YANTAI, China, May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- RemeGen Ltd. today announced that new results from its robust oncology pipeline will be presented at the upcoming 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, from May 31- June 4, 2019.
"The poster discussion session at ASCO 2019 will feature new data from a Phase II study of RC48, a novel humanized anti-HER2 antibody-drug conjugate (ADC), for patients with metastatic urothelial cancer," said Jianmin Fang, Ph.D., founder and CEO of RemeGen, Ltd. "These data support the scientific view that this pathway may play a key role in the treatment of many cancers with tumors that express HER2 antigen such as gastric, breast, lung, ovarian and bladder cancers."
Amplification of the HER2 gene and overexpression of its product were first discovered in breast cancer and are significantly associated with worse outcomes.i Many studies have demonstrated that HER2 is also present in several other cancers, including colorectal, ovarian, prostate lung and particularly, gastric and gastroesophageal cancers.ii
The RemeGen 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting abstract can be found at www.asco.org:
-- Abstract No. 4509 (June 3, 2019, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. CST): A phase II study of RC48-ADC in HER2-positive patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma.
RC48 was developed to treat HER2+ solid tumors. It has a novel antibody with a higher affinity to HER2 compared to standard of care, and superior anti-tumor activity compared to other treatments in animal models. RC48 was the first ADC drug approved for human clinical trials in China and excellent safety profile has been observed in clinical trials. It is currently being studied in multiple late-stage clinical trials across solid tumor types.
About RemeGen Ltd.
RemeGen is a leading global biotechnology company dedicated to fulfilling unmet medical needs for patients with life-threatening conditions. RemeGen's main focus is research and development, manufacturing and commercialization of novel biologics, most notably monoclonal antibodies (mAb) and antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). Headquartered in Yantai, Shangdong Province, RemeGen has laboratory research facilities and offices in Beijing, Shanghai and California. It has an extensive collaboration with Tongji University, one of the top universities in China. Since its inception in 2008, RemeGen has created more than 10 novel drug molecules that are in various stages of development. Currently, there are two products in Phase III clinical development to treat autoimmune and oncology indications: RC18 and RC48.
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ii Yan M, Schwaederle M, Arguello D, Millis SZ, Gatalica Z, Kurzrock R. HER2 expression status in diverse cancers: review of results from 37,992 patients. Cancer Metastasis Rev. 2015;34:157–164.
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