National Cancer Institute Awards Grant to NuvOx Pharma for Phase II Clinical Trial in Brain Cancer

The National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a grant for up to $3 million to NuvOx Pharma to initiate a Phase II clinical trial for the investigational drug, NVX-108, in the brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

NVX-108 is an injectable drug that travels through the bloodstream, arriving first at the lungs to pick up oxygen and finally to hypoxic tissue, where it passively delivers the oxygen. It is designed to reduce tumor hypoxia in order to make tumors more sensitive to radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

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