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Sumitomo Pharma Oncology Receives Orphan Drug Designation for DSP-0390, an Investigational Emopamil-binding Protein (EBP) Inhibitor for the Treatment of Brain Cancer

July 28, 2022

Sumitomo Pharma Oncology, Inc., a clinical-stage company focused on novel cancer therapeutics, recently announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Orphan Drug Designation for DSP-0390, an investigational emopamil-binding protein (EBP) inhibitor for the treatment of brain cancer. 

“This designation for DSP-0390 underscores the profound need for novel brain cancer treatment options,” said Patricia S. Andrews, CEO and Global Head of Oncology, Sumitomo Pharma Oncology, Inc. “We are excited to contribute to advancing critical research in brain cancer.”  

DSP-0390 is currently being evaluated in a Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of DSP-0390 in patients with recurrent, high-grade glioma, which is being conducted in the United States and Japan. To learn more about the study and eligibility for enrollment, visit clinicaltrials.gov (NCT05023551).