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Adlai Nortye Ltd. to Present Encouraging Data of the Combination of AN0025 and Definitive Chemoradiotherapy (dCRT) at ASCO 2024

SINGAPORE and NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. and HANGZHOU, China, May 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adlai Nortye Ltd. (NASDAQ: ANL) (the “Company” or “Adlai Nortye”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of innovative cancer therapies, today announced that it will present encouraging preliminary data of AN0025 in combination with definitive chemoradiotherapy (dCRT) in unresectable locally advanced or locally recurrent esophageal cancer (EC) at the upcoming American Society of Cancer Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting to be held in Chicago from May 31 to June 4, 2024.

AN0025 is a selective EP4 inhibitor that demonstrates antitumor activity by modulating the function of macrophages and immunosuppressive myeloid cells in tumor microenvironment. The combination of AN0025 with CRT as neoadjuvant therapy has shown synergistic antitumor efficacy in locally advanced rectal cancer in a prior clinical trial (NCT03152370). The AN0025S0104 study is a single-arm, open-label, multicenter, Phase Ib study comprising a dose escalation phase followed by an expansion phase, aimed at evaluating the safety, tolerability, and feasibility of AN0025 plus dCRT for unresectable locally advanced or locally recurrent EC or esophagogastric junction cancer.

“Our participation in this clinical study underscores our unwavering dedication to pioneering novel cancer therapies with global reach,” said Lars Birgerson, President and Chief Medical Officer of Adlai Nortye Ltd. “As we advance oncology research, our commitment remains steadfast in addressing unmet patient needs through innovative drug discovery and strategic partnerships. We look forward to joining the oncology community in Chicago and sharing updates on our cutting-edge pipeline of programs.”

Details regarding the Adlai Nortye abstract at ASCO 2024 are as follows:

Abstract title: AN0025 in combination with definitive chemoradiotherapy (dCRT) in unresectable locally advanced or locally recurrent esophageal cancer (EC): a single-arm, open-label, multicenter, Phase Ib study (AN0025S0104)

First Author: Nan Bi, Department of Radiation Oncology, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College

Abstract Number: e16076

Link Abstract on ASCO site:

About Adlai Nortye

Adlai Nortye (NASDAQ: ANL) is a global clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of innovative cancer therapies for patients across the spectrum of tumor types, with global R&D centers established in New Jersey, US, and Hangzhou, China. With a strategic emphasis on oncology, the company has identified and developed a robust pipeline of six drug candidates.

Adlai Nortye has assembled a global management team and a scientific advisory board with industry leaders and influential scientists to provide important strategic guidance to its R&D, business development, and operational organizations. In addition to building its own R&D capabilities, the Company continues to seek and secure partnerships with leading multi-national pharmaceutical companies such as Eisai and Novartis, to fully realize the potential of its pipeline programs. The Company strives to become a global leader in the next wave of oncology therapies employing a combination therapy strategy. Its ultimate goal is to transform deadly cancer into a chronic and eventually curable disease.

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Investor Relations:
Charles Zhou
Amanda Kong

Adlai Nortye Ltd.

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