Abstract, titled “HPV16-specific CD4 and CD8 T cell activation and functionality in patients receiving combination PDS0101 immunotherapy,” highlights data generated from VERSATILE-002 Phase 2 study
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Feb. 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PDS Biotechnology Corporation (Nasdaq: PDSB), a clinical-stage immunotherapy company developing a growing pipeline of targeted immunotherapies for cancer and infectious disease, today announced that an abstract investigating the ability of PDS0101 in combination with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) to induce HPV16-specific CD4 and CD8 T cell activation and functionality has been accepted for presentation at the ESMO Targeted Anticancer Therapies Congress 2023 (ESMO TAT) in Paris, March 6-8, 2023.
PDS Biotech’s HPV-targeted immunotherapy, PDS0101, is being studied in combination with KEYTRUDA, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, in the Phase 2, VERSATILE-002 clinical trial (NCT04260126) in patients with advanced recurrent or metastatic HPV16-positive head and neck cancer. Measurement of antigen-specific activation of endogenous T cells is critical to understanding drug-induced, T cell based immunity and its association with observed clinical outcomes.
Abstract Number: 246
Abstract Title: HPV16-specific CD4 and CD8 T-cell activation and functionality in patients receiving combination PDS0101 immunotherapy
Authors: Dr. Lauren V. Wood, Dr. David Schaaf, Nathalie Riebel, and Sally Jones from PDS Biotech and Stephen McCarthy, Dr. Adam Cotty and Dr. Julie Bick from FlowMetric
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PDS Biotech is a clinical-stage immunotherapy company developing a growing pipeline of targeted cancer and infectious disease immunotherapies based on our proprietary Versamune®, PDS0301, and Infectimune™ T cell-activating platforms. We believe our targeted Versamune® and PDS0301 based candidates have the potential to overcome the limitations of current immunotherapy approaches through the activation of the right type, quantity and potency of T cells. To date, our lead Versamune® clinical candidate, PDS0101, has demonstrated the ability to reduce tumors and stabilize disease in combination with approved and investigational therapeutics in patients with a broad range of HPV16-associated cancers in multiple Phase 2 clinical trials. Our Infectimune™ based vaccines have also demonstrated the potential to induce not only robust and durable neutralizing antibody responses, but also powerful T cell responses, including long-lasting memory T cell responses in pre-clinical studies to date. To learn more, please visit www.pdsbiotech.com or follow us on Twitter at @PDSBiotech.
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