Xgeva is a medicine used to prevent bone complications in adults with advanced cancer that has spread to the bone. These complications include fractures (breaks in the bone), spinal compression (pressure on the spinal cord caused by damage to the surrounding bone), or bone problems requiring radiotherapy (treatment with radiation) or surgery.
Xgeva is also used to treat a type of bone cancer called giant cell tumour of bone in adults and adolescents whose bones have fully developed. It is used in patients who cannot be treated by surgery or in whom surgery is likely to cause complications.
Xgeva contains the active substance denosumab.
Xgeva: EPAR - Medicine overview (PDF/81 KB)
First published: 15/08/2011
Last updated: 05/08/2019
Xgeva : Risk-managment-plan (PDF/1.11 MB)
First published: 17/07/2023
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Amgen Europe B.V.
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21/07/2022 Xgeva - EMEA/H/C/002173 - IB/0081
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Drugs for treatment of bone diseases
Prevention of skeletal related events (pathological fracture, radiation to bone, spinal cord compression or surgery to bone) in adults with advanced malignancies involving bone (see section 5.1).
Treatment of adults and skeletally mature adolescents with giant cell tumour of bone that is unresectable or where surgical resection is likely to result in severe morbidity.
Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 19-22 February 201823/02/2018
Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 23-26 January 201727/01/2017
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