Bempegaldesleukin in combination with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab)
Indication: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Discovered and wholly owned by Nektar
Bempegaldesleukin in combination with NKTR-262
Research Focus: Immuno-oncology
Discovered and wholly owned by Nektar
About Bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214), Nektar's Lead Immuno-oncology Candidate
Bempegaldesleukin is a CD122-preferential IL-2 pathway agonist designed to stimulate the patient's own immune system to fight cancer. Bempegaldesleukin is designed to grow specific cancer-killing T cells and natural killer (NK) cell populations in the body which fight cancer, which are known as endogenous tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs). Bempegaldesleukin stimulates these cancer-killing immune cells in the body by targeting CD122 specific receptors found on the surface of these immune cells, known as CD8+ effector T cells and NK cells. CD122, which is also known as the Interleukin-2 receptor beta subunit, is a key signaling receptor that is known to increase proliferation of these effector T cells.1 In clinical and preclinical studies, treatment with bempegaldesleukin resulted in expansion of these cells and mobilization into the tumor micro-environment.2,3 Bempegaldesleukin has an antibody-like dosing regimen similar to the existing checkpoint inhibitor class of approved medicines.
A Phase 1 study evaluating bempegaldesleukin as a single agent in patients with locally recurrent or metastatic solid tumors including melanoma, renal cell carcinoma (RCC), bladder, colorectal (CRC) and other solid tumors is complete. Results from this First-in-Human trial were published in Cancer Discovery and showed encouraging evidence of anti-tumor activity, and a favorable safety and tolerability profile. (Cancer Discov 2019;9:1–11)
In February 2018, Nektar and Bristol-Myers Squibb entered into a global development and commercialization agreement to evaluate the full potential of bempegaldesleukin plus Opdivo® (nivolumab) The agreement includes 7 indications in 4 tumor types including melanoma, renal cell carcinoma, non-small cell lung cancer and bladder cancer.
Additional development plans for bempegaldesleukin include combination studies with additional checkpoint inhibitors, cell therapies and vaccines.
About the Phase 3, Randomized, Open-label Study of Bempegaldesleukin Combined With Nivolumab Versus Nivolumab in Participants With Previously Untreated Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma (PIVOT-IO-001)
The Phase 3 study will test the effectiveness (how well the drug works), safety, and tolerability of bempegaldesleukin, when combined with nivolumab versus nivolumab given alone in participants with previously untreated melanoma skin cancer that is either unable to be surgically removed or has spread. For more information, please visit clinicaltrials.gov and search NCT03635983.
About the Phase 3, Randomized, Open-label Study to Compare Bempegaldesleukin Combined With Nivolumab to the Investigator's Choice of Sunitinib or Cabozantinib in Patients With Previously Untreated Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma
The Phase 3 study will compare the overall response rate (ORR) and overall survival (OS) of bempegaldesleukin combined with nivolumab to that of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) monotherapy (sunitinib or cabozantinib) in IMDC intermediate- or poor-risk patients with previously untreated advanced RCC. For more information, please visit clinicaltrials.gov and search NCT03729245.
A Phase 3, Randomized, Study of Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Nivolumab Plus NKTR-214, Versus Nivolumab Alone Versus Standard of Care in Participants With Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer (MIBC) Who Are Cisplatin Ineligible (PIVOT-IO-009)
The purpose of this Phase 3 study is to see if treatment with bempegaldesleukin (BEMPEG: NKTR-214) in combination with nivolumab (NIVO) or NIVO alone, before and after surgery to remove the bladder, is more effective than surgery alone in participants with muscle-invasive bladder cancer who are not able to receive cisplatin chemotherapy. The co-primary endpoints will be pathologic complete response (pCR) rate and event-free survival (EFS) of BEMPEG plus NIVO versus surgery alone. Secondary outcome measures include pCR and EFS of monotherapy NIVO versus surgery, overall survival and incidence of adverse events. For more information, please visit clinicaltrials.gov and search NCT04209114.
