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Novartis AG (NVS) announced that Advanced Accelerator Applications, a subsidiary of Novartis Groupe S.A., has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its new drug application or NDA for Lutathera for treatment of somatostatin receptor positive gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs), including foregut, midgut, and hindgut neuroendocrine tumors, in adults.

LUTATHERA, a targeted therapy that carries a radioactive component, is the first drug of its kind approved in the U.S. Following infusion, the targeting molecule binds to a specific receptor on tumor cells that is then internalized into target cells.

The drug was evaluated in two clinical studies involving more than 1,400 patients. The FDA has provided its stamp of approval for their drug Lutathera, which uses radioisotopes to target neuroendocrine tumors. The Lu-dotatate and the control groups had response rates of 18% and 3%, respectively (P .001). Patients in the Lu-dotatate arm also had a lower risk of tumor growth and mortality compared with patients who received octreotide LAR only. Of the 360 patients with GEP-NETs, 16% demonstrated a complete or partial shrinkage of their tumor.

Regarding safety, the frequency of lymphopenia, increased gamma-glutamyl transferase, vomiting, nausea, elevated AST/ALT, hyperglycemia, and hypokalemia were higher in the Lutathera arm vs the octreotide LAR arm. More serious adverse reactions could include myelosuppression, secondary myelodysplastic syndrome and leukemia, renal toxicity, hepatotoxicity, and infertility, the FDA said.



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