SYDNEY, Nov. 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Kazia Therapeutics Limited (NASDAQ: KZIA), an oncology-focused drug development company, is pleased to provide key highlights of the clinical and preclinical paxalisib related presentations given by key thought leaders at the Society of Neuro-Oncology 2023 Annual Meeting. "The 2023 SNO Annual Meeting was another successful event with the latest advances in clinical trials, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric and adult patients with CNS malignancies," stated Dr. John Friend, CEO Kazia. "We are highly encouraged with the preliminary overall survival data from the PNOC022 clinical study that we believe will provide an alternative to the current therapies considered as standard of care."
Key paxalisib highlights from the meeting:
Friday, November 17th
Combining ONC201 and paxalisib for the treatment of diffuse midline glioma (DMG); the preclinical results underpinning the international Phase II clinical trial (NCT05009992).
Presenter: Evangeline R. Jackson; University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Exploiting the genetic dependency on PI3K/mTOR signaling for the treatment of H3-altered Diffuse Midline Glioma
Presenter: Ryan Duchatel, PhD; University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Phase I study of paxalisib and radiotherapy for CNS disease harboring PI3K pathway mutations: pilot analysis of circulating tumor DNA for patient eligibility confirmation and post-treatment response
Presenter: Brandon Imber, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC, USA
Sunday, November 19
PNOC022: a combination therapy trial using an adaptive platform design for patients with diffuse midline gliomas (DMGs) at initial diagnosis, post-radiation therapy and at time of therapy
Presenter: Sabine Mueller, MD, UCSF, San Francisco, USA
This announcement was authorized for release by Dr. John Friend, CEO.
About Kazia Therapeutics Limited
Kazia Therapeutics Limited (NASDAQ: KZIA) is an oncology-focused drug development company, based in Sydney, Australia.
Our lead program is paxalisib, a brain-penetrant inhibitor of the PI3K / Akt / mTOR pathway, which is being developed to treat multiple forms of brain cancer. Licensed from Genentech in late 2016, paxalisib is or has been the subject of ten clinical trials in this disease. A completed Phase II study in glioblastoma reported promising signals of clinical activity in 2021, and a pivotal study, GBM AGILE, is ongoing, with final data expected in CY2023. Other clinical trials are ongoing in brain metastases, DMGs, and primary CNS lymphoma, with several of these having reported encouraging interim data.
Paxalisib was granted Orphan Drug Designation for glioblastoma by the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) in February 2018, and Fast Track Designation for glioblastoma by the US FDA in August 2020. In addition, paxalisib was granted Rare Pediatric Disease Designation and Orphan Designation by the US FDA for DIPG in August 2020, and for atypical teratoid / rhabdoid tumors in June 2022 and July 2022, respectively.
Kazia is also developing EVT801, a small-molecule inhibitor of VEGFR3, which was licensed from Evotec SE in April 2021. Preclinical data has shown EVT801 to be active against a broad range of tumor types and has provided evidence of synergy with immuno-oncology agents. A Phase I study in advanced solid tumors commenced recruitment in November 2021.
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