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January 19, 2014
13:00 EDTNKTRNektar presents data from Phase l study of etirinotecan pegol
Nektar presented favorable data today from a Phase 1 study of etirinotecan pegol, EP, NKTR-102, in combination with 5-fluorouracil, 5-FU/Leucovorin LV, in patients with advanced cancer. NKTR-102 is the first long-acting topoisomerase I-inhibitor designed to concentrate in tumor tissue, provide sustained tumor suppression throughout the entire chemotherapy cycle, and to reduce the peak exposures that are associated with toxicities of other cytotoxics. These new data were presented at the 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco.
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September 21, 2015
09:02 EDTNKTRNektar presents data from study of NKTR-214
Nektar announced positive preclinical results for NKTR-214, a CD122-biased cytokine designed to preferentially stimulate the production and maintenance of tumor-killing T cells which are found naturally in the body. CD122, which is also known as the Interleukin-2 receptor beta subunit, is a key signaling receptor that is known to increase the proliferation of CD8-positive effector T cells, and these CD8-positive T cells comprise a key component of the tumor infiltrating lymphocytes that provide cell-mediated anti-tumor effects. Results were presented this past Friday at the Inaugural CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR Immunotherapy Conference in New York. NKTR-214 shows efficacy in multiple preclinical models as a single agent. Combination regimens with NKTR-214 and either anti-CTLA4 or anti-PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor therapies resulted in durable anti-tumor immunotherapeutic effects, which persisted long after the termination of dosing.

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