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According to a new study, death rates from non-small cell lung cancer have fallen sharply in recent years, mostly due to advances in treatment.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new type of therapy for triple-negative breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and hasn’t responded to other treatments.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first targeted therapy for bile duct cancer. Pemazyre (pemigatinib) is for adults whose cancer has grown after at least one previous chemotherapy treatment and whose tumors have a mutation in the FGFR2 gene.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tazverik (tazemetostat) to treat adults and children 16 and older with epithelioid sarcoma, a rare cancer which accounts for less than 1% of all soft tissue sarcomas.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ayvakit (avapritinib) to treat people with advanced cases of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) that have a certain genetic mutation.
In 2019, the FDA approved several new drug treatments for different cancer types. Here are the stories that made headlines on cancer.org this year.
As of 2016, more than 200 targeted therapies (also called precision medicines) were available in the United States, and more than 2,000 were in the last stages of development—half of them to treat cancer. For many of these drugs, doctors first use genomic testing of the cancer cells to get an idea of whether the treatment will work. Yet, nearly 1 in 4 oncologists rarely or never mention costs when they talk about the need for genomic testing with their cancer patients, according to a new study led by American Cancer Society (ACS) investigators.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rozlytrek (entrectinib) for adults and adolescents with tumors that test positive for NTRK gene changes, which can help cancerous tumors grow.