GoodGuyBill Wednesday, 11/04/20 12:24:41 PM Re: None Post # of 2551 Actinium Announces Two Oral Presentations Featuring Data and Findings from the Phase 3 SIERRA Trial of Iomab-B at the 62nd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting https://finance.yahoo.com/news/actinium-announces-two-oral-presentations-171300507.html Quote:-- Universal rates of BMT and engraftment continue in Phase 3 SIERRA pivotal trial in relapsed/refractory AML for all patients receiving therapeutic dose of Iomab-B -- Second oral presentation to showcase lower rates of sepsis, infections, and mucositis for Iomab-B patients compared to control arm NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE AMERICAN: ATNM) ("Actinium") today announced that two abstracts on the Company's Antibody Radiation Conjugate (ARC) Iomab-B were accepted for oral presentations at the 2020 American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting that is being held virtually December 5-8, 2020. "This is an exciting fourth quarter for the company and we are honored to have multiple oral presentations at this year's ASH conference. Our 3 oral presentations and one poster presentation demonstrate the clinical progress we have seen not only with Iomab-B, but our other programs including Actimab-A in combination with novel and approved therapeutic agents," stated Sandesh Seth, Actinium's Chairman and CEO. "We look forward to presenting the Iomab-B data in further detail during the two oral presentations on the Iomab-B SIERRA study at ASH in December. The company remains on track to report safety and feasibility data from 75% of the patients to be enrolled in SIERRA, as well as to complete the ad hoc interim analysis in the fourth quarter." Mark Berger, Actinium's Chief Medical officer, said, "We are encouraged that we continue to see positive ongoing results from our Phase 3 pivotal SIERRA trial in relapsed or refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia (R/R AML) patients. In the Iomab-B Phase 3 trial we continue to see 100% engraftment in patients receiving a therapeutic dose of Iomab-B in the treatment arm whereas 83% of control arm patients failed salvage therapy, which includes the recently approved targeting agents such as venetoclax. This high failure rate demonstrates the significant need that exists in R/R AML and represents the paradigm shift we are looking to initiate with Iomab-B. The strong safety and feasibility data we have seen thus far gives us confidence that these older patients with active AML may benefit by undergoing a potentially curative bone marrow transplant which they could not receive otherwise." Details & Highlights for Oral Presentations Note: The two abstracts include SIERRA Phase 3 trial data available to the company from its CRO prior to August 10, 2020, the ASH submission cutoff date. Per ASH rules, updated data sets are permitted to be included in the live presentations. Oral Presentation Title: Personalized Targeted Radioimmunotherapy with Anti-CD45 Iodine (131I) Apamistamab [Iomab-B] in Patients with Active Relapsed or Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia Results in Successful Donor Hematopoietic Cells Engraftment with the Timing of Engraftment Not Related to the Radiation Dose Delivered -- 53 patients (median age 64) were randomized to Iomab-B. 87% (46/53) received allogeneic transplant. 100% (46/46) Iomab-B transplanted patients engrafted, despite a pre-therapy median of 26% marrow blasts. -- After randomization, 83% (44/53) of Conventional Care (CC) patients failed salvage therapy, including 45% (24/53) who received targeted agents. 44 CC patients were evaluated for crossover, with a median 33% marrow blasts, 59% (26/44) crossed over to Iomab-B followed by allogeneic HCT and 100% (26/26) of those patients engrafted. -- Median time to neutrophil and platelet engraftment were 14 days (range 9-22) and 17 days (range 4-39) respectively, with 91% of evaluable patients achieving full donor chimerism (>95% by day 100). Neither the radiation dose delivered to the marrow (median 14.7 Gy; range, 4.6-32 Gy) nor the total administered activity (median 632 mCi; range, 354-1027 mCi) showed correlation with the time to neutrophil (p value=0.525) or platelet engraftment (p value=0.952). -- Regression analyses, considering all of the variables individually, did not indicate a statistically significant correlation (p > 0.1) between days to engraftment and radiation dose delivered to the marrow. -- The median dose of Iomab-B administered was 603 mCi (range 313-1027 mCi) and the median radiation dose delivered to the marrow in the Iomab-B group was 14.7 Gy (range 4.6 – 32 Gy). -- All patients (n=45, median age 64) treated with a therapeutic dose of Iomab-B achieved neutrophil engraftment after a median of 14 days post-HCT (range 9-22), despite presenting with a median 26% marrow blasts prior to initiation of therapy. -- No correlation between adverse events (AE) (FN, mucositis, sepsis) and administered Iomab-B activity (p=0.08), nor with dose delivered to GI tract (p=0.09) was observed. Furthermore, these AEs were not related to the dose of radiation received by the small intestine (median 2.7 Gy range 1.1-6.8 Gy) large intestine (median 2.6 Gy range 0.9-6.5 Gy), nor an average of 4 GI sites (median 2.8 Gy range 1.6-6.8 Gy). About Iomab-B Iomab-B via the monoclonal antibody BC8, targets CD45, an antigen widely expressed on leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells, B cells and stem cells. BC8 is linked to the radioisotope iodine-131 and once attached to its target cells emits energy that travels about 100 cell lengths, destroying a patient's cancer cells and ablating their bone marrow. By carrying iodine-131 directly to the bone marrow in a targeted manner, Actinium believes Iomab-B will avoid the side effects of radiation on most healthy tissues while effectively killing the patient's cancer and marrow cells. Iomab-B is currently being studied in the pivotal Phase 3 SIERRA (Study of Iomab-B in Relapsed or Refractory AML) trial, a 150-patient, randomized controlled clinical trial in patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who are age 55 and above. The SIERRA trial is being conducted at preeminent transplant centers in the U.S. with the primary endpoint of durable Complete Remission (dCR) at six months and a secondary endpoint of overall survival at one year. Upon approval, Iomab-B is intended to prepare and condition patients for a bone marrow transplant, also referred to as a hematopoietic stem cell transplant, in a potentially safer and more efficacious manner than the non-targeted intensive chemotherapy conditioning that is the current standard of care in bone marrow transplant conditioning. A bone marrow transplant is often considered the only potential cure for patients with certain blood-borne cancers and blood disorders. Additional information on the Company's Phase 3 clinical trial in R/R AML can be found at sierratrial.com. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. We live in a time where too many go beyond doing nothing, they boast about their support for evil.