• Apexigen Inc APGN announced the Presentation of new data from a phase 2 study evaluating sotigalimab (Sotiga) in combination with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in resectable esophageal and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer.
  • Sotiga in combination with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for esophageal/GEJ cancer was generally safe and well tolerated.
  • Most patients experienced Grade 1-2 adverse events (AEs).
  • There were no patient discontinuations due to Sotiga and no deaths related to Sotiga/neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy.
  • Encouraging pathologic complete response (pCR) rates have been observed in both adenocarcinoma (AC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) patients.
  • Of the 29 evaluable patients, 11 (38%) patients had pCR and 19 (66%) patients had mPR (significant pathologic response), with less than 10% residual tumor remaining after treatment.
  • The pCR rate was 41.2% in patients (n=17) who received four doses of Sotiga versus 33.3% in patients (n=12) who received three doses.
  • R0 resection was achieved in 86% (25/29) of patients and disease progression was only 7%.
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