Cullinan Oncology (Nasdaq: CGEM) (“Cullinan”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing a diversified pipeline of targeted therapies for cancer patients, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for CLN-081 for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (“NSCLC”) harboring epidermal growth factor (“EGFR”) exon 20 insertion mutations who have previously received platinum-based systemic chemotherapy.
“We are extremely pleased that Cullinan has received breakthrough therapy designation from the FDA for CLN-081, a distinction that underscores the urgent need to bring improved targeted treatments to this patient population and further supports the differentiated clinical profile of CLN-081,” said Nadim Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer of Cullinan Oncology. “The updated data from our ongoing Phase 1/2a study in a larger number of patients have demonstrated a high response rate with durable responses and encouraging progression free survival in heavily pre-treated patients. We are also encouraged by the favorable safety profile observed thus far, and we look forward to ongoing, productive regulatory discussions with the FDA, which are further enabled with this designation.”
Breakthrough Therapy Designation is a process designed to expedite the development and review of drugs that are intended to treat a serious condition and preliminary clinical evidence indicates that the drug may demonstrate substantial improvement over available therapy on a clinically significant endpoint(s).
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