Drug Profile


Alternative Names: DX 8951; DX 8951a; DX 8951f; Exatecan mesylate

Latest Information Update: 16 Aug 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Daiichi Sankyo Company
  • Class Alkaloids; Antineoplastics; Camptothecins; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action DNA topoisomerase I inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Biliary cancer; Breast cancer; Cervical cancer; Ewing's sarcoma; Gastric cancer; Haematological malignancies; Hepatocellular carcinoma; Myelodysplastic syndromes; Non-small cell lung cancer; Ovarian cancer; Pancreatic cancer; Peritoneal cancer; Prostate cancer; Rhabdomyosarcoma; Solid tumours

Most Recent Events

  • 03 Apr 2006 Daiichi Pharmaceutical has merged with Sankyo to form Daiichi Sankyo Inc
  • 03 May 2004 A study has been added to the Cancer therapeutic trials section
  • 18 Feb 2004 A study has been added to the Cancer therapeutic trials section
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