The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved MorphoSys and Incyte’s Monjuvi (tafasitamab-cxix) in combination with lenalidomide for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma not otherwise specified, including DLBCL arising from low grade lymphoma, and who are not eligible for autologous stem cell transplant.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration greenlit Karyopharm Therapeutics’ Xpovio (selinexor) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) under accelerated approval.

Wrapping up June and ahead of the July 4 holiday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a busy two-week period coming up for drug approval reviews.

Gilead Sciences Inc. is buying Forty Seven Inc. for $95.50 per share, or a deal value of $4.9 billion. The deal was unanimously approved by both companies’ boards.

MorphoSys AG announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted filing of MorphoSys’ Biologics License Application (BLA) and granted priority review for tafasitamab, the company’s investigational anti-CD19 antibody, under review in combination with lenalidomide for the treatment of relapsed or refractory diffuse large B cell lymphoma (r/r DLBCL).

As pharma companies bolster their pipelines via multibillion-dollar acquisitions, drug manufacturers continue to heavily invest in the oncology space.

Hundreds of studies and results were presented at the 61st American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting.

Morphosys said more patients would be recruited for a study testing the German biotech company’s most advanced drug against a common type of blood cancer, following an encouraging interim data readout.

Denmark-based Genmab A/S and Janssen Biotech will collaborate on a successor to the multiple myeloma drug Darzalex with the development of a next-generation CD38 antibody product for the treatment of multiple myeloma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Clinical-stage immuno-oncology company Forty Seven Inc. announced a collaboration with Acerta Pharma, AstraZeneca’s hematology research and development center of excellence.