Roche and KeChow Reach a Cooperation Agreement

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SHANGHAI, Aug. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — On August 2, 2021, Shanghai Roche Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Roche Pharma China” or “Roche”) and Shanghai KeChow Pharma, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “KeChow Pharma” or “KeChow”) entered into a cooperation agreement to improve market access of Zelboraf® in China. Under this collaboration, KeChow will promote Roche’s Zelboraf® in China. 

Zelboraf® is an oral small molecule, selective BRAF inhibitor indicated for the treatment of patients with BRAF V600 mutation-positive advanced or inoperable melanoma. It is approved in more than 90 countries, and the first molecular-targeted oncology product approved by China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) for the treatment of patients with BRAF-V600E mutation melanoma. Although melanoma is a rare malignant tumor in China, the mortality rate remains very high[1]. The estimated incidence of melanoma in China was…

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