Corcept Appoints Roberto Vieira as President, Oncology
“We are thrilled to welcome Roberto to the Corcept team,” said
"I'm excited to lead Corcept's oncology division, initially focusing on ovarian cancer and expanding to other tumors. Together with our dedicated team, we aim to revolutionize cancer treatment by leading the exciting field of cortisol modulation. I'm committed to building a strong oncology organization and launching first-in-class products that make a real impact in patients' lives," said
About Corcept’s Oncology Programs
There is substantial evidence that cortisol activity at the glucocorticoid receptor (“GR”) allows certain solid tumors to resist treatment and that modulating cortisol’s activity may help anti-cancer treatments achieve their intended effect.
Many types of solid tumors express the GR and are potential targets for cortisol modulation therapy. In some cancers, cortisol inhibits cellular apoptosis – the tumor-killing effect many treatments are meant to stimulate. In other cancers, cortisol activity promotes tumor growth. Cortisol also suppresses the body’s immune response; activating – not suppressing – the immune system is beneficial in fighting certain cancers.
Corcept is conducting clinical trials of its proprietary selective cortisol modulators in combination with three different anti-cancer treatments in patients with ovarian, adrenal and prostate cancers.
For more than 25 years, Corcept’s focus on cortisol modulation and its potential to treat patients across a wide variety of serious disorders has led to the discovery of more than 1,000 proprietary selective cortisol modulators. Corcept’s advanced clinical trials are being conducted in patients with hypercortisolism, solid tumors, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and liver disease (NASH). In
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