“In preclinical models, glutaminase inhibition with CB-839 substantially increased the number of tumor regressions in combination with PD-1 and PD-L1 antibodies by overcoming a metabolic checkpoint blocking T-cell activation,” said
The Phase 1/2 study will assess the safety, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of CB-839 and nivolumab. The study will enroll patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma who are either naïve to checkpoint inhibitors, or were recently treated with nivolumab without tumor response, as well as melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer patients who have received anti-PD-1 monotherapy as their most recent line of therapy without tumor response.
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