NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE AMERICAN: ATNM) ("Actinium" or the "Company") today highlighted its presence at the 2021 Transplantation & Cellular Therapy (TCT) Annual Meeting, which is being held virtually from February 8th – 12th. The TCT meeting organizes thousands of transplant professionals from over five hundred transplant centers worldwide and is a seminal event for Actinium given its focus on targeted conditioning for bone marrow transplant (BMT), CAR-T and other adoptive cell therapies and gene therapy. At TCT, Actinium's pivotal Phase 3 trial SIERRA trial for Iomab-B was featured in 2 oral presentations, as well as CME event focused on AML and BMT and in investigator interactions led by Actinium's clinical development and medical affairs teams.
Dr. Mark Berger, Actinium's Chief Medical Officer, said, "TCT is the ideal venue to showcase Actinium's Iomab-B and Iomab-ACT targeted conditioning programs given the concentrated audience of thought leaders in these fields that TCT brings together. The timing of TCT is also ideal as it follows shortly after ASH resulting in a data rich period for Actinium that drives investigator interest. This is particularly the case this year as we have built strong momentum in SIERRA following positive data from 75% enrollment featured in 2 oral presentations at ASH and now in 2 oral presentations at this year's TCT, which has driven high levels of investigator and referring physician interactions. We have coupled this with bolstered outreach efforts, which will continue beyond TCT, that have resulted in new site activation despite the advanced stage of SIERRA and robust enrollment rates that give us great confidence in completing SIERRA enrollment rapidly."
Summary data presented in TCT oral presentations include:
- 100% BMT and engraftment rate for patients receiving a therapeutic dose of Iomab-B compared to 18% of patients receiving physician's choice of salvage therapy on the control arm - 79% of all patients enrolled on SIERRA were able to proceed to BMT despite being a patient population not considered eligible for BMT with standard approaches - Iomab-B delivers high amounts of targeted radiation to the bone marrow with minimal impact on other organs resulting in lower rates and severity of adverse events
TCT Oral Presentation: Targeted Radioimmunotherapy with Anti-CD45 Iodine (131I) Apamistamab [Iomab-B] in Older Patients with Active, Relapsed or Refractory (R/R) Acute Myeloid Leukemia Results in Successful and Timely Engraftment Not Related to the Radiation Dose Delivered
Phase 3 SIERRA – 75% Enrollment Results
Iomab-B Arm (N=56)
Conventional Care (CC) Arm (N=57)
Age (yrs, median, range)
Cytogenetic and Molecular Risk1, 2
Favorable: 4% Intermediate: 35%
% Transplanted Intent-to-Treat Group
Underwent Iomab-B based Conditioning and HCT (N=49)3
Achieved CR and received standard of care HCT (N=10)
Randomized to Conventional Care and Crossed Over to Iomab-B with HCT (N=30)4
Received Therapeutic Dose of Iomab-B (N=30)
% Marrow Blast @ randomization (median, range)
Days to ANC Engraftment
Days to Platelet Engraftment
Days to HCT (Post Randomization)
Myeloablative Dose Delivered to Bone Marrow
14.7 (4.6-32) Gv
15.5 (6.3-42) Gv
592 (313-1013) mCi
646 (354-1027) mCi
100-day non-Relapse Transplant- Related Mortality
1) Iomab-B arm: data unavailable (4) and patient was excluded (1)
2) Per NCCN guidelines version 3. 2020
3) No therapy dose (7) due to: declining KPS (4), Infusion reaction (1), unfavorable biodistribution (1), post- randomization eligibility (1). Two (2) did not receive DI and five (5) received DI without proceeding to TI.
4) Thirteen (13) patients ineligible for crossover due to: hospice care/progression (4), declined/ineligible for HCT (5), died pre-crossover (4). Additionally, four (4) patients were eligible for crossover and did not receive Iomab-B due to declining KPS.
