Friday, October 7, 2022

AstraZeneca pulls cancer drug application in Europe

AstraZeneca pulls cancer drug application in Europe
CALIFORNIA - AstraZeneca has pulled an application seeking European approval to sell its experimental cancer drug cediranib in combination with chemotherapy to treat ovarian cancer because of late-stage questions raised by regulators reviewing the product. However, the British company said on Wednesday that cediranib, a so-called VEGFR inhibitor, remained an important pipeline medicine and the decision did not affect its ongoing development in combination tests alongside other drugs. -Reuters