CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TTC Oncology (“TTC” or the “Company”) CEO and CMO Arek Dudek, MD, PhD, will be participating in the Biotech Showcase virtual conference occurring January 11-15, 2021. Dr. Dudek will be providing a Company overview and update on the Company’s financing needs as well as TTC’s lead product candidate, TTC-352.
TTC-352 is a novel, first-in-class and best-in-class orally available small molecule being developed as a treatment for patients with metastatic estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer who have failed 2 or more prior therapies. TTC-352 is a selective human ER partial agonist (ShERPA) that induces unfolded protein response leading to breast cancer cell death and acts in a similar manner as hormone therapy by modulating estrogen actions.
Breast cancer afflicts approximately 2.1 million women in the US yearly with the majority of these cases being ER+ in which the hormone estrogen promotes tumor growth. Typically, patients with ER+ breast cancer are initially treated with hormonal therapy which blocks the tumorigenic actions of natural estrogen. However, many patients are unable to tolerate hormonal therapy which leads to discontinuation of treatment. Up to half of all patients who undergo this treatment develop resistance to therapy which can lead to cancer recurrence.
TTC Oncology has completed a Phase I human clinical trial where TTC-352 was shown to have only minimal side effects. In several women participating in the trial, TTC-352 successfully treated breast tumors resistant to multiple lines of hormonal and chemotherapy treatments. The best responders from the study include:
- A 49-year-old woman with ER+, progesterone receptor-positive (PR+), HER2-breast cancer with visceral metastases. After progressing on multiple prior lines of hormonal and chemotherapies (12 total), TTC-352 induced 6% tumor shrinkage and controlled disease for 309 days with negligible toxicity
- A 77-year-old woman with ER+, PR+, HER2-breast cancer with bone metastases. After trying 16 prior lines of hormonal and chemotherapy, TTC-352 treatment resulted in stable disease for 280 days with negligible toxicity
Based on these encouraging results, TTC Oncology are planning to develop TTC-352 to be commercially indicated as a second-line therapy of ER+ breast cancer.
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ABOUT TTC Oncology
TTC Oncology is an emerging biotechnology company founded in 2015. TTC Oncology’s mission is to develop and bring to market a novel, small-molecule therapy, TTC-352, to address the unmet needs of breast cancer patients. TTC has a license from the University of Illinois at Chicago covering the therapy. They are seeking $15 million Series A investment to initiate and complete pivotal Phase II studies, and their goal is to complete studies in 36 months.