The recent Phase 2 recurrent ovarian study explored three different dose levels and two dosing regimens of ProLindac as a monotherapy treatment for advanced ovarian cancer, to provide data on the monotherapy anticancer activity and safety of ProLindac. Of patients eligible for evaluation according to standard RECIST criteria, clinically-meaningful disease stabilization was achieved in 42% of all patients, and 66% of all patients in the higher dose groups. Sustained and significant reductions in Ca-125, the established specific serum marker for ovarian cancer, were also observed in several patients.
"Access is extremely pleased with the clinical progress to date, and look forward to initiation of clinical trials looking at ProLindac in combination with commonly used chemotherapies," stated Jeffrey Davis, President & CEO. "Our partners in the Far East hosted Access together with key opinion leaders in oncology indications to discuss various potential protocol options, and hope to start enrolling patients in up to three combination trials by the end of the year, depending upon regulatory approvals of the trial protocols and certain other matters."
ProLindac is a novel DACH platinum prodrug which has been shown to be active in a wide variety of solid tumors in both preclinical models and in human trials. Access believes that ProLindac's unique molecular design potentially could eliminate some of the toxic side effects seen in the currently marketed DACH platinum, Eloxatin, which has sales in excess of $2 billion.
|SOURCE Access Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
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