Curis, Inc. Announces Collaborator Roche’s Submission of Marketing Authorization Application for Vismodegib in Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma
Published: Dec 22, 2011
LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS), a drug development company seeking to develop next generation targeted small molecule drug candidates for cancer treatment, today announced that its collaborator Roche has submitted a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for vismodegib (GDC-0449, RG3616) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The MAA is currently under review for the treatment of adults with advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC) for whom surgery is considered inappropriate. Vismodegib is a first-in-class, investigational, oral medicine designed to selectively inhibit signaling in the Hedgehog pathway and is being developed by Roche and Genentech, under a collaboration agreement between Curis and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.