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FDA approved nilotinib for paediatric patients with newly diagnosed Ph+ CML-CP or Ph+ CML-CP resistant or intolerant to prior TKI

 

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Discontinuation, post-discontinuation monitoring criteria, and guidance for treatment re-initiation in patients taking nilotinib for Ph+ CML with a sustained molecular response

On 22 December, the FDA updated the product label for nilotinib (Tasigna®, Novartis) to include discontinuation, post-discontinuation monitoring criteria, and guidance for treatment re-initiation in patients taking nilotinib for Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph+) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) who have achieved a sustained molecular response (MR 4.5). More Information

Bosutinib FDA approved for the treatment of patients with newly-diagnosed chronic phase Ph+ CML

On 19 December 2017, the FDA granted accelerated approval to bosutinib (Bosulif®, Pfizer) for treatment of patients with newly-diagnosed chronic phase (CP) Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph+) chronic myelogenous leukaemia (CML).

Dasatinib FDA approved in paediatric patients with chronic phase Ph+ CML

On 9 November 2017, the FDA granted regular approval to dasatinib (Sprycel®, Bristol-Myers Squibb) for the treatment of paediatric patients with chronic phase (CP) Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).