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Imugene (ASX:IMU) presents CHECKvacc data on TNBC at the 2022 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium - Kalkine Media

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 Imugene (ASX:IMU) presents CHECKvacc data on TNBC at the 2022 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
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Highlights

  • Imugene has presented data from Phase I CHECKVacc trial on TNBC patients at a symposium in Texas, USA.
  • Data from the trial implied safety and tolerance of CF33-hNIS-antiPD-L1 in patients with metastatic TNBC.

Imugene Limited (ASX: IMU) has presented first and new data from Phase I CHECKVacc trial on patients having triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). The ASX-listed clinical stage immuno-oncology firm presented the data as a poster presentation at the 2022 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABC 2022) in San Antonio. The symposium was held on 9 December 2022 AEDT.

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Data from the trial implied that CF33-hNIS-antiPD-L1 administered by intratumoral injection in patients with metastatic TNBC is safe and well tolerated at the tested dose levels. Below are some focal points of the results:

  1. The study enrolled six patients who received at least one dose of CHECKvacc injection at dose level 1 (1 x 10^5 pfu) or dose level 2 (3 x 10^5 pfu).
  2. There were no dose-limiting toxicities and no adverse events related to treatment. However, injection site discoloration was observed in one patient.
  3. 99mTc SPECT imaging for virus tracking from virus induced replication of the human sodium iodide (hNIS) transgene demonstrated improvement in 4/6 (67%) patients in the first two dose levels. Improvement was higher in patients with nodal disease injection than dermal metastasis.
  4. SPECT imaging of patient COH-004 (DL-2) on C1D8 demonstrated substantial improvement of the injected lymph node.
  5. Baseline and on-treatment tumor biopsies of patient COH-004 using spatial immune profiling showed a surge in PD-L1 positive cells following treatment with CHECKVacc. It demonstrated immune activation and tumor microenvironment changes in association with response to therapy.

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Overall, data from the trial provide for further evaluation of CHECKVacc in TNBC.

At the time of writing this article, share price of IMU was AU$0.180 apiece.

 

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