SEATTLE, WA, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Oncothyreon Inc. (NASDAQ: ONTY) today announced the presentation of final results from the first Phase 1 trial of ONT-380 at the American Association for Cancer Research Special Conference on Advances in Breast Cancer Research in San Diego. The results were presented by Virginia F. Borges, M.D., Associate Professor in the Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine. ONT-380 (also known as ARRY-380) is an orally active, reversible and selective small-molecule HER2 inhibitor being developed by Oncothyreon in collaboration with Array BioPharma Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRY), Boulder, Colorado.
The first-in-human Phase 1 trial, with both dose-escalation and expansion components, enrolled a total of 50 patients, 43 of whom had HER2+ metastatic breast cancer. In this study, ONT-380 demonstrated an acceptable safety profile; treatment-related adverse events were primarily Grade 1. Because ONT-380 is selective for HER2 and does not inhibit EGFR, there was a low incidence and severity of treatment-related diarrhea, rash and fatigue, side effects which have been associated with EGFR inhibition. A single patient experienced Grade 2 treatment-related diarrhea and no patient developed treatment-related Grade 3 diarrhea; one patient had a Grade 3 rash. Additionally, there were no treatment-related cardiac events or Grade 4 treatment-related adverse events reported. The maximum tolerated dose of ONT-380 established in this Phase 1 trial was 600 mg twice daily. The dose-limiting toxicity was reversible elevation in liver enzymes.
In this trial, 22 HER2+ breast cancer patients with measurable disease were treated with ONT-380 at doses greater than or equal to 600 mg BID. In this heavily pretreated patient population, there was a clinical benefit rate (partial response [n = 3] plus stable disease for at least 6 months [n = 3]) of 27%. Notably, two of the patients with partial responses during treatment with ONT-380 had confirmed progressions while on prior lapatinib- and trastuzumab-containing regimens.
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
- Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV