Scandion Oncology A/S is pleased to announce that its second clinical study with SCO-101 has now been initiated. This phase 1B study enrolls metastatic pancreatic cancer patients who will receive SCO-101 together with 1[st] line standard chemotherapy (Nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine) in cohorts of three. The endpoints of this study are safety and efficacy, and the results are expected to be released Q2-Q3, 2021
The Oncology Department at Aalborg University Hospitals will now begin to enroll patients, and Scandion Oncology is engaging additional oncology departments in order to secure a fast and smooth recruitment rate.
For each cohort of patients, the dose of SCO-101 will be increased while the dose of chemotherapy will be held constant. The Maximum Tolerable Dose of SCO-101, when combined with Nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine, will be established and once identified additional 3 patients will be included at that dose level. The cancer disease status of each patient is evaluated with CT scan before start of treatment and then every 8 weeks for efficacy measures.
Bo Rode Hansen, CEO, comments: “This second clinical study with SCO-101 is a very important study evaluating SCO-101 in combination with chemotherapy as first line treatment in metastatic pancreatic cancer patients. These patients unfortunately have a very poor outcome as they very quickly develop resistance to chemotherapy. By combining the standard treatment with SCO-101 we expect to significantly improve the survival for these pancreatic cancer patients.”
Timelines for clinical studies with SCO-101
- Colorectal cancer study, first part (dose range finding) expected finalized in Q2, 2021.
- Pancreatic cancer study, first part (dose range finding) expected finalized in Q2-Q3, 2021
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About Scandion Oncology:
Scandion Oncology A/S is a clinical stage II biotechnology company currently developing first-in-class, oral add-on drugs to existing market leading anti-cancer therapies. As add on to standard anti-cancer therapies, it introduces an effective treatment approach for cancer, which is or has become resistant to cancer-fighting drugs, offering the potential for better response rates, longer survival and improved quality of life. The first-in-class lead candidate, SCO-101, is currently in clinical Phase II. The company is targeting cancer drug resistance in various treatment modalities including, chemotherapy, anti-hormonal therapy and immunotherapy. Scandion Oncology was listed on Spotlight Stock Market, Sweden in November 2018. Ticker code: SCOL