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Curis, Inc. (CRIS) Announces Erivedge® Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Conditional Approval in European Union



4/26/2013 11:39:52 AM

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LEXINGTON, Mass., April 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Curis, Inc. (Nasdaq:CRIS), an oncology-focused company seeking to develop next generation targeted drug candidates for cancer treatment, today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended a conditional approval of Erivedge (vismodegib) for the treatment of adult patients with symptomatic metastatic basal cell carcinoma, or locally advanced basal cell carcinoma that is inappropriate for surgery or radiotherapy. Conditional approval would make Erivedge the first licensed treatment in Europe for patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma, a rare form of skin cancer which can be disfiguring, debilitating and even fatal.

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