Ipsen’s partner Exelixis announces U.S. FDA approval of CABOMETYX® Tablets for previously untreated advanced renal cell carcinoma
Exelixis, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved CABOMETYX® (cabozantinib) tablets for the expanded indication of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC).
RCC is the most common form of kidney cancer in adults.
The FDA’s priority review and approval of CABOMETYX was based on results from the randomized phase 2 CABOSUN trial in patients with previously untreated RCC, which demonstrated a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) versus sunitinib, a current standard of care. Today’s label expansion follows the initial FDA approval of CABOMETYX in April 2016 for the treatment of patients with advanced RCC who have previously received anti-angiogenic therapy.