Oslo, Norway, 3rd September 2020
Nordic Nanovector ASA (OSE: NANO) announces the publication in Blood Advances, an official journal of the American Society of Hematology, of the mature data from the LYMRIT 37-01 – Part A trial (A. Kolstad et al. – ref. below).
The data presented in this paper are aligned with the preliminary results presented by Dr Kolstad at the American Society of Hematology medical conference in December 2018:
- Overall response rate (ORR) was 61% and complete response (CR) was 30% for all 74 patients
- For patients with follicular lymphoma (FL), ORR was 65% and CR 30%
- For rituximab-refractory FL, ORR was 58% and CR 19%
The publication confirms the potential of Betalutin®, a single-dose radioimmunotherapy, to treat elderly, heavily pre-treated patients with relapsed/refractory indolent B-cell NHL.
There is a high unmet need for new treatment options, particularly in elderly patients with R/R follicular lymphoma (FL) and small molecule targeted therapies have so far not provided safe and effective alternatives, when chemotherapy is no longer an option. Radioimmunotherapy is an under-used option, and Betalutin® may represent an attractive alternative for the treatment of relapsed/refractory FL.
Dr Arne Kolstad, Radiumhospitalet, Oslo University Hospital, commented: “The publication provides clinical data supporting the potential of Betalutin® to provide an attractive single-dose treatment for relapsed/refractory FL. I am looking forward to seeing the results from the ongoing PARADIGME study, which aims to confirm the clinical benefits that this novel radioimmunotherapy can deliver.”
A. Kolstad et al. Phase I/IIa study of 177Lu-lilotomab satetraxetan in relapsed/refractory indolent non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Blood Advances, vol. 4, issue 17, 2020, 10.1182/ bloodadvances.2020002583.
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About Nordic Nanovector:
Nordic Nanovector is committed to develop and deliver innovative therapies to patients to address major unmet medical needs and advance cancer care. The Company aspires to become a leader in the development of targeted therapies for haematological cancers. Nordic Nanovector’s lead clinical-stage candidate is Betalutin®, a novel CD37-targeting antibody-radionuclide-conjugate designed to advance the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). NHL is an indication with substantial unmet medical need, representing a growing market forecast to be worth nearly USD 29 billion by 2026. Nordic Nanovector retains global marketing rights to Betalutin® and intends to actively participate in the commercialisation of Betalutin® in the US and other major markets.
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