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Threshold Pharma's TH-302 Receives EC's Orphan Drug Designation

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Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (THLD: Quote) Friday said the European Commission has granted Orphan Drug Designation for TH-302, a hypoxia-targeted drug, for the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma.

Soft tissue sarcoma is an aggressive form of cancer and there is a significant unmet medical need for the condition. TH-302 was designed to selectively target hypoxic regions within tumors, which are believed not effectively treated with current therapy.

Threshold is currently conducting a pivotal Phase 3 study in soft tissue sarcoma, comparing TH-302 in combination with doxorubicin against single agent doxorubicin.

"The Orphan Drug Designation was granted as early studies of TH-302 have shown that it might be of significant benefit for patients with soft tissue sarcoma when combined with doxorubicin," said Barry Selick, Ph.D., CEO of Threshold.

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