NEEDHAM, Mass. and PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Xcovery, a developer of targeted therapeutics for ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is scheduled to present January 6th, 2016 at the fourth annual AACR-IASLC International Joint Conference: Lung Cancer Translational Science from the Bench to the Clinic, at the Hard Rock Hotel, in San Diego, CA. Dr. Karen L. Reckamp, Associate Professor at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center will present the poster titled "Phase l/ll trial of X-396, a novel anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitor, in patients with ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)."
Date: January 6, 2016 12:30-2:30
Location: Encore, Abbey Road and Penny Lane rooms
Poster Number: B21
X-396, a small molecule ALK inhibitor, is being investigated for the treatment of ALK+ NSCLC, lymphoma and neuroblastoma. X-396 has been validated in potency and selectivity assays that demonstrate it is more selective and up to 10 times more potent than competitive ALK inhibitors tested. X-396 has also shown activity in some ALK mutations that suggest resistance to other small molecule ALK inhibitors. X-396 is currently enrolling patients in a Phase II human clinical trial.
About Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and ALK
Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer identified in the United States with an estimated 221,000 new diagnoses expected in 2015. Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common type of lung cancer, accounting for an estimated 85-90% of the lung cancer cases.
Xcovery is a biopharmaceutical company working to improve the lives of patients with cancer by discovering medicines to fight advanced tumors. Xcovery is developing a pipeline of oncology therapies to target a wide range of advanced tumors. For more information, visit www.xcovery.com
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