1074TiP SGNTGT-001: A phase I study of SGN-TGT, an effector-function enhanced monoclonal antibody (mAb), in advanced malignancies

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Annals of Oncology



T-cell immunoreceptor with Ig and ITIM domains (TIGIT) is an inhibitory immune checkpoint receptor expressed on subsets of T cells and NK cells. SGN-TGT is an effector-function enhanced human mAb that targets TIGIT with pico-molar affinity and blocks TIGIT’s interaction with CD155 and CD112. SGN-TGT was developed to have amplified binding to and engagement of Fcγ receptors. Enhanced effector function increases TIGIT+ T-regulatory cell depletion, enhances innate immune cell activation, and augments naïve and memory CD8+ T-cell responses. Preclinically, SGN-TGT elicits superior anti-tumor immune responses compared to other TIGIT mAbs without effector-enhanced backbones, with curative anti-tumor activity as monotherapy and in combination with other immune-modulators.

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This phase I, open-label, multicenter, dose-escalation study [NCT04254107] is assessing the safety and tolerability of SGN-TGT monotherapy in ∼85 adults (≥18 years) with histologically or cytologically confirmed relapsed, refractory, or progressive metastatic solid tumors (non-small cell lung or gastric carcinomas) or lymphomas (classical Hodgkin lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, or peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified). SGN-TGT will be infused on Day 1 of 21-day cycles. In Part A, the safety and tolerability of SGN-TGT will be assessed in ∼25 subjects to identify the maximum tolerated dose and recommended phase II dose (RP2D). In Part B, the safety and antitumor activity of the RP2D will be assessed in ∼60 subjects in disease-specific expansion cohorts. Primary endpoints are adverse events, laboratory abnormalities, dose-limiting toxicities, and dose-level safety and activity. Secondary endpoints are objective response (OR) rates, best response rates, duration of OR, complete response, progression-free survival, and overall survival, PK, and antidrug antibodies. Exploratory biomarkers of SGN-TGT-mediated PD effects, PK-PD correlations, and correlative analyses of PD measurements and response, toxicity, and resistance will be explored. The study was opened April 2020 and is enrolling.

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Earle A. Chiles Research Institute