Tuesday, 23 April 2024

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TRACON announces progress in ENVASARC cancer trial By Investing.com

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SAN DIEGO – TRACON Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: NASDAQ:), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, announced Monday that its ENVASARC Phase 2 pivotal trial will proceed as recommended by the independent data monitoring committee (IDMC). The trial, which is evaluating envafolimab as a treatment for sarcoma, completed enrollment in March 2024 with 82 evaluable patients.

The IDMC’s recommendation follows a review of interim safety and efficacy data from 73 patients in the trial. These patients had completed at least 12 weeks of treatment, allowing for two on-treatment scans. To date, the objective response rate (ORR) stands at 11% by investigator review and 5.5% by blinded independent central review (BICR), with a median duration of response greater than six months. Importantly, envafolimab has been well tolerated, with no drug-related serious adverse events of grade 3 or higher reported.

The primary goal of the ENVASARC trial is to achieve an ORR of 11% in the cohort treated with envafolimab by BICR, with the median duration of response as a key secondary endpoint. TRACON’s Chief Medical Officer, James Freddo, M.D., noted the need for an additional five objective responses confirmed by central review to meet the trial’s objective in the 82 patient cohort.

Charles Theuer, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of TRACON, expressed optimism about the potential for envafolimab, stating that meeting the primary endpoint could position the drug as a compelling treatment option for patients with refractory sarcoma subtypes of UPS and MFS.

The ENVASARC trial, which began dosing in December 2020, is a multicenter, open-label study conducted across cancer centers in the United States and the United Kingdom. Final data from the trial are expected in the third quarter of 2024.

TRACON aims to leverage its cost-efficient, CRO-independent Product Development Platform to advance its pipeline of targeted cancer therapeutics and establish partnerships with other life science companies.

This article is based on a press release statement from TRACON Pharmaceuticals.

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