Surprise pivot rocks eFFECTOR's I/O plans — although execs promise bigger slice of the NSCLC market in the long run
When eFFECTOR Therapeutics went public last summer on the coattails of a reverse merger with Locust Walk’s SPAC, the potential of its lead drug, tomivosertib, as a combo agent with Merck’s flagship PD-1 Keytruda was hailed as the main draw.
But the biotech is now axing those plans and essentially starting over.
In a surprise move, San Diego-based eFFECTOR said it’s halting the development of tomivosertib in non-small cell lung cancer patients who have already progressed on Keytruda monotherapy after running into enrollment challenges in a Phase IIb trial.
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