PharmaMar announces data presentations: Yondelis® and lurbinectedin at ASCO

May 17, 2018

Madrid, 17th of May, 2018.- During the Congress of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) that will be held form the 1st to the 5th of June in Chicago (USA), PharmaMar will present the data obtained from various clinical studies of the molecules Yondelis ®, lurbinectedin (PM1183) and plitidepsin.

Two studies carried out with Yondelis® (trabectedin) will be presented, including an oral presentation by the French Sarcoma Group on the results of aprospective phase III study comparing trabectedin versus best supportive care in patients with soft tissue sarcoma. And the design of the phase I/II safety and efficacy study using the triple combination of trabectedin, ipilimumab and nivolumab for the first line treatment of soft tissue sarcoma.

PharmaMar will also have data for lurbinectedin (PM1183), presenting the clinical advances made in indications such as Ewing´s sarcoma, breast cancer and small-cell lung cancer, which is currently in a pivotal phase III clinical trial called ATLANTIS that should complete recruitment in Q3.

The studies that will be presented during the meeting are available at http://abstracts.asco.org

Studies highlighted at ASCO 2018

Lurbinectedin

Lurbinectedin is a compound under clinical investigation which is an inhibitor of the RNA polymerase II enzyme which is essential for the transcription process. It's inhibition suppresses tumor growth, and results in tumor death. The antitumor efficacy of PM1183 is being investigated in various types of solid tumors.Yondelis® (trabectedin)

Trabectedin is a novel, multimodal, synthetically produced antitumor agent, originally derived from the sea squirt, Ecteinascidia turbinata. The drug exerts its activity by targeting the transcriptional machinery and impairing DNA repair.Plitidepsin
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About YONDELIS® (trabectedin)

YONDELIS® (trabectedin) is a multimodal, synthetically produced antitumor agent, originally derived from the sea squirt, Ecteinascidia turbinata. The drug exerts its activity by targeting the transcriptional machinery and impairing DNA repair. It is approved in close 80 countries in North America, Europe, South America and Asia for the treatment of advanced soft tissue sarcomas as a single-agent and for relapsed ovarian cancer in combination with DOXIL®/CAELYX® (doxorubicin HCl liposome injection) in the European Union. Under a licensing agreement with PharmaMar, Janssen Products, L.P. has the rights to develop and sell YONDELIS® globally except in Europe, where PharmaMar holds the rights, and in Japan, where PharmaMar has granted a license to Taiho Pharmaceuticals.

About lurbinectedin

Lurbinectedin is a compound under clinical investigation. It is an inhibitor of RNA polymerase II. This enzyme is essential for the transcription process that is over-activated in tumors with transcription addiction.

About PharmaMar

Headquartered in Madrid, PharmaMar is a world-leading biopharmaceutical company in the discovery and development of innovative marine-derived anticancer drugs. The company has a pipeline of drug candidates and a robust R&D oncology program. PharmaMar develops and commercializes YONDELIS® in Europe and has other clinical-stage programs under development for several types of solid and hematological cancers, Zepsyre® (PM1183), plitidepsin, PM184 and PM14. PharmaMar is a global biopharmaceutical company with subsidiaries in Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Austria and the United States. PharmaMar fully owns other companies: GENOMICA, a leading molecular diagnostics company; Sylentis, dedicated to researching therapeutic applications of gene silencing (RNAi); and two other chemical enterprises, Zelnova Zeltia and Xylazel. To learn more about PharmaMar, please visit us at http://www.pharmamar.com.

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