Bionomics Limited (ASX:BNO, ADR:BMICY) is to present important additional data from the DisrupTOR-1 trial of BNC105 in patients with metastatic renal cancer at the ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in Orlando, Florida. The data will be presented by Dr. Sumanta Pal of the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in California in his poster presentation.
The new data identifies Ferritin and IL-8 as two baseline biomarkers that correlate with an improved progression free survival (PFS) in patients. Elevated baseline Ferritin and lower baseline IL-8 were associated with improved PFS (P=0.0291 and P=0.0149, respectively). Eighty nine percent of patients expressing elevated plasma levels of Ferritin and lower plasma levels of IL8 at baseline were disease progression free (PFS) at 6 months.
"The DisrupTOR-1 trial offered a unique opportunity to assess biomarkers related to the activity of BNC105. Interestingly our findings suggest that baseline levels of Ferritin and IL-8 may predict an excellent clinical outcome with the combination of Afinitor with BNC105. Plans are underway already to validate this finding in a biomarker-driven trial," said Dr. Pal, Co-Director of the Kidney Cancer Program at the Department of Medical Oncology & Experimental Therapeutics of the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center.
"This is a compelling improvement compared to the 34% PFS observed at six months in the unselected population," said Dr. Deborah Rathjen, Bionomics' CEO and Managing Director.
"These results indicate that moving forward, biomarker-based patient selection has the potential to provide guidance and optimise clinical outcomes in the treatment of renal cancer, presenting a range of new possibilities for BNC105. We will continue to explore further data and the options for the advancement of the compound.
"Bionomics to present data from DisrupTOR-1 trial at ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium