FDA accepts Bristol-Myers Squibb’s application for Sprycel for treating pediatric leukemia

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted its supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Sprycel (dasatinib) in combination with chemotherapy for the treatment of pediatric patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The FDA action date is December 29, 2018.

"Sprycel was first established as an important treatment option for appropriate pediatric patients last year, when it was approved for the treatment of children with Ph+ chronic myeloid leukemia," said Jeffrey Jackson, Ph.D., development lead, hematology, Bristol-Myers Squibb. "This latest milestone in Ph+ ALL reinforces our commitment to researching the potential of Sprycel in different types of pediatric leukemia and to providing this vulnerable population with access to potential new therapies."

The application is based on data from CA180-372 (NCT01460160), an ongoing Phase 2 trial evaluating the addition of Sprycel to a chemotherapy regimen modeled on a Berlin-Frankfurt-Munster high-risk backbone in pediatric patients with newly diagnosed Ph+ ALL.

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