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Halozyme To Present New Data On PEGPH20 In Pancreatic Cancer At American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting
Date:5/15/2013

Halozyme. "We look forward to the study investigators presenting the updated study results at the poster session and ensuing discussion."

Based on the magnitude of response and safety observed in the Phase 1b study, Halozyme announced in April the initiation of a Phase 2 multicenter, randomized clinical trial evaluating PEGPH20 as a first-line therapy for patients with stage IV metastatic pancreatic cancer. Approximately 124 patients will participate in the study and receive gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel either with or without PEGPH20. Secondary endpoints of the trial include clinical evaluation of patient response in both treatment arms by tumor biopsy hyaluronan (HA) status.

Halozyme is also developing a HA diagnostic tool that will help evaluate potential treatment benefit based on HA levels for use in the randomized Phase 2 trial. Clinically validating this HA-diagnostic approach in the pancreatic cancer trial may also provide proof-of-concept for use of PEGPH20 in other HA-rich tumor types.

Halozyme Abstracts at ASCO:

  • Poster Presentation/Discussion: (E Hall D1): "A Phase 1b Study of Gemcitabine Plus PEGPH20 (PEGylated Recombinant Human Hyaluronidase) in Patients with Stage IV Previously Untreated Pancreatic Cancer" will be presented by Sunil R. Hingorani M.D ., Ph.D., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Monday, June 3 at 1:15PM-5:15PM CDT; discussion from 4:45 PM-5:45PM CDT. (Abstract #4010)
  • Educational Book Abstract: "Pharmacokinetic (PK)/Pharmacodynamic (PD) Results From a Phase 1b Study of PEGylated Hyaluronidase PH20 (PEGPH20) in Combination with Gemcitabine (Gem) in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer" (Abstract # e15005)

*33 percent response rate reported in the ASCO abstract based on partial data available at the time of abstract submission.

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