A phase 1 study of SGN-B6A, an antibody-drug conjugate targeting integrin beta-6, in patients with advanced solid tumors (SGNB6A-001, Trial in Progress).

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2021 ASCO Annual Meeting


oregon; portland; chiles


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Seagen Inc

Background:The extracellular matrix (ECM) plays an important role in solid tumor pathogenesis and is a major focus of research and therapeutic targeting. Integrin beta-6 is a cell surface receptor that interacts with the ECM to mediate cellular adhesion. Integrin beta-6 is overexpressed in numerous solid tumors and its expression is a negative prognostic marker in cancers including colorectal, non-small cell lung, gastric, and cervical cancers. SGN-B6A is an investigational vedotin, an antibody-drug conjugate directed against integrin beta-6 to selectively deliver the cytotoxic agent monomethyl auristatin E, which binds tubulin and induces apoptosis. In multiple xenograft models, treatment with SGN-B6A resulted in tumor growth delay and regression in tumor volume when compared to non-binding control.Methods:SGNB6A-001 (NCT04389632) is a phase 1, first-in-human, open-label, multicenter study designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), and antitumor activity of SGN-B6A in adults with select advanced solid tumors. Primary objectives are to evaluate the safety and tolerability of SGN-B6A in patients with advanced solid tumors, identify the maximum tolerated dose, and identify a recommended dose and schedule. The study has 2 parts: dose escalation (Part A) and dose expansion with multiple disease-specific cohorts and a biology cohort (Part B). SGN-B6A will initially be given by intravenous infusion on Days 1, 8, and 15 of 21-day cycles. The dose escalation (Part A) will be conducted using the modified toxicity probability interval method to determine a dose that demonstrates a dose-limiting toxicity rate of 25% with a 5% margin. The dose and schedule for Part B will be determined based on evaluation of safety, PK, and pharmacodynamic biomarkers. Response evaluations will be based on RECIST v1.1. Patients must be ≥18 years old and have histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic or unresectable solid malignancy within one of the following tumor types: non-small cell lung cancer, head and neck squamous cell cancer, breast cancer, esophageal cancer, ovarian cancer, cutaneous squamous cell cancer, exocrine pancreatic adenocarcinoma, bladder cancer, cervical cancer, or gastric cancer. After an appropriate dose and schedule are determined in Part A, safety and preliminary antitumor efficacy of SGN-B6A will be evaluated in indication-specific cohorts (Part B). This study is ongoing in sites across North America and Europe. Clinical trial information: NCT04389632

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Earle A. Chiles Research Institute




Amita Patnaik, Emiliano Calvo, Sarina Anne A. Piha-Paul, Antoine Hollebecque, Vladimir Galvao, Juanita S. Lopez, Fadi S. Braiteh, Rachel E. Sanborn, Peigen Zhou, Natalya N. Nazarenko, Afshin Dowlati