WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FORMA Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on rare hematological diseases and cancers, today announced that three abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the 61st American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting being held in Orlando, Florida from December 7-10, 2019.
Three oral presentations on lead assets will feature data: olutasidenib, a next generation inhibitor of mutated isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1m) in development for the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia (RR/AML) or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), and patients with glioma and other solid tumors with an IDH1 mutation; and FT-4202, a novel selective red blood cell (RBC) pyruvate kinase (PKR) activator in development as a potentially disease-modifying therapy for the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD). A poster presentation will feature data for a FORMA-discovered asset licensed to Celgene Corporation, FT-1101, an oral, structurally distinct and potent pan-inhibitor of the Bromodomain and Extra-Terminal (BET) epigenetic protein family.
The accepted abstracts are available online through the ASH conference website, https://www.hematology.org/Annual-Meeting/Abstracts/, and include:
Title: Olutasidenib (FT-2102), an IDH1m Inhibitor As a Single Agent or in Combination with Azacitidine, Induces Deep Clinical Responses with Mutation Clearance in Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treated in a Phase 1 Dose Escalation and Expansion Study
Date/Time: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. ET
Session: 616. Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Novel Therapy, excluding Transplantation: Novel Targets and Combinations
Location: Orange County Convention Center, Chapin Theater (W320)
Presenter: Justin Watts, MD. Assistant Professor University of Miami, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Title: Olutasidenib (FT-2102), Induces Rapid Remissions in Patients with IDH1-Mutant Myelodysplastic Syndrome: Results of Phase 1/2 Single Agent Treatment and Combination with Azacitidine
Date/Time: Monday, December 9, 2019 at 10:45 a.m. ET
Session: 637. Myelodysplastic Syndromes - Clinical Studies: Targeting Gene Mutations in MDS
Location: Orange County Convention Center, W311ABCD
Presenter: Jorge E. Cortes, MD. Professor, Augusta University, Director of the Georgia Cancer Center
Title: Phase 1 Single (SAD) and Multiple Ascending Dose (MAD) Studies of the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics (PK) and Pharmacodynamics (PD) of FT-4202, an Allosteric Activator of Pyruvate Kinase-R, in Healthy and Sickle Cell Disease Subjects
The presentation will report the effects of FT-4202 on healthy subjects in this ongoing study.
Date/Time: Monday, December 9, 2019 at 11:15 a.m. ET
Session: 114. Hemoglobinopathies, Excluding Thalassemia—Clinical: Emerging Therapies: Reports from Recent Clinical Trials
Location: Orange County Convention Center, W304ABCD
Presenter: Theodosia Kalfa, MD, PhD. Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Title: Phase 1 Dose Escalation and Expansion Study to Determine Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of the BET Inhibitor FT-1101 As a Single Agent in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Hematologic Malignancies
Date/Time: Monday, December 9, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET
Session: 616. Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Novel Therapy, excluding Transplantation: Poster III
Location: Orange County Convention Center, Hall B
Presenter: Manish Patel, MD. Director of Drug Development, Florida Cancer Specialists. Associate Director of Drug Development, Sarah Cannon Research Institute
About Olutasidenib (FT-2102)
FORMA’s most advanced clinical asset, olutasidenib, is a potent and selective next generation inhibitor of mutated isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) being investigated to treat patients with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia (RR/AML) or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), and patients with glioma and other solid tumors with an IDH1 mutation. IDH1 is a natural enzyme that is part of the normal metabolism of all cells. Mutations of IDH1 can produce excessive amounts of the oncometabolite 2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG), which impairs cell differentiation and promotes blood malignancies and solid tumors. IDH1 mutations are present in 7-14% of patients with AML and 3-4% of patients with MDS.
FT-4202 is a novel selective red blood cell (RBC) pyruvate kinase (PKR) activator designed to be a disease-modifying therapy for the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD), with a multimodal approach. FT-4202 works upstream by activating the RBCs’ natural PKR activity to decrease 2,3-DPG levels, which leads hemoglobin to hold on to oxygen molecules longer to reduce RBC sickling. The downstream activity of FT-4202 increases ATP levels, the fuel that provides energy to cells, to improve RBC health and survival. Together, these effects are anticipated to increase hemoglobin levels and decrease painful vaso-occlusive crises. SCD is the most common disorder caused by a single gene mutation and affects approximately 100,000 people in the U.S., and millions globally.
About FT-1101 (also known as CC-95775)
FT-1101 (also known as CC-95775) is an oral, structurally distinct and potent pan-inhibitor of the Bromodomain and Extra-Terminal (BET) epigenetic protein family, which was discovered by FORMA and licensed to Celgene Corporation.
FORMA Therapeutics is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of transformative medicines that will make a difference for patients with hematologic, oncologic, and metabolic diseases. A fully integrated biopharmaceutical company, FORMA’s validated, proprietary R&D engine combines deep biology insight, chemistry expertise and clinical development capabilities to create differentiated drug candidates with best-in-class or first-in-class potential. FORMA has delivered high-value clinical candidates to its partners and generated a broad proprietary portfolio of programs, ranging from pre-clinical to pivotal-stage, with the potential to provide profound patient benefit. For more information, please visit the company website at www.formatherapeutics.com.