- Completed enrollment in the two lowest dose cohorts, third cohort now in progress -
- Patients had on average failed 4 prior therapies -
- Across the first two cohorts, 20% of patients achieved a complete remission -
OXi4503 is one of Mateon's two VDAs currently in clinical development. OX1222 is a dose-ranging study of OXi4503 combined with cytarabine in relapsed/refractory AML and MDS. The poster presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the
The first cohort enrolled 6 patients at a dose of 3.75 mg/m2 of OXi4503 in combination with an intermediate dose (1g/m2/day x 5 days) of cytarabine. The second cohort enrolled 4 patients at a dose of 4.68 mg/m2 of OXi4503 in combination with the same intermediate dose of cytarabine. Patients enrolled into OX1222 were treatment-resistant, end-stage AML/MDS patients who had on average four prior therapy failures before entering the study.
In total 2 of 10 (20%) patients achieved a complete remission (CR) on treatment and currently remain in CR without further treatment - one at 6 months and the other at 3 months. One patient of six (17%) responded in the 3.75 mg/m2 dose cohort, and one patient of four (25%) responded in the 4.68 mg/m2 dose cohort. The study is currently enrolling patients in the third cohort at 6.25 mg/m2 of OXi4503.
OXi4503 was generally well tolerated in the first two cohorts of the study. The adverse event profile remains similar to that seen in the monotherapy Phase 1b portion of the trial, with coagulopathies and hematological adverse events the most significant events. The most common drug-related SAEs were anemia (30%), neutropenia (30%), D-dimer increase (20%), thrombocytopenia (20%), and AST increase (20%). One patient in the 3.75 mg/m2 cohort experienced a dose-limiting toxicity of hypofibrinogenemia with no clinical evidence of bleeding, which resolved with treatment.
"I am very excited to see two complete remissions out of the ten patients treated to date, as these were heavily pre-treated patients," stated
The poster presentation was entitled "A Phase 1b (OX1222) Dose-Finding Study of OXi4503 Combined with Cytarabine in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia or Myelodysplastic Syndrome" and was presented by
At Mateon, we believe that we can significantly improve cancer therapy by employing these two complementary approaches simultaneously. When utilized this way, VDAs obstruct existing blood vessels in the tumor leading to significant central tumor cell death while AAs prevent the formation of new tumor blood vessels.
Mateon is committed to leveraging our intellectual property and the product development expertise of our highly skilled management team to enable VTT to realize its true potential and to bring much-needed new therapies to cancer patients worldwide.
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