ADELAIDE, Australia, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bionomics Limited (ASX: BNO,OTCQX: BNOEF) today announced that it will present a poster with new data on the DisrupTOR-1 trial of BNC105 in patients with metastatic renal cancer at the 7th Asian Oncology Summit being held from April 10-12, 2015 in Shanghai, China.
The poster will be presented by Dr. Jeremy Simpson, Vice President, Clinical Development at Bionomics, and is entitled, A phase I/II trial of BNC105P with everolimus in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC): Results of the randomized phase II DisrupTOR-1 trial. The Poster Walk session is during the Welcome Reception on Friday, April 10th, 2015 at 5:45 p.m. CST in the Mandarin Hall of the Oriental Riverside Hotel and Convention Centre .
The data identify ferritin and IL-8 as two baseline biomarkers that correlate with an improved progression free survival (PFS) in patients. Eighty nine percent of patients expressing higher plasma levels of ferritin and lower plasma levels of IL-8 at baseline were disease progression-free at six months. The data show that biomarker-based patient selection has the potential to optimise clinical outcomes in the treatment of renal cancer. There are 6.3 new cases of renal cancer and 1.7 deaths per 100,000 people in Asia each year.
BNC105 is a novel compound being developed as a vascular disrupting agent (VDA) for the treatment of cancer. VDAs are drugs that disrupt the blood vessels that nourish tumours. This approach has a number of advantages over classical chemotherapy, including stronger impact on tumour cell death, applicability to a wider variety of cancers, and lowered risk of the emergence of therapy-resistant tumour cells.
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Bionomics (ASX: BNO) is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers and develops innovative therapeutics for cancer and diseases of the central nervous system. Bionomics has small molecule product development programs in the areas of cancer, anxiety, memory loss and pain. Its oncology approach includes cancer stem cell therapeutics as well as vascular disruption in solid tumours.
Bionomics' discovery and development are driven by its four proprietary technology platforms: MultiCore®, a diversity orientated chemistry platform for the discovery of small molecule drugs; ionX® , a set of novel technologies for the identification of drugs targeting ion channels for diseases of the central nervous system; Angene®, a drug discovery platform that incorporates a variety of genomics tools to identify and validate novel angiogenesis targets (involved in the formation of new blood vessels); and CSC Rx Discovery™, which identifies antibody and small molecule therapeutics that inhibit the growth of cancer stem cells. These platforms drive Bionomics' pipeline and underpin its established business strategy of securing partners for its key compounds. Bionomics' partners include Merck & Co.
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