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Unum Therapeutics Announces New Data at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Unum Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: UMRX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing curative cell therapies for cancer, today announced Phase 1 clinical updates for its Antibody-Coupled T cell Receptor (ACTR) engineered T-cell therapies, ACTR707 and ACTR087, in patients with relapsed or refractory CD20+ non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (r/r NHL) at the ASH Annual Meeting, being held December 7-10, in Orlando, FL.
a??The clinical data presented at this yeara??s ASH include updates from the ongoing Phase 1 trial of ACTR707 in combination with rituximab and the completed Phase 1 trial of ACTR087 in combination with rituximab, both conducted in patients with relapsed or refractory CD20+ NHL,a?? said Jessica Sachs, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Unum. a??The data with ACTR707 at this yeara??s ASH continue to support further dose-escalation in this Phase 1 trial and provide proof-of-mechanism for the ACTR platform that we are also applying in our lead program, a Phase 1 trial with ACTR707 in combination with trastuzumab in HER2+ solid tumor cancers.A  Safety data from the Phase 1 trial with ACTR087 presented at this yeara??s ASH provide learnings that are being applied to ongoing clinical trials with ACTR T cell products.A Poster (#1587) Title: a??Preliminary Clinical Results from a Phase 1 Study of ACTR707 in Combination With Rituximab in Subjects with Relapsed or Refractory CD20+ Non-Hodgkin Lymphomaa??

ATTCK-20-03 is a Phase 1, multicenter, open-label, single-arm, dose-escalation trial evaluating ACTR707 in combination with rituximab in patients with r/r CD20+ NHL who, among other criteria, received adequate prior anti-lymphoma therapy, including anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody and chemotherapy. In this update from the first 20 patients treated, treatment with ACTR707 combined with rituximab generated clinical responses with no reports of cytokine-release syndrome (CRS) or severe neurotoxicity.



As reported today at ASH, a complete response was achieved in 40% (eight of 20) of patients in Cohorts 1 through 4. Of the eight complete responders, four remained in complete response at six months of follow-up, two remain in complete response but have not yet reached the six-month timepoint for evaluation, and two progressed before the six-month timepoint (Table 1).



Table 1: ACTR707 Preliminary Phase 1 trial clinical response results in r/r NHL (Cohorts 1-4)















Clinical Response (1)



Cohort 1 (n=6)



Cohort 2 (n=3)



Cohort 3 (n=5)



Cohort 4 (n=6)



Cohorts 1-4 (n=20)



Complete Response



3



1



2



2



40% (8/20)



Partial Response



0



1



2



0



15% (3/20)



Stable Disease



0



0



0



1



5% (1/20)



Indeterminate Response



1



0



0



0



5% (1/20)



Progressive Disease



2



1



1



3



35% (7/20)



Overall Response Rate



50% (3/6)



67% (2/3)



80% (4/5)



33% (2/6)



55% (11/20)



ACTR707+T cells administered, target per patient (range)



25M (23-38M)



40M (30-50M)



55M (45-55M)



80M (65-100M)







(1) Data cutoff as of Nov 2019















































In Cohorts 1 through 4, ACTR707 was reported to be well-tolerated in combination with rituximab. No dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs), no adverse events of CRS, and no severe neurological adverse events including neurotoxicity have been reported as of the November 2019 cutoff (Table 2).




Table 2: ACTR707 Preliminary Phase 1 trial safety results in r/r NHL (Cohorts 1-4)















Safety Event (1)



Cohort 1 (n=6)



Cohort 2 (n=3)



Cohort 3 (n=5)



Cohort 4 (n=6)



Dose-limiting toxicities



0



0



0



0



Severe neurologic events (> Grade 3)



0



0



0



0



CRS (any grade)



0



0



0



0



ACTR707-related SAEs



1



2



0



1



febrile neutropenia



1



1



0



1



cytopenia



0



1



0



0



(1) Data cutoff as of Nov 2019







































Given favorable tolerability observed to date at relatively low doses, Unum announced in November plans to continue dose escalation in two additional cohorts (approximately four patients per cohort) in the trial, escalating the maximum dose up to 180M ACTR707+ T cells. Patient enrollment and planned dosing is underway, and Unum plans to report preliminary results from this dose escalation during 2020.


Additional details about the ATTCK-20-03 Phase 1 trial can be found here.
Oral Presentation Title (#244): a??A Phase 1 Study of ACTR087 in Combination with Rituximab, in Subjects with Relapsed or Refractory CD20-Positive B-Cell Lymphomaa??
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