Presentations highlight Endocyte’s alpha and beta-emitting radioligand therapies
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., June 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Endocyte, Inc. (Nasdaq:ECYT), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted therapeutics for personalized cancer treatment, today announced that multiple presentations related to Endocyte’s PSMA-617 radioligand therapy will be presented at the 2018 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Annual Meeting (SNMMI) being held from June 23rd - 26th, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA.
“We are pleased that our leading radio-ligand therapy (RLT) platform, which includes 177Lu-PSMA-617, and 225Ac-PSMA-617, will be prominently featured throughout the program at SNMMI,” said Mike Sherman, president and CEO of Endocyte. “225Ac-PSMA-617 is an alpha emitting RLT with the potential to expand the application of PSMA-617, and has been examined in over 100 patients with compelling response rates to date. We intend to provide more details on our strategy to develop 225Ac-PSMA-617 in the second half of 2018, including leveraging existing clinical data sets to accelerate development.”
Key Presentations and Symposia at SNMMI:
|Endocyte’s chief medical officer, Dr. Alison Armour, will provide an overview of 177Lu-PSMA-617 development during the Emerging Technology Session.|
|Title:||Updates on 177Lu-PSMA-617|
|When:||Monday, June 25, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT|
|Session Title:||CMIIT Emerging Technologies – A look into the Future of Molecular Imaging and Therapy|
|Location:||112AB (Pennsylvania Convention Center)|
|Professor Mike Sathekge from the University of Pretoria will present data from an investigator-sponsored trial of Endocyte’s alpha-emitting radioligand therapy 225Ac-PSMA-617.|
|Title:||Targeted Alpha Therapy of mCRPC with 225Actinium-PSMA617: Dosimetry, toxicity and duration of tumor-control|
|When:||Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT|
|Session Title:||SS62: Prostate: Therapy|
|Location:||107AB (Pennsylvania Convention Center)|
|SNMMI will also host an all-day pre-meeting categorical seminar on PSMA-targeted radioligand therapies, including therapies using Endocyte’s PSMA-617.|
|Title:||CAT 3: PSMA Radioligand Therapy (PRLT) of End-Stage Prostate Cancer Patients Selected by PSMA PET/CT. The Power of Precision Oncology|
|When:||Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT|
|Location:||114 Michael A. Nutter Theatre (Pennsylvania Convention Center)|
Several other discussions and posters covering PSMA-617 will be presented at the 2018 SNMMI. For a complete list of presentations, please visit the SNMMI Annual Meeting’s web schedule at https://webmobile.experientengage.com/~SNM181/#/
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Endocyte is a biopharmaceutical company and leader in developing targeted therapies for the personalized treatment of cancer. The company's drug conjugation technology targets therapeutics and companion imaging agents specifically to the site of diseased cells. Endocyte's lead program is a prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-targeted radioligand therapy, 177Lu-PSMA-617, entering phase 3 for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Endocyte also expects to have an Investigational New Drug application submitted in the fourth quarter of 2018 for its adaptor-controlled CAR T-cell therapy which will be initially studied in osteosarcoma. For additional information, please visit Endocyte's website at www.endocyte.com.
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