Etirinotecan pegol

Drug Profile

Etirinotecan pegol

Alternative Names: Irinotecan - Nektar Therapeutics; NKTR-102; ONZEALD; PEG-Irinotecan; Pegylated irinotecan - Nektar Therapeutics

Latest Information Update: 20 Oct 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Nektar Therapeutics
  • Developer Clovis Oncology; Mayo Clinic; Nektar Therapeutics; Roswell Park Cancer Institute; Stanford University School of Medicine; University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
  • Class Alkaloids; Antineoplastics; Camptothecins; Heterocyclic compounds with 4 or more rings; Indolizines; Piperidines; Polyethylene glycols; Quinolines
  • Mechanism of Action DNA topoisomerase I inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Ovarian cancer
  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Preregistration Breast cancer
  • Phase II Colorectal cancer; Glioma; Non-small cell lung cancer; Ovarian cancer; Small cell lung cancer
  • Phase I Solid tumours
  • No development reported Cervical cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 20 Oct 2017 Nektar Therapeutics completes a phase I trial in Solid tumours (Late-stage disease, Metastatic disease) in USA (IV) (NCT01991678)
  • 21 Jul 2017 The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommends refusal for Breast cancer (Metastatic, monotherapy) in European Union
  • 01 Nov 2016 Nektar Therapeutics initiates the phase III ATTAIN trial for Breast cancer (Metastatic disease, Monotherapy, Second-line therapy or greater) in USA (IV, infusion) (NCT02915744)
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