Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Orphan Status for TSC, a First-in-Class Drug for the Treatment of Primary Brain Cancer

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Diffusion Pharmaceuticals LLC announced today that trans sodium crocetinate (TSC), the company’s lead drug candidate, has been granted an Orphan Drug Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of primary brain cancer, also known as glioblastoma multiforme or GBM. GBM is one of the most deadly forms of cancer, with over half of its victims dying within 18 months of diagnosis.

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