TransThera Launches Global Phase 3 Trial for Cholangiocarcinoma in EU, Receives Orphan Drug Status for Tinengotinib from EMA

11 March 2024 | Monday | News

Furthermore, European Medicines Agency (EMA)  granted the Orphan Drug Designation(ODD) for tinengotinib for the treatment of biliary tract cancer (BTC) .
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TransThera, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to innovating differentiated drugs globally, today announced that the randomized, controlled, global multicenter Phase 3 trial (FIRST-308) of tinengotinib versus physician's choice to evaluate the efficacy and safety in subjects with FGFR-altered, chemotherapy- and FGFR Inhibitor-refractory/relapsed cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), has been authorized by regulatory agencies in the European Union (EU) after the authorizations from US, South Korea and Taiwan region

Tinengotinib, a next-generation FGFR inhibitor with high potency against a variety of FGFR2 kinase domain mutations, has shown promising clinical benefit in subjects with FGFR-altered metastatic CCA who were heavily pretreated with chemotherapy and refractory/relapsed to FGFRi(s). The results of tinengotinib in CCA from the phase I/II clinical trials were presented orally at 2023 ESMO and 2024 ASCO GI conferences. The FRIST-308 clinical trial is enrolling to further confirm the efficacy and safety of tinengotinib in CCA. In December 2023, first patient was dosed in the United Sates (US). 

"We are very delighted to have achieved the significant regulatory progresses for tinengotinib in global development at various countries and regions. These milestones are not only the recognition by global regulatory authorities of the potential clinical benefit of tinengotinib to treat CCA patients, but also a reflection of the company's international regulatory capabilities and unwavering commitment to bringing innovative therapies to global patients," said Jean Fan, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of TransThera Sciences. "Leveraging the regulatory agency's support from the EU in addition to the US and other countries and regions, we will continue to expedite the global clinical development and commercialization of tinengotinib. We are hopeful that these efforts will enable us to bring this novel drug to patients around the world as quickly as we can."

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