Sophiris to Begin Dosing Patients in Phase 2b Study of Topsalysin for Prostate Cancer

Sophiris to Begin Dosing Patients in Phase 2b Study of Topsalysin for Prostate Cancer
Sophiris Bio has received a green light to begin dosing patients in a Phase 2b U.S. clinical trial of topsalysin (PRX302) for prostate cancer. The go-ahead was in the form of a Federal Drug Administration approval of a substance that Sophiris uses to dilute topsalysin, according to a press release. The therapy is for an enlarged prostate as well as cancer that has yet to spread from the prostate. The multi-center trial (NCT03081481) will evaluate the effectiveness and safety of topsalysin in 40 patients with localized prostate cancer. Effectiveness will be assessed with MRI scans and biopsies 24 weeks after treatment. Safety and tolerability will be assessed within 26 weeks of treatment. Last month the company reported that some patients with localized prostate cancer benefited from topsalysin. The results came from a small Phase 2a proof-of-concept study (NCT02499848). The trial’s primary goals were to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a single injection of topsalysin directly to 18 patients' prostate tumors. Patients were followed at day 2, and then at two, six, 12, 24, and 26 we
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