The Pedro J. Romero Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the cancer immunotherapy fieldSecond SITC award this year to Professor Melief who will be honoured at the 37th SITC Annual Meeting
Oegstgeest, 8 September 2022 – ISA is delighted to announce that our CSO Professor Dr. Cornelis “Kees” Melief has been awarded the 2022 Pedro J. Romero Service to JITC Award by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC). This Award recognizes individuals who made immeasurable contributions to the Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer (JITC) – the official journal of the SITC. The award will be presented at the SITC’s 37th
Oegstgeest, December 7, 2021 – ISA’s very own Chief Scientific Officer, Cornelis “Kees” Melief, M.D., Ph.D., will be presenting key learnings in cancer vaccine development in an educational session at the ESMO Immune-Oncology Congress 2021, taking place on 8th – 11th December 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland and online.
Key learnings include:
Direct correlation between strength of cancer vaccine-induced immune response and clinical responseCombination therapy of cancer vaccine with standard of care and/or checkpoint blockers necessary for improved outcomes in treatment of late stage cancers
Session: New indications in head and neck (H&N) cancer (incl anaplastic thyroid) (ID 8)Presentation title: HPV vaccination for H&N
Fast Track designation for the treatment of recurrent and metastatic HPV16-positive oropharyngeal cancer to improve survival and delay progression
Oegstgeest, September 14th, 2021 – ISA announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to its lead product ISA101b, for the treatment of recurrent and metastatic oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) that is positive for Human Papilloma Virus type 16 (HPV16).
The Fast Track process is designed to facilitate the development of investigational treatments that demonstrate the potential to address unmet medical needs in serious or life-threatening conditions. Programs with Fast Track designation can benefit from early and frequent
• The phase 2 study enrols patients with advanced HPV16 positive oropharyngeal head and neck cancer that failed previous anti-PD1 treatment• The trial is part of a clinical development plan that is aimed at a Biological License Application (BLA) for this combination immunotherapy
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands, September 8, 2021 – ISA announces the start of patient dosing in a pivotal clinical trial investigating the combination of ISA101b and Libtayo® (cemiplimab) in advanced HPV16 positive oropharyngeal cancer. This new study is the third with active recruitment under ISA Pharmaceuticals’ strategic immuno-oncology collaboration with Regeneron.
The oropharyngeal cancer phase 2 study (NCT04398524) will include
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands, May 04, 2021 – ISA announces publication in Nature Reviews Cancer of a review of therapeutic cancer vaccines. The paper is co-authored by ISA’s Chief Scientific Officer, Prof. Cornelis “Kees” Melief in collaboration with key opinion leaders at international institutions including the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, the Parker Institute of Cancer Immunotherapy, San Francisco, and the Leiden University Medical Center in The Netherlands. This is the link to the online article.
The Nature Reviews Cancer paper summarizes key insights gleaned from previous successful and non-successful therapeutic vaccine trials. It provides an overview
Combination aimed at priming and driving durable patient immune responses to cancer
Leiden, The Netherlands, January 26, 2020 – ISA Pharmaceuticals B.V. today announced that the first patient has been dosed with its lead product ISA101b in a Phase II trial conducted and sponsored by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, the University of Pittsburgh, PA, and supported by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp and ISA Pharmaceuticals B.V.
The study in previously untreated patients with intermediate-risk head and neck cancer associated with human papilloma virus subtype 16 (HPV-16) will evaluate the efficacy of ISA101b and pembrolizumab (Keytruda®) in combination with cisplatin and radiotherapy. The
Leiden, The Netherlands, June 17, 2020, — ISA Pharmaceuticals B.V., a private clinical-stage immunotherapy company, today announced plans to initiate a potentially pivotal clinical trial for the combination of ISA101b and Libtayo® (cemiplimab) in oropharyngeal cancer, a type of head-and-neck cancer, under its strategic immuno-oncology collaboration with Regeneron. In addition, Regeneron will increase its equity stake in ISA Pharmaceuticals.
The new oropharyngeal cancer trial is
the third trial planned under the clinical collaboration between ISA Pharmaceuticals
and Regeneron. ISA101b, an immunotherapy targeting human papillomavirus type 16
(HPV16), is currently in a Phase 2 clinical trial for first- and second-line
HPV16-positive head-and-neck cancer in combination with