Published on: August 17, 2020
According to a new study, death rates from non-small cell lung cancer have fallen sharply in recent years, mostly due to advances in treatment.
Published on: April 29, 2020
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new type of therapy for triple-negative breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and hasn’t responded to other treatments.
Published on: April 22, 2020
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first targeted therapy for bile duct cancer. Pemazyre (pemigatinib) is for adults whose cancer has grown after at least one previous chemotherapy treatment and whose tumors have a mutation in the FGFR2 gene.
Published on: January 24, 2020
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tazverik (tazemetostat) to treat adults and children 16 and older with epithelioid sarcoma, a rare cancer which accounts for less than 1% of all soft tissue sarcomas.
Published on: January 10, 2020
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ayvakit (avapritinib) to treat people with advanced cases of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) that have a certain genetic mutation.
Published on: December 6, 2019
In 2019, the FDA approved several new drug treatments for different cancer types. Here are the stories that made headlines on cancer.org this year.
Published on: August 30, 2019
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rozlytrek (entrectinib) for adults and adolescents with tumors that test positive for NTRK gene changes, which can help cancerous tumors grow.
Published on: June 12, 2019
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the antibody-drug conjugate Polivy (polatuzumab vedotin-piiq) to treat people with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).