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Only approved antibody-drug conjugate for de novo CD33-positive acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

February 5, 2020 – Pfizer Canada is pleased to announce that Health Canada has granted a Notice of Compliance (NOC) for MYLOTARG (gemtuzumab ozogamicin), in combination with daunorubicin (DNR) and cytarabine (AraC), for the treatment of adult patients with previously untreated, de novo CD33-positive acute myeloid leukemia (AML), except acute promyelocytic leukemia.

“AML is a rapidly progressing, life-threatening blood and bone marrow cancer, and the AML community recognizes the need for innovative treatments,” says Dr. Brian Leber, Professor, Division of Hematology and Thromboembolism, Department of Medicine, McMaster University. "Today’s announcement is exciting as it gives patients across Canada living with AML a new treatment option for this devastating disease."

“This approval marks an important milestone for patients, the oncology community and Pfizer, as it makes MYLOTARG the first and only antibody drug conjugate (ADC) available for patients with this type of leukemia in Canada,” said John Leasure, Oncology Canada Lead, at Pfizer.

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