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Frontline Obinutuzumab Recommended for EU Approval for Follicular Lymphoma

Jason M. Broderick @jasoncology
Published: Friday, Jul 21, 2017

Sandra Horning, MD

Sandra Horning, MD
The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended approval of obinutuzumab (Gazyvaro, EU; Gazyva, US) in the frontline setting for the treatment of patients with follicular lymphoma, according to Roche, the manufacturer of the treatment.

Obinutuzumab is currently approved in the United States and EU for use in combination with bendamustine for patients with certain types of previously treated follicular lymphoma.
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