Given the promising early efficacy and tolerability results we have seen in adults with TRK fusion cancers, we are excited to explore the potential of LOXO-101 in children and adolescents with cancer, said
The Phase 1 clinical trial is a multicenter, open-label trial in pediatric patients with advanced solid or primary CNS tumors.
In order to meet the criteria for enrollment, patients must be between one year of age and 21 years of age with a locally advanced or metastatic solid tumor or primary CNS tumor that has progressed, or was nonresponsive to available therapies, and for which no standard or available curative therapy exists. Patients at least one month old are eligible for enrollment if they have a diagnosis of infantile/congenital fibrosarcoma, with a documented NTRK fusion that has progressed, or was nonresponsive to available therapies, and for whom no standard or available curative therapy exists.
Additional patient cohorts may be enrolled in an expansion phase of the Phase 1 trial to better characterize safety and efficacy in patients with specific abnormalities in the NTRK genes or proteins.
The TRK pathway plays an important role in many pediatric cancers. TRK gene fusions have been described in pediatric tumor types such as infantile/congenital fibrosarcoma, congenital mesoblastic nephroma, secretory breast carcinoma, pontine glioma, and may occur at increased frequency in younger patients with other tumor types, according to proprietary
LOXO-101 has shown objective clinical responses in adult patients with tumors harboring TRK gene fusions in a Phase 1 trial. LOXO-101 is also being evaluated in a global Phase 2 multi-center basket trial in adult patients with solid tumors that harbor TRK gene fusions.
LOXO-101 is a potent, oral and selective investigational new drug in clinical development for the treatment of patients with cancers that harbor abnormalities involving the tropomyosin receptor kinases (TRKs). Growing research suggests that the NTRK genes, which encode for TRKs, can become abnormally fused to other genes, resulting in growth signals that can lead to cancer in many sites of the body. In an ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial, LOXO-101 has demonstrated encouraging preliminary efficacy. LOXO-101 is also being evaluated in a global Phase 2 multi-center basket trial in patients with solid tumors that harbor TRK gene fusions, and a Phase 1 dose escalation trial in pediatric cancer patients. For additional information about both the LOXO-101 clinical trials, please refer to www.clinicaltrials.gov. Interested patients and physicians can contact the Loxo Oncology Physician and Patient Clinical Trial Hotline at 1-855-NTRK-123.
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