SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harpoon Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HARP), a clinical-stage immunotherapy company developing novel T cell engagers, today announced that it will host a live webcast at 8:00 a.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. CEST on Monday, October 23, 2023 to review interim monotherapy data from its Phase 1/2 clinical trial evaluating HPN328 in small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and other neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN) presented at the European Society of Medical Oncology Congress (ESMO) 2023.
During the call, management will provide an in-depth review of the HPN328 interim data presented that day at ESMO Congress 2023. Harpoon will present data from over 70 patients across multiple DLL3 expressing tumor types in HPN328 monotherapy cohorts, with an emphasis on the ongoing 1 mg priming cohorts with target doses up to 24 mg. Full enrollment of these 1 mg priming dose cohorts will be the basis for selecting the recommended Phase 2 dose(s) by the end of this year. The ESMO poster will share tolerability data from all enrolled patients and preliminary response data in patients at doses above the efficacious threshold of 1.215 mg. For more on the ESMO abstract, please see the October 9, 2023 press release.
The live webcast will take place on Monday, October 23, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CEST. To register for the event, please click here. A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the live event and can be accessed at the same weblink.
Details of the ESMO poster presentation are as follows:
Abstract Title: Interim Results from a Phase 1/2 Study of HPN328, a Tri-Specific, Half-Life (T1/2) Extended DLL3-targeting T-Cell Engager in Patients (pts) with Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) and other Neuroendocrine Neoplasms (NEN)
Presentation Number: 698P
Session Number/Title: Developmental Therapeutics
Session Date, Time: Monday, October 23, 2023, 12:00 – 13:00 CEST
Presenter: Noura Choudhury, M.D.
Location: Hall 8
HPN328 targets delta-like canonical Notch ligand 3 (DLL3) and is based on Harpoon’s proprietary Tri-specific T cell Activating Construct (TriTAC®) platform designed to recruit a patient’s own immune cells to kill tumor cells. HPN328 is being evaluated as monotherapy in an ongoing open-label, multicenter two-part study to assess the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics in patients with advanced cancers associated with expression of DLL3.
In March 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Orphan Drug Designation to HPN328 for the treatment of small cell lung cancer (SCLC).
About Harpoon Therapeutics
Harpoon Therapeutics is a clinical-stage immunotherapy company developing a novel class of T cell engagers that harness the power of the body’s immune system to treat patients suffering from cancer and other diseases. T cell engagers are engineered proteins that direct a patient’s own T cells to kill target cells that express specific proteins, or antigens, carried by the target cells. Using its proprietary Tri-specific T cell Activating Construct (TriTAC®) platform, Harpoon is developing a pipeline of novel TriTACs initially focused on the treatment of solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. Harpoon has also developed a proprietary ProTriTAC™ platform, which applies a prodrug concept to its TriTAC platform to create a therapeutic T cell engager that remains inactive until it reaches the tumor. Harpoon’s third proprietary technology platform, extended release TriTAC-XR, is designed to mitigate cytokine release syndrome. For additional information about Harpoon Therapeutics, please visit www.harpoontx.com.
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