Cranbury, NJ, Dec. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rafael Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Rafael” or the “Company”), a leader in the growing field of cancer metabolism-based therapeutics, announced today that Co-Chief Medical Officer, Timothy Pardee, M.D., Ph.D., will lead a poster presentation on the Phase 3 study of CPI-613® (devimistat) for the treatment of older patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at the 61st Annual ASH Meeting and Exposition.
Dr. Pardee will present the study design and method of testing the efficacy of devimistat in combination with high dose cytarabine and mitoxantrone compared with high dose cytarabine and mitoxantrone alone for older patients (≥60 years of age) with relapsed or refractory AML in Rafael’s Phase 3 clinical trial. He will speak to the natural history of AML in older adults, along with highlighting the positive results that prior studies testing devimistat for patients with relapsed/refractory AML have identified.
Date: Sunday, December 8
Presentation Time: 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Location: Hall B, Level 2 (Orange County Convention Center)
Session: 616. Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Novel Therapy, excluding Transplantation: Poster II
Title: Multicentre, Open-Label, Randomized Phase 3 Study of CPI-613® (devimistat) in Combination with High Dose Cytarabine and Mitoxantrone (CHAM) Compared to High Dose Cytarabine and Mitoxantrone (HAM) in Older Patients (≥ 60 years) with Relapsed / Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) – Armada 2000 (AML003) Trial
“Dr. Pardee continues to be instrumental in the development of devimistat, and we are honored that he was selected to share his research and expertise at ASH,” said Sanjeev Luther, CEO and President of Rafael. “Devimistat may fill a significant gap in treating relapsed or refractory AML, as Dr. Pardee’s research demonstrates.”
The Annual ASH Meeting and Exposition will be held in Orlando, Florida from Dec. 7 through 10. ASH has more than 17,000 members from more than 100 countries and is the largest society serving both clinicians and scientists around the world who are working to conquer blood diseases.
About Rafael Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Rafael Pharmaceuticals is a leader in the growing field of cancer metabolism. The company is developing a new, first-in-class category of metabolic oncology therapeutics that attack hard-to-treat cancers by targeting the metabolic processes the disease needs to survive, grow and proliferate. Rafael Pharmaceuticals’ lead compound, CPI-613® (devimistat), is a highly selective, well-tolerated and effective anti-cancer agent that is being evaluated in ongoing and completed Phase 1, 2 and 3 clinical trials. Devimistat has been granted orphan drug status by the FDA for the treatment of pancreatic cancer, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and Burkitt’s and peripheral T-cell lymphomas. The Company's investors include Rafael Holdings, Inc. (NYSE AMERICAN: RFL). For more information, please visit www.rafaelpharma.com.
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