Drug Profile


Alternative Names: NMS Aurora inhibitor; PHA-739358

Latest Information Update: 27 Jul 2015

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Nerviano Medical Sciences
  • Developer National Cancer Institute (USA); Nerviano Medical Sciences
  • Class Antineoplastics; Benzamides; Pyrazoles; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Aurora kinase A inhibitors; Aurora kinase B inhibitors; Aurora kinase C inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • On Fast track

    Fast track status is assigned by the US FDA so therapies with the potential to address unmet needs can move faster through development.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase II Chronic myeloid leukaemia; Prostate cancer; Solid tumours
  • Phase I Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  • Discontinued Multiple myeloma

Most Recent Events

  • 27 Jul 2015 Clinical development of danusertib is ongoing for Solid tumours and Haematological malignancies
  • 06 Jun 2011 Final adverse events and efficacy data from a phase II trial in Prostate cancer presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO-2011)
  • 16 May 2011 Nerviano Medical Sciences completes a phase II trial in Prostate cancer (metastatic, hormone refractory) in Italy (NCT00766324)
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