"This study represents our continued commitment to work with the NCI and our industry and academic collaborators to expand the ENCORE (ENtinostat Combinations Overcoming REsistance) platform aimed at overcoming resistance to targeted therapies in breast cancer and other solid tumors," said Joanna Horobin, MD, president and chief executive officer of Syndax. "With our recently reported positive data in ENCORE 301 targeting ER+ breast cancer and the NCI sponsored study NCT01234532 combining entinostat with Arimidex in ER-, PR-, HER2- triple negative breast cancer we are pleased to be in a position to provide proof-of-concept clinical data across all segments of breast cancer."
Syndax's lead product entinostat is a novel, oral small molecule inhibitor of class I histone deacetylases, key enzymes that alter the structure of chromatin to control gene expression. Entinostat is differentiated from other members of the class through its unique selectivity profile, pharmacokinetic properties and safety profile. Entinostat has been studied in more than 600 cancer patients where objective tumor responses have been observed in breast and lung cancer and hematologic malignancies. Randomized, placebo-controlled phase 2 studies with entinostat have demonstrated promising results in combination with aromatase inhibitors in breast cancer (ENCORE 301) and with the EGFR-TKI erlotinib (ENCORE 401) in non-small cell lung cancer. Results from the ENCORE clinical program have provided the basis for moving entinostat in pivotal, phase 3 testing across a platform of breast and lung cancer indications. NCI and Syndax are collaborating on the development of entinostat under a Cooperative Research and Develo
|SOURCE Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
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