US FDA Nods Geron's Rytelo To Treat Patients with lower-risk MDS

India Pharma Outlook Team | Monday, 10 June 2024

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Geron Enterprise, a business stage biopharmaceutical organization meaning to alter lives by changing the course of blood cancer, declared that the US Food and Medication Organization (FDA) has sanctioned Rytelo (imetelstat) for the treatment of grown-up patients with low-to intermediate-1 risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) with transfusion-dependent (TD) anaemia requiring at least four red blood cell units over eight weeks who have not reacted or have lost reaction to or are ineligible for erythropoiesis-stimulating specialists (ESA).

“With the approval and availability of Rytelo, we believe eligible patients with lower-risk MDS can potentially experience meaningful clinical benefit, particularly the potential for greater than 24 weeks of freedom from the burden of red blood cell transfusions and symptomatic anaemia,” said John A. Scarlett, M.D., Geron’s chairman and chief executive officer. “The approval of Rytelo as the first telomerase inhibitor is a testament to the power of our science and the passion of our people to innovate in the field of blood cancer. As we celebrate today’s momentous milestone, I would like to thank the patients and families, advocates, clinicians, study coordinators and site personnel, scientists, and Geron employees and collaborators past and present whose participation was integral to this achievement and to supporting our transformation into a commercial company.”

Lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (LR-MDS) is a blood cancer that frequently advances to require progressively strengthened administration of key side effects like anaemia and resulting fatigue1. It has been demonstrated that these symptomatic LR-MDS patients frequently become dependent on red blood cell transfusions, which has both short- and long-term clinical consequences that lower quality of life and shorten survival. There is a high neglected need for some LR-MDS patients, especially those with qualities having poorer prognosis. 

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