Olaparib - AstraZeneca

Drug Profile

Olaparib - AstraZeneca

Alternative Names: AZD 221; AZD-2281; KU-0059436; KU-59436; LYNPARZA; Lynparza; MK 7339

Latest Information Update: 11 Oct 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator KuDOS Pharmaceuticals; University of Pennsylvania
  • Developer AstraZeneca; Cancer Research UK; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Eli Lilly; European Network of Gynaecological Oncological Trial Groups; German Breast Group; M. D. Anderson Cancer Center; Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research; Massachusetts General Hospital; Merck & Co; Myriad Genetics; National Cancer Institute (USA); National Institute of Oncology; Netherlands Cancer Institute; NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde; University of Manchester; University of Oxford; University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Class Amides; Antineoplastics; Cyclopropanes; Fluorobenzenes; Phthalazines; Piperazines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Ovarian cancer; Breast cancer
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Breast cancer; Fallopian tube cancer; Ovarian cancer; Peritoneal cancer
  • Phase III Pancreatic cancer; Prostate cancer
  • Phase II Bladder cancer; Cervical cancer; Endometrial cancer; Gastric cancer; Non-small cell lung cancer; Small cell lung cancer; Solid tumours; Urogenital cancer
  • Phase I/II Glioblastoma; Head and neck cancer
  • No development reported Colorectal cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 01 Oct 2018 AstraZeneca initiates a phase Ib/II trial for Breast cancer (Combination therapy, Metastatic disease, Inoperable/Unresectable, Second-line therapy or greater) in USA (PO) (NCT03641755)
  • 07 Sep 2018 AstraZeneca and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute plans a phase Ib/II trial for Breast cancer (Combination therapy, Metastatic disease, Inoperable/Unresectable, Second-line therapy or greater) (PO), in USA in September 2018 (PO) (NCT03641755)
  • 04 Sep 2018 Phase-II clinical trials in Endometrial cancer (Combination therapy, Second-line therapy or greater, Metastatic disease) in USA (PO) (NCT03660826)
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