- Addition of CA4P simultaneously reduces tumor volume and increases tumor white blood cells, T Cells and cytotoxic T Cells compared to anti-CTLA-4 monotherapy
- Preliminary data suggest immuno-oncology applications for drug candidate
"We are excited about the possibility of using CA4P to improve patient responses to checkpoint inhibitors, which have shown significant but nevertheless limited therapeutic benefits as monotherapy," said
Mateon previously reported data from a CT-26 colon cancer animal model showing that combination treatment with CA4P and anti-CTLA-4 causes large reductions in tumor volume and statistically significant improvements in survival when compared to anti-CTLA-4 alone, CA4P alone, or vehicle control. Similar anti-tumor effects were observed when this combination was studied in an EMT-6 mammary tumor animal model. The CT-26 model was repeated for the studies reported today, again showing large reductions in tumor volume with combination therapy. This repeat study also captured additional data on immune response, with preliminary data showing increases in the median number of tumor-associated white blood cells (WBC's) (69.2K vs. 39.0K vs. 16.7K for CA4P plus anti-CTLA-4, anti-CTLA-4 alone and vehicle control, respectively), T cells (5.2K vs. 1.6K vs. 1.8K), and effector cytotoxic CD8+ T Cells (2.0K vs. 0.8K vs. 0.5K), indicating a heightened immunologic response to the tumor in the presence of the two-drug combination. Importantly, treatment with both CA4P and anti-CTLA-4 generally maintains an elevated tumor-associated median effector T cell/regulatory T cell ratio, which also indicates a heightened immune response. Work to further characterize the immune response seen with the combination is ongoing.
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