SM-88 (racemetyrosine) is an oral, investigational cancer metabolism-based therapy that has demonstrated responses across 15 different cancers
New oral approach aimed at disrupting cancer metabolism in metastatic pancreatic cancer; ~ 50,000 cases annually in U.S. alone
In clinical trials to date, SM-88 demonstrated a favorable safety profile
Initiating pivotal trial in third-line pancreatic cancer expected in Q3’2019
NEW YORK, June 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tyme Technologies, Inc. (TYME), an emerging biotechnology company developing cancer metabolism-based therapies (CMBTs™), announced that an abstract highlighting clinical data for TYME's lead candidate, oral SM-88 (racemetyrosine), in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer has been selected for poster presentation at the European Society for Medical Oncology 21st World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer (ESMO GI) being held on July 3-6, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.
Additional information on the meeting can be found on the ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer website: https://www.worldgicancer.com. The full abstracts will be made available for viewing from the Annals of Oncology on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 at 8:00 AM CET.
Details for the presentation are as follows:
Title: SM-88 Therapy in High-Risk Poor Prognosis Pancreatic Cancer (PDAC)
Session Title: Esophageal, Liver, Gastric, Pancreatic and other GI Tumors
Session Date and Time: Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:00 AM CET - 5:15 PM CET
Session Location: Poster Hall
Poster Number: P-059
Abstract Number: 160
SM-88 is an investigational dysfunctional proprietary tyrosine derivative that is hypothesized to interrupt the metabolic processes of cancer cells by breaking down the cells’ key defenses and leading to cell death through oxidative stress and exposure to the body’s natural immune system. Clinical trial data have shown that SM-88 has demonstrated encouraging tumor responses across 15 different cancers, including pancreatic, lung, breast, prostate and sarcoma cancers with minimal serious grade 3 or higher adverse events.
About Tyme Technologies
Tyme Technologies, Inc., is an emerging biotechnology company developing cancer metabolism-based therapeutics that are intended to be broadly effective across tumor types and have low toxicity profiles. Unlike targeted therapies that attempt to regulate specific mutations within cancer, the Company’s therapeutic approach is designed to take advantage of a cancer cell’s innate metabolic weaknesses to compromise its defenses, leading to cell death through oxidative stress and exposure to the body’s natural immune system. For more information, visit www.tymeinc.com. Follow us on social media: @tyme_Inc, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.
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Ashley R. Robinson
LifeSci Advisors, LLC
Source: Tyme Technologies, Inc.