PROCLAIM-CX-072: Analysis of patients with advanced solid tumors receiving long-term treatment with CX-072, a PD-L1 probody therapeutic, as a single agent or in combination with ipilimumab.

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Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology


Background: Monotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) has demonstrated efficacy in many cancers. Combining ICIs PD-L1 + CTLA-4 enhanced efficacy but worsened toxicity vs monotherapy; therefore, CTLA-4 dose modifications are often needed, despite a dose-response effect having been shown for efficacy. CX-072 is an investigational PD-L1 PROBODY therapeutic that is preferentially activated in the tumor microenvironment (TME); localized activation may reduce immune-related AEs (irAEs). PROCLAIM-CX-072-001 identified 10 mg/kg Q2W (Mono10) as the recommended monotherapy dose. Here we provide data for Mono10 and for dose escalation of CX-072 in combination with IPI (Combo), with a focus on long-term (≥6 mo) therapy. Methods: Mono10 was evaluated in multiple tumor types. Combo doses evaluated were CX-072 0.3–10 mg/kg and IPI 3–10 mg/kg Q3W. Patients (pts) with ≥6 mo treatment duration (≥6M-TD) were compared to those with < 6 mo of treatment ( < 6M-TD) as of November 30, 2019. Results: Disease control rates (DCR = CR+PR+SD) were 41% for Mono10 (n = 47 of 114; 10 PRs) and 37% for Combo (n = 10 of 27; 1CR + 4 PRs (1CR and 3PRs at 3 mg/kg IPI [IPI3]). Additional results are shown in the table. No treatment-related adverse events (TRAEs) led to death. The most common reason for discontinuation (dc) in all groups was disease progression. Conclusions: CX-072 monotherapy demonstrated durable responses consistent with activation of the PROBODY therapeutic in the TME. The safety profile supports the tolerability of CX-072 as monotherapy and when combined with IPI3. CX-072 + IPI3 demonstrated activity in heavily pretreated pts with various tumors. The safety profile of the combination of CX-072 with IPI3 compares favorably to historical data (grade ≥3 TRAEs 55% and leading to dc in 36%; Larkin J, et al. N Engl J Med. 2015;373:23-34). CX-072 + IPI3 is being explored in a phase 2 study in 2L melanoma Clinical trial information: NCT03993379.

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Earle A. Chiles Research Institute