Oral drug approved to treat liver cancer


Nexavar gains new indication approval for liver cancer

Nexavar (sorafenib) tablets, originally approved to treat advanced kidney cancer, have just been approved for a new indication. The kinase inhibitor can now be used to treat liver cancer as well. The oral anticancer drug, a product of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, was approved on a priority review basis. According to Bayer, sorafenib is the first approved systemic therapy for liver cancer and the only one shown to significantly improve survival.

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