The presentation focused on advancements in the field of immuno-oncology involving combination antibody approaches targeting T cells (e.g. CD27 agonists), the tumor-immune interfaces (e.g. CD47 – SIRPα axis), dendritic cells and macrophages and bispecific antibodies. Dr.
“Recent advances in immunotherapy are bringing about a new era of cancer medicine and revolutionizing the development of novel treatments across a broad range of cancer types,” said Dr.
During the presentation, Dr.
- LADD (live, attenuated, double-deleted Listeria mononcytogenes) involving bacteria-based mobilization of the immune system
- CDNs targeting small molecule activation of the Stimulator of Interferon Genes (STING) receptor leading to T cell priming specific for tumor neoantigens
- B-select technology targeting first or best-in-class agonist and antagonist monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)
Additionally, key topics that were highlighted in the presentation included:
- Preclinical data demonstrating potent anti-tumor activity of ADU-S100, a proprietary molecule based on Aduro’s CDN platform technology
- ADU-S100’s ability to induce innate immunity through STING, a critical receptor to activate immune cells including dendritic cells in the tumor microenvironment
- The formulation of ADU-S100 with GVAX into the cancer vaccine – “STINGVAX” – that was shown to be active in anti-PD1 resistant tumors. GVAX is a family of cancer immunotherapies acquired by Aduro in 2013
- Research demonstrating mode-of-action of CD27 agonistic antibodies
- Research demonstrating how antibodies that block CD47 – SIRPα interaction to enhance tumor killing and rejection as well as elicit functional cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL)
Aduro believes this research underscores the critical importance of not only overcoming immune suppression, but also activating and stimulating the immune system using Aduro’s CDN approach targeting the STING receptor and Aduro’s LADD-based immunotherapies.
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