May 2018 - Cancer Currents Blog
- FDA Approves Second CAR T-Cell Therapy for Lymphoma
FDA has approved tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah) for certain kinds of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Read about the trial that led to the approval and what the approval means for people with lymphoma.
- FDA Approves Nivolumab and Ipilimumab Combination for Advanced Kidney Cancer
FDA has approved the combination of two immunotherapy drugs, nivolumab (Opdivo) and ipilimumab (Yervoy), as an initial treatment for some patients with advanced kidney cancer. Learn how this approval will affect patient care.
- Rucaparib Approved as Maintenance Treatment for Some Recurrent Ovarian Cancers
FDA has expanded its approval of rucaparib (Rubraca) as a maintenance therapy for women with recurrent ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer whose tumors shrank after subsequent treatment with a platinum-based chemotherapy.
- Study Shows Experimental Screening Test Can Detect Endometrial and Ovarian Cancers
Scientists have struggled to come up with a simple test to detect endometrial and ovarian cancers early, when they are most likely to respond to treatment. Can a liquid biopsy test called PapSEEK change that?