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June 6, 2014
07:33 EDTADXSAdvaxis announces presentation of updated ADXS-cHER2 data
Advaxis announced that its principal investigator presented updated data from the ongoing ADXS-cHER2 study in canine osteosarcoma at the 2014 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum. The preliminary findings of the Phase 1 clinical trial in dogs with osteosarcoma suggest that ADXS-cHER2 is safe and well tolerated at doses up to 3 x 109 CFU with no evidence of cardiac, hematological, or other systemic toxicities. The study determined that ADXS-cHER2 is able to delay or prevent metastatic disease and significantly prolong overall survival in dogs with osteosarcoma that had minimal residual disease following standard of care. At the time of the presentation, 80% of the dogs treated were still alive and median survival had not yet been reached. Median survival in control dogs was 316 days. Immunological analyses are also being conducted in this study to further evaluate the immune response to ADXS-cHER2. Recently, ADXS-cHER2 was granted orphan drug status for the treatment of human osteosarcoma by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Orphan Products Development.
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January 22, 2015
11:04 EDTADXSAdvaxis announces FDA acceptance of IND application to conduct Phase 1 trial
Advaxis (ADXS) announced that the U.S. FDA has cleared its Investigational New Drug application to conduct a Phase 1 clinical study of ADXS-HER2 for the treatment of patients with metastatic HER2 expressing solid tumors. The clinical trial, which will be the first-in-human study of Advaxis's lead Lm-LLO immunotherapy product for HER2 expressing cancers, is expected to begin patient enrollment in the first half of 2015. In May 2014, Advaxis was granted orphan drug designation by the FDA for ADXS-HER2 in osteosarcoma.The Phase 1 clinical study is designed to evaluate the safety and tolerability of ADXS-HER2 as a monotherapy in patients with metastatic HER2 expressing solid tumors such as breast, gastric, esophageal, and osteosarcoma. Results from the study will be used to determine the future clinical development program of ADXS-HER2. The safety and efficacy of ADXS-HER2 is currently being evaluated in an ongoing Phase 1/2 veterinary clinical study in pet dogs with osteosarcoma, conducted by Nicola Mason, BVet.Med, Ph.D., DACVIM, of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. To date, dogs treated with ADXS-HER2 immunotherapy, after receiving standard of care had a statistically significant overall survival benefit compared to dogs that only received standard of care. Additionally, the preliminary data suggests immune responses induced by ADXS-HER2 targeted pulmonary micrometastases and prevent the development of metastatic disease in the dog's lungs.Advaxis has granted exclusive worldwide rights to Aratana Therapeutics (PETX) to develop and commercialize ADXS-HER2 for the treatment of osteosarcoma in dogs. In July 2014, Aratana filed a U.S. Department of Agriculture product license application for ADXS-HER2 for the treatment of canine osteosarcoma and other cancers. While the USDA has no specific obligation to respond within a prescribed timeframe, the companies expect a response within 12 to 18 months from the date the application was filed.
January 21, 2015
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