FDA Approves Talimogene Laherparepvec to Treat Metastatic Melanoma
November 25, 2015, by NCI Staff
On October 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first oncolytic virus therapy, talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC, or Imlygic®).The agency approved T-VEC for the treatment of some patients with metastatic melanoma that cannot be surgically removed.
Substantially more patients in the trial treated with T-VEC had a decrease in the size of their skin and lymph node lesions that lasted at least 6 months compared with patients treated with granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor.
Read more about the trial results on which the FDA based its approval.