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December 11, 2012
10:08 EDTIMMUImmunomedics provides update on subcutaneous injections of Veltuzumab
Immunomedics announced that subcutaneous administration of veltuzumab, as a single agent, demonstrated promising activity in patients with relapsed immune thrombocytopenia, even in more heavily treated patients with the chronic disease, and in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. In a published study, veltuzumab reversed life threatening anemia and thrombocytopenia in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus who was unresponsive to rituximab. In non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients who had received prior therapies, 4 once-weekly infusions of veltuzumab produced a complete response rate of 25% in a study of 84 patients, even at the low dose of 80 mg/m2 given intravenously.
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January 29, 2015
08:35 EDTIMMUImmunomedics announces dismissal of class action lawsuit
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January 20, 2015
08:46 EDTIMMUImmunomedics reports Phase 1/2 results with sacituzumab govitecan
Immunomedics announced that sacituzumab govitecan, the company's lead investigational antibody-drug conjugate, or ADC, produces partial response, or PR, in some patients with metastatic esophageal and colorectal cancers who had been heavily pretreated. Extended periods of stable disease were also noted in some patients with pancreatic and gastric cancers, with time-to-progression, or TTP, exceeding that of last prior therapy in many cases. Response and TTP were evaluated by computed tomography, or CT, based on RECIST criteria. Patented and developed by the company, sacituzumab govitecan was created by conjugating the moderately-toxic drug, SN-38, site-specifically and at a high ratio of drug to antibody to a humanized antibody that targets the TROP-2 receptor expressed by many solid cancers. SN-38 is the active metabolite of irinotecan, which is used to treat certain solid cancers, particularly metastatic colorectal cancers, as a part of combination therapies, so its pharmacology and properties are well-known. Despite the late-stage setting, 1 patient in each of the colorectal and esophageal cancer groups had a partial response after receiving more than 2 doses of the ADC. For all 4 cancer types, the disease stabilization rate exceeded 50%.

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