Aptevo Therapeutics Begins Patient Dosing in Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Otlertuzumab in Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
“Clinical proof-of-concept data from a randomized Phase 2 study demonstrated the efficacy and tolerability of otlertuzumab with bendamustine in relapsed chronic lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL). In this study there was a significant increase in median progression free survival, from approximately 10 to 16 months in patients receiving the combination of otlertuzumab and bendamustine,” said
The Phase 2 study is an open-label, proof-of-concept evaluation of the safety and efficacy of otlertuzumab in combination with bendamustine in patients with relapsed or refractory peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCL). Up to 24 patients will be enrolled in the study. The primary endpoint is response rate, evaluable by the 2017
Otlertuzumab is a monospecific antibody targeting CD37 that was built on Aptevo’s ADAPTIR modular protein therapeutic platform. CD37 is a member of the tetraspanin superfamily of molecules and is expressed on the surface of normal and transformed B cells, and also recently discovered to be present on the surface of T-cell lymphomas.
According to the
ADAPTIR Clinical and Preclinical Portfolio:
- APVO414 – a bispecific ADAPTIR candidate, currently in Phase 1 development, targeting prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA), an enzyme that is expressed on the surface of prostate cancer cells, and, CD3, a component of the T cell receptor complex expressed on all T cells. APVO414 redirects T cells to specifically kill PSMA expressing tumors and is being developed for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, which is advanced prostate cancer that has spread to other organs and no longer responds to hormone blocking therapies.
- Otlertuzumab – a monospecific ADAPTIR candidate currently in Phase 2 development for the treatment of peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL). Otlertuzumab has been studied in over 250 patients with CLL or indolent NHL. A previous Phase 2 clinical study evaluating otlertuzumab for the treatment of relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have shown that otlertuzumab in combination with bendamustine, compared to bendamustine alone, demonstrated a significant increase in median progression free survival for the combination, from approximately 10 to 16 months.
- APVO436 – a bispecific ADAPTIR candidate currently in preclinical development targeting CD123, a cell surface receptor highly expressed on several hematological malignancies and CD3, a component of the T cell receptor. APVO436 engages T cells to initiate killing of tumor cells.
- ALG.APV-527 – a bispecific antibody candidate, partnered with
Alligator Bioscience, featuring a novel mechanism of action designed to simultaneously target 4-1BB (CD137) and 5T4, a tumor antigen widely overexpressed in a number of different types of cancer. 4-1BB, a costimulatory receptor on T cells, is known to enhance the immune response to cancer through activation of tumor-specific T cells and is believed to be a promising target for new immunotherapeutic approaches. ALG.APV-527 could potentially have utility in the treatment of a broad spectrum of cancers over-expressing the tumor antigen, including breast, cervical, non-small-cell-lung, prostate, renal, gastric, colorectal and bladder cancers.
- APVO210 – a bispecific ADAPTIR preclinical candidate with a novel mechanism of action based on targeted cytokine delivery. APVO210 is composed of a humanized anti-CD86 antibody fused with a modified form of IL-10 that specifically induces IL-10 signaling on antigen presenting cells, but not on lymphoid populations. APVO210 functions by suppressing immune responses and inducing certain tolerogenic responses and therefore may have potential benefit for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.
- ROR1 Bispecific – a proof-of-concept bispecific candidate targeting ROR1, an antigen found on several solid tumors and hematologic, or blood-related malignancies. Initial preclinical data demonstrate redirected T cell killing of tumors expressing ROR1 in vitro and in vivo in animal models.
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