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Akeso Starts Phase III Trial of PD-1/VEGF Bispecific for NSCLC

publication date: Aug 18, 2023

Guangzhou Akeso has dosed the first patient in a China Phase III trial of ivonescimab, an investigational PD-1/VEGF bi-specific antibody. It will be tested as a first-line treatment in patients with locally advanced or metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer. In late 2022, Akeso out-licensed global ex-China rights for ivonescrimab in a $5 billion agreement with Summit Therapeutics of Menlo Park, CA. The Phase III trial will evaluate the clinical efficacy and assess the safety of ivonescimab compared with BeiGene’s PD-1 candidate, tislelizumab, in combination with chemotherapy. More details....

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