EU panel backs approval of GSK's cancer drugs Tafinlar and Tyverb

07/2/2013 | Pharmaceutical Business Review Online

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use endorsed the approval of GlaxoSmithKline's Tafinlar, or dabrafenib, as a treatment for unresectable or metastatic melanoma in patients with the BRAF V600 mutation. GSK's Tyverb, or lapatinib, along with trastuzumab, was also recommended for approval as combination therapy for certain breast cancer patients.

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