A Phase 3, Randomized, Open-label Study to Compare Adjuvant Immunotherapy of Bempegaldesleukin Combined With Nivolumab Versus Nivolumab After Complete Resection of Melanoma in Patients at High Risk for Recurrence (PIVOT-12)
This phase 3 study will evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of adjuvant bempegaldesleukin (BEMPEG) and nivolumab versus nivolumab in approximately 950 patients in who have had their melanoma surgically removed but who have a high risk of recurrence. The primary endpoint of the trial is recurrence-free survival (RFS) and secondary endpoints include overall survival (OS) and other measures of disease progression. For more information on the study, please visit clinicaltrials.gov and search NCT04410445.
About the Phase 2 Study of the Triplet Combination of Bempegaldesleukin with Nivolumab and Cabozantinib as Compared to Nivolumab plus Cabozantinib for the Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma that is Advanced or has Spread (PIVOT-IO-011)
The Phase 2, open-label, randomized trial is designed to assess the efficacy of the triplet combination of bempegaldesleukin (BEMPEG) plus nivolumab and cabozantinib versus the doublet of nivolumab and cabozantinib for patients with previously untreated advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma. The first stage of the study will include a dose-finding component for the triplet combination. The trial will assess the safety and tolerability of the triplet combination and will also measure progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). The trial is expected to enroll more than 100 patients. For more information, please visit clinicaltrials.gov and search NCT04540705.
About PIVOT-10, a Phase 2, Single-Arm Study of Bempegaldesleukin in Combination With Nivolumab in Cisplatin Ineligible, Locally Advanced or Metastatic Urothelial Cancer Patients
The Phase 2 study will evaluate the anti-tumor activity of bempegaldesleukin in combination with nivolumab by assessing the objective response rate (ORR) in approximately 205 cisplatin-ineligible, locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer patients (mUC). The primary endpoint will be ORR by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1 per Blinded Independent Central Review (BICR) in patients whose tumors have low programmed cell death ligand (PD-L1) expression. Secondary outcome measures include ORR by RECIST 1.1 per BICR in all treated patients, Duration of Response (DOR) by RECIST 1.1 per BICR in all treated patients and patients whose tumors have low PD-L1 expression, ORR and DOR by RECIST 1.1 per Investigator assessment in all treated patients and in patients whose tumors have low PD-L1 expression and incidence of treatment-related Adverse Events (AEs). For more information, please visit clinicaltrials.gov and search NCT03785925.
About the DIRECT-01 Phase 1/2a Study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of Multiple Dosing With VB10.NEO and Bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214) Immunotherapy in Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Cancer
About the PROPEL Phase 1/2 Program: Bempegaldesleukin in combination with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab)
The PROPEL study will evaluate the clinical benefit, safety and tolerability of combining bempegaldesleukin (BEMPEG) with pembrolizumab in approximately 100 patients and is comprised of two groups: dose optimization and dose expansion cohorts. The dose optimization cohort will evaluate BEMPEG in combination with pembrolizumab in approximately 40 patients with solid tumors. The dose expansion cohort will evaluate BEMPEG in combination with pembrolizumab in approximately 58 patients with first-line NSCLC. For more information, please visit clinicaltrials.gov and search NCT03138889.
About the REVEAL Phase 1/2 Program: Bempegaldesleukin in combination with NKTR-262
REVEAL is a Nektar-sponsored, open-label, multicenter, dose escalation and dose expansion study of NKTR-262 administered as intra-tumoral injections in combination with bempegaldesleukin administered as an IV infusion systemically (doublet). The study also may evaluate the doublet combination with nivolumab (triplet). During the dose escalation phases, recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) regimens of the doublet and/or triplet combinations will be established. Following dose escalation, the dose expansion phase will evaluate the doublet and/or triplet combinations in up to 350 patients who have been diagnosed with a range of locally advanced or metastatic cancers including: melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, TNBC, RCC, CRC, SCCHN, or sarcoma. For more information, please visit clinicaltrials.gov and search NCT03435640.
About the Phase 1b, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Bempegaldesleukin as a Treatment for Mild COVID-19
The Phase 1b trial is designed to assess the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic profile of bempegaldesleukin (BEMPEG) in adult patients with mild COVID-19. Eligibility criteria include symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, malaise, headache, and muscle pain without evidence of severe dyspnea or acute respiratory distress syndrome. Patients who meet the eligibility criteria will be randomized and treated with either a single dose of BEMPEG or placebo in combination with current standard of care treatment for patients with mild COVID-19. Primary and secondary endpoints include change over time in absolute lymphocyte counts and measurements of clinical progression based upon the WHO Clinical Progression Scale. The trial will enroll up to three cohorts of ten patients each, who will receive increasing doses of BEMPEG with the aim of evaluating safety and tolerability and to identify the recommended dose for future studies.
