Immutep to present positive results in melanoma trial

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by Rachael Jones

Biotech company Immutep (ASX:IMM) today announces more mature data relating to Part B of its ongoing phase I TACTImel clinical study of the Company’s lead product candidate, eftilagimod alpha (“efti” or “IMP321”) in patients with melanoma.

Consistent with previous data reported at 6 months of combination treatment, patients in Part B continue to report positive results in terms of tumour reductions after 9 months of treatment.

The data will be presented at the World Advanced Therapies & Regenerative Medicine Congress & Expo 2019 in London today.

The ongoing TACTI-mel trial evaluates the combination of efti with anti-PD-1 therapy KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) in 24 patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma.

Shares in Immutep (ASX:IMM) are trading 3.45 per cent higher at 3 cents.