BOSTON, Sept. 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cue Biopharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: CUE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a novel class of injectable biologics to selectively engage and modulate disease-specific T cells directly within the patient’s body, announced today two poster presentations highlighting the company’s Immuno-STAT™ platform and lead clinical assets CUE-101 and CUE-102, representative of the CUE-100 series, at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s 38th Anniversary Annual Meeting (SITC 2023). The conference will be held in San Diego, California and virtually on November 1-5, 2023.
Title: A phase 1 dose-escalation and expansion study of CUE-101, given as monotherapy in 3L and in combination with pembrolizumab in 1L recurrent/metastatic HPV16+ head and neck cancer patients
Abstract Number: 674
Presenter: Christine Chung, M.D., H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla. USA
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023, Exhibit Halls A and B1, 9 a.m.–8:30 p.m. PDT
Title: A phase 1 trial of CUE-102, a novel WT1-pHLA-IL2-Fc fusion protein in HLA-A*0201 positive patients with WT1-positive recurrent/metastatic cancers
Abstract Number: 750
Presenter: Jennifer Eva Selfridge, M.D., Ph.D., University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023, Exhibit Halls A and B1, 9 a.m.–8:30 p.m. PDT
All posters will be available to conference attendees as virtual e-posters on the virtual meeting platform available November 3, 2023 at 9 am PDT through January 12, 2024. The posters will also be available on November 4, 2023 in the Investor & Media section of the Company’s website at www.cuebiopharma.com, under Scientific Publications and Presentations.
About the CUE-100 Series
The CUE-100 series consists of Fc-fusion biologics that incorporate peptide-MHC (pMHC) molecules along with rationally engineered IL-2 molecules. This singular biologic is anticipated to selectively target, activate and expand a robust repertoire of tumor-specific T cells directly in the patient’s body. The binding affinity of IL-2 for its receptor has been deliberately attenuated to achieve preferential selective activation of tumor-specific effector T cells while reducing the potential for effects on regulatory T cells (Tregs) or broad systemic activation, potentially mitigating the dose-limiting toxicities associated with current IL-2-based therapies.
Established in 1984, the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) is a nonprofit organization of medical professionals dedicated to improving cancer patient outcomes by advancing the development, science and application of cancer immunotherapy and tumor immunology. SITC is comprised of influential basic and translational scientists, practitioners, health care professionals, government leaders and industry professionals around the globe. Through educational initiatives that foster scientific exchange and collaboration among leaders in the field, SITC aims to one day make the word “cure” a reality for cancer patients everywhere. Learn more about SITC at sitcancer.org
About Cue Biopharma
Cue Biopharma, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, is developing a novel class of injectable biologics to selectively engage and modulate disease-specific T cells directly within the patient’s body. The company’s proprietary platform, Immuno-STAT™ (Selective Targeting and Alteration of T cells) and biologics are designed to harness the body’s intrinsic immune system as T cell engagers without the need for ex vivo manipulation or broad systemic immune modulation.
Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, we are led by an experienced management team and independent Board of Directors with deep expertise in immunology and immuno-oncology as well as the design and clinical development of protein biologics.
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Senior Director, Corporate Communications
Cue Biopharma, Inc.