First-Line Breast Cancer Approval Opens The Door For Pfizer’s Palbociclib
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
The CDK 4/6 inhibitor Ibrance (palbocliclib) just got its first approval in first-line metastatic breast cancer and Pfizer is losing no time on development, with trials of other indications planned or ongoing, including different tumor types.
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Lilly will be offering its Verzenio – the third CDK4/6 inhibitor to reach the US market – at a comparable list price to Pfizer's Ibrance and Novartis' Kisqali. FDA granted the drug a swift approval, just two months after it was accepted for priority review.
The CDK4/6 inhibitor showed progression-free survival in patients with breast cancer in an interim analysis, and Lilly plans to begin global regulatory submissions for the drug in the second quarter.