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Genprex said that after receiving the US Food and Drug Administration’s fast track designation last month for its immunogene therapy Oncoprex in combination with the EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) osimertinib (AstraZeneca’s Tagrisso), the clinical-stage gene therapy company is prioritizing development of this therapy combination for EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer.
Genprex Inc (NASDAQ:GNPX) announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted Fast Track Designation for its Oncoprex immunogene therapy to treat lung cancer.
Oncoprex in combination with Tagrisso received fast track designation from the Food and Drug Administration to treat patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
The FDA has granted a Fast Track Designation to the immune-gene therapy Oncoprex in combination with the EGFR inhibitor osimertinib (Tagrisso) for the treatment of patients with EGFR-mutant non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have progressed after treatment with osimertinib alone, according to a press release from Genprex, Inc, developer of the therapeutic.