Amgen announced that the U.S. FDA has accepted for priority review the supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for BLINCYTO® (blinatumomab) to include new data supporting the treatment of pediatric and adolescent patients with Philadelphia chromosome‑negative (Ph-) relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

ALL is a rare and rapidly progressing cancer of the blood and bone marrow impacting both adults and children and is the most common type of cancer in children.1-3 Of the approximately 2,500 U.S. children and adolescents diagnosed with B-cell precursor ALL each year, approximately 15-20 percent (375-500) will experience relapse or fail to achieve remission.