Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. , a biotechnology company advancing a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address cancer and inflammatory diseases, today announced that it has dosed the first patient in a Phase II trial for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer.
The Phase II randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial is to be conducted in the U.S., Europe and Israel with an estimated 78 patients to be enrolled. CF 102 is being evaluated for efficacy and safety as a second-line treatment for advanced HCC in subjects with Child-Pugh B who failed Nexavar as a first line treatment. The first patient was dosed at the study's Israeli site, the Rabin Medical Center. The primary endpoint of the study is overall patient survival.