Aduro Biotech Highlights Preclinical Data for Three Programs Reported at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting
April 17, 2018 at 16:01 PM EDT
BERKELEY, Calif., April 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aduro Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADRO) today announced that data from three of the company’s programs were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) this week. The poster presentations detailed:
“These robust and new data continue to elucidate the diverse mechanisms by which our immunotherapies may provide new therapeutic alternatives for the large majority of patients that do not currently benefit from available cancer immunotherapies,” said Andrea van Elsas, Ph.D., chief scientific officer of Aduro. “For ADU-S100, we’ve confirmed in preclinical models that signaling through the STING pathway is critical to elicit tumor-reactive CD8+ T cells, the cornerstone of effective, durable and systemic anti-tumor immunity as evident from rejection of distant tumors. Importantly, these preclinical data show that adding checkpoint inhibitors to an ADU-S100 treatment regimen can eradicate tumors unresponsive to anti-PD-1 immunotherapy.”
Dr. van Elsas continued, “We also reported data on our anti-CTLA-4 antibody, ADU-1604, and expect to initiate clinical studies based on this data. In addition, our first-in-class antibody BION-1301 blocks APRIL from binding to both BCMA and TACI and may provide a differentiated approach to treating patients with multiple myeloma who do not benefit from or are resistant to current therapies. We look forward to confirming these data through our ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical study.”
Presentation Title (Abstract #631): Intratumoral activation of STING with a synthetic cyclic dinucleotide elicits antitumor CD8+ T cell immunity that effectively combines with checkpoint inhibitors
In addition, combining ADU-S100 with checkpoint inhibitors enhances the durable immunity even in tumors that are resistant to anti-PD-1 treatment. Aduro and Novartis are evaluating ADU-S100 in ongoing Phase 1 clinical studies, both as monotherapy for cutaneously accessible tumors and in combination with PDR001, an anti-PD-1 compound in advanced metastatic solid tumors and lymphomas. Additional studies combining ADU-S100 and other checkpoint inhibitors are planned.
Presentation Title (Abstract #1702): Assessment of pharmacology and toxicology of anti-CTLA-4 antibody (ADU-1604) in non-human primates and evolution of local and anti-CTLA-4 application
Presentation Title (Abstract #3780): Preclinical pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and safety of BION-1301, a first-in-class antibody targeting APRIL for the treatment of multiple myeloma
About STING Pathway Activator Platform
Aduro’s lead molecule, ADU-S100/MIW815, is the first therapeutic in development specifically targeting STING. In collaboration with Novartis, it is being tested in a Phase 1 monotherapy clinical trial and in a Phase 1b combination study with PDR001, an anti-PD-1 compound. Both studies are enrolling patients with cutaneously accessible, advanced/metastatic solid tumors or lymphomas. The trials are evaluating the ability of ADU-S100 to activate the immune system and recruit specialized immune cells to attack the injected tumor, leading to a broad immune response that seeks out and kills non-injected distant metastases. Initial clinical data are expected in the second half 2018.
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