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FDA grants fast track designation to Candel’s immunotherapy in pancreatic cancer

December 13, 2023


The candidate, CAN-2409, has specifically been granted the designation for use alongside prodrug valacyclovir to improve overall survival in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC).

CAN-2409 will now benefit from the FDA’s fast-track process, which is designed to improve the efficiency of product development and accelerate the review of treatments for serious conditions.

Pancreatic cancer is associated with a poor prognosis and is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in the US, accounting for approximately 3.3% of all new cancer cases.

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