- Final data from ILLUMINATE-204 trial in advanced melanoma and final results from ILLUMINATE-101 trial in refractory solid tumors to be presented
- AbbVie to present a trial-in-progress poster of ABBV-368 in combination with tilsotolimod in recurrent / metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC)
- Idera also to present at H.C. Wainwright 22nd Annual
Global Investment Conference
ILLUMINATE-204 is a multi-center, two-arm phase 1/2 trial in patients with anti-PD-1 refractory advanced melanoma. The phase 1 portion of the trial tested the safety and efficacy of increasing doses of tilsotolimod in combination with either Yervoy®* (ipilimumab) or Keytruda®† (pembrolizumab). The phase 2 expansion of the trial enrolled additional patients at the recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) of 8 mg of tilsotolimod in combination with Yervoy®, which is the treatment regimen being evaluated for the same indication in the Company’s registrational trial, ILLUMINATE-301.
ILLUMINATE-101 is a phase 1b trial evaluating intratumoral tilsotolimod monotherapy in patients with refractory solid tumors, which was completed in
In addition to presentations on these Idera-sponsored trials, AbbVie will be presenting a trial-in-progress poster on their phase 1b study to determine the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary efficacy of combinations of ABBV-368 plus tilsotolimod in subjects with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). This trial is being conducted as part of an immuno-oncology clinical research collaboration between Idera and AbbVie.
The presentation titles are as follows:
- 1083MO: Final Results from ILLUMINATE-204, a Phase 1/2 Trial of Intratumoral Tilsotolimod in Combination with Ipilimumab in PD-1 Inhibitor Refractory Advanced Melanoma
- 1031P: Tilsotolimod Engages the TLR9 Pathway to Promote Antigen Presentation and Type I IFN Signaling in Solid Tumors
- 975TiP: Phase 1b Trial of ABBV-368 + Tilsotolimod in Combination With Nab-Paclitaxel and/or Budigalimab (ABBV-181) in Patients With Recurrent/Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
The on-demand poster and oral presentations will be available beginning on
“We are very pleased that
Idera also announced that the company will present at the H.C. Wainwright 22nd Annual
About Tilsotolimod (IMO-2125)
Tilsotolimod is an investigational, synthetic Toll-like receptor 9 agonist. Intratumoral injection of tilsotolimod has been shown to promote both innate and adaptive immune activation. Tumors with an active immune response appear to respond better to CPIs than those that exclude or inhibit anti-tumor immune cells. Tilsotolimod in combination with CPIs may cause regression of locally injected and distant tumor lesions and increase the number of patients who benefit from immunotherapy.
Tilsotolimod has received both Fast Track designation and Orphan Drug designation from the FDA and is being evaluated in multiple tumor types and in combination with multiple checkpoint and costimulation therapies. For more information on tilsotolimod trials, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov.
Harnessing the approach of the earliest researchers in immunotherapy and the company’s vast experience in developing proprietary immunology platforms, Idera’s development program is focused on priming the immune system to play a more powerful role in fighting cancer, ultimately increasing the number of people who can benefit from immunotherapy. Idera also continues to focus on the acquisition, development, and ultimate commercialization of drug candidates for both oncology and rare disease indications characterized by small, well-defined patient populations with serious unmet needs. To learn more about Idera, visit IderaPharma.com.
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*Yervoy (ipilimumab) is a registered trademark of Bristol Myers Squibb Company.
†Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is a registered trademark of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Idera Pharmaceuticals Contacts:
Jill ConwellInvestor Relations & Corporate Communications Phone (484) 348-1675 JConwell@IderaPharma.com John J. KirbyChief Financial Officer Phone (484) 348-1627 JKirby@IderaPharma.com
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