PharmAbcine to Present Updated Interim Data from the Ongoing Phase Ib Trial of Olinvacimab and Pembrolizumab Combination Therapy

PharmAbcine | December 08, 2020

PharmAbcine Inc., a clinical-stage biotech organization focusing in on the improvement of completely human antibody therapeutics, declared today that the organization will introduce the refreshed break information from the continuous stage Ib trial of olinvacimab and pembrolizumab combination therapy in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (mTNBC) patients at the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS 2020) occurring for all intents and purposes over December 8-11, 2020.

Positive data from the progressing security and tolerability study will feature wellbeing and certain viability information including ORR (Overall Response Rate) and DCR (Disease Control Rate) from 11 patients diagnosed with mTNBC.

"We are excited to present highly encouraging data from our ongoing trial in the biggest breast cancer symposium.  These data offer important insights into future development of the combo therapy," said Dr. Jin-San Yoo, CEO of PharmAbcine.


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