Tocagen (TOCA) said Tuesday that a Phase 3 clinical trial involving a novel gene therapy for aggressive brain tumors will continue to a final analysis later this year, following an interim look at patient survival data conducted by independent monitors. Tocagen’s stock price dropped sharply.

The San Diego-based biotech pitched the study’s continuation as an encouraging sign for its gene therapy called Toca 511/Toca FC, which is designed to deliver a localized chemotherapy directly to the site of brain tumors.

Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT Plus and enjoy your first 30 days free!

GET STARTED

What is it?

STAT Plus is a premium subscription that delivers daily market-moving biopharma coverage and in-depth science reporting from a team with decades of industry experience.

What's included?

  • Authoritative biopharma coverage and analysis, interviews with industry pioneers, policy analysis, and first looks at cutting edge laboratories and early stage research
  • Subscriber-only networking events and panel discussions across the country
  • Monthly subscriber-only live chats with our reporters and experts in the field
  • Discounted tickets to industry events and early-bird access to industry reports

Leave a Comment

Please enter your name.
Please enter a comment.

Sign up for our Daily Recap newsletter

A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day in science and medicine

Privacy Policy