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Malignant Melanoma Vaccine Study Proceeds in Phase 2

January 18, 2023 • 4:16 pm CST
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(Vax Before Cancer)

Evaxion Biotech A/S recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined that the Company may proceed with its Phase 2b clinical trial of EVX-01 targeting malignant melanoma.

The Phase 2b study will be conducted at clinical sites across the U.S., Europe, and Australia and in collaboration with Merck, supplying its PD-1 inhibitor KEYTRUDA®. 

The trial was first initiated in Australia with the enrollment of the first patient in September 2022.

In November 2022, the Company submitted an Investigational New Drug Application along with a Fast Track designation application to the FDA for a Phase 2b clinical trial.

The Company anticipates a response from the FDA to the Fast Track designation submission in the first quarter of 2023.

“Receiving a green light from the FDA is a tremendous boost for our personalized cancer vaccine program. EVX-01 is already actively enrolling patients in Australia, and the FDA approval expands our ability to move forward quickly with our lead program in malignant melanoma. Moreover, the FDA is a universally recognized national authority, and its endorsement is an important step towards demonstrating a clinically meaningful benefit of our first personalized cancer vaccine,” says Erik Heegaard, Chief Medical Officer at Evaxion, in a press release on January 3, 2023.