DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Biomarck Pharmaceuticals, Ltd today announced that it has completed enrollment in the Phase 2 study in NSCLC. This study compares standard of care, (pemetrexed/carboplatin. SOC) to SOC plus BIO-11006 in 60 patients with stage 4, NSCLC.
Currently end stage NSCLC remains a terminal disease with a poor prognosis and quality of life. Immunotherapeutic agents have been shown to extend life but are associated with significant morbidity. While they are an important advancement there remains an opportunity to further enhance survival and quality of life in this patient group.
In Vivo studies have shown BIO-11006 can inhibit NSCLC metastases and reduce tumor size in several animal species. Those treated with BIO-11006 also did not lose weight over the treatment period. This study is intended to give an initial confirmation of these findings in a clinical setting.
About the Phase 2 study
This is a SOC controlled randomized, parallel group, clinical study evaluating BIO-11006 in addition to SOC in patients who have end stage NSCLC. The primary endpoint is progression free survival (PFS) at three months with secondary endpoints of response rate (RR), overall survival (OS) at 3 and 12 months. Body weight is also a clinical endpoint. Initial clinical results are expected in March 2019. For more information please visit https://clinicaltrials.gov ID number NCT 03472053
BIO-11006 is a novel patented peptide that inhibits the MARCKS protein. Phosphorylation of the MARCKS protein has been shown to stimulate cell division and movement. BIO-11006 has, in InVitro studies, shown activity against all solid tumors tested including lung, breast, colon and sarcoma. It is part of a portfolio of over 100 patented compounds owned by Biomarck.
Biomarck Pharmaceuticals is a Durham, N.C. based biopharmaceutical company focused on the clinical development of its lead compound for the treatment of significant disease states such as ARDS and NSCLC. For additional information on Biomarck, please visit the Company's website at www.biomarck.com
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