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Urology FDA approvals of 2016Urology-related FDA approvals from 2016 encompassed drugs and devices for prostate cancer, renal cell carcinoma, bladder cancer, stone disease, and more.
Uro Pipeline: FDA committee votes in favor of nocturia treatment approvalOther pipeline developments discussed in this article include the initiation of an intravesical bladder cancer study, a gel treatment for ED that has met its primary endpoint, a patent awarded for the first rechargeable implantable SNM along with some other advancements.
Lung cancer drug approvedSoon after FDA granted accelerated approval for atezolizumab (Tecentriq, Genentech) to treat bladder cancer, the agency okayed the drug to treat metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
PD-L1 inhibitor shows promise as first-line therapy
PD-L1 inhibitor shows promise as first-line therapyA recently approved treatment for urothelial carcinoma provides durable responses when used as first-line treatment in patients who are ineligible for cisplatin-based therapy, according to a recent study.
New Products: FDA approves combination regimen to treat advanced RCCOther products discussed in this roundup include a smart-mobile connected ultrasound device, treatments for RCC, and more.
Bladder Cancer: Androgen receptor activation a potential therapeutic targetMultiple studies on exosomes, data from the IMvigor 210 trial of atezolizumab (TECENTRIQ), and research on prehabilitation for cystectomy were among the highlights in bladder cancer from the 2016 AUA annual meeting.
What anti-PD-L1 immunotherapy approval means for urologyUrologist Peter Black, MD, discusses the recent FDA approval of atezolizumab (TECENTRIQ) for the most common form of bladder cancer as well as a complementary diagnostic test.
Why new bladder cancer drug is novelFDA recently granted accelerated approval for atezolizumab (Tecentriq, Genentech), the first drug for bladder cancer that utilizes the body’s immune system. The drug will be available by early June.