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Tivdak Wins Accelerated Approval for Cervical Cancer

September 22, 2021

The FDA has granted accelerated approval to Seagen’s and Genmab’s antibody-drug conjugate Tivdak (tisotumab vedotin-tftv) for treating women with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer whose disease has progressed during or following chemotherapy.

The approval was supported by a 101-person phase 2 trial where 24 percent of patients taking Tivdak had a positive response to treatment, with the median duration of response lasting 8.3 months.

The FDA said Tivdak must carry a boxed warning for ocular toxicity, as well as warnings for peripheral neuropathy, hemorrhage, pneumonitis and embryo-fetal toxicity.

Under the accelerated approval pathway, the companies must conduct a confirmatory trial to maintain approval.

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