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Noxxon to Host Key Opinion Leader Webinar on GLORIA Study Top-line Results of NOX-A12 & Radiotherapy Combination in First-line Glioblastoma

Webinar on Friday, June 10 at 02:00 p.m. CEST (08:00 a.m. EDT)

BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:

NOXXON Pharma N.V. (Euronext Growth Paris: ALNOX), a biotechnology company focused on improving cancer treatments by targeting the tumor microenvironment (TME), announced today that it will host a key opinion leader (KOL) webinar on the top-line results of GLORIA on Friday, June 10, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. CEST / 08:00 a.m. EDT. GLORIA is a Phase 1/2 study of NOX-A12 and radiotherapy combination in first-line glioblastoma multiforme. The top-line data will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.

The webinar will feature a presentation from Frank A. Giordano, M.D., Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Bonn, Germany, who will present and discuss the results of the GLORIA Phase 1/2 trial evaluating NOX-A12 in combination with radiotherapy in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma and unmethylated MGMT promoter.

The webinar will follow Dr. Giordano’s poster presentation at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting that will take place from June 3-7, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Dr. Giordano will discuss the results based on 6-month therapy of patients treated in the GLORIA study that complement the recently reported positive data.

NOX-A12 is an inhibitor of the chemokine CXCL12 and has been granted orphan drug status in the US and EU for the treatment of certain brain cancers and produced promising clinical data thus far. Dr. Giordano will be available for questions following the formal presentation.

To register for the webinar, please click here.

Dr. Frank Giordano is Director and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University Hospital Bonn, Germany. He is an expert in precision radiation therapy and intraoperative irradiation of malignant tumors and has received international recognition for his brain tumor research, including an award from the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and an honorary membership of the Spanish Society of Radiation Oncology (SEOR). Dr. Giordano received his medical degree from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and did his post-doctoral training as a Peter Engelhorn fellow at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). He received clinical training at the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg and the University Medical Center Mannheim, where he served as acting chairman and director of the Department of Radiation Oncology before moving to Bonn. For many years, his research has focused on optimized radiation therapy of brain cancers to offer cancer patients personalized and even more effective treatment. As one of the few Else-Kröner-Fresenius Excellence Fellows, Dr. Giordano developed innovative therapy options that even found their way in clinical practice. He sees great potential in the combination of radiotherapy and immunomodulatory therapy.


NOXXON’s oncology-focused pipeline acts on the tumor microenvironment (TME) and the cancer immunity cycle by breaking the tumor protection barrier and blocking tumor repair. By neutralizing chemokines in the TME, NOXXON’s approach works in combination with other forms of treatment to weaken tumor defenses against the immune system and enable greater therapeutic impact. NOXXON’s lead program NOX-A12 has delivered final top-line data from a Keytruda® combination trial in metastatic colorectal and pancreatic cancer patients published at the ESMO conference in September 2020 and in July 2021 the company announced its Phase 2 study, OPTIMUS, to further evaluate safety and efficacy of NOX-A12 in combination with Merck’s Keytruda® and two different chemotherapy regimens as second-line therapy in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. NOXXON is also studying NOX-A12 in brain cancer in combination with radiotherapy which has been granted orphan drug status in the US and EU for the treatment of certain brain cancers. GLORIA, a trial of NOX-A12 in combination with radiotherapy in newly diagnosed brain cancer patients who will not benefit clinically from standard chemotherapy has delivered top-line data from all three dose-escalation cohorts showing consistent tumor reductions and objective tumor responses. Additionally, GLORIA has been expanded to assess the benefit of NOX-A12 with other treatment combinations, radiotherapy + bevacizumab and radiotherapy + pembrolizumab. The company’s second clinical-stage asset NOX-E36 is a Phase 2 TME asset targeting the innate immune system. NOXXON plans to test NOX‑E36 in patients with solid tumors. Further information can be found at:

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About the GLORIA Study

GLORIA (NCT04121455) is NOXXON’s dose-escalation, phase 1/2 study of NOX-A12 in combination with irradiation in first-line partially resected or unresected glioblastoma (brain cancer) patients with unmethylated MGMT promoter (resistant to standard chemotherapy). GLORIA further evaluates safety and efficacy of NOX-A12 three additional arms combining NOX-A12 with: A. radiotherapy in patients with complete tumor resection; B. radiotherapy and bevacizumab; and C. radiotherapy and pembrolizumab.

About the OPTIMUS Study

OPTIMUS (NCT04901741) is NOXXON’s open-label two-arm phase 2 study of NOX-A12 combined with pembrolizumab and nanoliposomal irinotecan/5-FU/leucovorin or gemcitabine/nab-paclitaxel in microsatellite-stable metastatic pancreatic cancer patients.


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NOXXON Pharma N.V.
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Chief Executive Officer
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Last Updated: 01-Jun-2022