Cabozantinib Demonstrates Durable Effects in Bone and Soft Tissue in Advanced Prostate Cancer
Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) today reported positive updated interim data from an ongoing phase 2 trial of cabozantinib in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and bone metastases. These data confirm cabozantinib's effects on metastatic bone lesions and soft tissue disease, and demonstrate a positive impact on bone related pain and narcotic use, as well as biomarkers of bone formation and resorption. Matthew R. Smith, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Genitourinary Malignancies Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and an investigator on the trial, presented the data today in an oral session at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2012 Annual Meeting (Abstract #4513), which is taking place in Chicago, Illinois. In addition, preliminary results from an ongoing phase 1 investigator-sponsored trial (IST) designed to determine the lowest effective dose of cabozantinib for the treatment of men with CRPC and bone metastases were also presented at the conference. Richard J. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Physician in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, and an investigator on the study, presented the data yesterday in a poster discussion session (Abstract #4566).
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