*Planned registrational study
2021 World Congress of Melanoma (WCM)
- Poster P-042: “Progression-free survival and biomarker correlates of response with BEMPEG plus NIVO in previously untreated patients with metastatic melanoma: results from the PIVOT-02 study”, A. Diab, et al.
- TiP Poster P-047: “PIVOT-12: a Phase 3 randomized study of adjuvant bempegaldesleukin (BEMPEG) plus nivolumab (NIVO) versus NIVO in completely resected cutaneous melanoma at high risk for recurrence”, A. Eggermont, et al.
2021 Annual Reviews
- Publication: Interleukin-2 (IL-2) Review: This review provides an overview of recent studies that elucidate the potential of newly engineered IL-2-based therapeutics for cancer and autoimmune diseases.
2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer Singapore
- Presentation: P77.04 (Trials in progress (TiP) poster): "PROPEL: A phase 1/2 trial of bempegaldesleukin (BEMPEG; NKTR-214) plus pembrolizumab in lung cancer and other advanced solid tumours)", D.R. Spigel, et al.
2020 Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Annual Meeting
- Presentation: Progression-free Survival and Biomarker Correlates of Response With BEMPEG Plus NIVO in Previously Untreated Patients With Metastatic Melanoma: Results From The PIVOT-02 Study
- Presentation: Phase 1 Dose-Escalation Study of NKTR-262, a Novel TLR7/8 Agonist, Plus Bempegaldesleukin: Local Innate Immune Activation and Systemic Adaptive Immune Expansion for Treating Solid Tumors
- Abstract 451: "Combining Bempegaldesleukin (CD122-preferential IL-2 pathway agonist) and NKTR-262 (TLR7/8 agonist) pairs local innate activation with systemic CD8+ T cell expansion to enhance anti-tumor immunity", Rolig, A., et al.Oral presentation/Abstract #28
2020 Cancer Discovery
- Publication: PIVOT-02 Dose Escalation: This publication includes safety, tolerability, and clinical activity from the PIVOT-02, a single-arm, Phase I dose-escalation trial (NCT02983045), treatment with the CD122-preferential IL-2 pathway agonist bempegaldesleukin plus nivolumab in patients with immunotherapy-naïve advanced solid tumors, including melanoma, renal cell carcinoma, and non-small cell lung cancer.
2020 Future Medicine
- Publication: PIVOT-10: Design and rationale for the phase 2, single-arm PIVOT-10 study of bempegaldesleukin in combination with nivolumab in cisplatin-ineligible patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer (NCT03785925).
- Publication: PIVOT-10 (Mel): Design and rationale for the randomized, open-label, Phase 3 PIVOT IO 001 study of bempegaldesleukin, a first-in-class CD122-preferential IL-2 pathway agonist, plus nivolumab versus nivolumab monotherapy in patients with previously untreated, unresectable, or metastatic melanoma (NCT03635983).
2020 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium
- Abstract TPS589: “PIVOT-10: A phase II study of bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214) in combination with nivolumab (NIVO) in cisplatin (cis) ineligible patients with previously untreated locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer (mUC).”
- Abstract TPS763: “PIVOT-09: A phase III randomized open-label study of bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214) plus nivolumab versus sunitinib or cabozantinib (investigator’s choice) in patients with previously untreated advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC).”
Nature Communications – January 31, 2020
- Manuscript: “Bempegaldesleukin selectively depletes intratumoral Tregs and potentiates T cell-mediated cancer therapy”
- Manuscript: “Persistence of adoptively transferred T cells with a kinetically engineered IL-2 receptor agonist”
Kidney Cancer Journal
- Case Study: “Revisiting IL-2 Therapy in Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Case Report of a Patient Treated With Pegylated IL-2, Bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214) – pages 105-107”
ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress 2019
- TiP Poster 127TiP: "PROPEL: A phase I/II trial of bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214) in combination with pembrolizumab (pembro) in patients (pts) with advanced solid tumours,” Schwarz, J., et al.
2019 Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Annual Meeting
- Abstract P623: "Bempegaldesleukin in combination with local radiation and systemic checkpoint blockade induces a robust systemic anti-tumor immunity", Pieper, A., et al.
