Five Prime Therapeutics Announces $25 Million Payment by Bristol-Myers Squibb for Cabiralizumab Development Milestone
"Effective treatment for patients with pancreatic cancer remains a significant unmet need and is a cancer for which existing immunotherapies have not been successful to date," said
The Phase 2 trial is expected to enroll approximately 160 patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer that has progressed during or after one line of chemotherapy.
About Cabiralizumab (FPA008)
Cabiralizumab is an investigational antibody that inhibits the CSF-1 receptor and has been shown in preclinical models to block the activation and survival of monocytes and macrophages. Inhibition of CSF1R in preclinical models of several cancers reduces the number of immunosuppressive tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) in the tumor microenvironment, thereby facilitating an immune response against tumors. Cabiralizumab is currently in clinical trials in oncology indications and in pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS). Cabiralizumab is being developed under an exclusive worldwide license and collaboration agreement entered into with
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