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FDA Accelerates Approval of Lurbinectedin in Metastatic SCLC

*June 2020*

The FDA had granted accelerated approval to the anti-cancer agent lurbinectedin (Zepzelca) for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic small cell lung cancer (SCLC) whose disease has progressed on or after platinum-based chemotherapy. The accelerated approval was granted in light of the positive overall response rate (ORR) and duration of response (DOR) observed with the drug, PharmaMar and Jazz Pharmaceuticals announced. Read more.