Monday, September 12, 2011

Genentech seeks FDA OK for skin cancer drug

Once ignored by drug-development companies, a treatment for a disfiguring skin cancer could hit the market as soon as next year.
Genentech Inc., which has been working with Curis Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) of Cambridge, Mass., has submitted a new drug application to the Food and Drug Administration for its drug, vismodegib. It is aimed at patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma for whom surgery is considered inappropriate.

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