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Astex Pharmaceuticals expands clinical evaluation of oral decitabine and cedazuridine tablets through new Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI)

NCI has announced availability to investigators of oral decitabine and cedazuridine tablets for clinical and nonclinical study proposals under the CRADA The collaboration is intended to study oral decitabine and cedazuridine tablets in a range of tumor types   Pleasanton, CA, – October 28th, 2020. ­­– Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Otsuka […]

Astex and Otsuka announce results of phase 3 ASTRAL-2 and ASTRAL-3 studies of guadecitabine (SGI-110) in patients with previously treated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes or chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (MDS/CMML)

Guadecitabine did not meet the primary endpoint of improvement in overall survival versus comparator in either study Evaluating options for the future of the guadecitabine program Pleasanton, CA and Tokyo, Japan, October 14th, 2020. Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of the Otsuka group of companies, and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., today announce top-line results of […]

Astex Pharmaceuticals and MD Anderson Announce Strategic Collaboration to Accelerate Clinical Evaluation of Therapies for Patients with Leukemia

Pleasanton, CA, and Houston, TX – September 8th, 2020. ­­– Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., based in Tokyo, Japan, and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announces a  strategic collaboration agreement aimed at accelerating the clinical evaluation of Astex’s pipeline of products for patients with […]

Astex Pharmaceuticals Announces That Tolinapant (ASTX660), a Novel Antagonist of Cellular and X-linked Inhibitors of Apoptosis Proteins, Has Been Granted Orphan Drug Designation for the Treatment of T-cell Lymphomas by the US FDA

Pleasanton, CA, August 31st, 2020. Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., based in Tokyo, Japan, announces that the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation for the company’s novel, orally administered non-peptidomimetic antagonist of the cellular and X-linked inhibitors of apoptosis proteins (cIAP1/2 and XIAP), […]