First U.S. Patients Dosed in Phase III ZIRCON Trial of Renal Cancer Imaging Product

Melbourne (Australia) and Indianapolis, IN (U.S.A.) – 25th January 2021. Telix Pharmaceuticals announces the first U.S. patients have been dosed in the Company’s Phase III ZIRCON trial.

Telix is pleased to announce that the first patients have been dosed in the Phase III ZIRCON clinical trial of Telix’s renal cancer diagnostic imaging product TLX250-CDx (89Zr-girentuximab) in the United States.

The objective of the ZIRCON trial is to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of PET/CT imaging with TLX250-CDx to non-invasively detect clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) in patients with indeterminate renal masses in comparison with surgical resection (histology), as the standard of truth.

The ZIRCON trial, which includes twelve participating clinical study sites across the U.S. and Canada, initiated patient recruitment in the U.S. on Friday, with the first patients being dosed with TLX250-CDx at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, University of Washington, Seattle (SCCA). The remaining seven U.S. sites and three sites in Canada are expected to commence patient recruitment progressively over the next month.

Telix Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Colin Hayward, stated, “We are pleased to have commenced the Phase III ZIRCON clinical trial in North America and wish to express our gratitude to Prof. Allan Pantuck and Dr. Delphine Chen, principal investigators at UCLA and SCCA, respectively, as well as their clinical research teams and patients, who have made this important milestone possible.”

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