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Cellectar Receives Rare Pediatric Disease Designation for CLR 131 to Treat Neuroblastoma
“Neuroblastoma is a devastating cancer most often found in infants and young children. The grant of RPDD for CLR 131 in conjunction with the orphan drug designation we received in March highlight the critical need for new treatments in the fight against this disease,” said
The FDA grants Rare Pediatric Disease designation for diseases that primarily affect children from birth to 18 years old, and affect fewer than 200,000 persons in the U.S. This program is intended to encourage development of new drugs and biologics for the prevention and treatment of rare pediatric diseases. If CLR 131 is approved by the
Neuroblastoma, a neoplasm of the sympathetic nervous system, is the most common extracranial solid tumor of childhood, accounting for approximately 7.8% of childhood cancers in
About CLR 131
CLR 131 is Cellectar’s investigational radioiodinated PDC therapy that exploits the tumor-targeting properties of the company's proprietary phospholipid ether (PLE) and PLE analogs to selectively deliver radiation to malignant tumor cells, thus minimizing radiation exposure to normal tissues. CLR 131, is in a Phase 2 clinical study in relapsed or refractory (R/R) MM and a range of B-cell malignancies and a Phase 1 clinical study in patients with (R/R) MM exploring fractionated dosing. In the second half of 2018 the company plans to initiate a Phase 1 study with CLR 131 in pediatric solid tumors and lymphoma, as well as a Phase 1 study in combination with external beam radiation for head and neck cancer.
The company's lead PDC therapeutic, CLR 131, is in a Phase 2 clinical study in relapsed or refractory (R/R) MM and a range of B-cell malignancies and a Phase 1 clinical study in patients with (R/R) MM exploring fractionated dosing. In the second half of 2018 the company plans to initiate a Phase 1 study with CLR 131 in pediatric solid tumors and lymphoma, as well as a Phase 1 study in combination with external beam radiation for head and neck cancer. The company’s product pipeline also includes two preclinical PDC chemotherapeutic programs (CLR 1700 and 1900) and partnered assets include PDCs from multiple R&D collaborations.
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