Nuvation Bio receives FDA clearance for NUV-1511 IND in advanced solid tumors


In a significant stride for cancer treatment, Nuvation Bio Inc. (NYSE: NUVB), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to addressing unmet needs in oncology, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of its investigational new drug (IND) application for NUV-1511. This marks a pivotal moment for the company as NUV-1511 is the first clinical candidate from its innovative drug-drug conjugate (DDC) platform.

A Novel Approach to Cancer Therapy

David Hung, Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Nuvation Bio, expressed his enthusiasm for this milestone. He emphasized the uniqueness of their proprietary DDC platform, which designs potent oncology-focused chimeric small molecules. These molecules not only target tumors with precision but also harness the anti-cancer activity of known oncology agents. NUV-1511 is believed to hold considerable potential in providing clinical benefits for patients suffering from various solid tumors.

Innovative Cancer Treatment on the Horizon: Nuvation Bio's NUV-1511 Enters Clinical Trials

Innovative Cancer Treatment on the Horizon: Nuvation Bio’s NUV-1511 Enters Clinical Trials

Phase 1/2 Study to Explore Clinical Efficacy

The upcoming Phase 1/2 study of NUV-1511 will initially focus on the dose escalation portion. This phase aims to evaluate safety, tolerability, and potential clinical efficacy in patients with advanced solid tumors. Specifically, it targets patients who have progressed after treatments like Enhertu and/or Trodelvy, as per FDA-approved labeling. The study includes patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HER2-) metastatic breast cancer, metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), pancreatic cancer, and platinum-resistant ovarian cancer (PROC).

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Anticipated Clinical Study and Future Prospects

Nuvation Bio anticipates initiating the clinical study of NUV-1511 in the first half of 2024. This step represents a significant advancement in the company’s journey towards revolutionizing cancer treatment. By leveraging their novel DDC platform, Nuvation Bio Inc. is not only contributing to the field of oncology but is also setting new benchmarks in biopharmaceutical innovation.

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As the healthcare industry eagerly awaits the results of this groundbreaking study, Nuvation Bio’s efforts exemplify the relentless pursuit of new and effective treatment options for cancer, offering hope to countless patients worldwide.

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