Greenwich LifeSciences, Inc. Announces Partnership with Baylor College of Medicine for its Planned Phase III Clinical Trial
Greenwich LifeSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLSI) (the “Company”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of GP2, an immunotherapy to prevent breast cancer recurrences in patients who have previously undergone surgery, today announced the formation of a partnership with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas to act as the lead clinical site for the Company’s upcoming Phase III clinical trial. Professor Mothaffar F. Rimawi has agreed to serve as the Global Principal Investigator of the Phase III clinical trial, and Professor C. Kent Osborne and Professor Rimawi are expected to serve as the first members of the Company’s Clinical Advisory Board for the development of GP2 immunotherapy across all indications and HER2 expressing cancers.
Snehal Patel, CEO of Greenwich LifeSciences, commented, “We are pleased to have entered into this collaboration with such prominent key opinion leaders who are truly committed to evaluating the potential of GP2 immunotherapy. Due to GP2’s safety profile, GP2 immunotherapy may provide clinicians with an option to deescalate treatment of patients by reducing the use of other, more toxic and expensive standard of care treatments. Both Professors Rimawi and Osborne have already introduced us to other breast cancer clinical sites and clinical leaders who have provided input into the design of the upcoming Phase III trial and who have expressed an interest in participating in the Phase III trial as high enrollment sites. In addition, we have also been jointly exploring the addition of both US and European breast cancer cooperative groups to more rapidly expand the clinical team.”
Professor Rimawi added, “We are excited to jointly evaluate the potential of GP2 immunotherapy. We believe that our patients will seek to participate in the upcoming trial as the GP2 Phase IIb clinical trial data suggests that GP2 could be both safe and effective and could be easily administered during standard of care follow-up visits. Our patients are seeking safe preventative treatments that allow them to transition away from the trauma of surgery, trastuzumab-based therapies, other HER2 targeted therapies, chemotherapy, and radiation as they seek to return to normal and healthy lives.”
Professor Osborne commented, “Bringing new alternatives to chemotherapy and improving quality of life for patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer are primary focuses of the Breast Cancer Program. GP2 immunotherapy may represent one such opportunity, and we look forward to collaborating with Greenwich LifeSciences and supporting the planned clinical trial with the resources of both the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Baylor College of Medicine.”
Professor Mothaffar F. Rimawi is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology, and serves as both Executive Medical Director and Co-Leader of the Breast Cancer Program at the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Professor C. Kent Osborne is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology, and serves as both the Tina and Dudley Sharp Chair in Oncology and the founding Director of the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center. Professor Osborne is also Professor of Medicine and Molecular and
GREENWICH, CT — Two official pickleball courts are now available to reserve at Christiano Park after years of requests from residents.
Patricia Troiano, the town’s recreation supervisor, said interest in the sport among residents has steadily increased over the past few years, particularly this year as residents look for more safe outdoor activities to enjoy due to the coronavirus.
“[Residents] feel safer outdoors,” Troiano said. “They also want the ability, when they’re distant from others, to be able to have some moveable activity and not have to keep a mask on the entire time. That’s something people have told us.”
According to Troiano, pickleball allows residents to play outdoors while safely distanced across a net from an opponent. (To sign up for Greenwich breaking news alerts and more, click here.)
Previously, residents could play pickleball on tennis courts, which use higher and longer nets, at the Chrisiano and Loughlin Avenue parks.
“There were only two tennis courts at Christiano Park,” Troiano said. “The second tennis court was converted into two pickleball courts on either side of the tennis net.”
The other tennis court, which has colored lines indicating the correct boundaries for a pickleball game, remained untouched, Troiano said. Prior to the two new courts at Christiano, the town had six unofficial pickleball courts residents could use.
“This is the first time we’ve had official [pickleball] courts,”Troiano said, “where players can reserve it, just like they would to play tennis, and just show up with the pickleball and the racket.”
Troiano said the town has talked about putting in official courts for over three years, however the actual planning and work to have one established at Christiano took a little over a year.
“The community has been driving this even prior to COVID-19,” Troiano said. “We have had requests for the last two or three years to get official courts in.”
The town turned its attention to the courts at Christiano first due to the foundation already being in place, Troiano said.
“It was already a tennis court,” Troiano said, “we just had to repaint it and put in new in-bounds and lines, then install the two posts for the two courts and the nets. That was a lot easier to do at Christiano for the first set of official courts.”
Troiano said the estimated cost of establishing the two official courts was originally about $11,000, however she was unsure what the final cost turned out to be.
She also noted the recreation department was already planning to add three more official courts at the Moretti Athletic Field in Cos Cob.
For now, residents who wish to use the courts at Christiano can reserve them through the town website until Nov. 16. After that, the courts can be used on a first-come, first-served basis until the reservation system starts up again in the spring.
“We’re really happy that we finally got this done,” Troiano said, “and if there’s any time to finally add these courts, it’s now. We