UPPSALA, SWEDEN – LIDDS AB (publ) announces that the dose escalation in the Phase I study NZ-DTX is proceeding according to the protocol, with additional patients being treated at a higher dose level of NZ-DTX at the Vilnius National Cancer Institute and the Kaunas University Hospital, Lithuania. Three sites are now actively recruiting in the study, where NanoZolid® combined with docetaxel is administered as an intratumoral injection in patients with solid tumors.
-It is satisfying that this trial runs according to plan. We hope that NanoZolid® combined with docetaxel will decrease the tumor size and improve surgery and radiation therapy outcomes. Our belief is that intratumoral injections with cytostatic drugs will be proven safe and well-tolerated as the current alternative of receiving systemic chemotherapy treatments is affecting all cells in the body including the immune system. We expect that following this study a wide range of different indications and NanoZolid® combinations using chemotherapy drugs will emerge, said Monica Wallter, CEO of LIDDS.
The aim of the Phase I dose escalation clinical trial is to assess the tolerability and safety of intratumoral injections of NanoZolid® with docetaxel, a well-established cytostatic used in cancer treatment. The targeted market is estimated to be valued over USD 1 billion.
About the NZ-DTX-001 Phase I study
NZ-DTX-001 is a Phase Ia/Ib, first-in-human, open label, multicenter, dose-escalation and dose-expansion study of a novel NanoZolid®-docetaxel depot formulation (NZ-DTX) given as an intratumoral injection in patients with advanced solid tumors. The NZ-DTX-001 study is a multi-center study including Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden, Herlev Hospital in Denmark, Kaunas University Hospital and Vilnius National Cancer Institute in Lithuania.
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