Erdafitinib is under clinical development by Johnson & Johnson and currently in Phase II for Esophageal Cancer. According to GlobalData, Phase II drugs for Esophageal Cancer have a 25% phase transition success rate (PTSR) indication benchmark for progressing into Phase III. GlobalData’s report assesses how Erdafitinib’s drug-specific PTSR and Likelihood of Approval (LoA) scores compare to the indication benchmarks. Buy the report here.

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Erdafitinib overview

Erdafitinib (Balversa, Erfandel) is an alkyldiarylamine compound acts as an antineoplastic agent. It is formulated as film coated tablets for oral route of administration. Erdafitinib is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) that has susceptible FGFR3 or FGFR2 genetic alterations, and progressed during or following at least one line of prior platinum-containing chemotherapy, including within 12 months of neoadjuvant or adjuvant platinum-containing chemotherapy.

Erdafitinib (JNJ-42756493) is under development for the treatment of metastatic or surgically unresectable urothelial cancer (second line therapy), high-grade glioma, duodenal cancer, thyroid cancer, salivary gland cancer, endometrial cancer, colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, refractory solid tumors and lymphomas including squamous and non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer, relapsed/ refractory multiple myeloma, small cell lung cancer, advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, lung adenocarcinoma, head and neck cancer, esophageal cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, non muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC), glioblastoma multiforme and gastric cancer. The drug candidate is administered orally. It is a pan-fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor and is based on fragment-based pyramid platform. 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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