FDA Approves Tivozanib for Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

Tivozanib (Fotivda®, Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) has been approved by the FDA for adult patients with relapsed/refractory advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who were previously treated with at least two systemic therapies. "Treatment for RCC has been revolutionized by inhibitors of the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR)," wrote the investigators of TIVO-3 (NCT02627963), the trial on which the approval was based, led by Brian Rini, MD, Chief of Clinical Trials at the Vander...
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Ruxolitinib Approved for Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease

​The FDA has approved ruxolitinib (Jakafi®, Incyte Corporation), a JAK1/JAK2 inhibitor, for the treatment of steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in adults and in children age 12 and older. Graft-versus-host disease is a complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), a procedure involving the transfer of stem cells from a healthy donor to a patient with a hematologic malignancy following high-intensity chemotherapy or radiation. In GVHD, the donat...
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