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January 17, 2014
08:36 EDTOMEDOncoMed presents data from Phase 1b clinical trial of demcizumab
OncoMed presented data from its ongoing Phase 1b clinical trial of demcizumab in first-line Stage IV pancreatic cancer patients. Demcizumab was generally well tolerated in combination with both gemcitabine and Abraxane with fatigue, hypertension, nausea and vomiting being the most common drug-related toxicities. No demcizumab-related reversible cardiotoxicity events have occurred with the implementation of regular monitoring, a truncated treatment approach and cardioprotective medication, if indicated. The combination of gemcitabine with or without Abraxane did not appear to influence the pharmacokinetics of demcizumab. 50% evaluable patients who received the demcizumab/gemcitabine/Abraxane combination had partial responses as measured by RECIST and two patients had stable disease resulting in a clinical benefit rate of 83%. A randomized Phase 2 clinical trial in patients with first-line pancreatic cancer is planned for the second half of 2014.
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April 30, 2015
13:58 EDTOMEDOncoMed cancer pipeline being undervalued, says Piper Jaffray
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April 28, 2015
10:51 EDTOMEDOncoMed management to meet with JMP Securities
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April 23, 2015
10:01 EDTOMEDOncoMed to host research and development day
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April 22, 2015
08:35 EDTOMEDOncoMed initiates dosing in randomized Phase 2 clinical trial of demcizumab
OncoMed Pharmaceuticals announced that dosing has begun in the randomized Phase 2 clinical trial of demcizumab in patients with first-line metastatic pancreatic cancer. The double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2 "YOSEMITE" clinical trial is designed to compare the efficacy and safety of demcizumab combined with standard of care Abraxane plus gemcitabine in patients with first-line metastatic pancreatic cancer. The primary endpoint of the trial is progression-free survival. Secondary endpoints include overall survival, response rate, duration of response, safety, immunogenicity and pharmacokinetics. Approximately 200 patients will be randomized into one of three study arms. Patients in Arm 1 will receive Abraxane plus gemcitabine plus placebo. Patients in Arm 2 will receive standard of care plus one course of demcizumab 3.5 mg/kg every two weeks for 70 days. Patients in Arm 3 will receive standard of care plus a second course of demcizumab following a 100-day wash out period. The Phase 2 trial is being conducted at approximately 50 centers in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia.
April 21, 2015
13:06 EDTOMEDOncoMed presents data on stem cell programs at AACR
OncoMed Pharmaceuticals announced data from seven poster presentations at the American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting."We are pleased to have presented seven posters highlighting our ongoing discovery and development capabilities," said Paul J. Hastings, Chairman and CEO of OncoMed. "Leveraging our proprietary human tumor bank, human xenograft models and murine models, we have tested new combinations of our antibodies with standard-of-care chemotherapy and immunotherapy, as well as maximized optimal dosing regimens for these therapies. Our biomarker programs focus on patient selection for our clinical trials, and OncoMed continues to pursue breakthrough anti-cancer stem cell and immuno-oncology discoveries with multiple new targets and pathways."

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