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Somatostatin receptors on breast cancer cells represents a new target for breast cancer therapy.
SOMERVILLE, MA, April 25, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Andarix Pharmaceuticals, a leader in the discovery and development of targeted peptide therapy for cancer announced today that it will present at the Neosynth Breast Cancer Conference in Boston MA on April 24-25th 2019.
The presentation will address the ability of theranostic technology to provide personalized medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer. The three main types of breast cancer are defined by specific biomarkers and are overexpressed in the disease. The Andarix drug Tozaride targets somatostatin receptors on breast cancer cells and represents a new target for breast cancer therapy. The company will present clinical data to support the biomarker application.
Tozaride is a novel, best-in-class cancer therapy based on a radio-labeled somatostatin peptide analogue. Early clinical studies of Tozaride demonstrated that it is well tolerated and may produce prolonged stable disease and improved overall survival in advanced lung cancer patients whose disease has continued to progress after failing other therapies. Tozaride targeted radiotherapy represents a new treatment paradigm which is expected to yield significant clinical benefit for both lung cancer (SCLC, NSCLC), and pancreatic cancer patients. Along with its companion diagnostic that helps identify patients most likely to respond – those with enough expression of the peptide's target – Tozaride could provide another treatment option for patients who are not eligible for, or who have not responded to current therapies.
About Andarix Pharmaceuticals
Andarix Pharmaceuticals is at the forefront of personalized therapies for cancer, developing both the imaging agents that can identify appropriate patients, as well as the targeted therapies for these patients. The company's products have progressed through early clinical development. The Andarix technology is based on a proprietary somatostatin peptide conjugate applicable to lung, pancreatic, neuroendocrine, and other cancers. Extensive research has demonstrated that somatostatin receptors are highly up-regulated on several solid tumors, particularly lung, neuroendocrine, and pancreatic tumors. To learn more about Andarix, please visit www.andarix.com.
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