MAIA Biotechnology to Present at AACR Annual Meeting 2023
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MAIA Biotechnology, Inc. (NYSE American: MAIA) today announced that it will present a poster that will feature the design of its ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial, THIO-101 evaluating THIO in patients with advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). The poster will be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2023, which is taking place in-person at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from April 14-19, 2023.
Details on the poster and the corresponding abstract are shown below.
Poster Title: A phase 2, multi-center, open-label, dose-finding study evaluating telomere targeting agent THIO sequenced with cemiplimab in patients with advanced NSCLC
Session Title: Phase II and Phase III Clinical Trials in Progress
Abstract Number: CT050 / 8
Session Date: Monday, April 17, 2023, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm ET
Speaker/Lead Author: Mihail Obrocea, MD, MAIA’s Chief Medical Officer
Clinical trial abstract texts will be published online on AACR’s Online Itinerary Planner at 12:00 pm ET on April 14, 2023.
About THIO-101, a Phase 2 Clinical Trial
THIO-101 is a multicenter, open-label, dosing finding Phase 2 clinical trial. It is the first trial designed to evaluate THIO’s potential immune system activation effects in NSCLC patients by administering THIO in advance of administration of an immune checkpoint inhibitor allowing for immune activation and PD-1 sensitivity to take effect. The trial will test the hypothesis that low doses of THIO administered prior to a checkpoint inhibitor will enhance and prolong immune response in patients with advanced NSCLC who previously did not respond or developed resistance and progressed after first-line treatment regimen containing another checkpoint inhibitor. The trial design has two primary objectives: (1) to evaluate the safety and tolerability of THIO administered as an anticancer agent and a priming immune system agent (2) to assess the clinical efficacy of THIO using Overall Response Rate (ORR) as the primary clinical endpoint. For more information on this Phase II trial, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using the identifier NCT05208944.
THIO (6-thio-dG or 6-thio-2’-deoxyguanosine) is an investigational telomere-targeting agent currently in clinical development to evaluate its activity in NSCLC. Telomeres, along with the enzyme telomerase, play a fundamental role in the survival of cancer cells and their resistance to current therapies. THIO is being developed for patients with NSCLC that have progressed beyond the standard-of-care regimen of existing checkpoint inhibitors.
About MAIA Biotechnology, Inc.
MAIA is a targeted therapy, immuno-oncology company focused on the development and commercialization of potential first-in-class drugs with novel mechanisms of action that are intended to meaningfully improve and extend the lives of people with cancer. Its lead program is THIO, a potential first-in-class cancer telomere targeting agent in clinical development for the treatment of NSCLC patients with telomerase-positive cancer cells. For more information, please visit www.maiabiotech.com.
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Released April 12, 2023