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June 13, 2014
17:53 EDTOMEDOncoMed says Phase 1 clinical trials of vantictumab put on partial hold by FDA
OncoMed Pharmaceuticals discussed the vantictumab and Fzd8-Fc Phase 1 Wnt pathway programs with the U.S. FDA. The FDA informed the company that a partial clinical hold has been placed on Phase 1 clinical trials of vantictumab until revised protocols have been submitted and concurred with. The company reported that, according to the FDA, this action is being taken in view of OncoMed's decision to voluntarily halt enrollment and dosing in the ongoing vantictumab Phase 1 trials. The FDA concurred with OncoMed's plan to continue dosing of a patient in the single-agent Phase 1a vantictumab clinical trial who has remained on treatment for greater than 700 days progression free without significant drug-related adverse effects. The FDA also concurred with OncoMed's plan to continue dosing a patient in the single-agent Phase 1a Fzd8-Fc clinical trial who has remained on treatment for greater than 390 days progression free without significant drug-related adverse effects. "As we announced this morning, we are analyzing the data in hand with the investigators and academic bone expert advisors to assess the adverse events observed in these trials and develop revised clinical trial protocols. Today's discussion with the FDA advanced the process to determine the best path forward. We remain committed to evaluating vantictumab and Fzd8-Fc as possible therapies for cancer patients," stated Paul J. Hastings, Chairman and CEO of OncoMed.
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November 21, 2014
08:17 EDTOMEDOncoMed presents data from tarextumab, demcizumab trials
OncoMed Pharmaceuticals presented data in two posters highlighting the company's translational research and biomarker efforts for its tarextumab and demcizumab clinical programs Jakob Dupont, M.D., OncoMed's Chief Medical Officer, stated, "The data from the Phase 1b clinical trials of tarextumab and demcizumab demonstrate that our preclinical understanding of on-target drug activity and predictive biomarkers is being validated in the clinic as we study actual patient tumor samples. In the ALPINE Phase 1b study in advanced pancreatic cancer, we see clear evidence that tarextumab modulates the Notch cancer stem cell pathway in patient samples and that there is a potential association between tumors that show higher levels of Notch3 gene expression and best responses to tarextumab treatment. In the demcizumab poster presentation, a case study is described from our Phase 1b trial in pancreatic cancer in which the tumor response to treatment that occurred in the clinic correlates with what we observe using patient-derived xenograft models. This may provide insights into the development of potential biomarkers of response to demcizumab treatment in that program."
November 19, 2014
07:54 EDTOMEDOncoMed presents biomarker-focused clinical data from Anti-Notch1 Phase 1a trial
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