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1162 A Phase 1b Study of ELA026, a Monoclonal Antibody Targeting Signal Regulatory Protein-α/β1/γ, in Patients with Newly Diagnosed and Previously Treated Secondary Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

Program: Oral and Poster Abstracts
Session: 201. Granulocytes, Monocytes, and Macrophages: Poster I
Hematology Disease Topics & Pathways:
Research, clinical trials, Lymphomas, Clinical Research, Diseases, Immune Disorders, white blood cell disorders, Lymphoid Malignancies
Saturday, December 9, 2023, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Abhishek Maiti, MD1, Naval Daver, MD1, Swami P. Iyer, MD2, David McCall, MD3*, Satyen H Gohil4*, Javier Lopez Jimenez, MD, PhD5*, Hayley Lane6*, Benjamin Kim, MD, MPhil6, Kim-Hien Dao, PhD, DO7, Gary Patou, MD6*, Sandip Panicker, PhD6, Kelly Covert6*, Graham Carl Parry, PhD6* and Carl E Allen, MD8

1Department of Leukemia, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
2Department of Lymphoma and Myeloma, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
3Division of Pediatrics, MD Anderson, Houston, TX
4Haematology, University College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
5Hosp Universitario Ramon Y Cajal, Madrid 28034, ESP
6Electra Therapeutics Inc., South San Francisco, CA
7Electra Therapeutics Inc., Pleasanton, CA
8Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Introduction: ELA026 is under investigation in secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (sHLH), a life-threatening, hyperinflammatory condition that is most often triggered by malignancies, autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases. There are no approved therapies for sHLH, and current treatment approaches, particularly for malignancy-associated HLH (mHLH), are suboptimal. For example, in adult patients with mHLH, median overall survival (mOS) is approximately 2 months (Lee et al. 2023). ELA026 is a monoclonal antibody directed against signal regulatory protein-α/β1/γ and is intended to target the activated myeloid and T cells that drive sHLH.

Methods: This is an open-label, single-arm, Phase 1b global multicenter study (NCT05416307) to evaluate the safety, efficacy, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of ELA026 in newly diagnosed and previously treated sHLH patients, aged 12 years or older (6 years or older in select countries including the US). In Cohort 1, an intra-patient dose escalation of ELA026 occurs in the absence of a dose limiting toxicity (DLT) and optimal biomarker response. Response is evaluated as described in Locatelli et al. 2020.

Results: Six mHLH patients enrolled in Cohort 1 with median age of 50 years (range 21-67). Three patients were refractory to etoposide-based therapies and/or anti-cytokine therapies. No DLTs or study drug-related serious adverse events occurred. Five patients were deemed evaluable for efficacy based on >1 week of ELA026 exposure (efficacy assessment is pending). All 5 patients received concurrent chemotherapy for their malignancies. As of July 31, 2023, 3 patients are alive and 2 patients have died from complications of malignancy (mOS has not been reached but has exceeded 3 months). Three patients who had periods of ELA026 monotherapy displayed early, progressive monocyte and lymphocyte reductions with associated improvements in C-reactive protein and other sHLH-associated biomarkers. Updated study results and progress will be provided at the meeting.

Conclusion: Preliminary data suggest ELA026 is well tolerated in sHLH patients and induces early biomarker changes that warrant further clinical investigation.

Disclosures: Maiti: Celgene: Research Funding; Lin BioScience: Research Funding. Daver: Amgen: Consultancy, Research Funding; Gilead: Consultancy, Research Funding; Servier: Consultancy, Research Funding; Genentech: Consultancy, Research Funding; Astellas: Consultancy, Research Funding; Jazz: Consultancy; AROG: Consultancy; AbbVie: Consultancy, Research Funding; ImmunoGen: Consultancy, Research Funding; Hanmi: Research Funding; Trillium: Consultancy, Research Funding; Trovagene: Research Funding; Bristol-Myers Squibb: Consultancy, Research Funding; Agios: Consultancy; Shattuck Labs: Consultancy; Syndax: Consultancy; Glycomimetics: Research Funding; Novartis: Consultancy; Novimmune: Research Funding; FATE: Research Funding; Daiichi Sankyo: Consultancy, Research Funding; Pfizer: Consultancy, Research Funding; Kite, a Gilead company: Consultancy, Research Funding; Celgene: Consultancy; Kronos Bio: Research Funding. Iyer: Affimed: Research Funding; CureBio: Honoraria; Takeda: Research Funding; Yingli: Consultancy, Research Funding; Target Oncology: Consultancy, Honoraria; Legend: Research Funding; Salarius Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: Consultancy; Innate: Research Funding; Myeloid: Research Funding; CRISPR Therapeutics: Research Funding; Rhizen: Research Funding; Merck: Research Funding; Spectrum: Research Funding. Gohil: Janssen: Speakers Bureau; Beigene: Honoraria, Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Novalgen: Consultancy; Freeline Therapeutics: Consultancy; Abbvie: Honoraria, Other: Travel; UCLB: Patents & Royalties; AstraZeneca: Honoraria, Speakers Bureau. Lane: Electra Therapeutics Inc.: Current Employment. Kim: Electra Therapeutics Inc.: Current Employment. Dao: Electra Therapeutics Inc.: Current Employment. Patou: Electra Therapeutics Inc.: Current Employment. Panicker: Electra Therapeutics Inc.: Current Employment. Covert: Electra Therapeutics Inc.: Current Employment. Parry: Electra Therapeutics Inc.: Current Employment. Allen: Sobi, Inc: Consultancy.

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