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Oncopeptide update clinical trial

Jakob Lindberg

Oncopeptides present updated interim data from the ongoing HORIZON trial with Ygalo at the 23rd Congress of The European Hematology Association (EHA).

The updated phase II-data show a clinical data set with an Overall Response Rate (ORR) of 32.1% and a Clinical Benefit Rate (CBR) of 39.3% with Ygalo in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma patients refractory to pomalidomide and/or daratumumab after failing on immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs) and proteasome inhibitors (PIs).

“In HORIZON, we are studying the activity of Ygalo in myeloma patients that have failed on all, or the majority of, treatments that are currently in use. In addition, half the patients in HORIZON are ISS stage III and half the patients have high-risk cytogenetics. This means that the patients are very ill, since both parameters are strong predictors of poor treatment outcome. To our knowledge this is the highest combined number in any study in myeloma to date. Despite all this, we see a tumor response in 32% of patients, disease stabilization in 84% of patients, positive initial indication of the duration of the treatment effect as well as a manageable safety profile for Ygalo. We have made the decision to expand the HORIZON trial to further understand the efficacy of Ygalo® in this very difficult to treat patient population“, said Jakob Lindberg, CEO of Oncopeptides.

About the HORIZON study

The study recruitment is ongoing. The interim data presented at the EHA congress are based on a data cut-off dated May 10th 2018 with 62 patients treated. The patients in the study should be refractory to pomalidomide and/or daratumumab after failing on IMiDs and PIs.