Kintara Therapeutics Announces Data Presentation at the 2023 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting
SAN DIEGO, April 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Kintara Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTRA) ("Kintara" or the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of new solid tumor cancer therapies, today announced its participation in the upcoming 2023 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, taking place in Orlando, Florida from April 14 through April 19, 2023, where VAL-083 data will be presented.
Session Title: Late-Breaking Research: Clinical Research 1 / Endocrinology
Poster Section 34, Presentation Time: Monday, April 17, 2023 - 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. ET
Abstract LB126: RELA fusion-positive ependymoma and diffuse midline glioma treated with VAL-083 under expanded access - case reports
The abstract describes two patient case reports, one with ependymoma and one with diffuse midline glioma, treated with VAL-083 under an expanded access program. The cases highlight that VAL-083 may be a treatment option for recurrent RELA fusion-positive ependymoma and diffuse midline glioma refractory to other treatments. Safety and efficacy data will be updated at the poster presentation at the meeting.
Abstract LB127: VAL-083 in patients with recurrent glioblastoma treated under expanded access program
The abstract reports on background characteristics, and safety and efficacy measures, from 24 patients with recurrent GBM treated with VAL-083 under an expanded access program. Use of VAL-083 continues to show benefit in the treatment of GBM patients who have had multiple recurrences and have limited therapeutic options. This information will be updated in the poster presentation at the meeting.
Located in San Diego, California, Kintara is dedicated to the development of novel cancer therapies for patients with unmet medical needs. Kintara is developing two late-stage therapeutics for clear unmet medical needs with reduced risk development programs. The two programs are VAL-083 for glioblastoma (GBM) and REM-001 Therapy for cutaneous metastatic breast cancer (CMBC).
VAL-083 is a 'first-in-class', small-molecule chemotherapeutic with a novel mechanism of action that has demonstrated clinical activity against a range of cancers, including central nervous system, ovarian and other solid tumors (e.g., NSCLC, bladder cancer, head and neck) in U.S. clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Based on Kintara's internal research programs and these prior NCI-sponsored clinical studies, Kintara is currently advancing VAL-083 in the Global Coalition for Adaptive Research registrational Phase 2/3 clinical trial titled Glioblastoma Adaptive Global Innovative Learning Environment (GBM AGILE) Study to support the development and commercialization of VAL-083 in GBM.
Kintara also has a proprietary, late-stage photodynamic therapy platform that holds promise as a localized cutaneous, or visceral, tumor treatment as well as in other potential indications. REM-001 Therapy, which consists of the laser light source, the light delivery device, and the REM-001 drug product, has been previously studied in four Phase 2/3 clinical trials in patients with CMBC who had previously received chemotherapy and/or failed radiation therapy. In CMBC, REM-001 has a clinical efficacy to date of 80% complete responses of CMBC evaluable lesions and an existing robust safety database of approximately 1,100 patients across multiple indications. Kintara has paused the REM-001 CMBC program to conserve cash resources.
SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the status of the Company's clinical trials and the GBM AGILE Study. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on current expectations but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. The factors that could cause actual future results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties relating to the Company's ability to develop, market and sell products based on its technology; the expected benefits and efficacy of the Company's products and technology; the availability of substantial additional funding for the Company to continue its operations and to conduct research and development, clinical studies and future product commercialization; the Company's business, research, product development, regulatory approval, marketing and distribution plans and strategies; global unrest; and the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. These and other factors are identified and described in more detail in the Company's filings with the SEC, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2022, the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and the Company's Current Reports on Form 8-K.
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Released April 14, 2023