New clinical data from registrational FIREFLY-1 study to be featured as an oral presentation
Trial-in-progress poster from FIREFLY-2 and healthcare resource use for pediatric low-grade glioma care poster to be presented
Company to host conference call and webcast on Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 6:00 PM CT
BRISBANE, Calif., April 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Day One Biopharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: DAWN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing targeted therapies for people of all ages with life-threatening diseases, today announced the acceptance of three abstracts at the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting to take place in Chicago, IL from June 2 – 6, 2023.
An oral presentation will include new clinical data from the ongoing, open label, pivotal Phase 2 FIREFLY-1 trial evaluating the investigational agent tovorafenib in recurrent or progressive pediatric low-grade glioma (pLGG). Details of the oral presentation are as follows:
Title: Clinical activity of pan-RAF inhibitor tovorafenib in the registrational pediatric low-grade glioma arm of the phase 2 FIREFLY-1 (PNOC026) study.
Abstract Number: 10004
Abstract Session: Pediatric Oncology I
Date/Time: June 4, 2023, 9:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Presenter: Lindsay Kilburn, M.D., Neuro-Oncology Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Children’s National Medical Center
The abstract highlighting topline data from FIREFLY-1 as of September 28, 2022 will be available on meetings.asco.org on May 25 at 5:00 PM ET. The oral presentation on June 4, 2023 will highlight new data from the registrational study, including patient follow-up beyond September 28, 2022. The presentation will be available on the Day One website shortly after the live presentation, with a conference call to follow later that evening.
In addition, two posters will be presented on tovorafenib and healthcare resource data:
Poster Presentation Details
Title: A phase 3, randomized trial of tovorafenib vs. chemotherapy in pediatric and young adult patients with newly diagnosed low-grade glioma harboring an activating RAF alteration.
Abstract Number: TPS10067
Abstract Session: Pediatric Oncology
Date/Time: June 5, 2023, 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Presenter: Cornelis M. van Tilburg, MD, PhD, Hopp Children’s Cancer Center Heidelberg, Heidelberg University Hospital and German Cancer Research Center
Title: Healthcare resource use for pediatric low-grade glioma care: A cohort of linked electronic health records and claims data.
Abstract Number: 10038
Abstract Session: Pediatric Oncology
Date/Time: June 5, 2023, 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Presenter: Tab Cooney, MD, Day One Biopharmaceuticals
Day One will also have a Medical Information booth at the 2023 ASCO Annual Meeting at booth number 27155.
Conference Call and Webcast Information
Day One will host a conference call and webcast on June 4, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. central time. Participants can access the conference call live via webcast from the Investors & Media page of Day One’s website. To participate via telephone, please register in advance at this link. Upon registration, all telephone participants will receive a confirmation email detailing how to join the conference call, including the dial-in number along with a unique passcode that can be used to access the call.
The webcast will be made available for replay on the Company’s website after the event and will be available for 30 days following the live presentation.
Tovorafenib is an investigational, oral, brain-penetrant, highly-selective type II pan-RAF kinase inhibitor designed to target a key enzyme in the MAPK signaling pathway, which is being investigated in primary brain tumors or brain metastases of solid tumors. Tovorafenib has been studied in over 325 patients to date. Currently tovorafenib is under evaluation in a pivotal Phase 2 clinical trial (FIREFLY-1) among pediatric, adolescent and young adult patients with relapsed or progressive pLGG, which is an area of considerable unmet need with no approved therapies for the vast majority of patients. Tovorafenib is also being evaluated alone or as a combination therapy for adolescent and adult patient populations with recurrent or progressive solid tumors with MAPK pathway aberrations (FIRELIGHT-1).
Tovorafenib has been granted Breakthrough Therapy and Rare Pediatric Disease designations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of patients with pLGG harboring an activating RAF alteration. Tovorafenib has also received Orphan Drug designation from the FDA for the treatment of malignant glioma, and from the European Commission (EC) for the treatment of glioma.
About Day One Biopharmaceuticals
Day One Biopharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that believes when it comes to pediatric cancer, we can do better. We put kids first and are developing targeted therapies that deliver to their needs. Day One was founded to address a critical unmet need: the dire lack of therapeutic development in pediatric cancer. The Company’s name was inspired by “The Day One Talk” that physicians have with patients and their families about an initial cancer diagnosis and treatment plan. Day One aims to re-envision cancer drug development and redefine what’s possible for all people living with cancer—regardless of age—starting from Day One.
Day One partners with leading clinical oncologists, families, and scientists to identify, acquire, and develop important emerging cancer treatments. The Company’s lead product candidate, tovorafenib, is an investigational, oral, brain-penetrant, highly-selective type II pan-RAF kinase inhibitor. The Company’s pipeline also includes pimasertib, an investigational, oral, highly-selective small molecule inhibitor of mitogen‐activated protein kinases 1 and 2 (MEK-1/-2). Day One is based in Brisbane, California. For more information, please visit www.dayonebio.com or find the company on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to: Day One’s plans to develop cancer therapies, expectations from current clinical trials, the execution of the Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical trial for tovorafenib as designed, any expectations about safety, efficacy, timing and ability to complete clinical trials, release data results and to obtain regulatory approvals for tovorafeniband other candidates in development, and the ability of tovorafenib to treat pLGG or related indications.
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