WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:DCPH), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company addressing key mechanisms of tumor drug resistance, today announced that data from four of the Company’s pipeline programs will be presented in poster sessions at the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics to be held October 26-30, 2019 in Boston, MA.
A copy of each abstract will be available via the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics website.
Details of the four poster sessions are as follows.
Poster Title: Phase 1b/2 study of rebastinib (DCC-2036) in combination with paclitaxel: preliminary safety, efficacy, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in patients with advanced or metastatic solid tumors Session Title: Immune Modulators Author: Filip Janku, MD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Session Date and Time: Monday, October 28, 12:30-4:00 PM ET Location: Hall D, Hynes Convention Center Abstract Number: B055
Poster Title: Preclinical studies with DCC-3116, an ULK kinase inhibitor designed to inhibit autophagy as a potential strategy to address mutant RAS cancers Session Title: New Molecular Targets Author: Bryan D. Smith, PhD, Deciphera Pharmaceuticals Session Date and Time: Monday, October 28, 12:30-4:00 PM ET Location: Hall D, Hynes Convention Center Abstract Number: B129
Poster Title: Updated results of phase 1 study of ripretinib (DCC-2618), a broad-spectrum KIT and PDGFRA inhibitor, in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) by line of therapy (NCT02571036) Session Title: Therapeutic Agents: Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors Author: Ping Chi, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Session Date and Time: Tuesday, October 29, 12:30-4:00 PM ET Location: Hall D, Hynes Convention Center Abstract Number: C077
Poster Title: Phase 1 study of DCC-3014, an oral inhibitor of CSF1R, to assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics in patients with advanced solid tumors, including diffuse-type tenosynovial giant cell tumor Session Title: Therapeutic Agents: Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors Author: Matthew H. Taylor, MD, Oregon Health & Science University Session Date and Time: Tuesday, October 29, 12:30-4:00 PM ET Location: Hall D, Hynes Convention Center Abstract Number: C087
Ripretinib is an investigational tyrosine kinase switch control inhibitor that was engineered to broadly inhibit KIT and PDGFRα mutated kinases by using a unique dual mechanism of action that regulates the kinase switch pocket and activation loop. Ripretinib is currently in clinical development for the treatment of KIT and/or PDGFRα-driven cancers, including gastrointestinal stromal tumors, or GIST, systemic mastocytosis, or SM, and other cancers. Ripretinib inhibits initiating and secondary KIT mutations in exons 9, 11, 13, 14, 17, and 18, involved in GIST, as well as the primary D816V exon 17 mutation involved in SM. Ripretinib also inhibits primary PDGFRα mutations in exons 12, 14 and 18, including the exon 18 D842V mutation, involved in a subset of GIST. In June 2019, the U.S. FDA granted Fast Track Designation to ripretinib for the treatment of patients with advanced GIST who have received prior treatment with imatinib, sunitinib and regorafenib.
Deciphera Pharmaceuticals has an exclusive license agreement with Zai Lab (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. for the development and commercialization of ripretinib in Greater China (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan). Deciphera Pharmaceuticals retains development and commercial rights for ripretinib in the rest of the world.
Rebastinib is an investigational, orally administered, potent and selective inhibitor of the TIE2 kinase, the receptor for angiopoietins, an important family of vascular growth factors in the tumor microenvironment that also activate pro-tumoral TIE2 expressing macrophages. In a Phase 1 clinical study, biomarker data have demonstrated rebastinib-induced increases in the TIE2 ligand angiopoietin 2, secondary to TIE2 inhibition. Rebastinib is currently being evaluated in a Phase 1b/2 clinical study in combination with paclitaxel (NCT03601897), in a Phase 1b/2 clinical study in combination with carboplatin (NCT03717415), and in an investigator sponsored Phase 1b trial in patients with metastatic breast cancer in combination with paclitaxel or eribulin (NCT02824575).
DCC-3014 is an investigational, orally administered, potent and highly selective inhibitor of CSF1R. DCC-3014 was designed using the Company’s proprietary switch control kinase inhibitor platform to selectively bind to the CSF1R switch pocket. DCC-3014 has greater than 100-fold selectivity for CSF1R over other closely related kinases and has an even greater selectivity for CSF1R over approximately 300 other human kinases. CSF1R controls the differentiation and function of macrophages including Tumor Associated Macrophages (TAMs) whose density within certain tumors including cancers of the breast, cervix, pancreas, bladder and brain correlates with poor prognosis. Tumors induce TAMs to suppress a natural immune response mediated by cytotoxic T-cells, a type of lymphocyte that would otherwise eradicate the tumor; a process known as macrophage checkpoints. Through inhibition of CSF1R, DCC-3014 has in preclinical studies demonstrated potent macrophage checkpoint inhibition as both a single agent and in combination with PD1 inhibitors and other T-cell checkpoint inhibitors. DCC-3014 is currently being evaluated in a Phase 1 clinical study. For more information about the clinical trial design please visit www.clinicaltrials.gov (NCT03069469).
DCC-3116 is a potential first-in-class small molecule designed to inhibit cancer autophagy, a key tumor survival mechanism, by inhibiting the ULK kinase. Subject to favorable investigational new drug (IND)-enabling studies and filing and activation of an IND, expected in mid-2020, Deciphera intends to develop DCC-3116 for the potential treatment of mutant RAS cancers in combination with inhibitors of downstream RAS effector targets including RAF, MEK, or ERK inhibitors as well as with direct inhibitors of mutant RAS.
About Deciphera Pharmaceuticals
Deciphera Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on improving the lives of cancer patients by addressing key mechanisms of drug resistance that limit the rate and/or durability of response to existing cancer therapies. Our small molecule drug candidates are directed against an important family of enzymes called kinases, known to be directly involved in the growth and spread of many cancers. We use our deep understanding of kinase biology together with a proprietary chemistry library to purposefully design compounds that maintain kinases in a “switched off” or inactivated conformation. These investigational therapies comprise tumor-targeted agents designed to address therapeutic resistance causing mutations and immuno-targeted agents designed to control the activation of immunokinases that suppress critical immune system regulators, such as macrophages. We have used our platform to develop a diverse pipeline of tumor-targeted and immuno-targeted drug candidates designed to improve outcomes for patients with cancer by improving the quality, rate and/or durability of their responses to treatment.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, including, without limitation, statements regarding our expectations regarding presenting additional data from our Phase 1b/2 study of rebastinib in combination with paclitaxel, preclinical studies with DCC-3116, updated results of Phase 1 study of ripretinib in patients with GIST and Phase 1 study of DCC-3014 in patients with advanced solid tumors, including diffuse-type tenosynovial giant cell tumor, at an upcoming medical meeting, and the timing of the potential filing of an IND for our DCC-3116 candidate, subject to favorable IND enabling studies. The words “may,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “project,” “potential,” “continue,” “target” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Any forward-looking statements in this press release are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and important factors that may cause actual events or results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements contained in this press release, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties related to the delay of any current or planned clinical studies or the development of our drug candidates, including ripretinib, our ability to successfully demonstrate the efficacy and safety of our drug candidates including in later-stage studies, the preclinical and clinical results for our drug candidates, which may not support further development of such drug candidates, actions of regulatory agencies, any or all of which may affect the initiation, timing and progress of clinical studies and regulatory development and other risks identified in our SEC filings, including our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, and subsequent filings with the SEC. We caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. We disclaim any obligation to publicly update or revise any such statements to reflect any change in expectations or in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements may be based, or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release represent our views only as of the date hereof and should not be relied upon as representing its views as of any subsequent date. We explicitly disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
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