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28-05-2021 | Oncology | News | Article

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EMA recommends cemiplimab for first-line NSCLC treatment

Author:
Hannah Kitt

medwireNews: The EMA’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has adopted a positive opinion for the first-line use of cemiplimab in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and high PD-L1 expression.

It is indicated for use specifically in NSCLC patients with metastatic disease or those with locally advanced tumors provided they are unsuitable candidates for definitive chemoradiation; all patients must have PD-L1 expression levels in tumor cells of at least 50% and no EGFR, ALK, or ROS1 alterations.

In March 2021, the US FDA approved use of cemiplimab in this patient population.

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