NEW YORK, June 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AIkido Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq: AIKI) ("AIkido" or the "Company") today announced that positive Phase 1 testing data was presented at the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting June 4, 2021. The poster presentation of the data was by Dr. Scott Tagawa, a Professor of Medicine & Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine and an AIkido Pharma Scientific Advisory Board member. The full presentation is available at: https://conferences.asco.org
Highlights from the presentation include:
Declining PSA levels in treated patients
Declining circulating tumor cell (CTC) count in treated patients
Actinium-225 radiolabeled J591 well-tolerated with preliminary evidence of efficacy in a heavily pre-treated patient population
Actinium-225 radiolabeled J591 safe at tested dosage
Phase 2 trial underway
Neal Shore, MD, FACS a well-known key opinion leader in prostate cancer research, Medical Director for the Carolina Urologic Research Center and recent addition to the Company's Advisory Board, stated, "The Phase I trial results of the 225Ac-J591 antibody for these advanced prostate cancer patients, who had extensive tumor burden as well as having experienced numerous life prolonging therapies, are impressive, both from a response and safety standpoint. PSA declines and CTC responses were clearly evident. Additionally, this novel antibody conjugate demonstrated very good tolerability during this DLT phase 1 trial. The unique properties of 225Ac-J591 suggest it as a very promising candidate for combination treatment with beta emitters, whereby the synergy of therapeutic isotope combination and broader tumor effect would have the potential to further shape theragnostic platforms."
Full ASCO Presentation Details:
Title: "Phase I study of 225Ac-J591 for men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC)"
Tract: Genitourinary Cancer—Prostate, Testicular, and Penile
Presenter: Dr. Scott Tagawa MD, MS, FACP
Abstract Number: 5015
Date and Time: Available Starting June 4, 2021, 9:00 am (EST)
AIkido Pharma Inc. was initially formed in 1967 and is a biotechnology Company with a diverse portfolio of small-molecule anti-cancer therapeutics. The Company's platform consists of patented technology from leading universities and researchers, and we are currently in the process of developing an innovative therapeutic drug platform through strong partnerships with world renowned educational institutions, including The University of Texas at Austin and University of Maryland at Baltimore. Our diverse pipeline of therapeutics includes therapies for pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer. We are constantly seeking to grow our pipeline to treat unmet medical needs in oncology. The Company is also developing a broad-spectrum antiviral platform that may potentially inhibit replication of multiple viruses including Influenza virus, SARS-CoV (coronavirus), MERS-CoV, Ebolavirus and Marburg virus.
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