BioXcel reports promising results re cancer trial

BioXcel Therapeutics has announced promising top-line data from its Phase 2 trial of BXCL701, the company’s investigational, oral innate immune activator, in combination with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) in small cell neuroendocrine metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (SCNC) patients.

BXCL701 is an investigational, oral innate immune activator designed to initiate inflammation in the tumor microenvironment. Approved and experimental immunotherapies often struggle to address cancers that appear “cold” or uninflamed. Therefore, BXCL701 may render “cold” tumors “hot,” making them more detectable by the adaptive immune system and thereby facilitating the development of a strong anti-cancer immune response.