FDA approves first ever treatment for neurofibromatosis – EurekAlert

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CREDIT: Children’s Tumor Foundation

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Koselugo (selumetinib) for use in patients with inoperable plexiform neurofibromas, a common manifestation in the disease neurofibromatosis type one (NF1). The FDA’s approval of AstraZeneca’s and MSD (Merck)’s submission is a major milestone for patients living with neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. Affecting 1 in 3,000 people of all populations equally, this announcement is the first ever approved treatment for NF, and portends the potential for the development of treatment options for all NF patients.

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