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On January 29, 2020, Eli Lilly announced that the FDA granted priority review to their New Drug Application for selpercatinib (LOXO-292) for the treatment of patients with advanced RET fusion-positive non–small-cell lung cancer, RET-mutant medullary thyroid cancer, and RET fusion-positive thyroid cancer. The FDA is aiming to provide its decision on the approval of selpercatinib in the third quarter of 2020. Read Article ›

On January 23, 2020, the FDA granted accelerated approval to tazemetostat (Tazverik; Epizyme), a methyltransferase inhibitor, for the treatment of metastatic or locally advanced epithelioid sarcoma in adults and pediatric patients aged ≥16 years who are not eligible for complete resection. Read Article ›

There are important changes to beneficiaries’ Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage for 2020. These changes will affect many patients’ out-of-pocket spending for anticancer drugs, including poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors. Read Article ›

A bipartisan bill designed to remove disparity in pricing between intravenously administered drugs and orally administered drugs for patients with cancer was passed in the House in March 2019 but awaits action in the Senate. Read Article ›

CMS approves changes allowing limited utilization management in protected classes of drugs. However, other proposed changes that would have further eroded patient access were not implemented. Read Article ›

The Final Rule by the HSS means that manufacturers’ copay cards or coupons do not apply to a patient’s deductible or out-of-pocket maximum limits in certain situations, but further clarification is needed. Read Article ›

Results from 3 clinical trials demonstrate the value of PARP inhibitors as first-line or maintenance therapies in patients with advanced ovarian cancer. Read Article ›

Learn how the Oncology Care First (OCF) model breaks down and what it means for community oncology from Tuple Health and Flatiron Health experts. Read Article ›

On January 8, 2020, the American Cancer Society published details of their annual cancer statistics report, including the most recent data on population‐based findings for cancer incidence through 2016 and for mortality through 2017 (CA Cancer J Clin. 2020;70:7-30). The report revealed encouraging news as well as some sobering trends. Read Article ›

The FDA approval of avapritinib marks the first time a drug has been approved specifically for patients with GIST harboring PDGFRA exon 18 mutations, which are involved in approximately 10% of GIST cases. Read Article ›

The FDA has confirmed another strong year regarding the approval of innovative new drugs and biosimilars, including several agents used in the treatment of patients with cancer. Read Article ›

Running a financially successful practice in community oncology is challenging. Learn more about revenue cycle management (RCM). Read Article ›

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