Kidney Cancer Gets A Double Uplift From Latest CHMP Meeting
During its July 2016 meeting, the EU's top scientific advisory panel, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, recommended approval for two anticancers, cabozantinib and lenvatinib, that will likely shake up the advanced kidney cancer sector, and a new therapy for pancreatic cancer, liposomal and pegylated irinotecan.
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