May 24, 2019 / 7:32 PM / 4 months ago

Novartis' breast cancer treatment wins FDA approval

May 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday it approved Novartis AG’s treatment in combination with hormone therapy fulvestrant for postmenopausal women, as well as men, with a form of advanced breast cancer.

The drug, alpelisib, to be marketed with the brand name Piqray, belongs to a class of drugs known as PI3K inhibitors and is the first of its kind to be approved, the FDA said in a statement. (Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva)

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