Athenex To Present Subgroup Analysis Of Oral Paclitaxel-Encequidar Combo Data From Breast Cancer Trial

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Athenex Inc's ATNX abstract for subgroup analysis of its Phase 3 study of oral paclitaxel and encequidar (Oral Paclitaxel) for metastatic breast cancer has been accepted for poster presentation at the 2021 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

  • The abstract and poster provide data from a post hoc, subgroup analysis of safety, progression-free survival, and overall survival of patients with elevated liver enzymes.
  • The trial is evaluating weekly oral Paclitaxel plus Encequidar vs. IV Paclitaxel 175mg/m2 every three weeks. 
  • Before treatment, 122 out of 402 total study patients (30.3%) had elevated AST or bilirubin, primarily mild hepatic dysfunction. 
  • The median survival of patients with elevated liver enzymes receiving Oral Paclitaxel was 18.9 months compared to 10.1 months for patients receiving IV Paclitaxel.
  • This increase in overall survival counterbalanced the risk of complications of neutropenia-related toxicities.
  • Price Action: ATNX shares are down 8.12% at $1.755 during the market session on the last check Monday.
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