Immunovaccine and Incyte Expand Clinical Collaboration Evaluating Combination Immunotherapies in Advanced Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
The Phase 2 component will be a randomized, open label, efficacy study that will include up to 32 additional evaluable subjects. It will evaluate DPX-Survivac and low dose cyclophosphamide with, or without, epacadostat in patients with advanced recurrent ovarian cancer. In accordance with regulatory guidelines for combination trials, the goal of this portion of the program is to evaluate the clinical contribution of each investigational drug in the combination regimen.
“We were encouraged by the topline data we shared last December from the first dosing cohort of our trial, especially in this hard-to-treat population of ovarian cancer patients,” said Frederic Ors, Chief Executive Officer at
The Phase 2 arm of the study will be conducted under an amendment to the existing collaboration, in which
DPX-Survivac consists of survivin-based peptide antigens formulated in Immunovaccine’s proprietary immune-activating delivery technology. DPX-Survivac is thought to work by eliciting a cytotoxic T cell immune response against cells presenting survivin peptides. Survivin, recognized by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a promising tumor-associated antigen, is broadly over-expressed in most cancer types, and plays an essential role in antagonizing cell death, supporting tumor-associated angiogenesis, and promoting resistance to anti-cancer therapies. Immunovaccine has identified over 15 cancer indications in which the over-expression of survivin can be targeted by DPX-Survivac. DPX-Survivac received Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (
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