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Summit Therapeutics boosted by new DMD drug analysis

It comes as the company and its investors await full results in the third quarter
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Summit shares climbed 5.97% to trade at 204p.

Summit Therapeutics PLC (LON:SUMM, NASDAQ:SMMT) has highlighted new analysis from the group’s Phase Two clinical trial, for its potential treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

The company, in a statement, said the new analysis showed a high correlation between reductions in developmental myosin, a biomarker of muscle damage, and reductions in muscle inflammation in patients after 24 weeks of ezutromid treatment.

READ: Summit Therapeutics boosted by new DMD drug analysis

It added that the findings underpin existing evidence that Summit’s drug, ezutromid, is reducing the severity of DMD.

"The correlation observed between decreases in developmental myosin, a biomarker of muscle damage, and decreases in muscle fibre inflammation, is highly encouraging, and we believe further supports that ezutromid is breaking the DMD disease cycle of muscle damage and repair," said Dr David Roblin, Summit chief medical officer.

“We look forward to reporting the full results of this trial, expected in the third quarter of 2018."

Summit shares climbed 11.5p or 5.97% to trade at 204p.

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