MONTREAL, Aug. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Theratechnologies, Inc. (Theratechnologies, or Firm) (TSX: TH) (NASDAQ: THTX), a biopharmaceutical firm centered on the event and commercialization of progressive therapies, introduced as we speak the publication of information from its preclinical analysis of TH1902 for the therapy of sortilin-positive triple unfavorable breast most cancers (TNBC) within the peer-reviewed journal Most cancers Science, confirming the in vivo efficacy and security of TH1902 in opposition to TNBC by means of a SORT1 receptor-mediated mechanism.
The article is titled “TH1902, a brand new docetaxel-peptide conjugate for the therapy of sortilin-positive triple-negative breast most cancers.”
“This publication in a highly-respected most cancers journal represents the primary peer-reviewed scientific paper for our lead investigational PDC TH1902 and additional validates the novel method of our SORT1+ Expertise™ for the therapy of sortilin-expressing cancers. Our workforce of scientific researchers are happy so as to add to the rising physique of scientific proof of sortilin expression as a possible targetable biomarker for varied hard-to-treat cancers, and we’ve got nice hope that TH1902 represents a promising avenue within the therapy of personalised most cancers remedy,” stated Dr. Christian Marsolais, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Theratechnologies.
Most cancers Science is a well-recognized peer-reviewed journal and the official journal of the Japanese Most cancers Affiliation (JCA). The article might be accessed on-line right here.
About SORT1+ Expertise™
Theratechnologies is at the moment growing a platform of recent proprietary peptides for most cancers drug improvement concentrating on SORT1 receptors referred to as SORT1+ ExpertiseTM. SORT1 is a receptor that performs a major function in protein internalization, sorting and trafficking. It’s extremely expressed in most cancers cells in comparison with wholesome tissue making it a pretty goal for most cancers drug improvement. Expression has been demonstrated in, however not restricted to, ovarian, triple-negative breast, endometrial, pores and skin, lung, colorectal and pancreatic cancers. Expression of SORT1 is related to aggressive illness, poor prognosis and decreased survival. It’s estimated that the SORT1 receptor is expressed in 40% to 90% of instances of endometrial, ovarian, colorectal, triple-negative breast and pancreatic cancers.
The Firm’s progressive peptide-drug conjugates (PDCs) generated by means of its SORT1+ ExpertiseTM reveal distinct pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties that differentiate them from conventional chemotherapy. In distinction to conventional chemotherapy, Theratechnologies’ proprietary PDCs are designed to allow selective supply of sure anticancer medicine throughout the tumor microenvironment, and extra importantly, immediately inside SORT1 most cancers cells. Commercially obtainable anticancer medicine, like docetaxel, doxorubicin or tyrosine kinase inhibitors are conjugated to Theratechnologies’ PDC to particularly goal SORT1 receptors. This might probably enhance the efficacy and security of these brokers.
In preclinical knowledge, the Firm’s SORT1+ ExpertiseTM has proven to enhance anti-tumor exercise and scale back neutropenia and systemic toxicity in comparison with conventional chemotherapy. Moreover, in preclinical fashions, SORT1+ ExpertiseTM has proven to bypass the multidrug resistance protein 1 (MDR1; often known as P-glycoprotein) and inhibit the formation of vasculogenic mimicry – two key resistance mechanisms of chemotherapy therapy.
TH1902 combines Theratechnologies’ proprietary peptide to the cytotoxic drug docetaxel. TH1902 is at the moment Theratechnologies’ lead investigational PDC candidate for the therapy of most cancers derived from its SORT1+ Expertise™. The FDA granted quick monitor designation to TH1902 as a single agent for the therapy of all sortilin-positive recurrent superior stable tumors which are refractory to straightforward remedy. TH1902 is at the moment being evaluated in a Section 1 medical trial for the therapy of cancers the place the sortilin receptor is expressed.
The Firm can also be evaluating TH1904 in preclinical analysis, a second PDC derived from its SORT1+ ExpertiseTM TH1904 is conjugated to the cytotoxic drug doxorubicin.
The Canadian Most cancers Society and the Authorities of Quebec, by means of the Consortium Québécois sur la découverte du médicament (CQDM), will contribute a complete of $1.4 million.
Theratechnologies (TSX: TH) (NASDAQ: THTX) is a biopharmaceutical firm centered on the event and commercialization of progressive therapies addressing unmet medical wants. Additional details about Theratechnologies is offered on the Firm’s web site at www.theratech.com, on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov
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