Avutometinib potassium is under clinical development by Verastem and currently in Phase II for Follicular Thyroid Cancer. According to GlobalData, Phase II drugs for Follicular Thyroid Cancer have a 40% phase transition success rate (PTSR) indication benchmark for progressing into Phase III. GlobalData’s report assesses how Avutometinib potassium’s drug-specific PTSR and Likelihood of Approval (LoA) scores compare to the indication benchmarks. Buy the report here.

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Avutometinib potassium overview

Avutometinib potassium (RG-7304, RO5126766) is under development for the treatment of solid tumors including low-grade serous ovarian cancer (LGSOC) , peritoneal cancer, fallopian tube cancer, metastatic uveal melanoma, brain metastases from cutaneous melanoma, metastatic pancreatic cancer, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, non-small cell lung cancer, multiple myeloma, glioblastoma, recurrent glioblastoma, endometrial cancer, prostate cancer, cervical cancer, HER2 negative breast cancer, anaplastic thyroid cancer, papillary thyroid carcinoma, follicular thyroid carcinoma and colorectal cancer. It is administered orally as a capsule. It is a new molecular entity (NME) with a structure based on a coumarin skeleton. The drug candidate acts by targeting B-Raf kinase, C-Raf kinase, mitogen activated protein kinase kinase 1 (MEK-1 or MAP2K1). It was also under development for melanoma, pancreatic cancer and solid tumors in Japan.

Verastem overview

Verastem is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company that provides the development and commercialization of new medicines to improve the lives of patients diagnosed with cancer. Verastem pipeline programs include Avutometinib and Defactinib. The company pipeline is focused on novel small-molecule drugs that inhibit critical signaling pathways in cancer that promote cancer cell survival and tumor growth, including RAF/MEK inhibition and focal adhesion kinase (FAK) inhibition. The company operates in Germany and the US. Verastem is headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts, the US.

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This content was updated on 7 February 2024

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