Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of Phase 1b/2 Clinical Trial of Sapacitabine With Olaparib in BRCA Mutant Breast Cancer

- September 10th, 2018

Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:CYCC, Nasdaq:CYCCP) a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines based on cancer biology, announced the initiation of a Phase 1b/2 investigator-sponsored clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of sapacitabine in combination with olaparib in patients with BRCA mutant breast cancer. As quoted in the press release: The trial will be conducted at … Continued

Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:CYCC, Nasdaq:CYCCP) a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines based on cancer biology, announced the initiation of a Phase 1b/2 investigator-sponsored clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of sapacitabine in combination with olaparib in patients with BRCA mutant breast cancer.

As quoted in the press release:

The trial will be conducted at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute with collaborators Cyclacel and AstraZeneca providing sapacitabine investigational drug and the approved PARP-inhibitor olaparib (LynparzaTM), respectively.

“Despite advancements in the treatment of BRCA positive breast cancer, we are continually searching for ways to improve on the standard of care for this disease which carries a poor prognosis for the majority of individuals,” said Sara M. Tolaney, MD, MPH, instructor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, attending physician of medical oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Principal Investigator of the study. “PARP inhibitor monotherapy is the current standard of care for breast and ovarian cancers with homologous recombination deficient (HRD) cancers, which include those positive for BRCA mutations. The study will help determine if the all-oral combination of sapacitabine and olaparib could provide additional benefit to these patients for whom limited treatment options exist.”

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