XL 888

Drug Profile

XL 888

Alternative Names: EXEL-4888; Heat Shock Protein 90 Inhibitor XL888; Hsp90 Inhibitor XL888; XL888

Latest Information Update: 17 Jul 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Exelixis
  • Developer Emory University; Exelixis; H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; Merck Sharp & Dohme
  • Class Antineoplastics; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action HSP90 heat-shock protein inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity Yes
  • Available For Licensing Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase I Gastrointestinal cancer; Malignant melanoma

Most Recent Events

  • 28 Jun 2017 Phase-I clinical trials in Gastrointestinal cancer (Combination therapy, Late-stage disease, Metastatic disease, Inoperable/Unresectable, Second-line therapy or greater) in USA (PO) (NCT03095781)
  • 03 Apr 2017 Emory University, Merck Sharp & Dohme and Exelixis plan a phase I trial for Gastrointestinal cancer (Late-stage disease, Combination therapy, Inoperable/unresectable, Metastatic disease, Second-line therapy or greater) in USA (NCT03095781)
  • 01 Aug 2016 Phase-I clinical trials in Malignant melanoma (Late-stage disease, Inoperable/Unresectable, Combination therapy) in USA (PO) (NCT02721459)
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