Chemotherapy

Eribulin (05-10-2016)

Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Eribulin Trade Name: Halaven® For which conditions is this drug approved? Halaven is approved for metastatic breast cancer patients who have had at least two chemotherapy regimens for metastatic disease, including... Continue Reading

Onivyde (04-12-2016)

Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: irinotecan liposome injection Trade Name: Onivyde For which conditions is this drug approved? Onivyde in combination with fluorouracil and leucovorin is indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic... Continue Reading

irinotecan liposome injection (04-12-2016)

Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: irinotecan liposome injection Trade Name: Onivyde For which conditions is this drug approved? Onivyde in combination with fluorouracil and leucovorin is indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic... Continue Reading

Defitelio® Approved for Life-Threatening Complication of Stem Cell Transplant (03-30-2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Defitelio® (defibrotide sodium) for the treatment of hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD) following a stem cell transplant. Defitelio is the first approved treatment for severe hepatic... Continue Reading

brentuximab vedotin (01-12-2016)

Class: Biological Therapy and Chemotherapy Generic Name: brentuximab vedotin Trade Name: Adcetris® How is this drug used? Adcetris is used for the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma that has progressed after autologous stem cell transplant or has progressed... Continue Reading

Conjugate Drug Extends Survival in Patients with Advanced HER2-Positive Breast Cancer (01-6-2016)

Patients with metastatic, HER2-positive breast cancer who received a combination antibody/chemotherapy drug in a phase 3 clinical trial survived longer, on average, than patients receiving other treatments. Researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute... Continue Reading

Trabectedin (11-5-2015)

Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Trabectedin Trade Name: Yondelis® For which conditions is this drug approved? Yondelis is approved for the treatment of adults with liposarcoma or leiomyosarcoma that cannot be treated with surgery or has spread to other... Continue Reading

Yondelis® (11-5-2015)

Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Trabectedin Trade Name: Yondelis® For which conditions is this drug approved? Yondelis is approved for the treatment of adults with liposarcoma or leiomyosarcoma that cannot be treated with surgery or has spread to other... Continue Reading

Lonsurf® (09-29-2015)

Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Trifluridine and Tipiracil Trade Name: Lonsurf® For which conditions is this drug approved? Lonsurf is approved for the treatment of adult patients with colon or rectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body... Continue Reading

Tipiracil (09-29-2015)

Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Trifluridine and Tipiracil Trade Name: Lonsurf® For which conditions is this drug approved? Lonsurf is approved for the treatment of adult patients with colon or rectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body... Continue Reading

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