May 29, 2020 - FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced updated results from a single-arm, open-label Phase 1b trial of magrolimab, an investigational anti-CD47 monoclonal antibody, in combination with azacitidine in previously untreated patients with higher-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and previously untreated patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who are ineligible for intensive chemotherapy, including patients with TP53-mutant AML, a high unmet need population. Results continue to support the clinical activity of magrolimab and azacitidine. The data were presented during an oral session at the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting held from May 29-31 (Abstract #7507).
Prior to the acquisition of Forty Seven by Gilead Sciences, LLS funded Forty Seven’s magrolimab efforts in MDS and NHL through its Therapy Acceleration Program® (TAP), a strategic initiative to partner directly with innovative biotechnology companies and leading research institutions to accelerate the development of promising new therapies for blood cancers. The $10.2 million commitment for the efforts in MDS and NHL would be the largest LLS TAP support for a company and its asset, if all milestones are achieved.