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Astellas Pharma gets U.S. nod for blood cancer treatment

November 28, 2018 8:31 PM
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(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a blood cancer treatment from Japan’s Astellas Pharma Inc, making it the first targeted therapy to treat patients with a certain mutation.

The treatment, Xospata, was approved for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with a FLT3 mutation, whose cancer has relapsed or proved treatment-resistant.

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