Nuvation Bio Announces FDA Approval of Investigational New Drug Application for NUV-422 for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer | national news


NEW YORK, December 13, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Nuvation Bio Inc. (NYSE: NUVB), a biopharmaceutical company addressing some of the world’s largest unmet needs in oncology by developing differentiated and innovative drug candidates, today announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States has cleared its new New Drug Investigation Application (IND) to evaluate NUV-422, a 2/4/6 cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitor, for the treatment of prostate cancer. The FDA accepted the company’s first IND application for NUV-422 in October 2020 for the treatment of patients with high-grade gliomas, including glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), and a second IND for the treatment of advanced breast cancer in december 2021.

The Company has started a Phase 1/2 monotherapy study (Protocol NUV-422-02) in december 2020 in high-grade gliomas and subsequently modified the protocol in Q2 2021 to include advanced HR + / HER2- breast cancer (with and without brain metastases) and metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) . The Company continues to enroll patients in the phase 1 monotherapy dose escalation portion of the study.

“The FDA clearance of our third IND application for NUV-422 is another significant achievement for our investigational lead CDK 2/4/6 inhibitor program as we develop our extensive pipeline of innovative new cancer therapies on a variety of tumor types, ”said David hung, MD, Founder, President and CEO of Nuvation Bio. “We look forward to sharing Phase 1 monotherapy dose escalation data in the second half of 2022.”

With the authorization of this IND in prostate cancer, Nuvation Bio will enter a phase 1b/ 2 in patients with mCRPC who have received previous treatment with abiraterone acetate. This study (Protocol NUV-422-04) will begin with a Phase 1b dose escalation portion designed to assess the safety and tolerability of NUV-422 plus enzalutamide and to determine a recommended combined phase 2 dose of NUV-422. The Phase 2 portion will be an open label, single arm study designed to assess the efficacy and further explore the safety of NUV-422 in combination with enzalutamide in previously treated mCRPC patients who may or may not have measurable disease. measurable.

About Nuvation Bio

Nuvation Bio is a biopharmaceutical company addressing some of the greatest unmet needs in oncology by developing differentiated and innovative drug candidates. Nuvation Bio’s proprietary portfolio includes six new mechanically distinct oncology therapeutic product candidates, each targeting some of the most difficult to treat cancer types. Nuvation Bio was founded in 2018 by a veteran of the biopharmaceutical industry David hung, MD, who previously founded Medivation, Inc., which brought one of the world’s leading prostate cancer drugs to patients. Nuvation Bio has offices at New York and San Francisco. For more information, please visit

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