Drug Update

Imbruvica (Ibrutinib) First Drug Approved Specifically for Marginal-Zone Lymphoma

Lisa A. Raedler, PhD, RPh

August 2017, Vol 7, No 8 - Drug Update

Marginal-zone lymphoma (MZL) is a malignancy that arises from B-lymphocytes in the marginal zone of lymphoid tissue. This slow-growing indolent B-cell lymphoma represents approximately 12% of all cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in adults. MZL is divided into 3 subtypes, including mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT), nodal MZL, and splenic MZL. [ Read More ]

Lenvima (Lenvatinib) Approved in Combination with Everolimus for Patients with Advanced Renal-Cell Carcinoma

Loretta Fala

February 2017, Vol 7, No 2 - Drug Update

Approximately 394,336 Amer­icans were living with kidney cancer in 2013. In 2016 alone, an estimated 62,700 people were diagnosed with kidney cancer, and 14,240 people died from the disease. Renal-cell carcinoma (RCC), the most common type of kidney cancer, accounts for 85% to 90% of new cases of the disease. More than 70% of kidney cancers are clear-cell tumors—named for the clearness (or paleness) of the cells when viewed under a microscope. [ Read More ]