Aura Biosciences Presents Preclinical Data Highlighting AU-011’s Anti-Tumor Activity in Choroidal Metastasis, an Additional Ocular Oncology Indication at the 2022 ARVO Annual Meeting
Preclinical studies support further development of AU-011 for choroidal metastasis
“The data presented at ARVO demonstrates AU-011’s potent cytotoxicity in human cancer cell lines as well as in multiple in vivo tumor models including breast, renal and colon cancer which are well known to metastasize to the choroid,” said
In vitro potency was observed across a panel of human cancer cell lines. Cells were treated with AU-011 followed by light activation, and dose-dependent cell binding and cytotoxicity were noted. Addition of heparin to the binding studies prevented AU-011 association with the tumor cells demonstrating AU-011’s specific targeting of tumor associated heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs). Syngeneic murine models of breast, colon, and renal cancer were employed to evaluate AU-011’s anti-tumor activity in vivo and dose-dependent efficacy was observed across all models. The studies herein support further development of AU-011 for choroidal metastasis.
Details for the presentation are as follows:
Title: A first in class Virus-Like Drug Conjugate (VDC) shows anti-tumor activity in Cancers that Commonly Metastasize to the Choroid
Presentation Number: 2616
Session Title: Where art thou tumor? - Ocular tumor physiology and metastases
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