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FDA advisory committee turns down Cell Therapeutics' lymphoma drug

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Executive Summary

By a resounding 9-0 vote, the US FDA's oncologic drug advisory committee on 22 March recommended that the new drug application (NDA) from Cell Therapeutics Inc (CTI)to market pixantrone dimaleate as a single agent treatment for refractory non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) be turned down. Novartis holds an option to license the drug for further development and global marketing.



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