GlaxoSmithKline receives conditional marketing authorisation in the EU for Votrient® (pazopanib)

GlaxoSmithKline receives conditional marketing authorisation in the EU for Votrient® (pazopanib)

Issued: Tuesday 15 June 2010

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) confirmed today that the European Commission (EC) has granted a conditional marketing authorisation for Votrient® (pazopanib) for the first-line treatment of advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) and for patients who have received prior cytokine therapy for advanced disease. As part of these conditions, GSK will provide data from ongoing clinical studies.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Votrient® (pazopanib) as a treatment for patients with advanced RCC in October 2009.

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