Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) today announced a Trial-in-Progress poster detailing the Phase 1 portion of the LuMIERE clinical study for its targeted radiotherapy candidate FAP-2286 and a presentation titled “Initial Experience with FAP-2286 Imaging” related to an ongoing investigator-initiated trial (IIT) evaluating the ability of imaging agent gallium-68 (68Ga)-FAP-2286 to detect metastatic cancer in patients with solid tumors. These data will be presented by Thomas A. Hope, M.D., Director of Molecular Therapy in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and principal investigator of the LuMIERE trial and the IIT at the Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Mid-Winter and American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM) Annual Meeting being held virtually, Feb. 25-27, 2022.
FAP-2286 is the first peptide-targeted radionuclide therapy (PTRT) and imaging agent targeting fibroblast activation protein (FAP) to enter clinical development and the lead candidate in Clovis Oncology’s targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT) development program.
Approximately 50 patients will be enrolled in the Phase 1 portion of the multicenter, open-label LuMIERE trial, which is currently enrolling patients with advanced solid tumors (NCT04939610). The Phase 1 portion of the study is evaluating the safety of the investigational therapeutic agent lutetium-177 (177Lu)-FAP-2286 and will identify the recommended Phase 2 dose and schedule. The safety and tumor uptake of the imaging agent gallium-68 (68Ga)-FAP-2286 is also being evaluated. Once the Phase 2 therapeutic dose is determined, Phase 2 expansion cohorts in multiple tumor types are planned for later in 2022.
“We believe the ongoing LuMIERE trial will underscore the valuable role of targeted radiotherapy in cancer treatment and the potential of FAP-2286 to treat a variety of solid tumor types,” said Patrick J. Mahaffy, President and CEO of Clovis Oncology. “We remain committed to advancing targeted radiotherapies in oncology and look forward to presenting initial data from the Phase 1 portion of the trial later this year.”
After 10 a.m. Eastern time today, February 25, the LuMIERE Trial-in-Progress poster can be found at https://clovisoncology.com/pipeline/scientific-presentations/ with other recent Clovis-sponsored presentations, posters, and supplemental information.
Presentation of data from the IIT (NCT04621435) evaluating the ability of imaging agent 68Ga-FAP-2286 to detect metastatic cancer in patients with solid tumors is scheduled for Saturday, February 26.
For more information about FAP-2286, targeted radionuclide therapy, or Clovis’ TRT development program, please visit targetedradiotherapy.com.
About the LuMIERE Clinical Study
LuMIERE is a Phase 1/2 study evaluating FAP-2286 as a peptide-targeted radionuclide therapy (PTRT) targeting fibroblast activation protein, or FAP, in patients with advanced solid tumors. The Phase 1 portion of the LuMIERE study is evaluating the safety of the investigational therapeutic agent and will identify the recommended Phase 2 dose and schedule of lutetium-177 labeled FAP-2286 (177Lu-FAP-2286). FAP-2286 labeled with gallium-68 (68Ga-FAP-2286) will be utilized as an investigational imaging agent to identify patients with FAP-positive tumors appropriate for treatment with the therapeutic agent. Once the Phase 2 dose is determined, Phase 2 expansion cohorts are planned in multiple tumor types.
FAP-2286 is a clinical candidate under investigation as a peptide-targeted radionuclide therapy (PTRT) and imaging agent targeting fibroblast activation protein (FAP). FAP-2286 consists of two functional elements; a targeting peptide that binds to FAP and a site that can be used to attach radioactive isotopes for imaging and therapeutic use. High FAP expression has been shown in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, salivary gland, mesothelioma, colon, bladder, sarcoma, squamous non–small cell lung, squamous head and neck cancers, and cancer of unknown primary. High FAP expression was detected in both primary and metastatic tumor samples and was independent of tumor stage or grade.
Clovis holds US and global rights for FAP-2286 excluding Europe, Russia, Turkey, and Israel.
FAP-2286 is an unlicensed medical product.
About Targeted Radionuclide Therapy
Targeted radionuclide therapy is an emerging class of cancer therapeutics, which seeks to deliver radiation directly to the tumor while minimizing delivery of radiation to normal tissue. Targeted radionuclides are created by linking radioactive isotopes, also known as radionuclides, to targeting molecules (e.g., peptides, antibodies, small molecules) that can bind specifically to tumor cells or other cells in the tumor environment. Based on the radioactive isotope selected, the resulting agent can be used to image and/or treat certain types of cancer. Agents that can be adapted for both therapeutic and imaging use are known as “theranostics.” Clovis, together with licensing partner 3B Pharmaceuticals, is developing a pipeline of novel, targeted radiotherapies for cancer treatment and imaging, including its lead candidate, FAP-2286, an investigational peptide-targeted radionuclide therapeutic (PTRT) and imaging agent, as well as three additional discovery-stage compounds.
About Clovis Oncology
Clovis Oncology, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing, and commercializing innovative anti-cancer agents in the US, Europe, and additional international markets. Clovis Oncology targets development programs at specific subsets of cancer populations, and simultaneously develops, with partners, for those indications that require them, diagnostic tools intended to direct a compound in development to the population that is most likely to benefit from its use. Clovis Oncology is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, with additional office locations in the US and Europe. Please visit www.clovisoncology.com for more information.
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