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19-10-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

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Olaparib recommended for BRCA-mutated metastatic CRPC

Author:
Lynda Williams

medwireNews: Olaparib has been granted a positive opinion by the EMA for use in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) with a somatic or germline BRCA1 or BRCA mutation.

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommends marketing authorization for the PARP inhibitor after disease progression on treatment that has included a new hormonal agent.

The announcement follows the US FDA’s decision to approve both olaparib and rucaparib in a similar indication.

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