- Abstract P387: "(Trials in Progress): "A Multicenter, Open-Label, Exploratory Platform Study to Evaluate Biomarkers and Immunotherapy Combinations for the Treatment of Patients with Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer (PORTER)", Nissola, L., et al
- Oral Abstract O35: "Clinical activity, including deepening of response, of BEMPEG plus NIVO in previously untreated patients with metastatic 1L Melanoma: results from the Phase 1/2 PIVOT-02 Study"
Fifth CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference
- Poster A001: "Clinical activity of BEMPEG plus NIVO observed in metastatic TNBC: preliminary results from the TNBC cohort of the Ph1/2 PIVOT-02 study" Tolaney, S., et al.
2019 ASCO Annual Meeting
- Abstract #2623/Poster Board #267: "Baseline tumor-immune signatures associated with response to bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214) and nivolumab", Hurwitz, M., et al.
- Abstract #2584/Poster Board #228: "Overcoming genetically-based resistance mechanisms to PD-1 blockade", Torrejon, D., et al.
- Abstract #11010: "Pilot study of bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214) and nivolumab in patients with sarcomas", D’Angelo, S., et al.
- Abstract TPS9601/Poster Board #168b (Trials in progress (TiP) abstract): "CA045-001: A phase III, randomized, open label study of bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214) plus nivolumab (NIVO) versus NIVO monotherapy in patients (pts) with previously untreated, unresectable or metastatic melanoma (MEL)", Khushalani, N., et al.
- Abstract TPS4595/Poster Board #416b (Trials in progress (TiP) abstract): "A phase III randomized open label study comparing bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214) plus nivolumab to sunitinib or cabozantinib (investigator's choice) in patients with previously untreated advanced renal cell carcinoma", Tannir, N., et al.
- A First-in-Human Study and Biomarker Analysis of NKTR-214, a Novel IL2Rβγ-Biased Cytokine, in Patients with Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors
- Abstract 3210/Poster Board 20: “A potential immunotherapeutic approach for the treatment of osteosarcoma”, Wahba, A., et al.
- Abstract 2256/Poster Board 15: “Combination of neoantigen DNA plasmid vaccine VB10.NEO and NKTR-214, a CD122-biased immunostimulatory cytokine, induces strong neoantigen-specific T cell responses and sustained tumor regression in pre-clinical models”, Granum, S., et al.
2019 ASCO-SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium
- Oral presentation/Abstract #28: “Phase Ib: Preliminary clinical activity and immune activation for NKTR-262 [TLR 7/8 agonist] plus NKTR-214 [CD122-biased agonist] in patients (pts) with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors (REVEAL Phase Ib/II Trial).”, Diab, A.
2019 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (ASCO-GU)
- Abstract #388: “Bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214) + nivolumab in first-line advanced/metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC): Updated results from PIVOT-02”, Siefker-Radtke, A., et al.
- Oral Abstract #O4: "Immune monitoring after NKTR-214 plus nivolumab (PIVOT-02) in previously untreated patients with metastatic Stage IV melanoma,", Diab, A., et al.
- Abstract #P424: "NKTR-214, an engineered IL-2, selectively depletes intratumoral Tregs and expands immunotherapy-induced effector T cell responses", Sharma, M., et al.
- Abstract #P368: "Combination of a Dipeptidyl Peptidase Inhibitor BXCL701 and Biased CD122 Agonist NKTR-214 with Anti-PD1 Provides Functional Immunological Memory through Inflammatory Cell Death", MacDougall, J., et al.
- Abstract #P348: "Survival and immune modulation in homologous recombination deficient murine ovarian tumors using the PARP inhibitor, rucaparib and immune agonist, NKTR-214", Charych, D., et al.
- Abstract #P419: "NKTR-214 in combination with radiation produces a potent in situ vaccine in the syngeneic B78 melanoma model", Sondel, P., et al.
- Abstract #P557: "Overcoming genetically-based resistance mechanisms to PD-1 blockade", Torrejon, D., et al.
- Abstract #P364: "Systemic anti-tumor immunity and immune memory formation by a novel TLR7/8 targeting agent NKTR-262 combined with CD122-biased immunostimulatory cytokine NKTR-214", Kivimae, S., et al.
