Fennec Pharmaceuticals Initiates Rolling New Drug Application to U.s. Food and Drug Administration for PEDMARK™
- PEDMARKTM is proposed to be indicated for the prevention of ototoxicity induced by cisplatin chemotherapy in patients 1 month to < 18 years of age with localized, non-metastatic, solid tumors.
“We believe that PEDMARKTM has the potential to address the critical unmet need to prevent or significantly reduce cisplatin induced hearing loss of many children with localized solid tumors, where the overall survival rates are high and quality of life is paramount,” said
About PEDMARKTM and ototoxicity
Cisplatin and other platinum compounds are essential chemotherapeutic components for many pediatric malignancies. Unfortunately, platinum-based therapies cause ototoxicity in many patients, and are particularly harmful to the survivors of pediatric cancer.
Each year in the
PEDMARKTM has been studied by cooperative groups in two Phase 3 clinical studies of survival and reduction of ototoxicity: COG ACCL0431 and SIOPEL 6. Both studies are complete. COG ACCL0431 enrolled one of five childhood cancers typically treated with intensive cisplatin therapy for localized and disseminated disease, including newly diagnosed hepatoblastoma, germ cell tumor, osteosarcoma, neuroblastoma, and medulloblastoma. SIOPEL 6 enrolled only hepatoblastoma patients with localized tumors. COG ACCL0431 final results were published in the Lancet Oncology. SIOPEL 6 final results were published in the
Forward Looking Statements
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The scientific information discussed in this news release related to PEDMARKTM is preliminary and investigative. Such product candidates are not approved by the
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