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Forma Therapeutics

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About Forma Therapeutics

Forma Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FMTX) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. It focuses on the research, development, and commercialization of therapeutics to transform the lives of patients with rare hematologic diseases and cancers. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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300 North Beacon Street Suite 501

Watertown, Massachusetts, 02472,

United States


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Transcription factors, Metabolism, EC 1.1.1, Cellular respiration, Trifluoromethyl compounds


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Transcription factors, Metabolism, EC 1.1.1, Cellular respiration, Trifluoromethyl compounds



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CTOS 2022 Annual Meeting: A Phase 1/2 Study of CFT8634 Trial-in-Progress Poster

Nov 18, 2022

11/18/2022 | 09:29am EST Message : Degrader Of BRD9, in Synovial Sarcoma and SMARCB1-null Tumors Brian A. Van Tine, MD, PhD1, William D. Tap, MD2, Ravin Ratan, MD, M.Ed3, Steven Attia, D.O.4, Anthony Elias, MD5, Varun Monga, MD6, Lee P. Hartner, MD7, Mark Agulnik, MD8, Gary K. Schwartz, MD9, Amro Ali, PharmD10, Ingrid Mintautas, BA10, Riadh Lobbardi, PhD10, Oliver Schoenborn-Kellenberger, MSc10, Eunju Hurh, PhD10, Kathleen Neville, MD10, and Gregory M. Cote, MD, PhD11 1Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO; 2Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; 3University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; 4Division of Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL; 5University of Colorado Cancer Center, Aurora, CO; 6University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA; 7Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; 8City of Hope, Duarte, CA; 9Columbia University Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, New York, NY; 10C4 Therapeutics, Inc., Watertown, MA; 11Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA BACKGROUND Two types of genetic alterations disturb SMARCB1: SS18-SSX gene fusion and SMARCB1 loss-of-function(SMARCB1-null) The presence of SS18-SSX chromosomal translocation drives the development of synovial sarcoma (SS), a soft tissue malignancy comprising ~10% of all soft tissue sarcomas2 • SMARCB1-null tumor types include malignant rhabdoid tumor (MRT), poorly Figure 1: Oncogenic SS18-SSX Fusion Leads to BRD9 Dependency PRE-CLINICAL DATA: IN VIVO IN PDX Figure 5: Robust Efficacy Response Observed in Two PDX Models of Synovial Sarcoma A. PDX SA13412 in situ hybridization, or other equivalent tests like gene mutation analysis, KEY EXCLUSION CRITERIA in Synovial Sarcoma1 poor with limited therapeutic options (e.g., synovial sarcoma: 1-year survival rate ~60%)4 cBAF ARID1A/B SSX • • confer clinical benefit and must be ≥18 years of age, or ≥16 years old and weigh ≥50 kg planned first dose of CFT8634 • Patient should not have received another BRD9 degrader C1 **Compromised****Aberrant** CFT8634 1 mg/kg (PO QD) CFT8634 30 mg/kg (PO QD) CFT8634 3 mg/kg (PO QD) CFT8634 50 mg/kg (PO QD) Vehicle 24 h post-Day 18 dose 0 CFT8634 1 mg/kg (PO QD) CFT8634 30 mg/kg (PO QD) CFT8634 3 mg/kg (PO QD) CFT8634 50 mg/kg (PO QD) STUDY ENDPOINTS7 Figure 2: Mechanism of Action for CFT86346 the DUF domain is critical, while a degrader approach achieves efficacy2 Figure 6: Durable Response Observed in a PDX Model of Synovial Sarcoma PRIMARY ENDPOINT • CFT8634 is an orally bioavailable selective bifunctional degradation activating compound, or BiDAC™ degrader, of BRD9 CFT8634 was synthesized using C4 Therapeutics' TORPEDO® platform Mechanism of action (Figure 2) CFT8634 induces a ternary complex formation with BRD9 and cereblon E3 ligase (step 1) BRD9 is ubiquitinated and subsequently degraded by the proteasome (steps 2-4) CFT8634 is highly selective for BRD9 and demonstrates dose proportional exposure in both plasma and cell-derived xenograft models (Figures 3-4) CFT8634 leads to robust and dose-dependent degradation of BRD9, which translated to significant and dose-dependentanti-tumor activity in preclinical in vitro and in vivo models of SMARCB1-perturbed cancers (Figures 5-6) PRE-CLINICAL DATA: IN VITRO Durable Tumor Regression in PDX SA134126 Drug treatment period Tumor regressions were durable with no regrowth observed These pre-clinical results provide the rationale for a Phase 1 study (first-in-human) to evaluate CFT8634 in synovial sarcoma and SMARCB1-null tumors • • • STUDY STATUS/ENROLLMENT OR • B. HSSYII cell line • • Dose escalation phase, beginning with a starting oral dose of 2 mg daily, will follow a Bayesian logistic regression model until determination of the MTD and/or RP2D • Escalation will include synovial sarcoma and SMARCB1 deleted solid tumors (N = ~40) • CA SECONDARY ENDPOINTS ORR (Phase 1) Figure 4: Dose Proportional Exposure and Concordant Cross-Species PK Profile in a Cell-Derived Xenograft (Yamato-SS) A. Plasma PK6 CFT8634 1 mg/kg (PO QD) CFT8634 3 mg/kg (PO QD) CFT8634 10 mg/kg (PO QD) 1 CFT8634 50 mg/kg (PO QD) 0 4 • Figure 7: CFT8634 Study Design Phase 1 Escalation (Illustrative) SS† CFT8634 CFT8634 N = ~20 *CFT8634 is administered in 28-day cycles until disease progression or intolerable toxicity. † Once the RP2D has been declared, expansion arms for synovial sarcoma and SMARCB1-null tumors will begin enrollment. Abbreviations AE, adverse event; BID, twice daily; BRD4, bromodomain containing 4; BRD7, bromodomain containing 7; BRD9, bromodomain containing 9; cBAF, canonical BAF; CDX, cell line-derivedxenograft; CRBN, cereblon; DoR, duration of response; DLT, dose limiting toxicities; ECG, electrocardiogram; HiBiT, high affinity bioluminescent tag; MTD, maximum tolerated dose; ncBAF, noncanonical BAF; ORR, overall response rate; OS, overall survival; pBAF, polybromoBAF; PD, pharmacodynamics; PDX, patient-derivedxenografts; PFS, progression free survival; PK, pharmacokinetics; PO, by mouth; QD, once daily; RP2D, recommended phase 2 dose; SAE, serious adverse event; SMARCB1, SWI/SNF-related matrix-associated actin-dependentregulator of chromatin subfamily B member 1; SS, synovial sarcoma; TID, thrice daily Disclosures BVT: leadership: Polaris; honoraria: Bionest Partners, Horizon CME, Research to Practice, Targeted Oncology; consulting or advisory role: Adaptimmune, ADRx, Apexigen, Ayala Pharmaceuticals, Bayer, Cytokinetics, Daiichi Sankyo, Deciphera, EMD Serono, Epizyme, GlaxoSmithKline, Immune Design, IntelliSphere, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer; speakers' bureau at Adaptimmune, GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, Novartis; research funding: GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Pfizer, TRACON Pharma; patents, royalties, other intellectual property: Accuronix Therapeutics - Licensing agreement, Sigma-2 Receptor Ligands and Therapeutic uses therefor (006766), Modular Platform for Targeted Therapeutic Delivery (006755), Sigma-2 Receptor Ligand Drug Conjugates as Antitumor Compounds, Methods of synth; patent on ALEXT3102; patent on the use of ME1 as a biomarker; expert testimony: Health Advances; travel, accommodations, expenses: Adaptimmune, Advenchen Laboratories, GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly. WT: research funding: AmMax Bio, Atropos Therapeutics, Ayala Pharmaceuticals, Bayer, Certis Oncology Solutions, Cogent Biosciences, Connecting Humans in Health, Daiichi Sankyo, Deciphera, Eli