FDA approves Roche and Daiichi's skin cancer drug Zelboraf

08/17/2011 | Bloomberg

The FDA granted marketing approval for Roche Holding and Daiichi Sankyo's Zelboraf to treat melanoma patients whose disease has spread and cannot be treated by surgery. The drug, also called vemurafenib, disrupts a gene mutation contributing to tumor growth. It is the second melanoma treatment approved this year that "demonstrates an improvement in overall survival," said FDA official Richard Pazdur.

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