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ODAC Looks Beyond Dacogen Study’s Statistical Failure, But Still Finds Little Support For New Use

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In evaluating a new leukemia indication for Eisai’s Dacogen, the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee and FDA reviewers showed they are willing to look beyond a missed efficacy endpoint, but only if the supportive evidence of benefit is really solid. Ten of 14 committee members ultimately concluded that decitabine did not have a favorable risk-benefit profile for elderly AML patients.

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