First patient in treatment for RhoVac's clinical phase II study in Finland
RhoVac AB ("RhoVac") announces today, on 3rd March 2020, that the first patient in Finland has started treatment in the company's clinical phase IIb study in prostate cancer, a study entitled RhoVac-002 ("BRaVac").
The first patient in Finland has now started treatment in the clinical study, called BRaVac. This clinical trial phase IIb-study is a randomized, placebo-controlled and double-blind study, with the primary objective of evaluating if treatment with the drug candidate RV001 can prevent or limit the development of advanced prostate cancer after curative treatment. The phase IIb study is an international, multicenter study, which will recruit over 175 patients in six European countries and the US. RhoVac has previously received approval to start phase IIb clinical trials in Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Germany and the US, and is awaiting final approval from the ethical committees in Sweden and the UK. The ambition is that all patients should be recruited by end of Q3 2020. The results report on active treatment part of the study is expected in H2 2021.
Anders Månsson, CEO, comments: “We are happy to see the study progressing as planned and more and more centres contributing to the recruitment of patients.”
For further information, please contact:
Anders Månsson – CEO, RhoVac AB
Phone number: +46 73-751 72 78
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About RhoVac AB
RhoVac was established as a private company in Denmark in 2007. Under this company, the basic development steps for the drug candidate RV001 were undertaken. In 2015 the Swedish RhoVac AB was formed, which is now headquartered and in 2016 the company was listed on the then Aktietorget in Sweden (now Spotlight Stock Market). RhoVac has passed the early stages of development. In 2018, the first clinical trial (phase I / II) was completed in prostate cancer, demonstrating that RV001 has good safety and is well tolerated, and that the drug provides the expected immune response that will exert its effect on the cancer cells. The strong immune response has also been shown to last over time. Therefore, RhoVac is launching a clinical phase IIb trial that will include at least 175 prostate cancer patients. The study, which is expected to be completed in 2021, is designed to show, with statistical significance, the effect of RV001 in preventing disease progression in prostate cancer after surgery or radiation to the primary tumor. RhoVac is listed on Spotlight, Sweden, a Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) since March 2016. The share is traded under the ticker RHOVAC. Read more at www.rhovac.com