SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – November 12, 2018 – Immutep Limited (ASX:IMM; NASDAQ:IMMP) ("Immutep“ or “the Company“), a biotechnology company developing novel immunotherapy treatments for cancer and autoimmune diseases, today announced new positive interim data from its TACTI-mel Phase I clinical trial, presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) in Washington, D.C., U.S.
The TACTI-mel study is evaluating the use of eftilagimod alpha (“efti” or “IMP321”), a soluble LAG-3Ig fusion protein based on the LAG-3 immune control mechanism, in combination with anti-PD-1 therapy KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) for unresectable or metastatic melanoma.
In an oral presentation, Prof. Adnan Khattak, Consultant Medical Oncologist at Fiona Stanley Hospital and a principal investigator of the on-going TACTI-mel study, showed efficacy and safety data from 18 patients in part A, the dose escalation part of the study, and first safety data from 6 patients in part B.
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