• Philadelphia, PA (November 6, 2018) – Oncoceutics, Inc. announced that it will host an investigator meeting and that initial efficacy data of its lead compound ONC201 in patients with H3 K27M-mutant gliomas will be presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology in New Orleans, on November 15th to November 18th.

    The company, along with scientific and medical collaborators, will give 10 presentations that describe several aspects of ONC201, including clinical efficacy and safety, mediated via highly specific interaction with dopamine receptor 2 (DRD2), unique molecular characteristics, and novel insights on dopamine receptor dysregulation in glioma. Moreover, presentations will include the preclinical effectiveness and mechanism of action of ONC206, another molecule from this newly established class of compounds, called imipridones. One of the highlights of the event will be an oral presentation entitled, “Integrated clinical experience with ONC201 in previously-treated H3 K27M-mutant glioma patients,” which scored highly in the review process of the SNO conference and will be one of three selected abstracts to be presented by a discussant separate from the oral presentation.  The data set that will be disclosed will focus on radiographic and clinical responses in H3 K27M-mutant glioma patients from several clinical programs with ONC201.

    “The reported findings are very meaningful for the medical community, and we look forward to sharing our experience with ONC201 in this first group of patients,” said Yazmin Odia, MD, Lead Physician of Medical Neuro-Oncology, Miami Cancer Institute. “Patients with H3 K27M-mutant gliomas have a dismal prognosis, and there is currently no known effective drug for these patients.”

    Additionally, Oncoceutics will hold an investigator meeting for physicians involved in ongoing and future clinical trials with ONC201.

    “We are conducting a number of clinical trials to translate these compelling findings into robust clinical data sets,” said Wolfgang Oster, MD, PhD, and CEO of Oncoceutics. “We are excited about the progress in our development programs and hope that our findings will make a difference for patients with unmet medical need. We are grateful to the Society for Neuro-Oncology and its members for their interest and collaboration.”

    More Information: Imipridone-related SNO 2018 Abstracts

    ONC201 glioma clinical experience (3 abstracts)

    1. ACTR-34 (Talk): Integrated clinical experience with ONC201 in previously-treated H3 K27M-mutant glioma patients, Chi et al, Sunday November 18th, 8:50-9:00am
    2. ACTR-33 (Talk): Tumor Tissue Penetration and Pharmacodynamics of ONC201 in Adult Recurrent Glioblastoma Patients, Arrillaga-Romany et al, Friday November 16th, 2:40-2:45pm
    3. PDCT-06 (Talk): Phase I clinical trial of ONC201 in pediatric H3 K27M-mutant glioma or newly diagnosed DIPG, Gardner et al, Friday November 16th, 8:22-8:26pm

    DRD2 dysregulation in glioma and ONC201 preclinical efficacy (4 abstracts)

    1. DRES-10 (Talk): DRD5 is a modulator of glioma susceptibility to DRD2 antagonism by ONC201, Prabhu et al, Sunday November 18th, 11:25-11:30am
    2. EXTH-26 (Poster): Molecular determinant of clinical response to ONC201, an inhibitor of dopamine receptor 2 (DRD2) signaling, in glioblastoma patients, Li et al, Saturday November 17th
    3. DDIS-12 (Poster): ONC201: The first selective, non-competitive DRD2/3 antagonist for clinical neuro-oncology, Prabhu et al, Saturday November 17th
    4. DDIS-16 (Poster): ONC201 in combination with radiation exhibits synergistic efficacy in high grade gliomas and other advanced cancers, Tarapore et al, Saturday November 17th

    Utility of imipridone scaffold in neuro-oncology (3 abstracts)

    1. EXTH-64 (Talk): Imipridones Cause Metabolic Reprogramming and Elicit Unique Vulnerabilities in Glioblastoma, Ishida et al, Friday November 16th, 8:06-8:10pm
    2. EXTH-17 (Talk): Selective, non-competitive DRD2/3 antagonism by imipridone ONC206 is effective in tumors with dopamine receptor dysregulation, Prabhu et al, Friday November 16th, 8:02-8:06pm
    3. EXTH-58 (Poster): ONC206, an imipridone family member, suppresses glioblastoma cells via blocking cancer stemness pathways, Jung et al, Saturday November 17th


    About Oncoceutics

    Oncoceutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage drug discovery and development company with a novel class of compounds that selectively target G protein-coupled receptors for oncology. The first lead compound to result from this program is ONC201, an orally active DRD2 small molecule antagonist that is well-tolerated and effective against advanced cancers. The company recently completed a successful Phase I study in solid tumors and has begun additional Phase I/II and Phase II clinical programs in both solid and hematological malignancies. Oncoceutics and collaborative groups have received more than $7 million in grants over the last two years, including grants from the National Cancer Institute, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and The Musella Foundation. In addition, outside interest in the company’s portfolio has resulted in several R&D alliance agreements between Oncoceutics and leading comprehensive cancer centers, including The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Fox Chase Cancer Center.  The company has established a robust intellectual property position, including several issued patents.

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