Bicycle Therapeutics Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase I Dose Escalation of BT5528 in Combination with Nivolumab
- Monotherapy Phase I dose escalation remains ongoing; BT5528 appears well-tolerated as dosing approaches clinically relevant levels
- BT5528 is the Company’s first second-generation Bicycle® Toxin Conjugate and targets EphA2, a target for which antibody-based approaches have been unsuccessful
“We have been able to move the Phase I/II trial forward quickly by leveraging learnings from the ongoing clinical development of our first generation, pathfinder BTC, BT1718, which is sponsored by
The Phase I/II multi-center, open-label trial of BT5528 is currently enrolling patients with advanced solid tumors in indications associated with EphA2 expression. The Phase I dose escalations of BT5528 as a monotherapy and in combination with nivolumab are primarily designed to assess safety and tolerability and to determine a recommended Phase II dose (RP2D). Following selection of an RP2D, we expect to initiate a Phase II dose expansion portion with the primary objective of evaluating the clinical activity of BT5528.
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