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Invented name: Ecansya   
Auth. number : EU/1/12/763
Active substance : capecitabine
ATC: Anatomical main group: L - Antineoplastic and immunomodulating agents
Therapeutic subgroup: L01 - Antineoplastic agents
Pharmacological subgroup: L01B - Antimetabolites
Chemical subgroup: L01BC - Pyrimidine analogues
Chemical substance: L01BC06 - capecitabine
(See WHO ATC Index)
Indication: Ecansya is indicated:
- for the adjuvant treatment of patients following surgery of stage III (Dukes’ stage C) colon cancer (see section 5.1).

- for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (see section 5.1).

- for first line treatment of advanced gastric cancer in combination with a platinum based regimen (see section 5.1).

- in combination with docetaxel (see section 5.1) for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer after failure of cytotoxic chemotherapy. Previous therapy should have included an anthracycline.

- as monotherapy for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer after failure of taxanes and an anthracycline containing chemotherapy regimen or for whom further anthracycline therapy is not indicated.
Marketing Authorisation Holder: Krka d. d., Novo mesto
Šmarješka cesta 6, 8501 Novo mesto, Slovenija
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Close date procedure Procedure type EMEA number Decision summary publ decision docs annex
25/04/2012 Centralised - Authorisation EMEA/H/C/2605 (2012)2846 of 20/04/2012
09/08/2012 Centralised - Variation EMEA/H/C/2605/IAIN/1
Updated with Decision(2012)7785 of 25/10/2012
12/11/2012 Centralised - Variation (2012)7785 of 25/10/2012
16/11/2012 Centralised - Variation EMEA/H/C/2605/IAIN/2
Updated with Decision(2013)8157 of 15/11/2013
02/04/2013 Centralised - Variation EMEA/H/C/2605/IB/3
Updated with Decision(2013)8157 of 15/11/2013
08/04/2013 Centralised - Variation EMEA/H/C/2605/IB/4
Updated with Decision(2013)8157 of 15/11/2013
24/09/2013 Centralised - Variation EMEA/H/C/2605/IB/7
Updated with Decision(2013)8157 of 15/11/2013
19/11/2013 Centralised - Yearly update (2013)8157 of 15/11/2013
03/04/2014 Centralised - Variation EMEA/H/C/2605/IB/10/G
Updated with Decision(2015)2540 of 13/04/2015
15/04/2015 Centralised - Yearly update (2015)2540 of 13/04/2015
10/06/2015 Centralised - Variation EMEA/H/C/2605/IB/14
Updated with Decision(2016)2024 of 31/03/2016
04/04/2016 Centralised - 2-Monthly update EMEA/H/C/2605/IB/17 (2016)2024 of 31/03/2016
20/09/2016 Centralised - Variation EMEA/H/C/2605/IB/19
Updated with Decision(2016)8533 of 09/12/2016
12/12/2016 Centralised - Renewal EMEA/H/C/2605/R/18 (2016)8533 of 09/12/2016