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Astellas Submits sNDA for Padcev® (enfortumab vedotin) with Merck’s Keytruda® in Japan

Jan 31, 2024

Astellas announced it submitted a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for Padcev® (enfortumab vedotin (genetical recombination)) with Merck’s Keytruda® (pembrolizumab (genetical recombination)) as a combination therapy for the first-line treatment of adult patients with previously untreated locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer (la/mUC).

On 15 December 2023, Keytruda® in combination with Pfizer/Astellas’ Padcev® (enfortumab vedotin-ejfv) was approved by the FDA to treat locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma.  On 26 January 2024, the EMA approved a Type II variation for the same indication.