Lynparza approved in Japan for 1st-line maintenance therapy in BRCA-mutated advanced ovarian cancer

AstraZeneca and Merck revealed Wednesday that Lynparza (olaparib) has been approved in Japan as a maintenance treatment after 1st-line chemotherapy in patients with BRCA-mutated (BRCAm) advanced ovarian cancer, the only PARP inhibitor approved in Japan .

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The approval of BRACAnalysis for women with ovarian cancer in Japan

Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare has granted a second manufacturing and marketing approval for Myriad Genetics’ subsidiary, Myriad Genetic Laboratories, for BRACAnalysis Diagnostic System as a companion diagnostic with the PARP inhibitor, Lynparza, marketed by AstraZeneca and Merck.

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