SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:FPRX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing innovative immuno-oncology protein therapeutics, today announced that the abstract featuring data from the Phase 1a/1b clinical trial evaluating the immunotherapy combination of its CSF-1R antibody, cabiralizumab (FPA008), with Opdivo® (nivolumab), Bristol-Myers Squibb's PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, has been selected for a late breaking oral presentation at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) 32nd Annual Meeting, being held Nov. 8-12, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland.
Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Presentation
Session Name: Clinical Trials and Novel Combinations
Abstract Title: “First in Human Phase I Dose Escalation and Expansion of a novel combination, anti-CSF1-receptor (cabiralizumab) plus anti-PD-1 (nivolumab) in patients with advanced solid tumors.”
Session Date and Time: Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, 3:30-6:00 PM EST
Presentation Time: 4:30-4:45 PM EST
This will be the first presentation of clinical data on a combination of a CSF-1R antibody and a checkpoint inhibitor, to the Company’s knowledge.
In the Phase 1a/1b trial, Five Prime and Bristol-Myers Squibb are evaluating the safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of the combination in advanced solid tumors. The presentation at the SITC Annual Meeting will focus on preliminary safety, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data as well as initial efficacy data from one of the expansion cohorts.
About Five Prime
Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. discovers and develops innovative therapeutics to improve the lives of patients with serious diseases. Five Prime's comprehensive discovery platform, which encompasses virtually every medically relevant extracellular protein, positions it to explore pathways in cancer, inflammation and their intersection in immuno-oncology, an area with significant therapeutic potential and a growing focus of the company's R&D activities. Five Prime has entered into strategic collaborations with leading global pharmaceutical companies and has promising product candidates in clinical and late preclinical development. For more information, please visit www.fiveprime.com.
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