U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Zanubrutinib (BRUKINSA) for Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL)

On November 14, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it has approved the use of zanubrutinib (BRUKINSA, BeiGene, Ltd.) for adult patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) who have received at least on prior therapy.

“The approval of zanubrutinib as a second line therapy represents an important advancement for the treatment of mantle cell lymphoma,” said Meghan Gutierrez, Chief Executive Officer for the Lymphoma Research Foundation. “Expanded treatment options can transform the patient experience and provide hope to people living with a mantle cell diagnosis.”

For more information on the FDA approval of zanubrutinib (BRUKINSA), visit the FDA’s website or lymphoma.org/MCLFDAUpdates.

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