Oncolytics Biotech Inc.

12:04 PM EST - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. : Announced positive clinical data published in a peer-reviewed journal highlighting that the combination of FOLFIRI, bevacizumab and pelareorep was well tolerated, with promising efficacy signals in colorectal cancer patients with KRAS mutated tumors. The article, entitled "Elucidation of Pelareorep Pharmacodynamics in a Phase I Trial in Patients with KRAS Mutated Colorectal Cancer," authored by Dr. Sanjay Goel, Department of Medical Oncology, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, et al., was published on March 10, 2020, in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. The study enrolled 36 patients with KRAS mutation in a dose-escalation trial, of which 30 patients were assessable for response. The combination of FOLFIRI, bevacizumab and pelareorep was well tolerated, with promising signals of efficacy. Six patients received the recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D), at which a 50% overall response rate and a median overall survival (OS) of 25.1 months were observed, which compares favorably to the historical OS of 13.5 months (an 86% improvement). Among 30 evaluable patients, 6 (20%) had a partial response (PR) and 22 patients (73.3%) had stable disease (SD) as their best response, for a clinical benefit rate (PR +SD) of 93.3%. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. shares T.ONC are trading up 3 cent at $1.40.