Replimune Presents Updated Data on RP2 in Uveal Melanoma during Plenary Session at the 20th International Congress of the Society for Melanoma Research

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Replimune Presents Updated Data on RP2 in Uveal Melanoma during Plenary Session at the 20th International Congress of the Society for Melanoma Research
RP2 as monotherapy and in combination with nivolumab showed a favorable safety profile and durable responses in nearly 30 percent of patients, all with previously treated disease
WOBURN, Mass., Nov. 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Replimune Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REPL), a clinical stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of a novel portfolio of oncolytic immunotherapies, today announced updated data from a cohort of metastatic uveal melanoma patients enrolled in the open-label, multicenter, Phase 1 study of RP2 as a single agent and in combination with nivolumab. The data were presented by Dr. Joseph Sacco during a Plenary Session at the 20th International Congress of the Society for Melanoma Research in Philadelphia.
Treatment with RP2 led to an overall response rate (ORR) of 29.4 percent (5 of 17 patients; one of the responding patients was treated with RP2 monotherapy and four of the responding patients were treated with RP2 combined with nivolumab), including responses in patients with liver, lung, and bone metastases. The median duration of response (DOR) at the data cutoff was 11.47 months (range of 2.78 to 21.22 with responses ongoing). Nearly all patients (15 of 17, 88.2%) in the study had progressed on or after immunotherapy with 12 of 17 patients (70.6%) having received both prior anti-PD1 and anti-CTLA-4 therapy, including four of the responding patients. The slides are available on our website under presentations.
RP2 was generally well tolerated both as monotherapy and in combination with nivolumab with no additive adverse events observed. The most common grade 1 or 2 treatment related adverse events (TRAEs) overall in both cohorts were pyrexia, chills, fatigue, hypotension and pruritis. Six patients had grade 3 TRAEs, including two cases of hypotension. There were no grade 4 or 5 TRAEs.
Metastatic uveal melanoma is an immunologically cold tumor type with few effective treatment options,” said Joseph Sacco, MBChB, PhD, FRCP, University of Liverpool and Clatterbridge Cancer CentreCancer Centre, UK. “In fact, single-agent and combination immune checkpoint inhibitor therapies, including ipilimumab combined with nivolumab, exhibit low response rates in patients with this disease, with combination therapies associated with significant toxicity. The data from this study are compelling given the rate of durable responses seen combined with a favorable safety profile, including in patients who had both liver and extra-hepatic metastases, further supporting the potential of RP2 in this patient population.”
Uveal melanoma is the most common form of intraocular primary malignancy and accounts for approximately 90 percent of all cases of ocular melanoma and up to 5 percent of all melanomas. Approximately 50 percent of patients will develop distant metastases, with about 90 percent of such patients manifesting liver metastases. Once the disease metastasizes, median overall survival is less than one year.
“These data from the trial cohort evaluating RP2 as monotherapy and in combination with nivolumab in metastatic uveal melanoma are highly promising,” said Robert Coffin, President and Chief Research & Development Officer at Replimune. “We are currently assessing the potential registrational path forward for RP2 in advanced uveal melanoma now that the Phase 1 development of RP2 in this disease is nearly complete. Metastatic uveal melanoma is a disease with significant unmet medical need where treatments remain limited, and no current standard of care options provide the potential for long term survival, other than in a minority of patients.”
About RP2
RP2 is a derivative of RP1, Replimune’s lead product candidate that is based on a proprietary new strain of herpes simplex virus engineered and genetically armed with a fusogenic protein (GALV-GP R-) and GM-CSF to maximize tumor killing potency, the immunogenicity of tumor cell death and the activation of a systemic anti-tumor immune response. RP2 additionally expresses an anti-CTLA-4 antibody-like molecule, as well as GALV-GP-R- and GM-CSF. RP2 is intended to provide targeted and potent delivery of these proteins to the sites of immune response initiation in the tumor and draining lymph nodes, with the goal of focusing systemic-immune-based efficacy on tumors and limiting off-target toxicity.
About Replimune
Replimune Group, Inc., headquartered in Woburn, MA, was founded in 2015 with the mission to transform cancer treatment by pioneering the development of a novel portfolio of oncolytic immunotherapies. Replimune’s proprietary RPx platform is based on a potent HSV-1 backbone intended to maximize immunogenic cell death and the induction of a systemic anti-tumor immune response. The RPx platform is designed to have a unique dual local and systemic mechanism of action (MOA) consisting of direct selective virus-mediated killing of the tumor resulting in the release of tumor derived antigens and altering of the tumor microenvironment to ignite a strong and durable systemic response. This MOA is expected to be synergistic with most established and experimental cancer treatment modalities, leading to the versatility to be developed alone or combined with a variety of other treatment options. For more information, please visit www.replimune.com.
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