Mirati Therapeutics Receives Orphan Drug Designation from U.S. Food & Drug Administration for Mocetinostat in Myelodysplastic Syndrome
SAN DIEGO, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX) announced that mocetinostat, the company's spectrum selective HDAC inhibitor, has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administrationas a treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Mocetinostat is being developed in Phase 2 clinical studies in combination with Vidaza as a treatment for intermediate and high-risk MDS, as well as a single agent treatment in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and bladder cancer targeting specific genetic mutations in histone acetylation that increase the likelihood of response in tumor cells.
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