Cassava Sciences Announces Positive Interim Safety Review of Simufilam On-going Phase 3 Trials in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease
- An Independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) Recently Evaluated the Interim Patient Safety Database for Simufilam in On-Going Phase 3 Clinical Trials.
- The DSMB Recommended the Phase 3 Trials of Simufilam Continue as Planned, Without Modification
“I think this first interim safety review is an important milestone for the clinical development of simufilam,” said
The DSMB is composed of independent clinical research experts who periodically review interim patient safety data for Cassava Sciences’ on-going Phase 3 trials of simufilam in Alzheimer’s disease. This DSMB only reviews patient safety. It does not assess drug efficacy. The next routine meeting of the DSMB is scheduled for
On-going Phase 3 Studies with Simufilam
Simufilam is Cassava Sciences’ proprietary, small molecule (oral) drug candidate that restores the normal shape and function of altered filamin A (FLNA) protein in the brain.
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This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, relating to: the role, findings and recommendations of the DSMB; the design, scope, conduct or intended purpose of our Phase 3 program of simufilam in patients with Alzheimer's disease; any findings by the DSMB for the interim safety of simufilam in our on-going Phase 3 clinical trials; our current expectations regarding timing of and the target patient enrollment numbers for our Phase 3 studies; any expected clinical results of Phase 3 studies; the treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s disease dementia; comments made by our employees regarding simufilam, drug effect, and the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease; and potential benefits, if any, of our product candidates. These statements may be identified by words such as “may,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “expect,” “would”, “forecast,” “intend,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” and other words and terms of similar meaning.
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