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On Aug 19, 2013, the FDA issued a label change for ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin). Below is a copy of the updated USPI for your review. Key label changes found within the attachments include:
1. Dosage and Administration Section 1: 16 cycle limitation has been removed from the label. New label states "Continue treatment until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity"
2. Warnings and Precautions Section 5: Growth factor support added for consistency with Dose Modification in section 2.2
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As 2013 comes to a close, GBEMTI would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the GBEMTI eNews a look at the most-accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 9.
Could some of our favorite flavorings be damaging our DNA?
From April 4: Plants are all-natural sources of all things good for us, right? It turns out some of our favorite plant-based flavorings may do more harm than good. Scientists from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology that teas, coffees and "smoky flavoring" could be damaging our DNA at levels comparable to that caused by chemotherapy drugs.
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Gene therapy cures leukemia in 8 days
From March 28: Within just eight days of starting a novel gene therapy, David Aponte's "incurable" leukemia had vanished. For four other patients, the same happened within eight weeks, although one later died from a blood clot unrelated to the treatment, and another after relapsing.
Male sensitivity written in the genes
The New York Times
From Sept. 12: In human development, certain genes act as master switches, ensuring that we are born with similar attributes (one head, two lungs, 10 fingers) in nearly all circumstances. Such genes tend to be highly reliable and resistant to environmental factors. But the gene responsible for activating male development is surprisingly unstable, leaving the pathway to male sexuality fraught with inconsistency, a study finds.
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Why your DNA may not be your destiny
From June 6: Ten years ago, when researchers completed the first map of all the genes of human beings, the immense undertaking promised to revolutionize the field of molecular medicine. It did, but something was still missing. By sequencing the 3 billion chemical base pairs that make up human DNA, scientists were able to glean new information about genes and how they are expressed.
Scientists link gene variant to human longevity
From Jan. 10: Their findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, show that the genetic variant called the dopamine receptor 4 7-repeat allele, or DRD4 7R allele for short, appears in significantly higher rates in people more than 90-years old.
DRD4 7R allele is part of the dopamine system, which facilitates the transmission of signals among neurons and plays a major role in the brain network responsible for attention and reward-driven learning.
Fountain of youth? Scientists find genetic clue to aging reversal
From Feb. 7: A discovery about the aging process in mice might one day help efforts to develop treatments for age-related diseases in humans, researchers report. The biologists say they turned back the "molecular clock" in old mice by placing a "longevity" gene into their blood stem cells.
'Seismic shift' lifts primary care's impact on hospital revenues
American Medical News
From May 23: A survey finding specialists accounting for less revenue to hospitals reflects changes putting more emphasis on primary care as the Affordable Care Act is implemented.
Toddler born without a windpipe get artificial trachea
From May 6: In a groundbreaking feat of science and surgery, a Korean toddler born without a windpipe received an artificial trachea made from her own stem cells.
Breast cancer genetic testing gets covered by healthcare reform
From March 7: Genetic testing for breast cancer will be covered under the Affordable Care Act, potentially saving women who need the test thousands of dollars. Myriad Genetics, the company that makes the test for the breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, said that the U.S. government considers these tests to be preventive services. This means that private insurance plans are required to cover the cost of the tests, including co-pays, deductibles and coinsurance, provided that the plans do not have a "grandfathered" status.
World first genetically modified babies born
From May 9: The world's first genetically modified humans have been created. The disclosure that 30 healthy babies were born after a series of experiments in the United States provoked another furious debate about ethics. So far, two of the babies have been tested and have been found to contain genes from three "parents."
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