FDA Approves Revlimid (lenalidomide) for the Treatment of Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Mantle Cell Lymphoma

6 06 2013

New Drug Approvals

Lenalidomide  (Revlimid)

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Jun. 5, 2013– Celgene Corporation today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Revlimid (lenalidomide) for the treatment of patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) whose disease has relapsed or progressed after two prior therapies, one of which included bortezomib.

http://www.drugs.com/newdrugs/fda-approves-revlimid-lenalidomide-patients-relapsed-refractory-mantle-cell-lymphoma-3806.html

Revlimid is used to treat a certain type of myelodysplastic syndrome (a group of conditions in which the bone marrow produces blood cells that are misshapen and does not produce enough healthy blood cells) caused by an abnormal chromosome. Revlimid is also used to treat anemia (a lack of red blood cells in the body) and along with dexamethasone for the treatment of multiple myeloma (a type of cancer…

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