Therapeutic/Technology: Antibody

A monoclonal antibody that depletes blood stem cells and enables chemotherapy free transplants

Therapeutic Candidate or Device CD34+CD90+ hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) in combination with AMG 191, a humanized anti-CD117 monoclonal antibody Indication Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Therapeutic Mechanism AMG 191 is being utilized as a conditioning agent for selectively eliminating endogenous stem cells in pediatric SCID patients prior to CD34+CD90+ hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for repopulation of the […]

A phase I trial of intratumoral administration of CCL21-gene modified dendritic cell (DC) combined with intravenous pembrolizumab for advanced NSCLC

Therapeutic Candidate or Device Combination therapy with adenoviral CCL21 gene-modified DC and pembrolizumab Indication Patients with confirmed and measurable stage IV NSCLC expressing PD-L1 in less than 50% of cells who are na├»ve to systemic treatment for NSCLC. Therapeutic Mechanism The central rationale this approach is to utilize in situ vaccination with intratumoral injection of […]

A Phase 1b/2a Study of the ROR1-Targeting Monoclonal Antibody, Cirmtuzumab, and the Bruton Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor, Ibrutinib, in B-Cell Cancers

Therapeutic Candidate or Device Cirmtuzumab (UC-961) is a therapeutic monoclonal antibody that inhibits ROR1, a tumor-specific protein on the surface of many cancer stem cells Indication Cirmtuzumab will be used with the approved drug, ibrutinib, for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia or mantle cell lymphoma Therapeutic Mechanism ROR1 is a cell surface protein which is […]

Phase 1b Trial of Hu5F9-G4 Monotherapy or Hu5F9-G4 in Combination with Azacitidine in Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Therapeutic Candidate or Device Hu5F9-G4 is a drug called an antibody that is designed to mobilize the body's immune system to eliminate cancer and cancer stem cells. Indication Patients with relapsed and/or refractory AML or newly diagnosed AML who cannot receive standard high dose chemotherapy. Therapeutic Mechanism This treatment targets cancer stem cells, which are […]

A Phase 1b/2 Trial of the Anti-CD47 Antibody Hu5F9-G4 in Combination with Cetuximab in Patients with Solid Tumors and Advanced Colorectal Cancer

Therapeutic Candidate or Device The treatment is two drugs: Hu5F9-G4 and cetuximab. These are antibodies, which are engineered drugs that eliminate cancers using the immune system. Indication Patients with advanced colon cancer that have a genetic mutation in the KRAS gene and those without the KRAS genetic mutation. Therapeutic Mechanism This treatment targets cancer stem […]

Development of CLT030-ADC, a Leukemic Stem Cell Targeting Antibody-Drug-Conjugate, for Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Therapeutic Candidate or Device CLT030-ADC, a novel drug targeting a leukemic stem cell surface protein CLL1, is intended to improve therapeutic outcome for AML patients. Indication CLT030-ADC is intended to improve remission rates in AML patients. Therapeutic Mechanism CLT030-ADC is an antibody-drug conjugate targeting leukemic stem cell surface protein CLL1. Leukemic stem cells (LSC) are […]

Clinical Investigation of a Humanized Anti-CD47 Antibody in Targeting Cancer Stem Cells in Hematologic Malignancies and Solid Tumors

Most normal tissues are maintained by a small number of stem cells that can both self-renew to maintain stem cell numbers, and also give rise to progenitors that make mature cells. We have shown that normal stem cells can accumulate mutations that cause progenitors to self-renew out of control, forming cancer stem cells (CSC). CSC […]

Therapeutic Eradication of Cancer Stem Cells with UC-961 (Cirmtuzumab)

Cancer is a leading cause of death in California. Research has found that many cancers can spread throughout the body and resist current anti-cancer therapies because of cancer stem cells, or CSC. CSC can be considered the seeds of cancer; they can resist being killed by anti-cancer drugs and can lay dormant, sometimes for long […]

Clinical Development of an N-cadherin Antibody to Target Cancer Stem Cells

Metastatic disease and the castration resistance remain tremendous challenges in the treatment of prostate cancer. New targeted treatments, such as the ant-testosterone medication enzalutamide, have improved the survival of men with advanced disease, but a majority develops treatment resistance. The field of cancer stem cells hypothesizes that treatment resistance emerges because stem cells are inherently […]

A monoclonal antibody that depletes blood stem cells and enables chemotherapy free transplants

Successful stem cell therapy requires the replacement of diseased or dysfunctional stem cells with healthy ones. These healthy stem cells can come from either a donor or can be stem cells that are modified by gene therapy techniques. One important step in this process of repair and replacement is to eliminate the existing diseased cells […]