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Vismodegib, First Hedgehog Inhibitor, Approved for BCC Patients

Ben Leach
Published: Monday, Jan 30, 2012

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The FDA approves vismodegib to treat BCC

The FDA has approved vismodegib for the treatment of patients with basal cell carcinoma (BCC), marking the first cancer therapeutic targeting the Hedgehog pathway to gain authorization.

Erivedge will be available in the United States within 2 weeks. Roche is pursuing marketing authorization in the European Union and patients there may be able to obtain the drug through a clinical trial.
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