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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Portrazza (necitumumab) in combination with two forms of chemotherapy to treat patients with advanced (metastatic) squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have not previously received medication specifically for treating their advanced lung cancer.
Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted approval for Empliciti (elotuzumab) in combination with two other therapies to treat people with multiple myeloma who have received one to three prior medications.
Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted approval for Ninlaro (ixazomib) in combination with two other therapies to treat people with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy.
Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval for Darzalex (daratumumab) to treat patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least three prior treatments. Darzalex is the first monoclonal antibody approved for treating multiple myeloma.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved Cotellic (cobimetinib) to be used in combination with vemurafenib to treat advanced melanoma that has spread to other parts of the body or can’t be removed by surgery, and that has a certain type of abnormal gene (BRAF V600E or V600K mutation).
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a relatively uncommon malignancy, yet it levies a substantial socioeconomic burden. In 2014, there will be an estimated 24,050 new cases of MM, with 11,090 myeloma-related deaths.
The value of any intervention for multiple myeloma (MM) must be expressed as an equation: value equals cost plus quality of care. The simplicity of this formula, however, disguises the complexity of cost calculation and quality evaluation.
Duration of therapy is an important consideration in a valuebased plan for multiple myeloma (MM). This issue has recently received more attention with the increased use of novel targeted agents.
In the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma (MM), dosing is an important but often overlooked ontributor to the value of care.
Identification, characterization, and management of osteolytic bone lesions are key aspects of care in multiple myeloma.
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