Latest & Greatest

Latest & Greatest

Recent developments in the field of hematology/oncology, including drug approvals, policy updates, and clinical trial results

FDA Approves Ponatinib for Chronic-Phase CML

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental new drug application for ponatinib to treat adults with chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia...

Selinexor Combination Approved for Patients with Multiple Myeloma

The FDA has approved selinexor in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone (Vd) for the treatment of adults with multiple myeloma (MM) who have received...

Devimistat Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for AML

The FDA has granted fast track designation to devimistat for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), clearing its manufacturer, Rafael Pharmaceuticals, to begin...

NIH’s ACTIV Trial Suspends Enrollment of Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it is pausing enrollment of patients with severe COVID-19 in three trials that are evaluating anticoagulants...

At-Home Coronavirus Test Receives FDA Approval

The FDA has granted emergency use authorization to the first complete at-home coronavirus test developed by Lucira Health in California. Requiring a prescription from...

FDA Approves Monoclonal Antibody Therapies for COVID-19

The FDA has authorized intravenous (IV) casirivimab and imdevimab to be administered together for the treatment of patients aged 12 and older with mild...

Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Receives Emergency Authorization

On December 11, 2020, the FDA issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 in individuals 16...

FDA Lifts Clinical Hold on Study Evaluating UCARTCS1 for Myeloma

The FDA has lifted its clinical hold on the phase I MELANI-01 trial evaluating the chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy UCARTCS1 for the...

Investigation Suggests HHS Is Concealing COVID-19 Hospitalization Data

The U.S. government has been gathering data on which hospitals in which communities are reaching capacity amid the coronavirus pandemic – without sharing this...

Cybercriminals Target U.S. Hospitals as Coronavirus Cases Increase

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency...
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January 2021 Annual Meeting Edition

This issue features highlights from the 2020 ASH Annual Meeting, a look at patient holiday gift customs around the world, and more.

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