Navigation Links
New TGen, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center study targets non-small cell lung cancer
Date:8/29/2012

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. August 29, 2012 A Phase I/II, multi-center trial designed to test the safety and preliminary efficacy of a first in class cancer treatment opened worldwide today at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials at Scottsdale Healthcare, a partnership between Scottsdale Healthcare and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). PR610 is designed to become activated in tissues with low levels of oxygen, which is characteristic of many cancers. This "targeted" approach should deliver more active drug to cancer tissue and less active drug to normal tissue.

The two-part trial, sponsored by the drug's manufacturer, Proacta Inc., will first determine acceptable dose levels of PR610 in patients with various types of advanced cancer. After determining acceptable dose levels, the study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of PR610 when given to patients with non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors contain a certain genetic mutation. Other goals of the study are to measure levels of PR610 in the blood.

"PR610 is a promising and innovative compound that merges delivery of a drug to the cancerous, oxygen depleted tissue and it also targets the communication functions that govern the growth and behavior that drive certain cancers," said Dr. Glen Weiss, Clinical Associate Professor at TGen and Director of Thoracic Oncology at Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials at Scottsdale Healthcare.

Research has shown that some cancer tissue has lower levels of oxygen than normal tissue. This lower level of oxygen appears to make the cancer tissue more resistant to radiation and chemotherapy, which allows the cancer to become more aggressive and spread. PR610 is designed to become active in cancer tissue with low levels of oxygen.

"Proacta is very excited to be working with Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials and TGen on this important study. We purposely limited participation in this study to those cancer centers with extensive experience and expertise in conducting clinical oncology trials," said Dr. John Gutheil, CEO of Proacta.

Non-small cell lung cancer is a disease in which cancerous cells form in the tissues of the lung. There are several types, and chances of recovery are determined by many factors, such as smoking and lifestyle. Unfortunately, current treatments options do not cure the majority of patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

About 44 people will participate in this study at research sites in the U.S. and New Zealand, with the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare being the first to enroll a patient.


'/>"/>
Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Healthy Back Store Confirms Closure of East Tyson’s Virginia Location
2. Could a cancer drug potentially prevent learning disabilities in some kids?
3. Aspirin may help men with prostate cancer live longer, study suggests
4. Race May Affect Quality of Prostate Cancer Surgical Care
5. Mayo study: Exercise can help cancer patients, but few oncologists suggest it
6. Exploring exercise benefits for breast cancer patients
7. Not all lung cancer patients who could benefit from crizotinib are identified by FDA-approved test
8. Breast Cancer Drug Might Help Men on Prostate Cancer Therapy
9. Reducing the side effects of treatment for prostate cancer
10. Accuracy of narrow band imaging with colonoscopy allows for distal non-cancerous polyps to be left in place
11. Daily Aspirin May Help Fight Prostate Cancer, But Not Breast Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... In ... innovative EcoQube Frame vertical micro-veggies garden on Kickstarter . Surpassing the $100,000 ... – with nearly 2,000 consumers (and counting) already backing the campaign. , ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Viewers who like to ... critical historical facts, cultural practices, goods, services, and societal issues tend to appreciate and ... into the popular practice of utilizing running events for causes around the world. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , ... March 24, 2017 , ... “End Time GPS”: ... salient events will interrelate. “End Time GPS” is the creation of published author, ... expert while working on military munitions and space-vehicle projects. Now, at age ninety-one, he ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... CO (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... A ... bar for entry into teacher preparation programs. The NCTQ report suggests, based on a ... entry requirements would significantly improve teacher quality in the U.S. It argues that this ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , ... March 23, 2017 , ... The IoT (Internet ... WiFi connectivity are making a huge impact on businesses and individual consumers alike. ... the IoT will have a value anywhere from $4 trillion to $11 trillion dollars ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... Mar 24, 2017 Research and Markets has ... Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , Latin ... provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... -- HealthMine surveys with 9,250 insured consumers fielded from February ... want help from their plans in five key areas: ... 2) help closing gaps in care, 3) better digital ... relevant, real-time guidance. Meeting these needs is essential to ... A Reason to Stay Engaged in Health ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... and GENEVA , March 24, ... World Tuberculosis Day revitalizes efforts to develop sutezolid as ... On World Tuberculosis Day, TB Alliance and the Medicines ... clinical development of sutezolid, an antibiotic drug candidate which ... to the development of sutezolid in combination with other ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: