Drug Profile


Alternative Names: dFdC; dFdCTP; Gemtro; Gemzar; LY 188011

Latest Information Update: 12 Nov 2016

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Eli Lilly; University of Innsbruck
  • Developer Eli Lilly
  • Class Antineoplastics; Deoxyribonucleosides; Pyrimidine nucleosides; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action DNA synthesis inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • On Fast track

    Fast track status is assigned by the US FDA so therapies with the potential to address unmet needs can move faster through development.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Biliary cancer; Bladder cancer; Breast cancer; Non-small cell lung cancer; Ovarian cancer; Pancreatic cancer
  • Phase III Cervical cancer
  • Phase II Lymphoma; Renal cell carcinoma
  • Phase I Head and neck cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 01 May 2016 Eli Lilly completes a phase II trial in Renal cell carcinoma (Combination therapy, Metastatic disease) in USA (IV-infusion) (NCT00496587)
  • 30 May 2015 Gemcitabine is still in phase II trials for Renal cell carcinoma (Combination therapy, Metastatic disease) in the USA
  • 30 May 2015 Gemcitabine is still in phase III trials for Cervical cancer in Taiwan
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