Clarity reaches 50% recruitment milestone for Phase II SABRE prostate cancer trial

25 July 2023 | Tuesday | News

Clarity Pharmaceuticals (ASX: CU6) ("Clarity", "the Company"), a clinical stage radiopharmaceutical company with a mission to develop next-generation products that improve treatment outcomes for children and adults with cancer, is pleased to announce the Phase II US-based diagnostic 64Cu SAR-Bombesin trial (SABRE NCT05407311)1 for patients with prostate cancer has reached its fifty percent recruitment milestone, with 25 out of 50 participants enrolled and imaged.
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SABRE (Copper-64 SAR-Bombesin in Biochemical Recurrence of prostate cancer) is a Phase II Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging trial of participants with PSMA-negative biochemical recurrence (BCR) of prostate cancer following definitive therapy. It is a multi-centre, single arm, non-randomised, open-label trial of 64Cu-labelled SAR-Bombesin in 50 participants. The primary objectives of the trial are to investigate safety and tolerability of the product as well as its ability to correctly detect recurrence of prostate cancer.

Andrei Iagaru, MD, the Lead Principal Investigator for the trial, commented, "We have been working on Bombesin for many years now and I am very excited with the progress of the SABRE trial and the continued exploration and validation of the clinical benefits associated with the SAR-Bombesin agent. It gives hope to clinicians and patients who have no other suitable diagnostic options available due to their cancers having low or no PSMA expression. Being able to visualise the disease can change the entire treatment paradigm for these patients. Once we can see the cancer, clinicians can then find the most suitable therapeutic regiment to maximise treatment outcomes. Based on the promising preclinical and clinical data to date, SAR-Bombesin is an exciting new product for better managing these patients that have few options at present in the face of a devastating diagnosis. We look forward to recruiting the remaining 25 patients in the trial and further analysing the trial data."

Clarity's Executive Chairman, Dr Alan Taylor, commented, "We continue to build significant positive data on our SAR-Bombesin product. In addition to the SABRE trial, we are actively recruiting participants to our theranostic trial, COMBAT, and have recently finished recruitment into an investigator initiated Phase II diagnostic trial, BOP, with this product. Subject to the outcome of the SABRE trial, Clarity is planning to launch a pivotal Phase III diagnostic trial for first product approval in the US.

"SAR-Bombesin has already resulted in improvements to the management of prostate cancer for patients that are PSMA-negative or have low PSMA expressing tumours and we hope to confirm its safety and efficacy in our clinical programs. We look forward to progressing the development of SAR-Bombesin and potentially providing a large patient population with accurate and precise detection and treatment of their prostate cancer."

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