- Abstract #P378: "NKTR-214 (CD122-biased agonist) and NKTR-262 (TLR7/8 agonist) combination treatment pairs local innate immune activation with systemic CD8+ T cell expansion to enhance anti-tumor immunity", Rolig, A., et al.
2018 ESMO Congress
- Poster 446TIP: “REVEAL: A phase 1/2, open-label, multicenter, dose escalation and dose expansion study of NKTR-262 [TLR 7/8 agonist] plus NKTR-214 [CD122-biased agonist] with or without nivolumab (nivo) in patients (pts) with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumor malignancies”, Diab, A., et al.
2018 American Conference on Pharmacometrics (ACoP), San Diego, CA
- Poster W-019: "Mechanistic modeling of receptor pharmacology of NKTR-214, a new kinetically-controlled CD122 agonist for cancer immunotherapy"
SMI Immuno-Oncology Conference, London, UK
2018 ASCO Annual Meeting
- Oral Abstract 3006: “Bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214) + nivolumab in first-line advanced/metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC): Updated results from PIVOT-02”, Siefker-Radtke, A., et al.
- Abstract #3085/ Poster Board #299: "Efficacy and immune modulation by BXCL701 a dipeptidyl peptidase inhibitor, NKTR-214 a CD122-biased immune agonist with PD1 blockade in murine pancreatic tumors", Rastelli, L., et al.
- Abstract #2567/Poster Board #393: "TAK-659 in Combination with NKTR-214 and anti-PD-1 Therapy Leads to Complete and Sustained Tumor Regression and Immune Memory In Pre-Clinical Syngeneic Models", Huck, J., et al.
- Abstract #TPS3115/Poster Board #322a: "PROPEL: A phase 1/2 trial of NKTR-214 (CD122-biased agonist) combined with anti-PD-1 (pembrolizumab) or anti-PD-L1 (atezolizumab) in patients (pts) with advanced solid tumors", Vaena, D., et al.
- Abstract #5582/Poster Board #309: "Efficacy and immune modulation of the tumor microenvironment in murine ovarian tumor with the PARP inhibitor rucaparib and CD122-biased immune agonist NKTR-214", Simmons, A., et al.
2018 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting
- Abstract 123/Poster 13: Enhanced anti-tumor activity of the combination of entinostat and NKTR-214 in renal and colon cancer tumor models”
- Abstract 3566/Poster 4: “Enhanced expansion and tumor targeting of adoptively transferred T cells with NKTR-214”
- Abstract 3755/Poster 5: “Comprehensive antitumor immune activation by a novel TLR7/8 targeting agent NKTR-262 combined with CD122-biased immunostimulatory cytokine NKTR-214”
- November 9, 2019: Nektar Therapeutics Presents New Clinical and Preclinical Data from its Immuno-Oncology Pipeline at the 2019 Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Annual Meeting
- Sept 26, 2019: Clinical Data Presented from PIVOT-02 Study of Bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214) with Nivolumab in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients at the 2019 CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference
- Aug 1, 2019: Nektar Therapeutics and Bristol-Myers Squibb Announce U.S. FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214) in Combination with Opdivo® (nivolumab) for the Treatment of Patients with Untreated Advanced Melanoma
- Jun 1, 2019: Nektar Therapeutics Presents Biomarker and Clinical Data from PIVOT-02 Phase 2 Study of Bempegaldesleukin with Nivolumab at 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting
- Apr 2, 2019: Nektar Therapeutics Presents Preclinical Data on its Immuno-Oncology Pipeline Candidates at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2019
- Apr 1, 2019: Vaccibody AS and Nektar Therapeutics Present New Preclinical Data from their Immuno-Oncology Collaboration at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2019
- Mar 1, 2019: Nektar Therapeutics Presents Preliminary Immune Activation, Safety and Clinical Activity Data from the Ongoing Dose-Escalation Stage of the REVEAL Study at 2019 ASCO-SITC Meeting
- Feb 15, 2019: Clinical Data Presented from PIVOT-02 Study of Bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214) with Nivolumab in Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma Patients at the 2019 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium
- Nov 9, 2018: Nektar Therapeutics Presents New Clinical and Preclinical Data for its Immuno-Oncology Pipeline at the 2018 Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Annual Meeting
