Apollomics Announces Presentations of Vebreltinib Data at ESMO 2023
FOSTER CITY, Calif., Oct. 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Apollomics Inc. (Nasdaq: APLM) (the “Company”), a late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company developing multiple oncology drug candidates to address difficult-to-treat and treatment-resistant cancers, today announced that two abstracts detailing vebreltinib data were made available as part of the European Society of Medical Oncology Congress (ESMO) 2023 being held in Madrid, Spain from October 20-24, 2023.
The preliminary safety and efficacy data from the Phase 2 KUNPENG clinical trial, evaluating vebreltinib in patients in China with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring c-MET alterations will be presented by Beijing Pearl, Apollomics’ partner in China in a poster presentation session. The poster will include data from patients with METex14 mutation (Cohort 1) from the Phase 2, open-label, multicenter and multi-cohort study.
"Vebreltinib continues to yield compelling data, reinforcing its potential as a vital treatment option for patients with challenging-to-treat cancers driven by c-MET alterations,” said Guo-Liang Yu, Ph.D., co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Apollomics. “We're excited to share these updates with the global oncology community at ESMO.”
In addition, as part of a real-life cohort analysis of targeted therapy for subjects with recurrent glioblastoma (GBM), preliminary data on vebreltinib from the APL-101-01 SPARTA study will be part of a mini-oral presentation.
Presentation materials will be available on the Apollomics website following the presentations at ESMO: https://ir.apollomicsinc.com/news-events/presentations.
Presentation Title: Preliminary Results of Phase II KUNPENG Study of Vebreltinib in Patients (Pts) with Advanced NSCLC Harboring c-MET Alterations
Speaker: Jin-Ji Yang from the Guangdong Lung Cancer Institute, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital and Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China.
Abstract Number: #1379P
Session: NSCLC, metastatic
Date: Monday, October 23 from 12:00-13:00 CEST
Presentation Title: Target therapy matched to genomic alterations in patients with recurrent IDH wildtype glioblastoma: A real-life cohort analysis from Veneto Institute of Oncology, Padua (Italy)
Speaker: Giulia Cerretti (Veneto Institute of Oncology, Padova, Italy)
Presentation Number: 502MO
Session: Mini Oral session
Date: Saturday, October 21 from 10:15 – 11:45 CEST
About vebreltinib (APL-101)
Vebreltinib is a potent, small molecule, orally bioavailable and highly selective c-MET inhibitor. It works by inhibiting the aberrant activation of the HGF/c-MET axis, a key pathway involved in tumor growth, proliferation, and the development of resistance to certain targeted therapies such as osimertinib. By targeting c-MET dysregulation, vebreltinib offers a potential breakthrough for patients with MET exon 14 skipping NSCLC and other cancers driven by c-MET alterations.
Vebreltinib has demonstrated strong tumor inhibitory effect in a variety of preclinical c-MET dysregulated human gastric, hepatic, pancreatic and lung cancer xenograft animal models and patient-derived xenograft models (PDX). In Phase 1 clinical trials, vebreltinib (PLB1001) demonstrated a generally well-tolerated safety profile with preliminary evidence of clinical activity in NSCLC subjects harboring a mutation that leads to MET exon 14 skipping and in secondary glioblastoma multiforme (sGBM) patients harboring MET fusion and/or exon 14 skipping with evidence of brain penetration. In China, vebreltinib is referred to as PLB1001 where it is being developed by Apollomics' partner Beijing Pearl Biotechnology Co. Ltd. Details on the Phase 1/2 SPARTA clinical trial can be found on clinicaltrials.gov: NCT03175224. Apollomics is actively assessing the potential of investigating vebreltinib in combination with novel therapies and in a variety of tumor types in addition to developing vebreltinib as single-agent cancer therapy. Vebreltinib is currently under clinical investigation and not approved for any use anywhere in the world.
About Apollomics Inc.
Apollomics Inc. is an innovative clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of oncology therapies with the potential to be combined with other treatment options to harness the immune system and target specific molecular pathways to inhibit cancer. Apollomics currently has a pipeline of nine drug candidates across multiple programs, six of which are currently in the clinical stage of development. Apollomics’ lead programs include investigating its core product, vebreltinib (APL-101), a potent, selective c-Met inhibitor for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer and other advanced tumors with c-Met alterations, which is currently in a Phase 2 multicohort clinical trial in the United States, and developing an anti-cancer enhancer drug candidate, uproleselan (APL-106), a specific E-Selectin antagonist that has the potential to be used adjunctively with standard chemotherapy to treat acute myeloid leukemia and other hematologic cancers, which is currently in Phase 1 and Phase 3 clinical trials in China.
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