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|Adaptimmune Announces Initiation of Study to Evaluate SPEAR T-Cell Therapy Targeting NY-ESO in Combination with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) in Multiple Myeloma|
This is Adaptimmune’s third clinical trial to initiate within the past month. The Company recently announced the initiation of clinical studies with its wholly-owned SPEAR T-cells targeting AFP in hepatocellular carcinoma, as well as its wholly-owned SPEAR T-cells targeting MAGE-A4 in seven malignant solid tumors.
“We are excited to initiate this study as we have already seen encouraging data in a previous single‑agent study of NY‑ESO SPEAR T-cells in patients with advanced myeloma in the context of stem cell transplantation,” said
This is an open-label, randomized pilot study designed to evaluate the safety and anti-tumor activity of Adaptimmune’s NY-ESO therapeutic candidate alone or in combination with KEYTRUDA in patients who are HLA-A*02 positive and have relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma expressing NY-ESO-1 and/or LAGE‑1a. The study will enroll up to 20 patients. The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of NY-ESO SPEAR T-cell therapy alone or in combination with KEYTRUDA. Additional objectives include anti‑tumor activity, persistence of genetically modified cells in the body, and evaluation of the phenotype and functionality of genetically modified cells isolated from peripheral blood or tumor post infusion.
Adaptimmune is developing the NY-ESO SPEAR T-cell program under a strategic collaboration agreement with GSK.
Clinical Trial Collaboration Agreement for use of KEYTRUDA
Adaptimmune has a clinical trial collaboration agreement with
KEYTRUDA is a registered trademark of
About Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma is a cancer formed by malignancies of plasma cells, which are found in the bone marrow and are an important part of the immune system. It is estimated that approximately 30,280 new cases of multiple myeloma will be diagnosed in
Adaptimmune is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel cancer immunotherapy products. The Company’s unique SPEAR (Specific Peptide Enhanced Affinity Receptor) T-cell platform enables the engineering of T-cells to target and destroy cancer, including solid tumors. Adaptimmune has a number of proprietary clinical programs, and is also developing its NY-ESO SPEAR T-cell program under a strategic collaboration and licensing agreement with GlaxoSmithKline. The Company is located in
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