About Us

Exelixis, Inc., from the Greek word for “evolution,” is a biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing small molecule therapies with the potential to improve the treatment of cancer.

Over the past decade, we have established a broad development platform, laying the foundation for our continued efforts to bring new therapies for cancer to patients in need. The history of our lead compounds, cabozantinib and cobimetinib, tell the story of our evolution as a company. Each of these compounds were discovered in our own laboratories and advanced by us into clinical development.

In addition, we have leveraged our earlier stage drug discovery and development capabilities to establish multiple partnerships and collaborations with leading pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical partners. These alliances are designed to advance the development of multiple Exelixis-discovered therapies, and allow Exelixis to focus on maximizing the potential of cabozantinib.

Exelixis has worldwide rights to cabozantinib, which we believe could have the potential to treat a wide variety of cancers. Cabozantinib received its initial regulatory approval for a single indication in 2012, and is marketed for that indication under the trade name COMETRIQ®. Cabozantinib is also the subject of a broad, global clinical development program that includes approximately 45 ongoing or planned clinical trials, including active global, randomized phase 3 pivotal trials in renal and liver cancers.

Founded and incorporated in 1994, Exelixis is headquartered in South San Francisco, California. We are committed to excellence in all aspects of our business and are dedicated to improving the care of, and outcomes for, patients with cancer.