MIAMI & LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RenovoRx, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNXT), a biopharmaceutical company and innovator in targeted cancer therapy, today announced its novel therapy platform, RenovoTAMPTM (RenovoRx Trans-Arterial Micro-Perfusion), will be highlighted during a presentation by expert panelist, Dr. Ripal Gandhi, at the Miami Cancer Institute’s New Advances in the Management of Pancreatic Cancer CME course this evening.
Dr. Gandhi, a Principal Investigator in RenovoRx’s ongoing Phase 3 TIGeR-PaC study, and Professor of Interventional Radiology at the Miami Cancer Institute and Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, will describe the results from initial clinical studies of RenovoTAMP used in combination with radiation therapy and its benefits when managing patients with stage 3 locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC). He will also review the key stages of the TIGeR-PaC protocol which uses RenovoTAMP for the intra-arterial delivery of gemcitabine, an approved chemotherapeutic agent, to treat unresectable LAPC. To highlight a critical difference between intravenous (IV) and intra-arterial (IA) chemotherapy, Dr. Gandhi will present pharmacokinetic data, or data describing the drug absorption/distribution/metabolism/excretion of gemcitabine from five patients in the Phase 3 TIGeR-PaC study that received intra-arterial gemcitabine. The data demonstrates an approximately two-thirds reduction in systemic gemcitabine when compared to systemic levels in patients traditionally receiving IV infusion of gemcitabine.
“This innovative therapy platform is enabling the targeted treatment of inoperable LAPC with decreased side effects typical of systemic chemotherapy, while shifting the focus to what is most important to our patients: improving quality of life and allowing them to spend more time with their family and loved ones,” said Dr. Gandhi. “RenovoTAMP, when used in combination with radiation therapy, is designed to reduce arterial microvasculature, thereby minimizing leakage during drug delivery and enhancing drug delivery directly to the tumor.”
A copy and recording of Dr. Gandhi’s presentation, titled “Potential Future Innovative Strategy for Pancreatic Cancer: Intra-Arterial Chemotherapy,” will be available on RenovoRx’s website at https://renovorx.com.
About the Phase 3 TIGeR-PaC Clinical Trial
The TIGeR-PaC clinical trial is a randomized multi-center study using the RenovoTAMPTM platform to evaluate RenovoRx’s first product candidate, RenovoGemTM to treat unresectable LAPC through the intra-arterial delivery of gemcitabine, an approved chemotherapeutic agent. TIGeR-PaC is currently enrolling locally advanced, unresectable pancreatic cancer patients. To learn more about the study and the participating clinical trial sites, visit https://renovorx.com/clinical-trial/.
About RenovoRx, Inc.
RenovoRx is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on fighting cancer through the localized treatment of difficult to treat tumors via its proprietary RenovoRx Trans-Arterial Micro-Perfusion (RenovoTAMPTM) therapy platform. RenovoTAMP delivers approved small molecule chemotherapeutic agents locally to the solid tumors. RenovoRx’s lead product candidate, RenovoGemTM, uses intra-arterial delivery of gemcitabine, an approved chemotherapeutic agent, to treat unresectable locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) and is currently being studied in the Phase 3 TIGeR-PaC trial for the treatment of LAPC.
RenovoRx’s patent portfolio includes seven U.S. patents for its technology. RenovoRx has been granted Orphan Drug Designation for intra-arterial delivery of gemcitabine for the treatment of both pancreatic cancer and bile duct cancer.
RenovoRx won the Drug Delivery Technology category of the Fierce Innovation Awards – Life Sciences Edition 2020 for its RenovoTAMP technology.
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