August 20, 2019

FDA Approves Dasatinib Approved for Pediatric Lymphoblastic Leukemia

By Gina Columbus
Published Online: Thursday, Jan 03, 2019

“We recognize the urgency around developing and delivering therapies for children and young adults living with cancer, and today’s approval is an important example of our commitment to pediatric oncology,” said Jeffrey Jackson, PhD, development lead, hematology, Bristol-Myers Squibb, the manufacturer of dasatinib, in a press release. “Building on our previous indication for children with Ph+ chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase, we’re pleased to bring Sprycel tablets to a second type of pediatric leukemia. This approval will give physicians another treatment option to offer appropriate pediatric patients with Ph+ ALL.”

The FDA initially approved dasatinib in November 2017 for the treatment of pediatric patients with Ph+ chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase.

ALL represents 20% of all cancers diagnosed in patients aged less than 20 years, or more than 3000 new cases annually. Three percent of children who have ALL have Ph+ disease.

This article was originally published by OncLive.

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