European Medicines Agency approves cabazitaxel

According to a media release from Sanofi-Aventis and a report on the Reuters web site today, the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has approved cabazitaxel (Jevtana) as a form of second-line chemotherapy for treatment of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) who have received prior treatment with a docetaxel-based chemotherapy regimen.

Cabazitaxel was approved in the USA for the same indication in June 2010. Data from the Phase III TROPIC study that formed the basis for the approval of cabazitaxel in the US and Europe has been discussed previously on this site.

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