Osaka, Japan & Cambridge, Mass., United States:
Company to Present 14 Abstracts in Oncology and Nine in Hematology, Featuring New Insights to Advance Novel Medicines and Optimize Care within Existing Treatment Paradigms
Oncology Abstracts Include Early Results from Immuno-Oncology Pipeline Candidates Modakafusp Alfa (TAK-573) and Subasumstat (TAK-981) that Leverage the Innate Immune System
Hematology Abstracts Include Updates on TAK-755, the First and Only Investigational rADAMTS13 Replacement Therapy in Clinical Development, Which Is Being Explored in a Phase 1 Study in Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and a Phase 3b Study in Congenital Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (cTTP)
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK)(“Takeda”) today announced that it will present a total of 23 company-sponsored abstracts at the 63rd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting being held December 11-14, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Takeda’s latest research in hematologic diseases focuses on optimizing patient care, while advancing novel approaches for patients with limited or ineffective treatment options.
Takeda Oncology will present data in multiple myeloma, lymphoma and leukemia from the company’s marketed products as well as provide early insights into the potential of therapies leveraging the innate immune system. In hematology, Takeda will present prospective, post-hoc and real-world data across a range of hematological disorders, aimed at addressing the breadth of needs within the bleeding disorders community, while investigating potentially transformative treatment options.
“At Takeda Oncology, improving patient care is the foundation for all we do,” said Christopher Arendt, Ph.D., Head of Oncology Cell Therapy and Therapeutic Area Unit of Takeda. “At this year’s ASH, we look forward to showcasing our deep legacy and leadership in the treatment of hematologic cancers by sharing data that will help to inform the optimal use of our established medicines and presenting research from two pipeline programs designed with the potential to drive potent and effective immune attacks against cancer. While early-stage, we continue to explore these new treatment pathways as we seek to outsmart cancer.”
“The hematological data we are highlighting at ASH this year demonstrates our commitment to furthering personalized care strategies, and leading scientific innovation to address unmet needs within the global bleeding disorders community,” added Neil Inhaber, Head of Global Medical Affairs, Rare Genetics and Hematology. “In addition to developing our promising pipeline of investigative molecules, which may have transformative potential for multiple rare and life-threatening hematological conditions, we remain focused on expanding the use of our current portfolio to benefit more people living with rare bleeding disorders.”
A full list of company-sponsored abstracts can be found here.
rADAMTS13 (TAK-755), modakafusp alfa (TAK-573), and subasumstat (TAK-981) are investigational compounds that have not been approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA), or any other regulatory authorities.
Takeda’s Commitment to Oncology
Our core R&D mission is to deliver novel medicines to patients with cancer worldwide through our commitment to science, breakthrough innovation and passion for improving the lives of patients. Whether it’s with our hematology therapies, our robust pipeline, or solid tumor medicines, we aim to stay both innovative and competitive to bring patients the treatments they need. For more information, visit www.takedaoncology.com.
Takeda’s Commitment to Hematology
Takeda is a leader in hemophilia with the longest heritage and market-leading portfolio, backed by established safety and efficacy profiles with decades of real-world experience. We have 70+ years driving innovation for patients and a broad portfolio of 11 products across multiple bleeding disorders. Our experience as a leader in hematology means we are well prepared to meet today’s needs as we pursue future developments in the care of blood disorders. Together with the hematology community, we are raising expectations for the future, including earlier diagnosis, earlier and full protection against bleeds, and more personalized patient care.
About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502/NYSE: TAK) is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions. For more information, visit https://www.takeda.com.
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