BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted briefing materials in advance of the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) meeting to discuss accelerated approval of the New Drug Application (NDA) for rociletinib, an investigational therapy for the treatment of patients with mutant epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have been previously treated with an EGFR-targeted therapy and have the T790M mutation.
The ODAC meeting is scheduled to take place on April 12, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. ET to 1 p.m. ET. Briefing materials and webcast information can be found on the FDA website at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/CommitteesMeetingMaterials/Drugs/OncologicDrugsAdvisoryCommittee/ucm494781.htm.
The FDA has set a target action date of June 28, 2016 for rociletinib under the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA).
About T790M-Positive Mutant EGFR NSCLC
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States, with more than 200,000 new cases each year, and is the leading cause of cancer-related death. NSCLC accounts for almost 85 percent of lung cancers, and the five-year survival rate in locally advanced and metastatic patients is 27 and four percent, respectively.
Approximately 10-15 percent of patients with NSCLC in the United States have the EGFR mutation. While the majority of these patients will respond to treatment with first- or second-generation EGFR-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), most patients will eventually develop acquired resistance to these therapies, predominantly due to the primary resistance mutation, T790M.
Rociletinib is the company’s novel, oral, targeted covalent (irreversible) mutant-selective inhibitor of EGFR in development for the treatment of NSCLC in patients with initial activating EGFR mutations, as well as the dominant resistance mutation T790M. Data from both the pivotal, single-arm TIGER-X and TIGER-2 clinical trials served as the basis for the U.S. and EU regulatory submissions for the treatment of advanced mutant EGFR T790M-positive lung cancer. Rociletinib was granted Breakthrough Therapy designation by the FDA in May 2014.
About Clovis Oncology
Clovis Oncology, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing innovative anti-cancer agents in the United States, Europe and additional international markets. Clovis Oncology targets development programs at specific subsets of cancer populations, and simultaneously develops diagnostic tools that direct a compound in development to the population that is most likely to benefit from its use. Clovis Oncology is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.
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