Roche Seeks FDA Approval for Skin Cancer Drug, Frings Says

Roche Holding AG (ROG) has sought U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for an experimental drug to treat a form of skin cancer, the company’s oncology head said.

The filing for vismodegib to treat advanced basal cell carcinoma was based on a study to be presented at the European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress next week, Stefan Frings said in an interview today at Roche headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. Roche is developing the drug with Lexington, Massachusetts-based Curis Inc. (CRIS)

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