Tokai Announces Presentations on Galeterone at the AACR Annual Meeting 2016
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 13, 2016-- Tokai Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: TKAI), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies for prostate cancer and other hormonally driven diseases, today announced that two presentations on galeterone will be made during poster sessions held at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2016 in New Orleans. Galeterone, Tokai’s lead product candidate, is being developed for the treatment of men with metastatic castration-resistance prostate cancer.
- Title: Galeterone-induced degradation of the androgen receptor involves inhibition of deubiquitinating enzymes
Date/time: Monday, April 18, 2016, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. CDT
Location: Section 16
- Title: The effect of novel CYP17 inhibitor galeterone on gonadal and tumor progestogen and androgen levels in SCID mice bearing LNCaP prostate cancer xenografts
Date/time: Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 1 - 5 p.m. CDT
Location: Section 1
Additional information, including the presentation schedule and full abstracts, may be found at www.aacr.org. A copy of each presentation will be available on the “Publications & Presentations” page of Tokai’s website, www.tokaipharma.com.
Galeterone is an oral small molecule that utilizes the established pathways, including CYP17enzyme and androgen receptor inhibition, of the current second-generation hormonal therapies abiraterone and enzalutamide. Galeterone also introduces a distinct third mechanism – androgen receptor degradation – that decreases the sensitivity of androgen receptors to androgen activity, thus leading to reductions in tumor growth. Tokai is developing galeterone for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). ARMOR3-SV, the company’s pivotal Phase 3 study of galeterone in treatment-naive mCRPC patients whose prostate tumors express the AR-V7 splice variant, is evaluating whether administration of galeterone results in a statistically significant increase in radiographic progression-free survival as compared to enzalutamide. Tokai is also evaluating galeterone in mCRPC patients who have shown resistance following treatment with second-generation hormonal agents. Tokai has worldwide development and commercialization rights to galeterone.
About Tokai Pharmaceuticals
Tokai Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies for prostate cancer and other hormonally driven diseases. The company’s lead drug candidate, galeterone, is an oral small molecule that utilizes the mechanistic pathways of current second-generation anti-androgens, while also introducing a unique third mechanism – androgen receptor degradation. Tokai is developing galeterone for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. The company’s ARDA drug discovery program is focused on the identification and evaluation of compounds that are designed to disrupt androgen receptor signaling through enhanced androgen receptor degradation and are targeted to patients with androgen receptor signaling diseases, including prostate cancer. For more information on the company and galeterone, please visit www.tokaipharma.com.
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