NEW YORK, June 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TG Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:TGTX) today announced the enrollment of its first patient in its registration-directed UNITY-DLBCL Phase 2b clinical study evaluating TG-1101, the Company’s novel glycoengineered anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, in combination with TGR-1202, the Company's orally available PI3K delta inhibitor, as well as TGR-1202 alone, in patients with previously treated Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL).
The study, entitled “A Phase 2b Randomized Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of the Combination of Ublituximab + TGR-1202 and TGR-1202 alone in Patients with Previously Treated Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma,” is being led by Owen A. O’Connor, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Experimental Therapeutics, and Director of the Center for Lymphoid Malignancies at Columbia University Medical Center. The primary objective of the study is to assess the efficacy of TGR-1202 alone and in combination with TG-1101 in patients with previously treated DLBCL as measured by Overall Response Rate (ORR). The study will also provide important information as to the contribution of each asset, TGR-1202 and TG-1101, to the combination of both agents. In addition to monitoring for safety and efficacy this study will analyze the impact of cell of origin (GCB vs. ABC), mutational status and select biomarkers of efficacy.
Michael S. Weiss, Executive Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer of TG Therapeutics, stated, "We are excited to announce the enrollment of our first patient in our UNITY-DLBCL Phase 2b trial. We believe the foundation of our company lies in the approval of TG-1101 + TGR-1202, our proprietary ‘1303’ combination, across a wide variety of b-cell disorders and this trial marks another important step forward in achieving our goal. DLBCL is an area of significant unmet medical need, with no approved treatment options available for patients with relapsed/refractory disease and limited activity seen with other novel agents in this patient population. We are encouraged by the early data we have seen in our Phase I/II studies, as presented at the recent ASCO meeting, and look forward to evaluating the combination in this registration-directed trial."
More information on this clinical study can be found at www.clinicaltrials.gov.
ABOUT TG THERAPEUTICS, INC.
TG Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of novel treatments for B-cell malignancies and autoimmune diseases. Currently, the company is developing two therapies targeting hematological malignancies and autoimmune diseases. TG-1101 (ublituximab) is a novel, glycoengineered monoclonal antibody that targets a specific and unique epitope on the CD20 antigen found on mature B-lymphocytes. TG Therapeutics is also developing TGR-1202, an orally available PI3K delta inhibitor. The delta isoform of PI3K is strongly expressed in cells of hematopoietic origin and is believed to be important in the proliferation and survival of B‐lymphocytes. Both TG-1101 and TGR-1202 are in clinical development for patients with hematologic malignancies, with TG-1101 recently entering clinical development for autoimmune disorders. The Company also has pre-clinical programs to develop IRAK4 inhibitors, BET inhibitors, and anti-PD-L1 and anti-GITR antibodies. TG Therapeutics is headquartered in New York City.
Some of the statements included in this press release, particularly those with respect to anticipating future clinical trials, the timing of commencing or completing such trials and business prospects for TG-1101, TGR-1202, the IRAK4 inhibitor program, the BET inhibitor program, and the anti-PD-L1 and anti-GITR antibodies may be forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. For those statements, we claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Among the factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially are the following: our ability to successfully and cost-effectively complete pre-clinical and clinical trials for TG-1101, TGR-1202, the IRAK4 inhibitor program, the BET inhibitor program, and the anti-PD-L1 and anti-GITR antibodies; the risk that early pre-clinical and clinical results that supported our decision to move forward with TG-1101, TGR-1202, the IRAK4 inhibitor program, the BET inhibitor program, and the anti-PD-L1 and anti-GITR antibodies will not be reproduced in additional patients or in future studies; the risk that trends observed which underlie certain assumptions of future performance of TGR-1202 will not continue, the risk that TGR-1202 will not produce satisfactory safety and efficacy results to warrant further development following the completion of the current Phase 1 study; the risk that the combination of TG-1101 and TGR-1202, referred to as TG-1303, will not prove to be a safe and efficacious backbone for triple and quad combination therapies; the risk that the data (both safety and efficacy) from future clinical trials will not coincide with the data produced from prior pre-clinical and clinical trials; the risk that trials will take longer to enroll than expected; our ability to achieve the milestones we project over the next year; our ability to manage our cash in line with our projections, and other risk factors identified from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statements set forth in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. We do not undertake to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date hereof. This press release and prior releases are available at www.tgtherapeutics.com. The information found on our website is not incorporated by reference into this press release and is included for reference purposes only.
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