BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clovis Oncology (NASDAQ:CLVS) announced that three abstracts (ASCO Abstracts #2524, #2585, #2586) highlighting results from three Phase I studies of the company’s two lead compounds will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2013 in Chicago.
Data contained in the published abstracts was current as of the submission deadline of February 5th, 2013. Data to be presented in the poster sessions will include data from the trials as of early May.
Clovis is developing CO-1686, a novel, oral, targeted covalent (irreversible) inhibitor of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), in patients with initial activating EGFR mutations as well as the T790M primary resistance mutation. Rucaparib, an oral, potent, small molecule poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, is being developed for ovarian cancer. Both compounds are in the Phase I dose-escalation portion of Phase I/II clinical trials.
The abstracts accepted for poster presentation, all as part of the Developmental Therapeutics – Clinical Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics Session, are as follows:
(Abstract #2524) First in-human evaluation of CO-1686, an irreversible, selective, and potent tyrosine kinase inhibitor of EGFR T790M.
- Dr. Lecia V. Sequist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
- Tuesday, June 4, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT
- Location: E450a
The poster will be discussed at the associated discussion session:
- Dr. David Carbone, Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.
- Tuesday, June 4, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CDT (Dr. Carbone is scheduled to speak from 11:54 a.m. – 12:06 p.m.)
- Location: E354b, Poster #12
(Abstract #2585) A phase I dose escalation and PK study of continuous oral rucaparib in patients with advanced solid tumors.
- Dr. Rebecca Kristeleit, University College of London Cancer Institute, London
- Monday, June 3, 8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
- Location: S Hall A2, Poster Board: 7E
(Abstract #2586) A phase I study of oral rucaparib in combination with carboplatin.
- Dr. L. Rhoda Molife, The Royal Marsden and Institute of Cancer Research, Surrey, UK
- Monday, June 3, 8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
- Location: S Hall A2, Poster Board: 7F
CO-1686 is a novel, oral, targeted covalent (irreversible) inhibitor of the cancer-causing mutant forms of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) currently being studied for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). CO-1686 was designed to selectively target both the initial activating EGFR mutations as well as the T790M resistance mutation, while sparing wild-type, or “normal” EGFR at anticipated therapeutic doses. Accordingly, it has the potential to treat NSCLC patients with EGFR mutations both as a first-line or second-line treatment with a reduced toxicity profile compared to current EGFR inhibitor therapies. The Phase I/II study is currently in the dose escalation phase, being conducted at six sites in the U.S. and Europe. Following the establishment of an appropriate dose, the Company intends to study CO-1686 in a Phase II expansion cohort of NSCLC patients with activating EGFR mutations who have failed initial EGFR-directed therapy and have developed the T790M mutation, as well as a second expansion cohort of first-line mutant EGFR NSCLC patients.
Rucaparib is an oral, potent inhibitor of PARP1 and PARP2 in development for the treatment of ovarian cancer. Rucaparib is currently in two Company-sponsored Phase I clinical studies; one to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of oral rucaparib administered on a daily basis as monotherapy; and a second trial to determine the MTD of oral rucaparib that can be combined with intravenous platinum chemotherapy for the treatment of solid tumors. Once the optimal dose and schedule have been established in the monotherapy study, the Company will initiate a Phase II expansion cohort to assess efficacy in selected ovarian cancer patients. The Company expects to initiate a biomarker study in platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer patients in the third quarter of 2013, as well as the pivotal Phase III study in platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer patients in late 2013.
About Clovis Oncology
Clovis Oncology, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing innovative anti-cancer agents in the U.S., Europe and additional international markets. Clovis Oncology targets development programs at specific subsets of cancer populations, and simultaneously develops diagnostic tools that direct a compound in development to the population that is most likely to benefit from its use. Clovis Oncology is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, and has additional offices in San Francisco, California and Cambridge, UK.
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