is the most common type of cancer in women, affecting approximately 12% of women
over the course of their lifetime. It was estimated that there would be 81,550 new
cases of invasive breast cancer in women in the United States (US), along with 49,290
new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. A search was conducted to find out the
number of new breast cancer drugs that have been approved by US Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) in the last 2 years (2020‑2021), and the number of breast cancer drugs that
are currently under Phase 3 clinical trials. Between 2020 and 2021, 4 new drugs
have been approved by FDA for the treatment of breast cancer: Tukysa (Seagen), Margenza
(MacroGenics), Phesgo (Genentech), and Trodelvy (Gilead Sciences). Research continues
to find out new drugs that can help treat breast cancer. Currently, there are several
breast cancer treatment drugs in Phase 3 clinical trials including two major new
breast cancer drugs Palbociclib (Pfizer) and Ribociclib (Novartis). Pharmaceutical
and biotech companies are making incredible contributions by developing many innovative
and effective treatments for breast cancers. We are hopeful that many new breast
cancer drugs will be approved in the coming years.
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