FDA accepts regulatory submission for Lynparza in metastatic breast cancer
Lynparza has the potential to offer a new treatment option for patients with metastatic breast cancer…
AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., have announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted and granted Priority Review for a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the use of Lynparza (olaparib) tablets in patients with germline BRCA-mutated (gBRCAm), HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer who have been previously treated with chemotherapy in the neoadjuvant, adjuvant, or metastatic settings.
A Prescription Drug User Fee Act date is set for the first quarter of 2018.
This is the first submission for a poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor outside ovarian cancer and the third indication submission for Lynparza in the US.
Lynparza was first approved in December 2014 as a capsule formulation, making it the first ever PARP inhibitor to be approved.
Since then, Lynparza has been used to treat more than 3,000 advanced ovarian cancer patients. Lynparza tablets are currently being tested in a range of tumour types including breast, prostate and pancreatic cancers.
About Lynparza (olaparib)
Lynparza was the first FDA-approved oral poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor that may exploit tumour DNA damage response (DDR) pathway deficiencies to potentially kill cancer cells.
Specifically, in vitro studies have shown that olaparib-induced cytotoxicity may involve inhibition of PARP enzymatic activity and increased the formation of PARP-DNA complexes, resulting in DNA damage and cancer cell death.
Lynparza is the foundation of AstraZeneca’s industry-leading portfolio of potential new medicines targeting DDR mechanisms in cancer cells.