VANCOUVER, British Columbia and MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQX: DMPI) ("DelMar" and the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of new cancer therapies, today announced that it will be presenting at the 17th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference being held September 9-10, 2015, at the St. Regis Hotel in New York, New York.
Jeffrey Bacha, DelMar's president and CEO, will present on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 3:50 p.m. Eastern Time. As part of his presentation, Mr. Bacha will present a corporate overview, including recent progress of DelMar's Phase II clinical trial of VAL-083 (dianhydrogalactitol) for the treatment of refractory glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and future plans to initiate clinical trials with VAL-083 as a potential treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and other solid tumors in collaboration with Guangxi Wuzhou Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd.
The Company presented interim data from its ongoing study in GBM at the American Association of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual meeting confirming the completion of the Phase I dose-escalation portion of the VAL-083 trial and a promising dose-response trend in patients with recurrent GBM: Patients receiving a dose greater than or equal to 30mg/m2 had a median survival of 9.0 months vs. 4.4 months at doses less than 10mg/m2. DelMar also confirmed the initiation of a 14-patient Phase II expansion cohort at a dose of 40mg/m2. The purpose of the Phase II expansion cohort is to gain additional information about the safety and efficacy of VAL-083 at the 40mg/m2 dose prior to advancement into registration-directed Phase II/III clinical trials.
DelMar recently announced that the Company will present the next formal update of its clinical trial in GBM at the 2nd International Symposium on Clinical and Basic Research in Glioblastoma, being held September 9-12, 2015 in Toledo, Spain.
A live webcast of the presentation will be available by accessing the DelMar's IR Calendar in the Investors section of the Company's website (www.DelMarPharma.com). A webcast replay will be available approximately two hours after the presentation ends and will be accessible for one month.
VAL-083 is a "first-in-class", small-molecule chemotherapeutic. In more than 40 Phase I and II clinical studies sponsored by the U.S. National Cancer Institute, VAL-083 demonstrated safety and efficacy in treating a number of cancers including lung, brain, cervical, ovarian tumors and leukemia. VAL-083 is approved in China for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia and lung cancer and has received orphan drug designation in Europe and the U.S. for the treatment of gliomas.
DelMar is currently studying VAL-083 in a multi-center Phase I/II clinical trial for patients with refractory glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in accordance with the protocol that has been filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As a potential treatment for glioblastoma, VAL-083's mechanism of action appears to be unaffected by the expression of MGMT, a DNA repair enzyme that causes chemotherapy resistance to front-line treatment with Temodar® (temozolomide).
About DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded to develop and commercialize proven cancer therapies in new orphan drug indications where patients are failing or have become intolerable to modern targeted or biologic treatments. The Company's lead drug in development, VAL-083, is currently undergoing clinical trials in the U.S. as a potential treatment for refractory glioblastoma multiforme. VAL-083 has been extensively studied by U.S. National Cancer Institute, and is currently approved for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and lung cancer in China. Published pre-clinical and clinical data suggest that VAL-083 may be active against a range of tumor types via a novel mechanism of action that could provide improved treatment options for patients.
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