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Ipsen: proof-of-concept study with tasquinimod in additional cancer indications

Ipsen announced that it will shortly initiate a new phase II, proof-of-concept clinical trial with tasquinimod in a so-called umbrella study evaluating the compound in four different tumor types. The study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of tasquinimod in advanced or metastatic hepato-cellular, ovarian, renal cell and gastric carcinomas in patients who have progressed after standard anti-tumor therapies. Tasquinimod’s unique mode of action is highly relevant to target multiple malignant diseases beyond prostate cancer. The compound’s immunomodulatory and anti-angiogeneic properties are believed to be pertinent in addressing unmet medical need in a broad wealth of carcinomas.