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Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 1 Study of DSP-0390 in Patients with Recurrent High-Grade Glioma 

November 4, 2021

Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology (SDP Oncology), which has research facilities in Lehi, Utah, recently announced that the first patient has been dosed in a Phase 1 study evaluating its investigational agent DSP-0390, an emopamil-binding protein (EBP) inhibitor, for the treatment of patients with recurrent high-grade glioma.

“Dosing the first patient in this study represents another important milestone for SDP Oncology and broadens our fight against brain tumors along with our investigational agent WT1 immunotherapeutic cancer vaccine,” said Patricia S. Andrews, Chief Executive Officer and Global Head of Oncology, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology. “We look forward to generating data to guide the development of DSP-0390 with the goal of developing meaningful treatments for patients with brain cancer.”

“SDP Oncology, part of Utah’s growing BioHive, continues to innovate to meet critical unmet needs in the fight against cancer,” said Kelvyn Cullimore, president and CEO of BioUtah.

The primary objective of the first-in-human, open-label, dose-escalation study is to assess the safety and tolerability of DSP-0390 in patients with recurrent high-grade glioma. The trial will also determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and/or recommended dose for expansion (RDE). The secondary objective is to characterize the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of DSP-0390. Following the completion of the dose-escalation portion of the trial, the study will move into a Part 2 expansion to evaluate whether there is preliminary antitumor activity of DSP-0390 and establish the recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) in recurrent World Health Organization (WHO) Grade III or IV malignant glioma.

Additional information, including comprehensive inclusion and exclusion criteria, can be accessed at www.ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT05023551).