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FDA Approves Cemiplimab as First-Line Treatment for Advanced, High PD-L1 NSCLC

The FDA has approved the PD-1 inhibitor cemiplimab-rwlc (Libtayo) as a first-line treatment option for patients with locally advanced or metastatic non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with 50% or more PD-L1 expression, according to the agent’s developer, Regeneron.1

“The approval of Libtayo to treat first-line advanced non–small cell lung cancer with high PD-L1 expression means physicians and patients have a potent new treatment option against this deadly disease,” Naiyer Rizvi, MD, Price Family Professor of Medicine, Director of Thoracic Oncology and Co-director of Cancer Immunotherapy at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, as well as a steering committee member of the trial, said in press release. “Notably, Libtayo was approved based on a pivotal trial where most [patients receiving chemotherapy] crossed over to Libtayo following disease progression, and that…

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