. Published May 23, 2019. Accessed May 23, 2019.

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