Health and Fitness

FDA Approves New Treatment for Certain Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancers

Silver Spring, Maryland—(ENEWSPF)—September 28, 2017

Authored by: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Verzenio (abemaciclib) to treat adult patients who have hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer that has progressed after taking therapy that alters a patient’s hormones (endocrine therapy). Verzenio is approved to be given in combination with an endocrine therapy, called fulvestrant, after the cancer had grown on endocrine therapy. It is also approved to be given on its own, if patients were previously . . .

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