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- Generation 2 Manufacturing Process Selected for All Ongoing and
- Company Reports Updated Results for Cohort 2 in Melanoma Study -
- Two New Studies in NSCLC Patients in Collaboration with
“Iovance has made substantial progress in 2017 and we are eager to showcase our work during today’s Analyst Day. We have formally selected Gen 2 as the manufacturing process to be used for registration and have switched all the ongoing study protocols over to this process,” said Dr. Maria Fardis, PhD, MBA, president and chief executive officer of Iovance Biotherapeutics. “We are also enthusiastic about our expansion into lung cancer. In collaboration with two industry-leading partners, we will explore the potential of TIL therapy alone and in combination with approved systemic agents. The study at Moffitt has been initiated and the Iovance study, with MedImmune, combining TIL and durvalumab will start in the first half of 2018. We also will provide an update regarding data from cohort 2 of the C-144-01 melanoma study confirming partial responses in four out of 10 patients.”
Iovance announced today that it has selected its Gen 2 manufacturing process for all three Phase 2 trials and for all future TIL clinical development. The protocols for the company’s three existing studies have all been amended to allow for enrollment of new patients with TIL manufactured with the Gen 2 process. Cohort 1 of the C-144-01 melanoma study will be closed and new patients will be enrolled in cohort 2. The Gen 2 manufacturing process takes 22 days and the final cell product is cryopreserved for ease of scheduling and handling. The decision to use the Gen 2 manufacturing process was based on data recently presented at the
Highlights from Three Lead Clinical Programs
Phase 2 trials are ongoing with adoptive cell transfer (ACT) therapies that utilize an autologous TIL manufacturing process in metastatic melanoma, recurrent, metastatic, or persistent cervical cancer and recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.
C-144-01 is a Phase 2 multicenter study evaluating the safety and efficacy of LN-144, Iovance’s lead product candidate for treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma. The study is currently enrolling. To date, Iovance has 11 active clinical sites in
C-145-03 is a Phase 2, multicenter study that will enroll up to 47 patients and will assess the safety and efficacy of LN-145 for the treatment of patients with recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. The trial has met the efficacy threshold for the first stage of the Simon’s two stage design and will therefore continue to enroll patients to the full sample size of 47 per protocol. Iovance has amended the protocol so that newly enrolled patients can be treated using TIL produced from the Gen 2 manufacturing process. Iovance anticipates reporting early data from this study in 2018.
C-145-04 is a Phase 2, multicenter, study that will enroll up to 47 patients and will assess the safety and efficacy of LN-145 for the treatment of patients with recurrent, metastatic, or persistent cervical carcinoma. The study is enrolling patients in the Unites States and is expected to start enrollment of patients in
TIL Pipeline Expansion into Lung Cancer
The company announced today that patient enrollment has begun in a study in collaboration with researchers at
The company also announced that a Phase 2 study in PD-1 and PD-L1 naïve NSCLC patients, sponsored by Iovance, in collaboration with MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of
MD Anderson Collaboration Update
Iovance provided an update on its collaboration with the
Today’s Guest Speakers
Key Opinion Leaders will discuss current treatment options and the role of TIL in melanoma, head and neck, lung and cervical cancers. Invited guest speakers include:
Sylvia Lee, MD, University of Washington, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center Jason Chesney, MD, PhD, University of Louisville, Brown Cancer Center Emese Zsiros, MD, PhD, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
A live webcast of today’s presentation can be accessed on the investor page of Iovance Biotherapeutics’ website at http://www.iovance.com. A replay of the webcast will be archived on Iovance Biotherapeutics’ website for 30 days following the presentation.
Certain matters discussed in this press release are “forward-looking statements”. The Company may, in some cases, use terms such as “predicts,” “believes,” “potential,” “continue,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “plans,” “intends,” “may,” “could,” “might,” “will,” “should” or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. In particular, the Company’s statements regarding trends and potential future results are examples of such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the efficacy, safety, tolerability and cost of the Gen 2 manufacturing process, the success, timing and cost of the Company’s ongoing clinical trials and anticipated clinical trials for its current product candidates, including statements regarding the timing of initiation and completion of the trials; the timing of and its ability to obtain and maintain