TRACON Pharmaceuticals Presents Data from Phase 2 Trial of TRC102 and Temodar® in Patients with Recurrent Glioblastoma at Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting
In an oral presentation by Dr.
The combination of TRC102 and Temodar was tolerable, but did not meet the primary efficacy endpoint of demonstrating objective responses by Response Assessment in Neuro-Oncology criteria in the initial 19 enrolled patients, most of whom were treated at
“We recognized that the primary endpoint of objective response in the Phase 2 trial of Temodar and TRC102 represented a high efficacy hurdle, that of resensitizing recurrent glioblastoma patients to Temodar treatment. We were encouraged to see certain patients demonstrate prolonged clinical benefit that was associated with evidence of activation of the BER pathway of resistance that is inhibited by TRC102,” said Dr.
TRC102 is a novel, clinical stage small molecule inhibitor of the base excision repair pathway that is implicated in resistance to alkylating and antimetabolite chemotherapy. TRC102 has been combined safely with Temodar, Alimta (pemetrexed) and Fludara (fludarabine) in phase 1 trials and is being studied in a broad program of clinical trials supported by the
TRACON develops targeted therapies for cancer and ophthalmic diseases. The Company’s clinical-stage pipeline includes: TRC105, an endoglin antibody that is being developed for the treatment of multiple cancers; DE-122, the ophthalmic formulation of TRC105 that is being developed in wet AMD through a collaboration with
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