Cemiplimab-rwlc Approved for Treatment of Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

The FDA has granted approval of cemiplimab-rwlc (Libtayo®, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy for treatment of advanced non–small cell lung cancer (aNSCLC) with no epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), or ROS proto-oncogene 1 (ROS1) aberrations, and no prior systemic treatment. Cemiplimab-rwlc is a fully human immune checkpoint inhibitor targeting the programmed cell death receptor-1 (PD-1). "Pembrolizumab and ate...

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Cemiplimab-rwlc Approved for Locally Advanced/Metastatic Basal Cell Carcinoma

The FDA has now approved cemiplimab-rwlc (Libtayo®, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals) for patients with locally advanced or metastatic basal cell carcinoma (BCC) who received prior treatment with a hedgehog pathway inhibitor (HHI) and those who are ineligible for HHI therapy. Cemiplimab is the first immunotherapy to be approved for patients with advanced BCC. "Cemiplimab, an antibody to programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1), is an established therapy approved for treatment of advanced cutaneous squamo...

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