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EU's CHMP positive on Novartis's ceritinib

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The EU's CHMP has granted a positive opinion for Novartis's Zykadia (ceritinib) to treat adult patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) previously treated with crizotinib (Pfizer's Xalkori), making it set to be the first specifically approved treatment option for this population.

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