Defactinib hydrochloride is under clinical development by Verastem and currently in Phase II for Endometrial Cancer. According to GlobalData, Phase II drugs for Endometrial Cancer have a 22% phase transition success rate (PTSR) indication benchmark for progressing into Phase III. GlobalData’s report assesses how Defactinib hydrochloride’s drug-specific PTSR and Likelihood of Approval (LoA) scores compare to the indication benchmarks. Buy the report here.

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Defactinib hydrochloride overview

Defactinib hydrochloride (VS-6063) is under development for the treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma as adjuvant therapy, metastatic uveal melanoma, KRAS-mutated NSCLC, colorectal cancer, malignant pleural mesothelioma, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, endometrial cancer, prostate cancer, epithelial ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, low-grade serous ovarian cancer, peritoneal cancer, triple negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. The drug candidate is administered by oral route. VS-6063 is a selective inhibitor of the FAK family kinases focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and protein tyrosine kinase 2 Beta (PTK-2B). It was also under development for malignant pleural mesothelioma in EU and solid tumors (non-hematologic malignancy).

Verastem overview

Verastem is a biopharmaceutical company. It carries out the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel small molecule drugs to treat cancer. The company’s most advanced product candidates include VS-6766, defactinib (VS-6063). Verastem products VS-6766 and defactinib (VS-6063), are being investigated in both preclinical and clinical studies for the treatment of various solid tumors, including, low-grade serous ovarian cancer (LGSOC), non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), colorectal cancer (CRC), pancreatic cancer, uveal melanoma, and endometrial cancer. The pipeline products focused on RAF/MEK inhibition and FAK inhibition. Its service include investigator sponsored trial (IST)program. The company operates in Germany and the US. Verastem is headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts, the US.

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GlobalData’s Likelihood of Approval analytics tool dynamically assesses and predicts how likely a drug will move to the next stage in its clinical pathway (PTSR), as well as how likely the drug will be approved (LoA). This is based on a proprietary algorithm built from the drugs’ sales forecast, regulatory milestones, cost forecasts, WACC rate and other proprietary data sources found on GlobalData’s Pharmaceutical Intelligence Center.