Immune Design Reports Increased Overall Response Rate and Longer Progression Free Survival of Patients with Follicular Lymphoma Treated in a Randomized Trial with a Combination Regimen of G100 and Pembrolizumab
- Overall Response Rate (ORR) of 46% in Patients Receiving the Combination
- TLR4 Biomarker Continued to Show Higher Response Rate for Patients with High TLR4 Expression (71% ORR)
- Long-term Follow Up Shows 11.1 Months Progression Free Survival
In the 26 naïve and relapsed/refractory patients in the randomized trial, the data continue to support the clinical activity of G100, with overall response rates of 46% and 23% in patients receiving a G100 regimen that includes low-dose radiation, with or without pembrolizumab, respectively. Also, disease control was shown in 92% and 85% of patients treated with the G100 regimen with or without pembrolizumab, respectively. In addition, responses appeared to be durable, with overall progression free survival at 11.1 or 7.4 months in patients treated with the G100 regimen with or without pembrolizumab, respectively. The data were presented today at the
“Follicular lymphoma continues to be a difficult-to-treat malignancy, particularly in the relapsed setting, and to date immunotherapy has not been successful and the current standard of care is associated with a number of serious adverse events,” said
Additional data presented in the poster:
- Increases in immunogenicity markers of CD8+ T-cells and CD8/CD4 ratio in the tumor microenvironment correlated with clinical response (p= .0858 and .0357 respectively). Similarly, a decrease in C20-expressing tumor cells correlated with improved clinical outcomes (p=.0221).
- G100 was well tolerated and the combination with pembrolizumab did not cause unexpected or worsening toxicity.
G100 is Immune Design’s lead product candidate and contains a potent synthetic small molecule toll-like receptor-4 (TLR-4) agonist called Glucopyranosyl Lipid A (GLA). G100 activates innate and adaptive immunity in the tumor microenvironment to generate an immune response against the tumor's pre-existing diverse set of antigens. A growing set of clinical and preclinical data have demonstrated the ability of G100 to activate tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, macrophages and dendritic cells, and promote antigen-presentation and the recruitment of T cells to the tumor. The induction of local and systemic immune responses has been shown to result in local and abscopal (shrinking of tumors outside the scope of the localized treatment) tumor control. G100 is currently in development to treat patients with relapsed follicular lymphoma (FL), a sub-type of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
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