Dynavax Technologies and Quantum Leap Healthcare Collaborative Announce Selection of SD-101 Combined with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) in the I-SPY 2 TRIAL For Breast Cancer
SD-101 is an intratumoral TLR9 agonist that modulates the tumor microenvironment and optimally primes T cells to generate a systemic anti-tumor response. SD-101 is expected to augment responses to anti-PD-1 therapy as has been reflected in early clinical studies of other tumor types. The combination will be added to standard of care in a new I-SPY 2 TRIAL treatment arm.
“The I-SPY TRIAL is designed to evaluate multiple emerging new agents simultaneously with the goal of getting effective and potentially less toxic treatments to patients much more quickly. We are excited to add SD-101 into I-SPY 2, and combine it with pembrolizumab with the goal of extending responses previously observed with pembrolizumab alone,” stated Dr.
“We are excited SD-101 has been chosen to be included in the I-SPY 2 trial and see this as an excellent opportunity to potentially expand its use into the emerging field of neoadjuvant immunotherapy,” stated
The I-SPY 2 TRIAL, sponsored by QLHC, is a standing phase 2 randomized, controlled, multicenter study with an innovative Bayesian adaptive design aimed to rapidly screen and identify promising new treatments in specific subgroups of women with newly-diagnosed, high-risk (high likelihood of recurrence), locally-advanced breast cancer (Stage II/III).
About the I-SPY TRIALs
The I-SPY TRIAL (Investigation of Serial studies to Predict Your Therapeutic Response with Imaging And moLecular analysis) was designed to rapidly screen promising experimental treatments and identify those most effective in specific patient subgroups based on molecular characteristics (biomarker signatures). The trial is a unique collaborative effort by a consortium that includes the
About Quantum Leap Healthcare Collaborative
Quantum Leap Healthcare Collaborative (QLHC) is a 501C(3) charitable organization established in 2005 as a collaboration between medical researchers at
SD-101, Dynavax’s lead clinical candidate, is a proprietary, second-generation, Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) agonist CpG-C class oligodeoxynucleotide.
VP Corporate Strategy and Communications
Rachel St. Martin
Dynavax’s Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking" statements, including statements regarding conduct of clinical trials of SD-101 and the potential of SD-101 in the treatment of cancer. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this press release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in our business, including initiation, enrollment and completion of clinical trials of SD-101; the results of clinical trials and the impact of those results on the initiation or continuation of subsequent trials and issues arising in the regulatory process; the ability to successfully develop and commercialize SD-101; and whether or not Dynavax and parties with whom we are collaborating may reach any future agreement on further studies or a more extensive collaboration beyond the clinical trials contemplated under the existing agreements, as well as other risks detailed in the "Risk Factors" section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended
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