Ramucirumab is under clinical development by Eli Lilly and Co 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 Ramucirumab’s drug-specific PTSR and Likelihood of Approval (LoA) scores compare to the indication benchmarks. Buy the report here.

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Ramucirumab overview

Ramucirumab (Cyramza) is an antineoplastic agent. It is formulated as injection solution, concentrate solution for intravenous route o administration. Cyramza as a single agent, or in combination with paclitaxel, is indicated for the treatment of patients with advanced  or metastatic, gastric or gastro-esophageal junction adenocarcinoma with disease progression on or after prior fluoropyrimidine-or platinum-containing chemotherapy, in combination with docetaxel, is indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with disease progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy, in combination with FOLFIRI (irinotecan, folinic acid, and 5 -fluorouracil), is indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) with disease progression on or after prior therapy with bevacizumab, oxaliplatin, and a fluoropyrimidine, and as a single agent for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients who have an alpha fetoprotein (AFP) of ≥400 ng/mL and have been previously treated with sorafenib. Cyramza in combination with erlotinib is indicated for the first-line treatment of adult patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer with activating epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations.

The drug candidate is under development for the treatment of relapsed, recurrent, or refractory desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT), hepatocellular carcinoma, malignant mesothelioma, pancreatic adenocarcinoma, adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction, bladder cancer, urethral cancer, non-small cell lung carcinoma, squamous non-small cell lung cancer, metastatic colorectal cancer, progressive carcinoid tumors, squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, gallbladder cancer, small-cell lung cancer and metastatic thymic carcinoma, gastroesophageal junction region (GEJ) cancer, pediatric solid tumors including CNS, non-CNS tumors. The drug candidate was also under development for the treatment of refractory/relapsed synovial sarcoma, HER2 negative metastatic breast cancer and gastric cancer as first-line therapy, metastatic biliary tract cancer, fallopian tube cancer, peritoneal tumor, epithelial ovarian cancer, metastatic hormone refractory (castration-resistant, androgen-independent) prostate cancer, metastatic melanoma, bladder cancer, metastatic transitional cell cancer (urothelial cell cancer) including bladder cancer, urethral cancer, ureter cancer, recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), mantle cell lymphoma,  HER2 positive metastatic breast cancer as second-line therapy, metastatic renal cell carcinoma, signet ring cell squamous cell carcinoma, recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, oral cavity cancer, oropharyngeal cancer, laryngeal cancer and hypopharyngeal cancer. It is administered through subcutaneous route.

Eli Lilly and Co overview

Eli Lilly and Co (Lilly) is a healthcare company that discovers, develops, and markets human healthcare products. The company offers medicines for cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, endocrinology, cancer, neurological problems, autoimmune disorders, men’s health, and musculoskeletal problems. The company distributes its pharmaceutical health products through independent wholesale distributors. Lilly conducts research and development activities to discover and deliver innovative medicines. It promotes products through sales representatives and marketing agreements with other pharmaceutical companies. The company operates R&D facilities, and production and distribution facilities in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Lilly is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, the US.

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This content was updated on 10 June 2024

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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 clinical development (PTSR), as well as how likely the drug will be approved (LoA). This is based on a combination of machine learning and a proprietary algorithm to process data points from various databases found on GlobalData’s Pharmaceutical Intelligence Center.