Arcus Biosciences, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on creating innovative cancer immunotherapies, today announced that it will present final results from the Phase 1 study of AB928, its dual adenosine receptor antagonist, in healthy volunteers during a poster display session at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2018 Congress, being held October 19-23, 2018, in Munich, Germany. The safety data to be presented will demonstrate that in this study, there was no evidence of the physiological effects of blocking adenosine that have been observed clinically with earlier adenosine receptor antagonists. Physiological effects associated with the earlier adenosine receptor antagonists that were initially designed for CNS indications may potentially limit their optimal dosing in the oncology setting.
The pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic correlations generated from this study, which will be described in the poster presentation, were used to guide dose selection in the Company’s four Phase 1/1b trials in patients.
Details of the poster presentation are as follows:
Abstract Number: 1880P
Poster Title: Final results of the Phase 1 study in healthy volunteers of AB928, a dual antagonist of the A2aR and A2bR adenosine receptors being studied as an activator of anti-tumor immune response.
Poster display session: Biomarkers, Gynecological cancers, Hematological malignancies, Immunotherapy of cancer, New diagnostic tools, NSCLC – early stage, locally advanced & metastatic, SCLC, Thoracic malignancies, Translational research (ID 259)
Session Date and Time: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, 12:30 – 1:30 pm CEST
Location: Hall A3