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FDA Expands Approval of Eli Lilly’s Verzenio for High-Risk Early Breast Cancer
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The FDA has granted expanded approval to Eli Lilly’s Verzenio (abemaciclib) with endocrine therapy (tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor) as adjuvant treatment in adult patients with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, node-positive early breast cancer at high risk of recurrence.
The expanded approval removes the requirement of high-risk patients needing a Ki-67 (a nuclear protein that is a predictive indicator of cancer) score equal to or greater than 20 percent.
The agency decision was supported by efficacy results from a clinical trial, with the combination treatment showing improved invasive disease-free survival, which was 85.5 percent at 48 months.
Verzenio first received FDA approval in 2017.