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Just saw on Twitter that Ipi has been approved by the FDA

Forums General Melanoma Community Just saw on Twitter that Ipi has been approved by the FDA

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    EmilyandMike
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    I think it just happened so maybe Tim or MRF can confirm this?

    I think it just happened so maybe Tim or MRF can confirm this?

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      Tim–MRF
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      Yes–I was on the phone with the company when the announcement came out.  I have posted the announcement as a separate post, and should be able to provide more information on cost, etc, later today. 

      I think we all know that this is not a home run–the response rate is in the low 20% range.  But it is, nevertheless, a big step forward.

       

      Tim

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        EmilyandMike
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        I think the first drug to extend overall survival and the first to be approved in 13 years is very exciting.  Most definately a big first step in that home run we all want to see.   Now we need to figure out how more people with Stage 3 can get it.

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        EmilyandMike
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        I think the first drug to extend overall survival and the first to be approved in 13 years is very exciting.  Most definately a big first step in that home run we all want to see.   Now we need to figure out how more people with Stage 3 can get it.

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      Tim–MRF
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      Yes–I was on the phone with the company when the announcement came out.  I have posted the announcement as a separate post, and should be able to provide more information on cost, etc, later today. 

      I think we all know that this is not a home run–the response rate is in the low 20% range.  But it is, nevertheless, a big step forward.

       

      Tim

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