Benitec Plans to Advance Lung Cancer Drug into Clinic | GenomeWeb

Benitec Biopharma this week announced that it intends to move its non-small cell lung cancer drug candidate Tribetarna into clinical trials following positive preclinical data generated in collaboration with the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia.

The company said it will use a clinical research organization to manage a planned phase I/IIa study of the expressed RNAi drug, which could begin in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Start of that trial, however, will depend on Benitec obtaining needed funding, it said.

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