Apalutamide is under clinical development by Johnson & Johnson and currently in Phase II for Salivary Gland Cancer. According to GlobalData, Phase II drugs for Salivary Gland Cancer have a 14% phase transition success rate (PTSR) indication benchmark for progressing into Phase III. GlobalData’s report assesses how Apalutamide’s drug-specific PTSR and Likelihood of Approval (LoA) scores compare to the indication benchmarks. Buy the report here.

GlobalData tracks drug-specific phase transition and likelihood of approval scores, in addition to indication benchmarks based off 18 years of historical drug development data. Attributes of the drug, company and its clinical trials play a fundamental role in drug-specific PTSR and likelihood of approval.

Apalutamide overview

Apalutamide (Erleada, Erlyand, Ansenke) is a nonsteroidal anti-androgen. It is formulated as film coated tablets, coated tablets and tablets for oral route of administration. Erleada is indicated for the treatment of patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer in adults and metastatic hormone sensitive prostate cancer, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, metastatic prostate cancer, and also indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC).

Erleada (JNJ-56021927, ARN-509) is under development for the treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), recurrent/metastatic salivary gland carcinoma, metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, and localized prostate cancer. It is a new molecular entity (NME).

Johnson & Johnson overview

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) researches, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products and medical devices. The company conducts business through its operating companies. It provides pharmaceuticals for immune disorders, cancer, neurological disorders, infectious, cardiovascular, and metabolic diseases; and medical devices for use in cardiovascular, orthopaedic, neurovascular care, general surgery and vision care fields. J&J distributes pharmaceutical and medical products to retailers, wholesalers, healthcare professionals and hospitals. The company offers its products in the US; Europe; Asia-Pacific and Africa; and Western Hemisphere (excluding the US) and Latin America. J&J is headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the US.

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This content was updated on 10 June 2024

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