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Tivozanib Recommended for EU Approval for RCC

Jason Harris
Published: Friday, Jun 23, 2017

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion recommending marketing authorization of tivozanib (Fotivda) for adult patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

In May of that year, the FDA’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee voted 13-1 against tivozanib. The committee said that there are a number of drugs available to treat advanced RCC and tivozanib did not demonstrate superiority over the existing options.


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  2. Motzer RJ, Eisen T, Hutson TE, et al. Overall survival in patients from a phase III study of tivozanib hydrochloride versus sorafenib in patients with renal cell carcinoma. J Clin Oncol. 31, 2013 (suppl 6; abstr 350).

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