- Poster presentations to highlight allogeneic and autologous NKG2D-based CAR-T therapies for the treatment of advanced metastatic colorectal (mCRC) cancers
Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium - Celyad (Euronext Brussels and Paris, and Nasdaq: CYAD), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of CAR-T cell therapies, today announced that clinical data on the company’s pipeline of candidates will be presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) being held November 6-10, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
“SITC 2019 remains an important avenue for us to provide updated results of our clinical programs in metastatic colorectal cancer, and in particular, data from the industry’s first trial investigating an ‘off-the-shelf,’ non-gene edited allogeneic CAR-T candidate for the treatment of solid tumors,” commented Dr. Frédéric Lehmann, VP of Clinical Development & Medical Affairs at Celyad. “In addition, disclosing clinical and scientific data from the SHRINK and alloSHRINK dose-escalation Phase 1 trials in parallel will allow the comparison of results obtained with an autologous CAR-T and its equivalent allogeneic version. As such, this comparison highlights our efforts to understand analytical development in CAR-T space and our ongoing mission to get this much-needed therapy to people living with this deadly cancer, for which there are few treatment options”.
Background on SHRINK and alloSHRINK Trials
SHRINK is an open-label, dose-escalation Phase 1 trial assessing the safety and activity of CYAD-01 administered concurrently with FOLFOX chemotherapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Patients will receive six cycles of FOLFOX (combination of 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin and oxaliplatin) chemotherapy every two weeks and three administrations of CYAD-01 every two weeks.
alloSHRINK is an open-label, dose-escalation Phase 1 trial assessing the safety and clinical activity of CYAD-101 administered concurrently with FOLFOX chemotherapy in patients with refractory mCRC. Similar to the SHRINK trial for CYAD-01, patients will receive six cycles of FOLFOX chemotherapy every two weeks and three administrations of CYAD-101 every two weeks.