EU/3/05/344: Orphan designation for the treatment of medullary thyroid carcinoma


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Please note that this product was withdrawn from the Community Register of designated orphan medicinal products in August 2010 on request of the sponsor.

On 24 January 2006, orphan designation (EU/3/05/344) was granted by the European Commission to AstraZeneca UK Limited, United Kingdom, for vandetanib for the treatment of medullary thyroid carcinoma.

Key facts

Active substance
Intended use
Treatment of medullary thyroid carcinoma
Orphan designation status
EU designation number
Date of designation
AstraZeneca UK Limited
Medical Information
Horizon Place
600 Capability Green
Luton LU1 3LU
United Kingdom

Documents related to this orphan designation evaluation

Patients' organisations

For contact details of patients’ organisations whose activities are targeted at rare diseases, see:

  • Orphanet, a database containing information on rare diseases, which includes a directory of patients’ organisations registered in Europe.

  • European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS), a non-governmental alliance of patient organisations and individuals active in the field of rare diseases.

EU register of orphan medicines

The list of medicines that have received an orphan designation in the EU is available on the European Commission's website:

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