A New Frontier<br /> in Immuno-Oncology

A New Frontier
in Immuno-Oncology

Scancell is focused on developing innovative immunotherapies for cancer that stimulate the body’s own immune system. A key challenge in the fight against cancer is that many tumours successfully evade the body’s own natural defences. Scancell’s mission is to overcome this by developing products that stimulate the immune system to treat or prevent cancer.

The field of immuno-oncology is now established as a significant weapon in the war against cancer, driven largely by the approval of immune checkpoint inhibitors. However, checkpoint inhibitors alone are not effective in most patients and so there is still an urgent need to identify optimum treatment combinations and/or develop new classes of therapies to improve the lives of millions of people with cancer. Scancell’s goal is to develop new classes of competitive ‘off the shelf’ therapeutics that are applicable to a broad range of patients with the aim to improve overall response and address the many unmet needs in the treatment of cancer.

Scancell has identified several differentiated approaches to cancer immunotherapy. Moditope® is a completely novel class of cancer vaccines, which is based on stress-induced post translational modifications (siPTMs). Alongside its ImmunoBody® platform, these two technologies provide complementary immune modulation mechanisms capable of stimulating potent CD4 and CD8 T cell responses that can effectively identify, target and kill cancer cells. Moditope® also provides a new pathway for the potential development of CD4-based T cell receptor (TCR) therapy. In addition, Scancell’s anti-glycan antibody platform AvidiMab™ provides a third method of attack against overexpressed tumour targets.

Antibody collaboration deal for Scancell

CEO Cliff Holloway tells Proactive London why its antibody collaboration deal is significant and details how it complements Scancell's existing antibody technology. He also explains what is unique about Scancell's antibody pipeline.

CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference : Translating Science into Survival 2018

CRI 2018 : Post translationally modified homocitrulline induced by MDSCs can be an effective anti-tumour target for CD4 T cells

K. Cook, W. Xue, P. Symonds, M. Gijon, P. Vaghela, R. Choudhury, S. Shah, S. Atabani, R. Metheringham, V. Brentville, L. Durrant 

CRI 2018 : Pre-existing citrulline specific CD4 T cells can be efficiently harnessed for tumour therapy

V. Brentville, P. Symonds, K. Cook, I. Daniels, S. Atabani, R. Choudhury, P. Vaghela, R. Metheringham, M. Gijon, W. Xue, L. Durrant

CRI 2018 : Targeting gastrointestinal tumors with constant region-engineered anti-glycan antibodies

M. Vankemmelbeke, T. Kirk, C. Papagregoriou, S. Aziz, J.X. Chua, R.S. McIntosh, L.G. Durrant