- Company plans to advance directly into a global, randomized Phase 3 registration trial based on compelling results from Phase 1b trial
- Phase 1b sites remain open for continued exploratory evaluation of CRS-207 administered with low-dose cyclophosphamide
"Based on compelling data from the Phase 1b trial, as well as recent meetings with the
In the Phase 1b trial, eligible patients received two prime vaccinations with CRS-207 two weeks apart, followed by up to six cycles of standard-of-care pemetrexed and cisplatin chemotherapy three weeks apart and two CRS-207 boost vaccinations three weeks apart. Clinically stable patients received CRS-207 maintenance vaccinations every eight weeks and were followed every eight weeks until disease progression. Objectives of the study were safety, immunogenicity, objective tumor responses and tumor marker kinetics.
Interim data presented at the 2015
The study sites will remain open to enroll an additional cohort of patients who will receive low-dose cyclophosphamide with CRS-207 and standard-of-care chemotherapy. Preclinical data indicate this combination may further enhance immune response, tumor-specific efficacy and overall survival.
About Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that affects the smooth layer of mesothelial cells that surround the chest, lungs, heart and abdomen. Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), which affects the thin balloon-shaped lining of the lungs, is the most common form of this disease and accounts for estimated 13,000 cases a year worldwide. MPM is an aggressive disease with a poor prognosis. Most MPM patients are not candidates for surgical resection. Based on prior studies, expected median time to progression is 5.7 months and median overall survival is 12.1 months with combination pemetrexed and cisplatin chemotherapy. The tumor-associated antigen mesothelin is overexpressed on the majority of mesothelioma tumors.
CRS-207 is one of a family of product candidates based on Aduro's live-attenuated, double-deleted (LADD) Listeria monocytogenes immuno-oncology platform that are designed to induce potent innate and adaptive immune responses. CRS-207 has been engineered to express the tumor-associated antigen mesothelin, which is over-expressed in many cancers including mesothelioma and pancreatic, non-small cell lung, ovarian and gastric cancers.
Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding our intentions or current expectations concerning, among other things, the potential for CRS-207 in combination with standard-of-care chemotherapy, plans and timing of our Phase 3 clinical trial of CRS-207 in combination with standard-of-care chemotherapy and the potential for eventual regulatory approval, commercialization and launch of our product candidates. In some cases you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as "believe," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "could," "would," "project," "plan," "expect" or the negative or plural of these words or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those anticipated, including, but not limited to, our history of net operating losses and uncertainty regarding our ability to achieve profitability, our ability to develop and commercialize our product candidates, our ability to use and expand our technology platforms to build a pipeline of product candidates, our dependence on our lead product candidate, CRS-207, and GVAX Pancreas, our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approval of our product candidates, our inability to operate in a competitive industry and compete successfully against competitors that have greater resources than we do, our reliance on third parties, and our ability to obtain and adequately protect intellectual property rights for our product candidates. We discuss many of these risks in greater detail under the heading "Risk Factors" contained in the most recent Form 10-Q which is on file with the
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