NW Bio Announces Completion of Further Data Gathering For Ph
BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (OTCQB: NWBO)("NW Bio"), a biotechnology company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, today announced that the remaining outstanding clinical trial data for the Company's Phase 3 trial of DCVax®-L for Glioblastoma brain cancer as described in the Company's last report on July 24, 2020 has now been completed by the specialty analytics firms. With this data now in hand, final quality control checking and confirmation are under way to enable Data Lock.
This further data involves specialty analytics such as genomic profiling for IDH mutations and certain imaging. The independent CRO managing the trial is now integrating this data into the overall trial database containing the clinical data from the trial sites that was already complete and locked as reported on July 24, 2020, in order to complete the overall trial dataset.
When Data Lock is reached, the independent statisticians will be given access to the unblinded dataset. The Company will remain blinded while the statisticians make the computations, converting the mass of raw data from the trial into formal tables and listings, and survival and progression measures, to report the trial results.
As previously reported, the statisticians' work is estimated to take a couple of weeks. When their computations are completed, the Company will receive the results of those computations and thereby become unblinded. It is anticipated that the Company's Scientific Advisory Board, the Steering Committee of the Trial and other key medical expert advisors will likewise receive the results, and thereby become unblinded as well.
The Company currently continues to anticipate reporting topline trial data in September, and anticipates providing further updates as the process progresses.
About Northwest Biotherapeutics
Northwest Biotherapeutics is a biotechnology company focused on developing personalized
immunotherapy products designed to treat cancers more effectively than current treatments, without toxicities of the kind associated with chemotherapies, and on a cost-effective basis, in both the North America and Europe. The Company has a broad platform technology for DCVax® dendritic cell-based vaccines. The Company's lead program is a 331-patient Phase III trial of DCVax®-L for newly diagnosed Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). GBM is the most aggressive and lethal form of brain cancer, and is an "orphan disease." The Company is also pursuing development of DCVax®-Direct for inoperable solid tumor cancers. It has completed a 40-patient Phase I trial, and is preparing for Phase II trials. The Company previously conducted a Phase I/II trial with DCVax-L for advanced ovarian cancer together with the University of Pennsylvania.
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