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Lung cancer blog: FDA approval sought for new lung cancer drug

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Sep 6, 2005

FDA approval sought for new lung cancer drug

FDA approval sought for new lung cancer drugCell Therapeutics Inc. is planning to approach for the US and European approval for marketing an experimental treatment for non-small cells lung cancer, which has reached its advanced stage.

A new drug application will be submitted by Cell Therapeutics to the food and drug administration for bringing up the drug, Xyotax (paclitaxel poliglumex) as first-line monotherapy for women with advanced non-small cell lung cancer who are in their advanced stage with a poor performance status.

The use of monotherapy in first line patients who are suffering from non-small cell lung cancer will also be sought by filing in Europe. However this is not expected to be limited to women alone.

Xyotax (paclitaxel poliglumex) is a novel polyglutamate polymer that uses a water soluble polyglutamate protein polymer to deliver the chemotherapy drug paclitaxel more selectively to tumors. The polymer technology results in a new chemical entity, designed to deliver higher and potentially more effective levels of paclitaxel to tumors.

Xylotax is designed to provide a potentially more effective treatment by delivering more paclitaxel to the tumor cells and reducing the toxicities associated with standard treatments.

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