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China regulator approval for Sulanda in non-pancreatic [extra-pancreatic] neuroendocrine tumours (epNET)- Hutchison China MediTech.

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Published:7th Jan 2021
The China regulator has approved Hutchison China MediTech’s (Chi-Med’s) second internally discovered cancer drug, surufatinib (brand name Sulanda) for the treatment of epNET (non-pancreatic [extra-pancreatic] neuroendocrine tumours). Sulanda will be Chi-Med’s first unpartnered oncology drug launch in China, with potential for a label extension in pancreatic NET (pNET) later in 2021. Surufatinib is also on track to become Chi-Med’s first marketed drug in the US with the recent initiation of a rolling NDA submission for advanced NETs. Sulanda will be launched in early 2021 by Chi-Med’s dedicated China Oncology commercial team. Label expansion following potential approval in a second indication (pNET) is expected in 2021 and would allow positioning of surufatinib as an effective treatment option for NETs irrespective of tumour origin.
Condition: Neuroendocrine Tumour
Type: drug

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