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Nuvectis Pharma Recaps Poster Presentation Highlights for NXP800's Activity in Cholangiocarcinoma PDX Models at the 2023 American Association for Cancer Research (“AACR”) Annual Meeting

Nuvectis Pharma, Inc.
Nuvectis Pharma, Inc.
  • NXP800 demonstrated robust antitumor activity in two patient-derived xenograft (“PDX”) models of cholangiocarcinoma

  • Research conducted by investigators from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN

Fort Lee, NJ, April 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nuvectis Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCT) ("Nuvectis" or the "Company"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative precision medicines for the treatment of serious conditions of unmet medical need in oncology, today provided highlights from the poster presentation of NXP800 that took place yesterday at the American Association for Cancer Research (“AACR”) Annual Meeting 2023 in Orlando, FL (to view the poster, titled Inhibition of HSF1 Demonstrates Therapeutic Efficacy in Preclinical PDX Models of Human Cholangiocarcinoma, click here).

Ron Bentsur, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nuvectis, commented, “Cancer of the bile duct, or cholangiocarcinoma (“CCA”), is a serious unmet medical need for which new treatment options are greatly needed. With approximately 10,000 new cases per year in the United States, the clinical management of CCA is complex, with only about 30% of patients eligible for surgical resection and the rest with unresectable disease, which carries a dismal prognosis with a median survival of less than 1 year. Unfortunately, approximately 60% of the patients that do undergo surgical resection experience disease recurrence and face similar outcomes.” Mr. Bentsur concluded, “We are excited about the data generated as we continue to evaluate clinical development opportunities for NXP800.”

Dr. Rory L. Smoot, MD, Mayo Clinic, who led the research, added: "We are encouraged by the robust preclinical activity demonstrated by NXP8000 in these CCA PDX models, which we believe serve as good indicators for potential clinical benefit. CCA is a very difficult to treat disease with poor outcomes and today's results provide promise for patients in the future."

About Nuvectis Pharma, Inc.

Nuvectis Pharma, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative precision medicines for the treatment of serious conditions of unmet medical need in oncology. The Company is currently developing two drug candidates, NXP800 and NXP900. NXP800 is a clinical-stage, oral small molecule under development for the treatment of platinum-resistant, ARID1a-mutated ovarian carcinoma and additional solid tumor types. The FDA granted Fast Track Designation to NXP800 for the treatment of platinum-resistant, ARID1a-mutated ovarian carcinoma. NXP900 is a novel, small molecule SRC/YES1 kinase inhibitor with an Investigational New Drug (“IND”) application pending.

Forward Looking Statements

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Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Tel: 201-614-3151

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