Seattle Genetics, Inc. (SGEN) Initiates Phase 1 Clinical Trial Of Antibody-Drug Conjugate SGN-CD70A For Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma And Renal Cell Carcinoma
8/12/2014 8:21:24 AM
BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seattle Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGEN) today announced the initiation of a phase 1 clinical trial evaluating SGN-CD70A for CD70-positive relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). SGN-CD70A is a novel antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) targeted to CD70 utilizing the company’s newest ADC technology. The phase 1 trial is designed to assess the safety and antitumor activity of SGN-CD70A.
“CD70 is a very promising ADC antigen, which is highly expressed in both NHL and RCC, and has minimal expression in healthy tissues,” said Jonathan Drachman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, Research and Development, at Seattle Genetics. “We are building on the single-agent activity we observed with our former SGN-75 candidate and have designed SGN-CD70A with a goal to have enhanced activity by utilizing our next-generation ADC technology. Our preclinical data demonstrate that this novel ADC is extremely potent in RCC and NHL models, and we are enthusiastic about commencing a clinical trial of SGN-CD70A in patients with a clear need for new therapeutic options.”
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