Intensity Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing proprietary intratumoral immunotherapy products to kill tumors and increase immune system recognition of solid cancers, today announced that data from the ongoing clinical trial of its lead product candidate INT230-6 was selected for a podium presentation at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s (SITC) 34th Annual Meeting, taking place November 6-10, 2019, in National Harbor, MD.
Details of the oral presentation are as follows:
Title: Intratumoral INT230-6 injection into solid tumors kills tumors and induces immune cell infiltration leading to abscopal responses and prolonged disease control in multiple refractory cancer types
Abstract Number: O31
Date/Time: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 3:45-4:00 p.m. ET
Session: Concurrent Session 309: Single Agent Phase 1 Clinical Trials
Location: Prince George’s Exhibition Hall C
Presenter: Jacob Thomas, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Southern California
To view the schedule for SITC 2019, please visit: https://www.sitcancer.org/2019/program/annual-meeting-schedule-2019-old.
INT230-6, Intensity’s lead product candidate designed for direct intratumoral injection, is comprised of two proven, potent anti-cancer agents and a penetration enhancer molecule that helps disperse the drugs throughout tumors and diffuse into cancer cells. INT230-6 is being evaluated in a Phase 1/2 clinical study (NCT03058289) in patients with various advanced solid tumors. In preclinical studies, INT230-6 eradicated tumors by a combination of direct tumor kill and recruitment of dendritic cells to the tumor micro-environment that induced anti-cancer T-cell activation. Treatment with INT230-6 in in vivo models of severe cancer resulted in substantial improvement in overall survival compared to standard therapies. Further, INT230-6 provided complete responder animals with long-term and durable protection from multiple re-inoculations of the initial cancer. In mouse models, INT230-6 has shown strong synergy with checkpoint blockage, including anti-PD-1 and anti-CTLA4 antibodies. INT230-6 was discovered from Intensity’s DfuseRxSM platform.
About Intensity Therapeutics
Intensity Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering a new immune-based approach to treat solid tumor cancers. Intensity leverages its DfuseRxSM technology platform to create new drug formulations that, following direct injection, rapidly disperse throughout a tumor and diffuse therapeutic agents into cancer cells. Intensity’s product candidates have the potential to induce an adaptive immune response that not only attacks the injected tumor, but also non-injected tumors and unseen micro-metastases. INT230-6, Intensity’s lead product candidate, is being evaluated in a Phase 1/2 clinical study in patients with various advanced solid tumors. For more information, please visit www.intensitytherapeutics.com and follow us on Twitter @IntensityInc.
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