Tipifarnib - Kura Oncology

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Tipifarnib - Kura Oncology

Alternative Names: NSC-702818; R-115777; Zarnestra

Latest Information Update: 13 Nov 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Janssen L.P.; Janssen-Cilag; Johnson & Johnson
  • Developer Emory University; H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; Janssen-Cilag; Johnson & Johnson; Kura Oncology; National Cancer Institute (USA); Samsung Medical Center; Spanish Lung Cancer Group; University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Class Antineoplastics; Quinolones; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Farnesyltranstransferase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase III Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Phase II Chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia; Head and neck cancer; Myelodysplastic syndromes; Non-small cell lung cancer; Peripheral T-cell lymphoma; Thyroid cancer; Urogenital cancer
  • Phase I/II Multiple myeloma
  • Preclinical Cutaneous T cell lymphoma
  • Discontinued Breast cancer; Glioblastoma; Pancreatic cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 08 Nov 2018 Kura Oncology plans a phase II trial for Head and neck cancer (Second-line therapy or greater) in USA (NCT03719690)
  • 05 Nov 2018 Phase-II clinical trials in Head and neck cancer (Second-line therapy or greater) in USA (PO) (NCT03719690)
  • 22 Oct 2018 Updated interim efficacy and adverse events data from a phase II trial in HRAS mutant Solid tumours (Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas and Squamous cell carcinomas) released by Kura Oncology
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