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2874 A Phase 1 Study of Sea-CD70 in Myeloid Malignancies

Program: Oral and Poster Abstracts
Session: 616. Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Novel Therapy, excluding Transplantation: Poster III
Hematology Disease Topics & Pathways:
AML, Biological, antibodies, Diseases, Therapies, MDS, Myeloid Malignancies, Clinically relevant
Monday, December 7, 2020, 7:00 AM-3:30 PM

Ahmed Aribi, MD1,2*, Anjali S Advani, MD3, William Donnellan, MD4, Amir T. Fathi, M.D.5, Marcello Rotta, MD6, Benjamin K. Tomlinson, MD7, Pankit Vachani, MD8*, Jay Yang, MD9, Phoenix Ho, MD10 and Guillermo Garcia-Manero, MD11

1Gehr Family Center for Leukemia Research, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
2City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA
3Cleveland Clinic, Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland, OH
4Tennessee Oncology / Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Nashville, TN
5Massachusetts General Hospital , Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
6Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, Colorado Blood Cancer Institute, Denver, CO
7Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
8University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
9Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI
10Seattle Genetics, Bothell, WA
11Department of Leukemia, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX


SEA-CD70 is being developed in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Current treatment options are limited for patients (pts) with relapsed or refractory (r/r) MDS or r/r AML and outcomes remain poor. SEA-CD70 is an investigational humanized, non‑fucosylated monoclonal antibody targeting CD70. Expression of CD70 is limited in normal tissue, but is aberrantly expressed on malignant myeloid blasts while absent from healthy hematopoietic progenitor cells. CD70 and its ligand, CD27, may play a role in malignant blast cell survival and/or tumor immune evasion. SEA-CD70 uses a novel sugar‑engineered antibody (SEA) platform to produce a non-fucosylated antibody with enhanced effector function. The proposed mechanism of action of SEA-CD70 includes elimination of CD70 positive cells via enhanced antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC), antibody-dependent cellular phagocytosis (ADCP), and mediation of complement‑dependent cytoxicity (CDC). Additionally, SEA‑CD70 has the potential to block the interaction of CD70 with CD27, which may disrupt signals that enhance blast proliferation and survival and may modulate the immune system to limit immune evasion and increase antigen specific T cell responses.


SGNS70-101 is a phase 1, open-label, multicenter, dose-escalation, and cohort expansion study designed to establish the safety, tolerability, and preliminary activity of SEA-CD70 in pts with myeloid malignancies (NCT04227847). Dose escalation is ongoing. In dose escalation, pts must have r/r MDS with 5-20% blasts which has failed prior treatment with a hypomethylating agent (HMA), and have no other therapeutic options known to provide clinical benefit for MDS. After conclusion of dose escalation, monotherapy expansion cohorts will be opened for pts with MDS and for pts with AML. Primary objectives are to evaluate the safety and tolerability, and to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) or recommended expansion dose of SEA-CD70. Secondary objectives are to assess antitumor activity, PK, and immunogenicity of SEA-CD70. Once dose escalation is complete and the recommended monotherapy dose is identified, combination cohorts will be considered in AML and MDS. The study is currently enrolling with sites opening in the US and EU.

Disclosures: Aribi: Seattle Genetics: Consultancy. Advani: Macrogenics: Research Funding; Abbvie: Research Funding; Glycomimetics: Consultancy, Other: Steering committee/ honoraria, Research Funding; Immunogen: Research Funding; Seattle Genetics: Other: Advisory board/ honoraria, Research Funding; Amgen: Consultancy, Other: steering committee/ honoraria, Research Funding; Kite: Other: Advisory board/ honoraria; Pfizer: Honoraria, Research Funding; Novartis: Consultancy, Other: advisory board; OBI: Research Funding; Takeda: Research Funding. Donnellan: Kite Pharma/Gilead: Research Funding; Janssen: Research Funding; Karyopharm Therapeutics: Research Funding; AstraZeneca: Research Funding; Astex Pharmaceuticals: Research Funding; Incyte: Research Funding; MedImmune: Research Funding; TCR2 Therapeutics: Research Funding; Genentech: Research Funding; PTC Therapeutics: Consultancy, Research Funding; Pfizer: Research Funding; Daiichi Sankyo: Research Funding; Bristol-Myers Squibb: Research Funding; Amgen: Consultancy; Abbvie: Consultancy, Research Funding; Bellicum Pharmaceuticals: Research Funding; CTI Biopharma: Research Funding; Celgene: Research Funding; Celularity: Research Funding; Forma Therapeutics: Research Funding; Forty Seven: Research Funding; Takeda: Research Funding; H3 Biomedicine: Research Funding; Ryvu Therapeutics: Research Funding; Seattle Genetics: Consultancy, Research Funding. Fathi: Astellas: Consultancy; Agios: Consultancy, Research Funding; Amphivena: Consultancy, Honoraria; AbbVie: Consultancy; Pfizer: Consultancy; Daiichi Sankyo: Consultancy; Celgene: Consultancy, Research Funding; Forty Seven: Consultancy; Jazz: Consultancy, Honoraria; Kite: Consultancy, Honoraria; NewLink Genetics: Consultancy, Honoraria; Novartis: Consultancy; PTC Therapeutics: Consultancy; Takeda: Consultancy; TrovaGene: Consultancy; Amgen: Consultancy; Bristol-Myers Squibb: Consultancy, Research Funding; Blue Print Oncology: Consultancy; Boston Biomedical: Consultancy; Kura: Consultancy; Trillium: Consultancy; Seattle Genetics: Consultancy, Research Funding. Rotta: Merck: Speakers Bureau; Jazz Pharma: Speakers Bureau. Vachani: Blueprint: Consultancy; CTI Biopharma: Consultancy; Daiichi Sankyo: Consultancy; Incyte: Consultancy, Research Funding; Jazz: Consultancy; Astellas: Research Funding; Pfizer: Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Agios: Consultancy; Abbvie: Consultancy. Yang: AROG: Research Funding; AstraZeneca: Research Funding; Jannsen: Research Funding; Protagonist: Research Funding. Ho: Seattle Genetics: Current Employment, Current equity holder in publicly-traded company. Garcia-Manero: Novartis: Research Funding; Helsinn Therapeutics: Consultancy, Honoraria, Research Funding; Merck: Research Funding; Jazz Pharmaceuticals: Consultancy; Onconova: Research Funding; Amphivena Therapeutics: Research Funding; Celgene: Consultancy, Honoraria, Research Funding; Acceleron Pharmaceuticals: Consultancy, Honoraria; AbbVie: Honoraria, Research Funding; Astex Pharmaceuticals: Consultancy, Honoraria, Research Funding; Bristol-Myers Squibb: Consultancy, Research Funding; H3 Biomedicine: Research Funding; Genentech: Consultancy, Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees, Research Funding.

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