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Vismodegib named Drug Discovery of the Year by the British Pharmacological Society

Roche announced that the first in class Hedgehog pathway inhibitor vismodegib, was named Drug Discovery of the Year by the British Pharmacological Society.

The award, which celebrates the importance of pharmacology in the development of new medicines, was presented to the vismodegib team because of the detailed pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic analysis that was completed during the drug development process. Vismodegib is currently approved in the US and Mexico for the teatment of individuals with an advanced form of the common skin cancer basal cell carcinoma.

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