VBL Therapeutics Announces New IND for an Investigator-Sponsored Phase 2 Trial of VB-111 in Recurrent Glioblastoma
- Trial will be conducted at top neuro-oncology US centers, further exploring the potential of VB-111 in recurrent glioblastoma (rGBM) which is an immunologically `cold` tumor
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A prior Phase 2 study demonstrated a survival benefit for patients with rGBM primed with VB-111 monotherapy that was continued upon progression with a combination of VB-111 and bevacizumab. The primary endpoint of this new study in participants with surgically accessible rGBM is to investigate whether administration of VB-111 as a neo-adjuvant treatment prior to surgery can result in an increase in tumor infiltrating T lymphocyte (TIL) within the tumor and enhance systemic tumor-specific T cell responses. Secondary endpoints will include progression free survival at 6 months (PFS-6) and overall survival (OS).
“This study builds upon our previous positive Phase 2 trial of VB-111 in rGBM and it incorporates lessons learned from the GLOBE study, aiming to optimize the regimen for VB-111 in this deadly tumor,” said Dror Harats, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of VBL Therapeutics. “We look forward to exploring the potential of neo-adjuvant treatment with VB-111 to turn immunologically ‘cold’ GBM tumors ‘hot’."
Additional details about the study will be presented at the 2019
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