The study was conducted at 12 centers in the United States and Israel. The trial enrolled a total of 110 patients with head and neck cancer who were scheduled to receive standard regimens of concomitant chemoradiation. Not only did patients treated with IZN-6N4 have less mouth and throat pain and soreness than controls, but importantly, they were also more able to maintain their weights throughout the course of radiotherapy. The data supports that the best efficacy of IZN-6N4 was related to its initiation of use at the start of chemoradiation.
Jack V. Talley, Chief Executive Officer of Izun Pharmaceuticals commented, “We are pleased with the outcome of this study. The results point toward utility in a large cancer patient population for which there are few, if any, approved therapeutic alternatives. The FDA has approved a prior product based on symptomatic improvement in oral mucositis patients. We plan to meet with the FDA as soon as possible to chart the next steps in the development of IZN-6N4.”
“Oral mucositis is a dominant, painful toxicity of radiation therapy in patients being treated for head and neck cancer,” said Dr. Stephen Sonis, an expert in the field and an advisor to the Company. Sonis continued, “IZN-6N4’s successful mitigation of symptoms bodes well for a new treatment option which will ease the burden of mucositis.”
About Izun Pharmaceuticals
Izun Pharmaceuticals is a US based clinical stage pharmaceutical company with a wholly owned R&D center in Israel. Izun’s technology platform allows it to develop botanical drugs by optimizing and purifying the extracted botanical compounds to yield polymolecular drug candidates. These patented products are designed to impact on multiple specific receptor targets. The main therapeutic focus is on agents that can reduce inflammation and accelerate healing. Izun is currently active in developing therapeutic products for a number of indications including: oral care, oncology support, wound care, women’s health care, gastrointestinal disease and dermatologic conditions. Izun uses the inherent advantage of the natural botanical sources to deliver robust clinical results with an excellent safety profile. Izun has received approval for a number of oral care products that are marketed.
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