5) One (1) patient with 4% blasts in the marrow had circulating AML blasts
6) ANC engraftment data not available (4), platelet engraftment data not available (7)
7) ANC and platelet engraftment data not available (1)
8) ANC engraftment data not available (1), platelet engraftment data not available (2)
9) One (1) patient at 161 days had delayed transplant due to infection & respiratory failure, received Iomab & transplant when stable, not included in range
TCT Oral Presentation: Myeloablative Targeted Conditioning with Anti-CD45 Iodine (131I) Apamistamab [Iomab-B] Spares the GI Tract and Has Low Incidence of Severe Mucositis, Febrile Neutropenia and Sepsis in the Prospective, Randomized Phase 3 Sierra Trial for Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
Iomab-B Arm (N=56)
Conventional Care Arm (N=57)
Received Iomab- B/HCT
Achieved CR and received Std HCT (N=10)
No CR Crossed over to Iomab-B/HCT (N=30)
Febrile Neutropenia Gr 3- 4
Mucositis Gr 3-4
Day +100 Non- Relapse Mortality3
Adverse Event data available for 48 of 49 evaluable patients
"We are proud of the leadership position we have developed in targeted conditioning for BMT and CAR-T and the progress we have made across our pipeline in these areas", said Sandesh Seth, Actinium's Chairman and CEO. In the second half of 2020 we reached 75% enrollment in SIERRA, announced an NIH funded collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering focused on conditioning for CAR-T utilizing Iomab-ACT and SIERRA data was featured in 2 oral presentations at ASH. These milestones are emblematic of our team's capabilities and the differentiated nature of our targeted radiotherapy that is addressing unmet patient needs not effectively treated with current approaches. We anticipate 2021 to be a significant year for Actinium with milestones expected across our pipeline and technology platform. I'm excited to build upon our growing momentum from ASH, our recently announced research collaboration with Astellas levering our AWE technology platform and TCT to meet our core objectives of completing SIERRA enrollment, advancing Iomab-ACT in the clinical for CAR-T and gene therapy conditioning, presenting proof of concept data from our Actimab-A combination trials with CLAG-M and venetoclax and continuing to utilize AWE to develop novel targeted radiotherapies."
Iomab-B (I-131 apamistamab) is an Antibody Radiation Conjugate (ARC) that is intended to condition or prepare patients for a potentially curative bone marrow transplant (BMT) in a targeted manner with the goal of reducing adverse events and increasing patent access to BMT. Via the monoclonal antibody apamistamab, Iomab-B targets CD45, an antigen widely expressed on leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells, immune cells and stem cells. Apamistamab is linked to the radioisotope iodine-131 (I-131) and once attached to its target cells emits energy that travels about 100 cell lengths, destroying a patient's cancer cells and ablating their bone marrow. By carrying iodine-131 directly to the bone marrow in a targeted manner, Actinium believes Iomab-B will avoid the side effects of radiation on most healthy tissues while effectively killing the patient's cancer and marrow cells.
Iomab-B is currently being studied in the pivotal Phase 3 SIERRA (Study of Iomab-B in Relapsed or Refractory AML) trial, a 150-patient, randomized controlled clinical trial in patients with relapsed or refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) who are age 55 and above. The SIERRA trial is being conducted at preeminent transplant centers in the U.S. with the primary endpoint of durable Complete Remission (dCR) at six months and a secondary endpoint of overall survival. Upon approval, Iomab-B is intended to prepare and condition patients for a bone marrow transplant, also referred to as a hematopoietic stem cell transplant, in a potentially safer and more efficacious manner than the non-targeted intensive chemotherapy conditioning that is the current standard of care in bone marrow transplant conditioning. A bone marrow transplant is often considered the only potential cure for patients with certain blood-borne cancers and blood disorders. Additional information on the Company's Phase 3 clinical trial in R/R can be found at www.sierratrial.com.
Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing ARCs or Antibody Radiation-Conjugates, which combine the targeting ability of antibodies with the cell killing ability of radioisotopes. Actinium's lead application for our ARCs is targeted conditioning, which is intended to selectively deplete a patient's disease or cancer cells and certain immune cells prior to a Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT), Gene Therapy or Adoptive Cell Therapy such as CAR-T to enable engraftment of these transplanted cells with minimal toxicities. With our ARC approach, we seek to improve patient outcomes and access to these potentially curative treatments by eliminating or reducing the non-targeted chemotherapy that is used for conditioning in standard practice currently. Our lead product candidate, I-131 apamistamab (Iomab-B) is being studied in the ongoing pivotal Phase 3 Study of Iomab-B in Elderly Relapsed or Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia (SIERRA) trial for BMT conditioning. The SIERRA trial is over seventy-five percent enrolled and positive single-agent, feasibility and safety data has been highlighted at ASH, TCT, ASCO and SOHO annual meetings. More information on this Phase 3 clinical trial can be found at www.sierratrial.com. I-131 apamistamab is also be studied as a targeted conditioning agent in a Phase 1 study with a CD19 CAR T-cell therapy in collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for which we have been awarded NIH grant funding. In addition, we are developing a multi-disease, multi-target pipeline of clinical-stage ARCs targeting the antigens CD45 and CD33 for targeted conditioning and as a therapeutic either in combination with other therapeutic modalities or as a single agent for patients with a broad range of hematologic malignancies including acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome and multiple myeloma. Ongoing combination trials include our CD33 ARC, Actimab-A, in combination with the salvage chemotherapy CLAG-M and the Bcl-2 targeted therapy venetoclax. Underpinning our clinical programs is our proprietary AWE (Antibody Warhead Enabling) technology platform. This is where our intellectual property portfolio of over 130 patents, know-how, collective research and expertise in the field are being leveraged to construct and study novel ARCs and ARC combinations to bolster our pipeline for strategic purposes. Our AWE technology platform is currently being utilized in a collaborative research partnership with Astellas Pharma, Inc. Website: www.actiniumpharma.com
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