COMUNICADO: Eisai Oncology to Present New Research on Product Portfolio and Pipeline at ASCO Annual Meeting (1)

Actualizado 18/05/2012 3:02:02 CET

HATFIELD, England, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Eisai announced today that 12 abstracts highlighting new study results will be presented during the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), taking place in Chicago, USA, from 1-5 June 2012.

These studies highlight Eisai's current product portfolio and oncology pipeline, reinforcing the company's commitment to patients and their families affected by cancer.

"Our human health care mission is to help address unmet medical needs and increase benefits to patients and their families," said Takashi Owa, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Eisai Product Creation Systems. "Our portfolio of oncology compounds and therapies underscores our commitment to this important mission."

The following Eisai abstracts are accepted for presentation at this year's ASCO meeting:

Product Abstract Name
A Phase II Single Arm, Feasibility Study of Dose Dense
Doxorubicin and Cyclophosphamide (AC) Followed by
Eribulin Eribulin Mesylate for the Adjuvant Treatment of Early
Stage Breast Cancer (EBC)
Abstract No:
TPS1145 Poster Session
A Phase 1b Dose Escalation Study of Eribulin Mesylate in
Combination with Capecitabine in Patients with
Eribulin Advanced/Metastatic Cancer
Abstract No: 2552 Poster Session
(E7080) Treatment of Refractory Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma
(RCC) with Lenvatinib (E7080) and Everolimus
Abstract No:
TPS4682 Poster Session
A Phase IB Study of Lenvatinib (E7080) in Combination
(E7080) with Temozolomide for Treatment of Advanced Melanoma
Abstract No: 8594 Poster Session
Lenvatinib Treatment of Advanced RAI-refractory
Differentiated Thyroid Cancer (DTC); Cytokine and
Lenvatinib Angiongenic Factor (CAF) Profiling in Combination with
Tumour Genetic Analysis to Identify Markers Associated
E7080 with Response
Abstract No: 5518 Poster Discussion
Lenvatinib A Phase II Trial of the Multitargeted Kinase Inhibitor
Lenvatinib (E7080) in Advanced Medullary Thyroid Cancer
(E7080) (MTC)
Abstract No: 5591 Poster Session
A Phase I Dose-Finding Study of of Golvatinib (E7050) a
cMET and Eph Receptor Targeted Multi-Kinase Inhibitor,
Administered Orally QD to Patients with Advanced Solid
E7050 Tumours
Abstract No: 3030 Poster Discussion
A Phase I Dose-Finding Study of Golvatinib (E7050), a
c-Met and EPH Receptor Targeted Multi-Kinase Inhibitor
Administered Orally BID to Patients with Advanced Solid
E7050 Tumours
Abstract No: 3079 Poster Session
Phase I Safety Study of Farletuzumab, Carboplatin and
Pegylated Liposomal Doxorubicin (PLD) in Patients with
Farletuzumab Platinum-Sensitive Epithelial Ovarian Cancer (EOC)
Abstract No: 5062 Poster Session
Phase I and Pharmacokinetic Study of Farletuzumab in
Farletuzumab Solid Tumours
Abstract No: 3084 Poster Session
Amatuximab, A Chimeric Monoclonal Antibody to
Amatuximab Mesothelin, in Combination with Pemetrexed and Cisplatin
in Patients with Unresectable Pleural Mesothelioma
MORAb-009 Results of a Multicentre Phase II Clinical Trial
Abstract No: 7030 Poster Discussion
A First-in-Human Phase I Study of MORAb-004 (M4), a
Humanised Monoclonal Antibody Recognising Endosialin
MORAb-004 (TEM-1), in Patients with Solid Tumours
Abstract No: 3016 Poster Discussion

Notes to Editors

Eisai in Oncology

Eisai is dedicated to discovering, developing and producing innovative oncology therapies that can make a difference and impact the lives of patients and their families. This passion for people is part of Eisai's human health care (hhc) mission, which strives for better understanding of the needs of patients and their families to increase the benefits health care provides. Our commitment to meaningful progress in oncology research, built on scientific expertise, is supported by a global capability to conduct discovery and preclinical research, and develop small molecules, therapeutic vaccines, and biologic and supportive care agents for cancer across multiple indications.

Halaven(R) (eribulin)

Eribulin is a non-taxane, microtubule dynamics inhibitor indicated for the treatment of patients with breast cancer who have previously received at least two chemotherapeutic regimens for metastatic disease and whose prior therapy should have included an anthracycline and a taxane.[1] Eribulin belongs to a class of antineoplastic agents, the halichondrins, which are natural products, isolated from the marine sponge Halichondria okadai. It is believed to work by inhibiting the growth phase of microtubule dynamics without affecting the shortening phase and sequesters tubulin into non-productive aggregates.

Lenvatinib (E7080)

Lenvatinib is an orally active inhibitor of multiple receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs), including KDR (VEGFR-2), Flt-1 (VEGFR-1), FGFR1, PDGFR-beta and c-kit involved in angiogenesis and tumour proliferation.[2,3]

It is currently being investigated as a treatment for thyroid, hepatocellular, endometrial and other solid tumour types.

Farletuzumab (MORAb-003)

Farletuzumab is an investigational, humanized IgG1 monoclonal antibody targeting folate receptor alpha which is over-expressed on a number of epithelial-derived cancers, but largely absent in normal tissue. It is currently being developed as a potential treatment for ovarian and lung cancers. Significantly, farletuzumab has received orphan drug designation for ovarian cancer in the US, EU and Switzerland.


MORAb-004 is an investigational humanized IgG1 monoclonal antibody that recognizes a cell surface protein, endosialin, also called Tumour Endothelial Marker-1 (TEM1) and CD248, which is expressed on tumour associated pericytes, tumour stromal cells and directly on a subset of malignant cells. Pericytes are specialised cells that support the formation of blood vessels that support blood to tumours for their growth and survival. Expression of endosialin in tumours has been observed by several independent laboratories and experiments, and blocking endosialin function has been shown to inhibit tumour growth and metastasis. MORAb-004 is currently being investigated as a monoclonal antibody for its potential treatment of many types of cancer. An Investigational New Drug <> application was opened for MORAb-004 in 2009. MORAb-004 has received US FDA orphan drug designation <> for sarcoma.

Amatuximab (MORAb-009)


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