FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to CMP-001 Combination in Advanced Melanoma

Source: Targeted Oncology, July 2020

The FDA has granted Fast Track designation to CMP-001 in combination with nivolumab (Opdivo) plus ipilimumab (Yervoy), which will undergo clinical trial development both as a potential extender of time to disease relapse as an initial treatment of patients with unresectable stage III or stage IV melanoma, as well as to improve the overall tumor response rate as treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma refractory to prior anti-PD-1 blockade.1

Before this regulatory action, CMP-001 was granted Orphan Drug designation for IIB/IV melanoma.

“These FDA designations for CMP-001 are testaments to the critical need for new drugs designed to treat patients with melanoma,” said Barry Labinger, CEO of Checkmate. “We look forward to continued engagement with the FDA in advancing the development of CMP-001 in combination with PD-1 blockade in melanoma and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.”