Y-mAbs Announces Naxitamab Chemoimmunotherapy Investigational Trial for High-Risk Neuroblastoma Meets Primary Endpoint
This clinical trial studied the combination of Humanized anti-GD2 antibody naxitamab, Irinotecan, Temozolomide and Sargramostim (GM-CSF), (“HITS”) protocol, and included cohort of patients that were treated at MSK in a phase 2 protocol, and at Hospital
Eligibility criteria included evaluable or measurable chemoresistant disease. Prior anti-GD2 or irinotecan/temozolomide therapy was permitted. Each cycle, administered 3-5 weeks apart, comprised irinotecan, temozolomide, naxitamab and GM-CSF. The primary endpoint of the phase 2 trial at MSK was complete response (“CR”) and partial response (“PR”) after 4 cycles.
Of 90 previously heavily treated patients, (38 at MSK in the phase 2 trial, and 52 at HJSD), eight had HR-NB refractory to induction chemotherapy and 82 had up to six prior relapses.
The primary endpoint was reached in the MSK phase 2 trial: Objective Response Rate (“ORR”) according to the International Neuroblastoma Response Criteria (“INRC”) of 30.6 %, with a lower boundary of 20.4%. In the entire cohort, responses were 26% for CR, 11% for PR, 9% for mixed response, 27% for stable disease and 27% for progressing disease (“PD”). In the MSK phase 2 trial, the ORR was 64% for all patients, with soft tissue (48%) and skeletal
Toxicities included myelosuppression and diarrhea as expected with irinotecan/temozolomide, pain and hypertension as expected with naxitamab, plus febrile neutropenia. No other >grade 2 unexpected toxicities occurred, and the treatment was outpatient. In this trial, human anti-human antibody did not develop in any of the 50 patients providing samples for testing.
“We are very pleased to present data for the HITS protocol,” stated
Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center MSK developed naxitamab, which is exclusively licensed by MSK to Y-mAbs. As a result of this licensing arrangement, MSK has institutional financial interests in the compound.
Y-mAbs is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel, antibody-based therapeutic cancer products. In addition to conventional antibodies, the Company’s technologies include bispecific antibodies generated using the Y-BiClone platform and the SADA platform. The Company’s broad and advanced product pipeline includes one FDA-approved product, DANYELZA® (naxitamab-gqgk), which targets tumors that express GD2, and one product candidate at the registration-stage, OMBLASTYS® (omburtamab), which targets tumors that express B7-H3.
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