COPENHAGEN, Denmark and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:OMED) today announced the presentation of interim clinical data from its ongoing Phase 1b trials of ipafricept (FZD8-Fc, OMP-54F28) and vantictumab (anti-Fzd, OMP-18R5) at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2016 Congress.
Ipafricept and vantictumab are first-in-class Wnt pathways inhibitors that are each being tested in combination with Abraxane® (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) (albumin bound) plus gemcitabine in patients with previously untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer. Each Phase 1b clinical trial is designed as a dose-escalation study to primarily assess safety and tolerability. Secondary objectives include a preliminary assessment of efficacy and exploratory objectives include the identification of pharmacodynamic and predictive biomarkers.
"In the pancreatic cancer setting, ipafricept and vantictumab in combination with standard-of-care chemotherapy have demonstrated acceptable safety and encouraging early signs of efficacy and biomarker effects," said Jakob Dupont, M.D., Chief Medical Officer. "The data presented at ESMO, alongside the data presented at ASCO for ipafricept and vantictumab, provide evidence supporting the Phase 2 readiness of each drug. Upon the completion of additional dose cohorts and subsequent follow-up, we look forward to presenting an opt-in package to our partner Bayer for these distinct Wnt pathway inhibitors in the first half of next year."
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OncoMed Presents Interim Phase 1b Data for Ipafricept and Vantictumab in Pancreatic Cancer at the ESMO 2016 Congress