Abemaciclib: First Global Approval

Abemaciclib: First Global Approval Abemaciclib (Verzenio™) is an orally administered inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinases 4 and 6 that is being developed by Eli Lilly and Company. Abemaciclib has been approved in the USA for the treatment of hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer, in combination with fulvestrant in women with disease progression following endocrine therapy, and as monotherapy in adult patients with disease progression following endocrine therapy and prior chemotherapy in the metastatic setting. In addition, abemaciclib is in various stages of development internationally for a variety of cancers. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of abemaciclib leading to its first approval for the treatment of patients with HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Drugs Springer Journals

Abemaciclib: First Global Approval

Drugs , Volume 77 (18) – Nov 11, 2017

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Pharmacotherapy; Pharmacology/Toxicology; Internal Medicine
ISSN
0012-6667
eISSN
1179-1950
D.O.I.
10.1007/s40265-017-0840-z
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Abstract

Abemaciclib (Verzenio™) is an orally administered inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinases 4 and 6 that is being developed by Eli Lilly and Company. Abemaciclib has been approved in the USA for the treatment of hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer, in combination with fulvestrant in women with disease progression following endocrine therapy, and as monotherapy in adult patients with disease progression following endocrine therapy and prior chemotherapy in the metastatic setting. In addition, abemaciclib is in various stages of development internationally for a variety of cancers. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of abemaciclib leading to its first approval for the treatment of patients with HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer.

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DrugsSpringer Journals

Published: Nov 11, 2017

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