Surufatinib: First Approval
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Surufatinib (Sulanda®), an oral angio-immuno kinase inhibitor that selectively targets VEGFR 1, 2, and 3, FGFR1 and CSF1R, is being developed by HUTCHMED for the treatment of solid tumours, including neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). On 30
December 2020, surufatinib received its frst approval in China for the treatment of late-stage, well-diferentiated, extrapancreatic NET. Surufatinib is in preregistration in China for pancreatic NET and in the USA for pancreatic and extrapancreatic
NET; phase II development is underway for other solid tumours, including thyroid cancer, biliary tract carcinoma and soft
tissue sarcoma. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of surufatinib leading to this frst approval for
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