Ascentage Pharma (6855.HK), a global biopharmaceutical company engaged in developing novel therapies for cancers, chronic hepatitis B (CHB), and age-related diseases.
Today announced that updated results from seven studies involving the company’s five novel drug candidates will be presented at the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.
The company will present clinical trials involving the third-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) olverembatinib (HQP1351); as well as the following investigational agents: (1) Bcl-2 inhibitor lisaftoclax (APG-2575); (2) MDM-p53 inhibitor alrizomadlin (APG-115); (3) ALK inhibitor APG-2449; and (4) dual Bcl-2/Bcl-xL inhibitor pelcitoclax (APG-1252).
The ASCO Annual Meeting showcases the most cutting-edge research in clinical oncology and state-of-the-art advanced cancer therapies and is the world’s most influential and prominent scientific gathering of the clinical oncology community.
This year’s ASCO Annual Meeting will take place both online and in-person (McCormick Place; Chicago, IL) on June 3–7, 2022.
“This is the fifth consecutive year in which Ascentage-sponsored clinical results have been selected for presentations at the ASCO Annual Meeting, We are pleased to be offered a further opportunity to showcase our company’s progress on multiple clinical trials and demonstrate our ample capabilities in global innovation and R&D,”said Dr. Yifan Zhai, Chief Medical Officer.
“In addition to the updated results on lisaftoclax and alrizomadlin, two key drug candidates in our apoptosis-targeted pipeline, we will also release the first-in-human data of APG-2449, a promising drug candidate with potential as the first China-developed third-generation ALK inhibitor,”according to Dr. Zhai.
“We also look forward to disseminating new clinical data on recently approved third-generation TKI olverembatinib in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), We look forward to sharing these detailed results during the meeting. Moving forward, we will continue to accelerate these and other global clinical development programs, in an effort to expeditiously bring more therapeutic alternatives to patients as soon as possible.”Dr. Zhai added.
These seven clinical studies to be presented at this year’s ASCO Annual Meeting are as follows:
Promising antitumor activity of olverembatinib (HQP1351) in patients (pts) with tyrosine kinase inhibitor- (TKI-) resistant succinate dehydrogenase- (SDH-) deficient gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST).
A phase Ib/II study of lisaftoclax (APG-2575), a novel BCL-2 inhibitor (BCL-2i), in patients (pts) with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma (R/R CLL/SLL).
Phase Ib/II study of BCL-2 inhibitor lisaftoclax (APG-2575) safety and tolerability when administered alone or combined with a cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 (CDK4/6) inhibitor in patients with estrogen receptor-positive (ER⁺) breast cancer or advanced solid tumors.
Newly updated activity results of alrizomadlin (APG-115), a novel MDM2/p53 inhibitor, plus pembrolizumab: Phase 2 study in adults and children with various solid tumors.
First-in-human phase I results of APG-2449, a novel FAK and third-generation ALK/ ROS1 tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), in patients (pts) with second-generation TKI-resistant ALK/ROS1 non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) or mesothelioma.
Updated study results of pelcitoclax (APG-1252) in combination with osimertinib in patients (pts) with EGFR-mutant non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
First-in-human study of pelcitoclax (APG-1252) in combination with paclitaxel in patients (pts) with relapsed/refractory small-cell lung cancer (R/R SCLC).
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