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FDA Halts Enrollment for Curis Clinical Drug Trial after Patient Death

Jarod Cassidy6 years ago

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has placed a partial hold on a clinical trial for an experimental cancer drug developed by Curis Inc. following the death of one of the study’s patients.

Experimental Cancer Drug Linked to Liver Problems

  • According to Reuters, Curis was testing its experimental drug CUDC-427 on patients with advanced solid tumors and lymphoma.
  • In the trial, patients were given CUDC-427 twice daily as researchers attempted to access the safety, maximum tolerable dose and efficacy of the drug.
  • One patient with advanced breast cancer developed serious adverse events related to liver function and was taken off the drug.
  • The patient died about a month after treatment was halted.

FDA Seeking more Information

  • A release by Curis stated that the FDA is seeking more data on the patient involved in the CUDC-427 clinical trial.
  • As the FDA gathers the data, Curis is barred from enrolling any new patients into the clinical trial.
  • Information from shows trials were being conducted in Nashville, Tennessee and San Antonio, Texas.
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