ZYDELIG® – A New Treatment Option for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

August 24th, 2014

The FDA granted ZYDELIG®, accelerated approval in relapsed Follicular B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma. The approval was based on ZYDELIG®’s significant single agent activity with an acceptable safety profile, in heavily pretreated patients with indolent Non Hodgkin Lymphomas. ZYDELIG® is a highly selective, small molecule, oral inhibitor of the enzyme Phosphoinositide 3-Kinase delta (PI3K delta) and blocks the delta isoform of PI3K enzyme and its signaling pathway, thus promoting apoptosis. More information is available at www.oncoprescribe.com

KADCYLA® beneficial for patients with HER2-positive Advanced Breast Cancer who had previously received HERCEPTIN® and TYKERB®.

August 16th, 2014

KADCYLA® (Ado-Trastuzumab Emtansine, T-DM1) is an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) comprised of the antibody HERCEPTIN® (Trastuzumab) and a chemotherapy agent Emtansine, linked together. Upon binding to the HER2 receptor, KADCYLA® not only inhibits the HER2 signaling pathways but also delivers Emtansine, a microtubule inhibitor, directly inside the tumor cells and destroys them. In the TH3RESA trial, treatment with KADCYLA® significantly improved Progression Free Survival compared to physicians choice, for those patients who had previously received HERCEPTIN® and TYKERB® (Lapatinib) and this therefore makes KADCYLA® the treatment of choice, for this patient population.

A Less Intense Schedule of ZOMETA® for Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer

August 8th, 2014

Bisphosphonates inhibit osteoclast-mediated bone resorption and both oral and IV bisphosphonates reduce the risk of developing Skeletal Related Events (SRE’s) and delay the time to SRE’s in patients with Breast Cancer with bone metastases. In a study presented at ASCO 2014 meeting, continuing ZOMETA® (Zoledronic acid) for an additional year at the every 12 week schedule was non-inferior to ZOMETA® given every 4 weeks, among patients who had initially received IV bisphosphonates monthly, for one year or longer. This less frequent dosing of ZOMETA® compared with the standard monthly dosing, may be more convenient for the patients and result in less toxicities without compromising efficacy. More information at www.oncoprescribe.com