Lucitanib Clinical Development Overview
Lucitanib, an investigational, oral, potent inhibitor of the tyrosine kinase activity of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors 1 through 3 (VEGFR 1-3), platelet-derived growth factor receptors alpha and beta (PDGFRα/β) and fibroblast growth factor receptors 1 through 3 (FGFR 1-3). Clovis has global rights (excluding China) for lucitanib.
Recent data for a drug that inhibits these same three pathways - when combined with a PD-1 inhibitor - are extremely encouraging and represent a scientific rationale for the development of lucitanib in combination with a PD-1 inhibitor, and a Clovis-sponsored study of lucitanib in combination with Opdivo is planned in gynecologic cancers. Clovis also intends to initiate a study of lucitanib in combination with rucaparib in ovarian cancer, based on encouraging data of VEGF and PARP inhibitors in combination. Each of these Phase 1b/2 studies is expected to initiate during the first half of 2019.