WATERTOWN, Mass., Feb. 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acrivon Therapeutics, Inc. (“Acrivon” or “Acrivon Therapeutics”) (Nasdaq: ACRV), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing precision oncology medicines that it matches to patients whose tumors are predicted to be sensitive to each specific medicine by utilizing its proprietary proteomics-based patient responder identification platform, today announced the company’s chief executive officer and president, Peter Blume-Jensen, M.D., Ph.D., will participate in a corporate panel discussion on ovarian cancer on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 9:10 a.m. ET at the Cowen 43rd Annual Health Care Conference in Boston.
To access the live webcast of this panel, visit the Events & Presentations page within the investor section of the company’s website at https://ir.acrivon.com/news-events/events-presentations. A replay of the webcast will be available via the same link for 90 days following the panel.
ACR-368 Phase 2 Study
The Phase 2, multicenter, open-label clinical trial is initially evaluating ACR-368 in single-arm, potentially registrational studies of ovarian cancer, endometrial adenocarcinoma, or platinum-resistant urothelial cancers based on predicted sensitivity to ACR-368. For ovarian cancer, it will enroll patients with histologically confirmed, platinum resistant, advanced (metastatic and/or unresectable) high-grade serous/endometrioid ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer. Ovarian cancer patients must have received at least 1, but can have had up to 6, prior lines of systemic therapy.
Using the company’s proprietary OncoSignature® predictive test, patients of all three tumor types will be allocated to one of two treatment arms. Patients who test positive for predicted sensitivity to ACR-368 monotherapy will be enrolled into single-arm, potentially registrational Phase 2 studies to assess primarily the anti-tumor activity (confirmed overall response rate) of the recommended Phase 2 dose of ACR-368 (105 mg/m2). Patients who are negative on the OncoSignature® test will be enrolled in an exploratory single-arm Phase 1b/2 study of the combination of the recommended Phase 2 dose of ACR-368 with low-dose gemcitabine for each of the three cancers.
About Acrivon Therapeutics
Acrivon is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing precision oncology medicines that it matches to patients whose tumors are predicted to be sensitive to each specific medicine by utilizing Acrivon’s proprietary proteomics-based patient responder identification platform, Acrivon Predictive Precision Proteomics, or AP3. The AP3 platform enables the creation of drug-specific proprietary OncoSignature® companion diagnostics that are used to identify the patients most likely to benefit from Acrivon’s drug candidates. Acrivon is currently advancing its lead candidate, ACR-368, a selective small molecule inhibitor targeting CHK1 and CHK2 in a potentially registrational Phase 2 trial across multiple tumor types. Acrivon’s ACR-368 OncoSignature® test, which has not yet obtained regulatory approval, has been extensively evaluated in preclinical studies, including in two separate, blinded, prospectively-designed studies on pretreatment tumor biopsies collected from past third party Phase 2 trials in patients with ovarian cancer treated with ACR-368. In addition to ACR-368, Acrivon is also leveraging its proprietary AP3 precision medicine platform for developing its internally-discovered preclinical stage pipeline programs targeting two critical nodes in the DNA Damage Response, or DDR, including WEE1, a protein serine/threonine kinase, and the closely related PKMYT1.
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