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Curis Announces Orphan Drug Designation for CUDC-907 in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

LEXINGTON, Mass., April 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Curis, Inc. (Nasdaq:CRIS), a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative drug candidates for the treatment of human cancers, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to its lead proprietary drug candidate, CUDC-907 for the treatment of Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL).

“We are pleased to receive Orphan Drug Designation for CUDC-907 in DLBCL, which represents an area of significant unmet need, especially in the relapsed/ refractory setting,” said Ali Fattaey, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Curis. “We are continuing to treat DLBCL patients with CUDC-907 in the expansion stage of our Phase 1 study and anticipate initiating a Phase 2 trial in this indication in the second half of the year.”

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