Pfizer announced that the FDA has accepted its filing for standard review of axitinib for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). This submission was based on Phase 3 data from the AXIS 1032 trial, comparing axitinib with sorafenib in patients with previously treated advanced RCC, which Pfizer recently presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

Axitinib is an oral and selective inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptors 1, 2 and 3, receptors that can influence tumor growth, vascular angiogenesis and progression of cancer (the spread of tumors).

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