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Nektar Announces New Phase 2 Data for NKTR-102 to Be Presented at 2011 ASCO Annual Meeting
Date:5/18/2011

SAN FRANCISCO, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR) today announced that new Phase 2 clinical data for NKTR-102, Nektar's lead oncology candidate being evaluated in multiple cancer indications, have been selected for presentation at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), being held June 3-7, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  The data presentations at ASCO 2011 will highlight the anti-tumor activity of NKTR-102 in patients with metastatic breast cancer and platinum-resistant ovarian cancer. In addition, a separate presentation will be made on the population pharmacokinetics for NKTR-102.

"The NKTR-102 clinical data we will report at ASCO continue to support the robust clinical benefit and significant anti-tumor activity we have observed to date in our clinical studies with this promising anti-cancer agent," said Lorianne Masuoka, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Nektar.  "These findings strongly support our continued development of NKTR-102 in multiple tumor settings."

Details for the poster discussion session and general poster presentations are below and the full abstracts are now available on the ASCO website at http://www.asco.org. NKTR-102 Data Presentations at ASCO 2011:

  • Anti-tumor activity in a randomized phase II study comparing two schedules of NKTR-102 in patients (Pts) with pretreated metastatic breast cancer (MBC).Abstract #1034, Poster Board #24Poster Discussion Session:  Breast Cancer - Triple-negative/Cytotoxics/Local Therapy  Session Date and Time:  Saturday, June 4, 2011, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Central TimeLocation:  E450b


  • The role of NKTR-102 in women with platinum resistant/refractory ovarian cancer and failure on pegylated liposomal do
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