SALT LAKE CITY, USA, Oct 29th, 2018 — LSK BioPharma (LSKB, Company) announced that it has completed patient enrollment in its pivotal Phase 3 trial, ANGEL, which is evaluating the efficacy and safety of rivoceranib plus Best Supportive Care (BSC) compared to placebo plus BSC in patients with advanced or metastatic gastric cancer. The ANGEL study is designed to support approval by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA), Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) and Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA).
“Completion of enrollment in the ANGEL study is an important achievement and a critical milestone for our gastric cancer program and we appreciate all of the support from patients and investigators in accomplishing this global development milestone” said Dr. Sung Chul Kim, LSKB President, “Although rivoceranib has been approved in China, there is still no oral small-molecule angiogenesis inhibitor approved outside of China for gastric cancer. We believe it will be the first such drug for these patients worldwide.”
The Company will now focus on follow-up of enrolled patients and preparation of the data for analysis with an expectation that the top-line, unblinded efficacy and safety data will be reported in the second half of 2019. The Company further expects to submit a New Drug Application for rivoceranib with the FDA in late 2019.
About the ANGEL Study
The ANGEL study is a prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, multinational, multicenter, parallel-group, phase III study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of rivoceranib plus Best Supportive Care (BSC) compared to placebo plus BSC in patients with advanced or metastatic gastric cancer. A total of 459 patients have been randomized in the ANGEL study in 12 countries (in USA, EU, EEC, Japan, Korea and Taiwan). Details of the ANGEL Study can be found at the following link: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03042611