publication date: May. 3, 2019

Drugs & Targets FDA approves sNDA for Tibsovo in AML

FDA approved a supplemental New Drug Application to update the U.S. Prescribing Information for Tibsovo, an isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 inhibitor, to include adult patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia with a susceptible IDH1 mutation as detected by an FDA-approved test who are ≥ 75 years old or who have comorbidities that preclude use of intensive induction chemotherapy.

The drug is sponsored by Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc.

The sNDA was granted Priority Review and accepted under the FDA’s Real-Time Oncology Review pilot program, which aims to make the review of oncology drugs more efficient by allowing the FDA access to clinical trial data before the information is formally submitted to the agency. Tibsovo received initial FDA approval in July 2018 for adult patients with relapsed or refractory AML and an IDH1 mutation.

“The phase I results for Tibsovo demonstrated that this oral, single agent therapy can induce durable responses in newly diagnosed AML patients with an IDH1 mutation,” said Gail Roboz, professor of medicine, director of the Leukemia Program and a member of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. “Many patients included in the study had features associated with particularly aggressive and challenging forms of AML, including secondary … Continue reading FDA approves sNDA for Tibsovo in AML

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