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Poster display session: Biomarkers, Gynaecological cancers, Haematological malignancies, Immunotherapy of cancer, New diagnostic tools, NSCLC - early stage, locally advanced & metastatic, SCLC, Thoracic malignancies, Translational research

3109 - ROR_ agonist LYC-55716 in combination with pembrolizumab to treat metastatic non–small cell lung cancer: an open-label, multicenter Phase 1b trial


20 Oct 2018


Poster display session: Biomarkers, Gynaecological cancers, Haematological malignancies, Immunotherapy of cancer, New diagnostic tools, NSCLC - early stage, locally advanced & metastatic, SCLC, Thoracic malignancies, Translational research


D Camidge


Annals of Oncology (2018) 29 (suppl_8): viii400-viii441. 10.1093/annonc/mdy288


D.R. Camidge1, S.M. Gadgeel2, H.J. Wilkins3, G. Weems3, R. Santana-Davila4, M. Johnson5

Author affiliations

  • 1 Division Of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado Cancer Center, 80045 - Aurora/US
  • 2 Department Of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, 48109-5942 - Ann Arbor/US
  • 3 Clinical Development, Lycera Corp., 19462 - Plymouth Meeting/US
  • 4 Medical Oncology, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle/US
  • 5 Lung Cancer Program, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Nashville/US


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Abstract 3109


The first-in-class, oral, small-molecule agonist of retinoic acid receptor–related orphan receptor γ (RORγ), LYC-55716, is an investigational agent under development as an immunotherapy for solid tumors. A Phase 1/2a trial demonstrated the safety of LYC-55716 as monotherapy and provided evidence of clinical activity, including a confirmed partial response in a patient with non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Based on pre-clinical testing, the combination of RORγ agonist and a PD-1 inhibitor may enhance immune activation and the favorable effects of PD-1 inhibition on the tumor microenvironment. This ongoing open-label, multicenter Phase 1b trial is assessing the safety as well as clinical and biologic activity of LYC-55716 in combination with pembrolizumab (L+P) in patients with NSCLC.


A run-in cohort of patients (n = 3) is receiving L+P to monitor for safety signals. After determining a dose for further study, 1 main cohort (n = 15) will receive L+P until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Pre- and post-treatment biopsies will be obtained for patients in the main study cohort. Primary endpoints are safety (monitoring of adverse events, physical examination, lab results) and incidence of dose-limiting toxicities during the run-in period and ongoing treatment. Secondary endpoints include cellular and molecular immune response and biomarkers, objective response rate, duration of response determined via response evaluation criteria in solid tumors (RECIST) v1.1 and immune-related RECIST, and pharmacokinetics. Immune biomarkers are being assessed by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and a comprehensive gene profiling panel using a NanoString platform.


Enrollment of patients in the run-in cohort is pending. IHC assay validation for RORγ and other immune markers is complete. Results of safety, preliminary efficacy, and biomarker evaluation will be available for patients initially enrolled at the time of presentation.


The LYC-55716 safety profile and clinical activity as a monotherapy agent support investigation of L+P to treat patients with metastatic NSCLC.

Clinical trial identification


Legal entity responsible for the study

Lycera Corp.


Lycera Corp.

Editorial Acknowledgement

Autumn Kelly, MA, CMPP, of Simcoe Consultants, Inc, on behalf of Lycera Corp.


D.R. Camidge: Research funding: Takeda. S.M. Gadgeel: Advisory roles: Pfizer, Genentech/Roche, Ariad, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Abbvie; Speakers' bureau: AstraZeneca; Research funding: Merck; Research funding to institution: Pfizer, Merck, Genentech/Roche, Incyte, Millennium, AstraZeneca/MedImmune, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Halozyme, Acerta Pharma, ACEA Biosciences, Janssen Oncology, Novartis, Five Prime Therapeutics, OncoMed. H.J. Wilkins, G. Weems: Employee and shareholder: Lycera Corp. M. Johnson: Research funding to institution: OncoMed, BerGenBio, Lilly, EMD Serono, Kadmon, Janssen, Mirati Therapeutics, Genmab, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, StemCentRx, Novartis, Checkpoint Therapeutics, Array BioPharma, Regeneron, Merck, Hengrui Pharmaceutical, Lycera Corp., BeiGene, Tarveda Therapeutics, Loxo, Abbvie, Boehringer Ingelheim, Guardant Health, Foundation Medicine, Daiichi Sankyo, Sanofi, Mersana. All other authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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