SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA I January 5, 2021 I IDEAYA Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:IDYA), an oncology-focused precision medicine company committed to the discovery and development of targeted therapeutics, announced First-Patient-In (FPI) in the Phase 1 combination study of IDE196 and crizotinib, a cMET inhibitor, in metastatic uveal melanoma (MUM). The clinical combination of IDE196 and crizotinib is being evaluated by IDEAYA in collaboration with Pfizer pursuant to a clinical trial collaboration and supply agreement.

“IDEAYA is executing on its clinical trial strategy to evaluate IDE196 combination therapies in Metastatic Uveal Melanoma (MUM). We identified cMET as a potential combination agent through our translational research, including evaluation of cMET expression in MUM patient clinical samples from an IDE196 Phase 1 clinical trial and preclinical demonstration of synergy between IDE196 and crizotinib, going from bench to bedside in approximately one year,” said Mick O’Quigley, Vice President, Head of Development Operations. IDEAYA plans to present preclinical translational data supporting the IDE196/crizotinib combination therapy in H1 2021.

“IDEAYA’s clinical trials evaluating IDE196 plus either crizotinib or binimetinib as combination therapies are each based on compelling biological rationale for treating patients with metastatic uveal melanoma – a solid tumor for which there is a high unmet medical need and currently no approved therapies,” said Meredith McKean, MD, MPH, Associate Director, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Research Program, Sarah Cannon Research Institute at Tennessee Oncology.

About IDEAYA Biosciences
IDEAYA is an oncology-focused precision medicine company committed to the discovery and development of targeted therapeutics for patient populations selected using molecular diagnostics. IDEAYA’s approach integrates capabilities in identifying and validating translational biomarkers with drug discovery to select patient populations most likely to benefit from its targeted therapies. IDEAYA is applying its early research and drug discovery capabilities to synthetic lethality – which represents an emerging class of precision medicine targets.   

SOURCE: IDEAYA Biosciences