Evofem Biosciences to Deliver Keynote Address and Present Two Phexxi Data Sets at NCODA 2021 National Spring Forum
SAN DIEGO, April 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Evofem Biosciences, Inc., (NASDAQ: EVFM) today announced the company will deliver the keynote address and present two poster presentations on Phexxi® (lactic acid, citric acid, potassium bitartrate) at the upcoming NCODA 2021 National Spring Forum, which will be held April 28 to 30 as a virtual E-Meeting.
CEO Saundra Pelletier will deliver a keynote address entitled Evofem Biosciences and NCODA Partnering to Raise Awareness About Phexxi: Supporting the Reproductive and Sexual Health of Women with Cancer on Wednesday, April 28 at 12:05pm PT.
"We look forward to engaging with the NCODA membership at the 2021 National Spring Forum among other ongoing initiatives to ensure that female cancer patients and their oncology teams are aware that there is an FDA-approved, hormone-free, non-invasive contraceptive available: Phexxi," said Ms. Pelletier.
Following the 2021 National Spring Forum, the National Community Oncology Dispensing Association (NCODA) will publish a Positive Quality Intervention (PQI) in connection with Phexxi. PQIs are part of the NCODA Quality Standards. These resources are designed to operationalize and standardize practices to achieve positive outcomes for patients. The PQI will educate oncologists and other members of the medically-integrated oncology pharmacy team who are involved in the care of oncology patients for whom Phexxi may be prescribed for hormone-free contraception.
Two posters on data sets from Evofem's Phase 3 AMPOWER trial evaluating Phexxi will be presented at the conference:
"Female cancer patients can experience interruptions in their sex life while still maintaining a need for contraception," noted Brandi Howard, Ph.D., Evofem Biosciences' Head of Medical Affairs. "These data present relevant aspects of the AMPOWER trial that will be important for oncology professionals and their female patients to consider as they evaluate which hormone-free prescription contraceptive meets her needs before, during and after her cancer treatment regimen."
The posters will be available following the conference at https://www.evofem.com/posters-and-publications/. These data sets were previously presented at the ACOG 2020 Virtual Conference with abstracts published in the May 2020 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology (The Green Journal) (May 2020, Vol 135).
Every year in the United States, more than 800,000 new cases of cancer are reported among women.1 Many cancer treatment protocols require female patients of reproductive age to use birth control while undergoing treatment. Non-hormonal prescription contraception options are starkly limited; previously, women were generally steered toward condoms or the copper IUD, a prescription medical device that is implanted in the uterus where it releases copper ions and causes inflammation.
The collaboration between NCODA and Evofem launched in February 2021 to positively impact the quality of life for female patients living with, fighting and recovering from cancer by raising awareness about the importance and availability of Phexxi as a birth control option. They are working together to develop and share resources and educational information for the medically-integrated oncology pharmacy team to help support female cancer patients in deciding which contraceptive option best meets each woman's unique, individual needs.
About Evofem Biosciences
Phexxi® is a registered trademark of Evofem Biosciences, Inc.
About the AMPOWER Trial
AMPOWER was a single-arm, open-label Phase 3 study designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Phexxi® (lactic acid, citric acid and potassium bitartrate) in preventing pregnancy. The study enrolled 1,384 women aged 18-35 years across 112 centers in the United States. AMPOWER is the only large-scale, Phase 3 contraceptive clinical trial to evaluate the effects of a contraceptive product candidate on the impact of women's sex lives (exploratory endpoint).
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