SAN DIEGO, Sept. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiff Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDF), a clinical-stage biotechnology company leveraging PLK1 inhibition to develop novel therapies across a range of cancers, today announced the publication of two abstracts that have been accepted for poster presentations at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2022, which is taking place both virtually and at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles in Paris, France from September 9 – 13, 2022.
The full texts of the published abstracts can be found on the ESMO Congress 2022 website. Details on the corresponding posters are shown below.
The PLK1 Inhibitor Onvansertib Overcomes Irinotecan Resistance in RAS-
Scott Kopetz, M.D., Ph.D.
Poster Session 7
September 11, 2022
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CEST
Poster Area, Hall 4
The abstract includes findings from an Expanded Access Program (EAP) in which patients with KRAS-mutated metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) who failed or progressed on standard-of-care, including irinotecan, were treated with onvansertib in combination with FOLFIRI/bevacizumab. These findings showed that early changes in KRAS mutant allelic frequency (MAF) were associated with increased benefit in the EAP. In addition, the abstract includes results from murine studies in patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models of RAS-mutated, irinotecan-resistant colorectal cancer. These data, together with findings from the EAP, suggest onvansertib can overcome irinotecan resistance in RAS-mutated colorectal cancer. Additional findings from the EAP and data from murine studies will be announced during the upcoming congress, in accordance with ESMO's embargo policies.
Early Decreases in KRAS Mutant Allele Frequency (MAF) Predicts Clinical
Heinz-Josef Lenz, M.D.
Poster Session 8
September 11, 2022
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CEST
Poster Area, Hall 4
The abstract includes data from an ongoing Phase 1b/2 trial evaluating onvansertib in combination with FOLFIRI/bevacizumab in second-line KRAS-mutated mCRC. The data show that the subset of patients with ≥90% decreases in KRAS MAF in circulating tumor DNA after one cycle of treatment had a significantly greater objective response rate and significantly longer progression-free survival compared to the subset of patients with decreases in KRAS MAF <90%. Additional findings from the trial will be announced during the upcoming congress, in accordance with ESMO's embargo policies.
Clinical and Corporate Update Conference Call and Webcast
Cardiff Oncology will host a webcast and conference call to provide a clinical and corporate update on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 4:30 PM ET. The event will feature discussions on the planned development pathway for onvansertib in KRAS-mutated metastatic colorectal cancer and updates on other development programs. In addition, company management will provide data updates from ongoing clinical trials. To access the call, please dial 1-877-407-9208 (domestic) or 1-201-493-6784 (international) and refer to conference ID 13731618. The conference call will also be webcast live and a link to the webcast can be accessed here. A replay of the webcast will be available by visiting the "Events" section of the Cardiff Oncology website after its conclusion.
About Cardiff Oncology, Inc.
Cardiff Oncology is a clinical-stage biotechnology company leveraging PLK1 inhibition to develop novel therapies across a range of cancers. Our lead asset is onvansertib, a PLK1 inhibitor we are evaluating in combination with standard-of-care (SOC) therapeutics in clinical programs targeting indications such as KRAS-mutated metastatic colorectal cancer, metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, and metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer. These programs and our broader development strategy are designed to target tumor vulnerabilities in order to overcome treatment resistance and deliver superior clinical benefit compared to the SOC. For more information, please visit https://www.cardiffoncology.com.
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