Lilly, Epizyme, Foghorn Therapeutics, Kowa Research Institute, MedPacto, Novo Holdings A/S. RR: stock and other ownership interests: Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic; honoraria: touchIME; consulting or advisory role: Epizyme; research funding: Ayala Pharmaceuticals, Bayer, Epizyme, SpringWorks Therapeutics; travel, accommodations, expenses: SpringWorks Therapeutics. SA: research funding: Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation, AB Science, TRACON Pharma, Bayer, Novartis, Lilly, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Epizyme, Blueprint Medicines, Genmab, CBA Pharma, Merck, Philogen, Gradalis, Deciphera, Takeda, Incyte, SpringWorks, Adaptimmune, Advenchen Laboratories, Bavarian Nordic, BTG, PTC Therapeutics, GlaxoSmithKline, FORMA Therapeutics, TRACON Pharma, Ayala Pharmaceuticals, Trillium Therapeutics, Boehringer Ingelheim, Salarius Pharmaceuticals, Theseus Pharmaceuticals, Monopar Therapeutics, C4 Therapeutics, Inhibrx, Noxopharm and Rain Therapeutics. AE: no disclosures. VM: research funding: Amgen, Forma Therapeutics, GSK, Deciphera, Trillium, Astex Pharma, Prelude Therapeutics, Pfizer, Oblato, Hutchison; advisory role: Forma Therapeutics and Astex Pharmaceuticals. LH: no disclosures. MA: consulting or advisory role: Lilly, Adaptimmune, Regeneron, AstraZeneca, BMS, Bayer, Deciphera; research funding: Exelixis. GS: stock and other ownership interests: GenCirq, Bionauts Labs, January Therapeutics; consulting or advisory role: Bionaut Labs, Ellipses Pharma, GenCirq, Epizyme, Array BioPharma, Apexigen, Oncogenuity, OnCusp, Concarlo, Shanghai Pharma, Astex, January Therapeutics, Sellas Life Sciences, Purtech, Killys Therapeutics; research funding: Astex Pharmaceuticals, Incyte, Calithera Biosciences, Lilly, Daiichi Sankyo, Fortress, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Oxford BioTherapeutics, Astex Pharmaceuticals, TopAlliance BioSciences, Adaptimmune, SpringWorks Therapeutics, TRACON Pharma; travel, accommodations, expenses: Array Biopharma and Epizyme. AA: employed by and equity holder in C4 Therapeutics. IM: employed by and equity holder in C4 Therapeutics. RL: employed by and equity holder in C4 Therapeutics. OSK: consultancy at C4 Therapeutics. EH: employed by and equity holder in C4 Therapeutics. KN: employed by and equity holder in C4 Therapeutics. GC: research funding: Servier Pharmaceuticals, Epizyme, PharmaMar, MacroGenics, Eisai, Merck, Bavarian Nordic, Bayer, SpringWorks Therapeutics, Repare Therapeutics, Foghorn Therapeutics, SMP Oncology, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, RAIN Therapeutics, BioAtla, InhibitRX, Ikena, C4 Therapeutics. References Copies of this poster 1. Jackson KL, et al. AACR 2022. Oral Presentation. 2. Brien GL et al. eLife. 2018;7:e41305. 3. Sergi CM. Biosci Rep. 2022;42(6):BSR20220040. 4. Aytekin MN. J Orthop Surg. obtained through 2020;28(2):2309499020936009. 5. Michel BC, et al. Nat Cell Biol. 2018;20(12):1410-1420.6. C4 Therapeutics data on file. 7. NCT05355753. Accessed QR Code are for personal September 9, 2022.

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    Forma Therapeutics was founded in 2007.

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    Forma Therapeutics's headquarters is located at 300 North Beacon Street, Watertown.

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    Forma Therapeutics's latest funding round is Acq - Pending.

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    Forma Therapeutics raised a total of $129.5M.

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    Investors of Forma Therapeutics include Novo Nordisk, Wellington Management, RA Capital Management, Samsara BioCapital, Cormorant Asset Management and 9 more.

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