ImmunityBio Announces Results of Phase 2 Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer Trial at ASCO GI With Median Overall Survival of 6.3 Months in Patients With Third-Line Disease, More Than Doubling Historical Survival
- Data show that ImmunityBio’s combination immunotherapy, Nant Cancer Vaccine, is potentially effective in pancreatic cancer where very few treatment options exist
- Nant Cancer Vaccine therapy more than doubles median overall survival (OS) versus historical OS in patients who had progressed after two prior lines of therapy (N=30) with median OS of 6.3 months (95% CI: 5.0, 9.8 months)
- When patients with even more advanced disease who failed four to six prior lines of therapy are added, the median OS even with such advanced disease (N=63) is 5.8 months (95% CI: 3.9, 6.9 months)
- Treatment-related serious adverse events were uncommon and no treatment-related deaths were reported
- The company plans to meet with the FDA in 2022 to discuss the path for the approval of combination therapies for pancreatic cancer
The results were presented today at the
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in
“There are thousands of patients in advanced stages of this disease and there are few, if any, treatment options for them,” said
To date, 27% of third-line or greater patients (17/63) remain on study. The median overall survival in this highly advanced group of patients, who failed two to six prior lines of treatment, is 5.8 months (95% CI: 3.9, 6.9 months) exceeding the approximately three-month historical median overall survival. Of the 63 patients, 30 (48%) had progressed after two prior lines of therapy. Median overall survival in this group was 6.3 months (95% CI: 5.0, 9.8 months), more than doubling the historical overall survival. On the strength of this early data and significant unmet medical need, the company has expanded enrollment in the third-line or greater cohort.
QUILT 88 is an open-label study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Nant Cancer Vaccine, comprising ImmunityBio’s IL-15 receptor agonist Anktiva (N-803), its off-the-shelf targeted natural killer cells (PD-L1 t-haNK), and aldoxorubicin, an albumin-modulated agent, plus low-dose chemotherapy. This combination Nant Cancer Vaccine is randomized against standard-of-care high-dose chemotherapy for first- and second-line treatment; the third-line or greater cohort, with an original target of 50 patients, is a single arm with the primary endpoint of overall survival.
QUILT-88 Study Details
This Phase 2, randomized, three-cohort, open-label study will evaluate the comparative efficacy and overall safety of standard-of-care chemotherapy versus low-dose chemotherapy in combination with PD-L1 t-haNK, Anktiva (N-803), and aldoxorubicin in subjects with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer (NCT04390399). Each treatment setting, as well as each first- and second-line or later maintenance treatment, will be evaluated independently as Cohorts A, B, and C, respectively, with Cohorts A and B having independent experimental and control arms. The study is expected to enroll 328 subjects across all three cohorts giving effect to the expanded enrollment of Cohort C (63 of 80 participants are currently enrolled in Cohort C, third-line or greater). The primary objective of Cohorts A and B is progression-free survival (PFS) per RECIST V1.1, and the objective of Cohort C is overall survival (OS). Secondary objectives include initial safety and additional efficacy measures, including overall response rate (ORR), complete response (CR) rate, durability of response (DoR), disease control rate (DCR), and overall survival (OS).
Currently, three trial sites have been activated:
ImmunityBio’s clinical pipeline consists of 21 clinical trials—13 of which are in Phase II or III development—across 12 indications in solid and liquid cancers (including bladder, pancreatic, and lung cancers) and infectious diseases (including SARS-CoV-2 and HIV). Anktiva™, ImmunityBio’s lead cytokine infusion protein, is a novel interleukin-15 (IL-15) superagonist complex and has received Breakthrough Therapy and Fast Track Designations from the
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