MELBOURNE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Propanc Biopharma, Inc. (OTC: PPCB) (“Propanc” or the “Company”), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel cancer treatments for patients suffering from recurring and metastatic cancer, announced today that the Company has received expressions of interest to evaluate proenzyme therapy as a method to prevent recurrence and metastasis of solid tumors in pancreatic and ovarian cancers. The letters of interest were confirmed by Drs Natalia Luque Caro and Fernando Gálvez Montosa, medical oncologists specializing in pancreatic and ovarian cancers, respectively, from the University Hospital of Jaén, in Granada, Spain. The evaluation will most likely be conducted as separate Phase IIa proof of concept (POC), multi-trial center studies for each target indication.
The expressions of interest were confirmed after evaluation of Propanc’s scientific literature supporting the use of proenzymes in pancreatic and ovarian cancers. The Phase IIa POC studies will be conducted after a Phase Ib dose escalation study evaluating the tolerability and activity of proenzyme therapy in patients with advanced solid tumors is completed, planned for 2021, at the Peter Mac Cancer Center, Melbourne, Australia.
“Receiving expressions of interest from Drs Caro and Montoya at the University Hospital of Jaén provides important infrastructure to plan our multi-trial center studies, which will likely require up to 60 patients for each study in pancreatic and ovarian cancers, which is why we were thinking of running these trials in Europe, due to the larger patient populations,” said James Nathanielsz, Propanc’s Chief Executive Officer. “By running multi-trial centre studies for our Phase IIa studies, we ensure that we have sufficient numbers to complete the trials more efficiently than if we ran the trials in Australia, alone. Furthermore, the University Hospital of Jaén is located in Granada, Spain, and is a well-known biopharmaceutical hub with a strong reputation among multi-national companies. We look forward to a potential collaboration with the clinical trial investigators from this reputable institution.”
About Propanc Biopharma, Inc.
Propanc Biopharma, Inc. (the “Company”) is developing a novel cell differentiation therapy using pancreatic proenzymes that target and eradicate cancer stem cells to prevent recurrence and metastasis of solid tumors in patients suffering from pancreatic, ovarian and colorectal cancers. For more information, please visit www.propanc.com.
The Company’s novel cell differentiation therapy is based on the science that enzymes stimulate biological reactions in the body, especially enzymes secreted by the pancreas. These pancreatic enzymes could represent the body’s primary defense against cancer.
To view the Company’s “Mechanism of Action” video on its anti-cancer lead product candidate, PRP, please click on the following link: http://www.propanc.com/news-media/video
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