During Bexion’s Phase 1 study of BXQ-350 in adult patients with advanced solid tumors, a patient self-reported complete resolution of long term, persistent Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN). Due to this unexpected reporting, Bexion elected to explore this finding further by reviewing data from a cohort of patients who had entered the study with peripheral neuropathy, largely due to prior chemotherapy treatments.
Anecdotal Results from Phase 1 Cohort1
Highlights of Study 1
- 8 of the 11 (73%) peripheral neuropathy sufferers reported symptom improvement (anecdotal, not primed)
- Resolution of short-term neuropathy (3 subjects) may have been coincidental to termination of offending chemotherapy.
- Resolution of long term persistent peripheral neuropathy is “unexpected and surprising”.
- Diabetic peripheral neuropathy subject: intermittent tingling in fingers became much less frequent.
- 5 of the 6 long-term, persistent peripheral neuropathy subjects improved while on BXQ-350
“Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) remains an unmet clinical need affecting far too many patients. We are excited to bring into the clinic an exciting new approach incorporating our unique knowledge at the molecular level to treating this important condition, and to potentially treat other forms of neuropathy”
Ray Takigiku, Ph.D. , President and CEO, Bexion Pharmaceuticals