Tagged: #TGA

25
Sep
2019

Today is World Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the most advanced form of bowel cancer, also known as metastatic colorectal cancer or mCRC.

Although 98 percent of bowel cancer cases can be successfully treated if detected early, fewer than 40 percent are.

In fact, up to half of the those newly diagnosed with bowel cancer, each year will have advanced disease at diagnosis or will go on to develop it.

Once bowel cancer is metastatic, treatment options change.

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17
Jul
2019

Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has today given Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) provisional approval for patients with unresectable or metastatic, microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) bowel cancer.

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10
Mar
2014
 
A new treatment for advanced bowel cancer has been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) after demonstrating it could significantly improve overall survival in patients.
 
Stivarga (regorafenib) has been approved for use in patients who have previously been treated with chemotherapy and who are no longer responding to or not eligible for treatment with other existing drugs such as Avastin and Erbitux.
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04
Apr
2013
 
Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has today registered Zaltrap® (aflibercept rch), a new treatment for advanced bowel cancer patients.
 
The medication is proposed to be available for advanced bowel cancer patients in combination with chemotherapy treatment, FOLFIRI. These patients will have previously been treated with another chemotherapy regimen containing oxaliplatin.
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