Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. Announces That Its Novel Protein Phosphatase 2A Inhibitor Is Associated With Stabilization Of Several Types Of Cancer Without Dose-Limiting Toxicity
EAST SETAUKET, N.Y., Nov. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: LIXT) announced today that in an ongoing Phase I trial its lead anti-cancer compound, LB-100, was associated with stabilization of a variety of advanced cancers that had been progressing despite extensive prior treatment. The results were presented at the AACR-NCI-EORTC Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics Conference, Boston, on November 6. The authors were Vincent Chung, City of Hope, Duarte, CA; Donald Richards, Texas Oncology, Tyler, TX; Fadi Braiteh, Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV; John S. Kovach, Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc., East Setauket, NY; Aaron Scott Mansfield, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
A total of 21 patients received LB-100 for 3-consecutive days in 3-week cycles. Nine of these patients had stabilization of their disease without significant toxicity. One patient with pancreatic cancer received 14 cycles of LB-100 (42 weeks); one with thymoma, 9 cycles; one with testicular and one with carcinoid of the lung, 5 cycles; two with ovarian, 3 and 6 cycles; and one with NSCLC and one with duodenal cancer, 3 cycles. The average number of cycles received at the last four evaluable dose levels of LB-100 was 4.8 (14.4 weeks). In a study by Mansfield et al (2015 JCO 33 suppl:2567), the average number of cycles of a new drug in 51 NCI-sponsored Phase 1 trials conducted from 1994-2014 involving 1841 patients was 2.0 (6-8 weeks).
John S. Kovach M.D., founder and president of Lixte, said "Lixte interprets the results as showing that LB-100 has single agent activity in suppressing the growth of several types of cancer. What is highly encouraging is that stabilization of disease occurred in the absence of dose-limiting toxicity. In fact, most patients tolerated repeated doses without any ill-effects. As pre-clinical studies have shown that LB-100 potentiates the effectiveness of cytotoxic agents, we believe that LB-100 alone and in combination with standard anti-cancer drugs and/or radiation may offer new therapeutic options for a spectrum of neoplastic diseases."
About Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc.
Lixte is a drug discovery company that uses biomarker technology to identify enzyme targets associated with serious common diseases and then design novel compounds to attack those targets. Lixte's product pipeline encompasses two major categories of compounds at various stages of pre-clinical and clinical development which the Company believes have broad therapeutic potential not only for cancer but for other debilitating and life-threatening diseases. Lixte's unique phosphatase inhibitor, LB-100, is in a Phase I clinical trial at two NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and three US Oncology Research sites (see ClinicalTrials.gov: Identifier NCT01837667).
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