- Nov 6, 2018: New Clinical Oncology Collaboration Between Nektar and Pfizer to Evaluate Combination of NKTR-214, a CD122-Biased Agonist, with Avelumab and Talazoparib or Enzalutamide in Multiple Cancers
- June 2, 2018: Preliminary Data for NKTR-214 in Combination with Opdivo (nivolumab) for Patients with Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma, Renal Cell Carcinoma, and Urothelial Cancers Presented at ASCO 2018
- May 30, 2018: Syndax and Nektar Therapeutics Announce Immuno-Oncology Clinical Trial Collaboration
- April 24, 2018: New Oncology Clinical Collaboration between Nektar and Takeda to Evaluate Combination of NKTR-214, a CD122-biased Agonist, and TAK-659, a Dual SYK and FLT-3 Inhibitor, in Liquid and Solid Tumors
- April 15, 2018: Nektar Therapeutics Presents New Preclinical Data for its Immuno-Oncology Programs at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2018
- February 14, 2018: Bristol-Myers Squibb and Nektar Therapeutics Announce Global Development & Commercialization Collaboration for Nektar's CD122-biased Agonist, NKTR-214
- November 11, 2017: First Data for NKTR-214 in Combination with OPDIVO® (nivolumab) for Patients with Stage IV Melanoma, Renal Cell Carcinoma and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers, Including Patients with PD-L1 Negative Status, Revealed at SITC 2017
- September 12, 2017: Nektar Therapeutics Initiates PROPEL Clinical Study to Evaluate Combination of NKTR-214, a CD122-Biased Agonist, with TECENTRIQ® (atezolizumab) or KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab)
- June 5, 2017: Nektar Presents New Clinical Data from Two Studies of NKTR-214, a CD122-Biased Agonist, at 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting
- May 22, 2017: New Research Collaboration between Nektar and Takeda to Explore Combination Cancer Therapy Approaches with NKTR-214, a CD122-Biased Agonist, and Five Takeda Cancer Therapy Compounds
- April 4, 2017: Nektar Therapeutics Presents New Preclinical Data for its Immuno-Oncology Programs at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting
- February 18, 2017: Clinical Data from Phase 1 Dose-Escalation Study of Single-Agent NKTR-214 in Patients with Renal Cell Carcinoma Presented at the ASCO 2017 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium
- Nektar Therapeutics Presents New Clinical Data from Ongoing Phase 1 Dose-Escalation Study of NKTR-214 at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) 2016 Annual Meeting
- Bristol-Myers Squibb and Nektar Therapeutics Announce Oncology Clinical Collaboration to Evaluate the Combination of Opdivo (nivolumab) and NKTR-214
- June 6, 2016: Preclinical Data Presented at ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting Demonstrate that Single-Agent NKTR-214 Produces a Large Increase in Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes to Provide Durable Anti-Tumor Activity
- April 18, 2016: Preclinical Data Presented at AACR Demonstrate that Combining NKTR-214 with Checkpoint Blockade is Superior to Dual Checkpoint Inhibition in Increasing Clonality of the T Cell Receptor (TCR) Repertoire and T Cell Tumor Infiltration
- February 1, 2016: Nektar Publishes Pre-clinical Results for NKTR-214, an Investigational CD122-Biased Immune-Stimulatory Cytokine for the Treatment of Cancer in Clinical Cancer Research
- December 8, 2015: Nektar Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 1/2 Clinical Study of NKTR-214, a CD122-Biased Immuno-Stimulatory Cytokine
- June 2, 2015: Nektar and MD Anderson Cancer Center Announce Phase 1/2 Clinical Research Collaboration for NKTR-214, a CD122-Biased Immuno-Stimulatory Cytokine
- June 1, 2014: Nektar Presents Positive Preclinical Data for NKTR-214, a Novel Cancer Immunotherapy, at 50th ASCO Meeting
- April 9, 2014: Nektar Reports Positive Preclinical Data for Two Oncology Programs at 2014 AACR
- June 3, 2013: Nektar Presents Positive Preclinical Data for NKTR-214, a Novel Cancer Immunotherapy, At the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting
- April 7, 2013: Positive Preclinical Data for NKTR-214, an Investigational Cancer Immunotherapy Targeting the IL-2 Receptor Complex, Presented at AACR Annual Meeting 2013