Gefitinib - AstraZeneca

Drug Profile

Gefitinib - AstraZeneca

Alternative Names: Iressa; ZD 1839

Latest Information Update: 24 Mar 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator AstraZeneca
  • Developer AstraZeneca; Brigham and Women's Hospital; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Hutchison MediPharma; Massachusetts General Hospital; MedImmune; Netherlands Cancer Institute; University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Class Antineoplastics; Chlorobenzenes; Fluorobenzenes; Morpholines; Phenyl ethers; Quinazolines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Epidermal growth factor receptor antagonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Non-small cell lung cancer
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Non-small cell lung cancer
  • Phase II Colorectal cancer; Salivary gland cancer
  • No development reported Head and neck cancer
  • Discontinued Bladder cancer; Brain metastases; Breast cancer; Glioblastoma; Renal cell carcinoma; Thyroid cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 04 Nov 2017 No recent reports of development identified for phase-I development in Head-and-neck-cancer in Switzerland (PO, Tablet)
  • 02 Oct 2017 AstraZeneca completes a phase III trial in Non-small cell lung cancer in Hungary, Estonia, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey (PO) (NCT00683306)
  • 16 Aug 2017 AstraZeneca terminates the phase II/III NeoIntercal trial in Non-small cell lung cancer (Late-stage disease) in Germany (PO) (NCT02326285)
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