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Oncology 2015: new therapies and new transitions toward value-based cancer care


The past year has been an exciting one for new oncology and hematology drug approvals and the continued evolution of our oncology delivery system toward high quality and value. In all, at press time in mid-November, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved or granted expanded indications for 24 drugs, compared with 19 in the 2 preceding years. Of those 24 approvals, 7 were accelerated and 6 were expanded approvals, and 3 alone were for the immunotherapeutic drug, nivolumab – 2 for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and 1 for metastatic melanoma.

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