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FDA Approves Trilaciclib for Patients With SCLC Being Treated With Chemo

The FDA has granted approval to the first-in-class agent trilaciclib (Cosela) for the treatment of patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC) to reduce chemotherapy-induced bone marrow suppression, announced the drugs developer G1 Therapeutics.1

“For patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer, protecting bone marrow function may help make their chemotherapy safer and allow them to complete their course of treatment on time and according to plan,” Albert Deisseroth, MD, PhD, supervisory medical officer in the Division of Non-Malignant Hematology in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in a press release. “Today’s approval of [trilaciclib] will give patients a treatment option that can reduce the occurrence of a common, harmful side effect of chemotherapy.”

The approval was based on results from a pooled analysis of intent-to-treat…

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