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 UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K
 

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 3, 2020
 

CTI BIOPHARMA CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 

Delaware
 
000-28386
 
91-1533912
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
3101 Western Avenue, Suite 800
Seattle, Washington 98121
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (206) 282-7100
Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001
CTIC
Nasdaq Capital Market



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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the slides contained in the presentation attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto, are being furnished and not filed pursuant to Item 7.01 of Form 8-K. Such information shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any of the Company’s filings under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended or the Exchange Act whether made before or after the date hereof and regardless of any general incorporation language in such filings, except to the extent expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
Exhibit
No.
 
Description
 
 
99.1
 
 
 





SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 
 
CTI BIOPHARMA CORP.

Date: February 3, 2020
 

By:
 

/s/ David H. Kirske
 
 
 
 
David H. Kirske
 
 
 
 
Chief Financial Officer




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Corporate Presentation February 3rd, 2020 © Copyright 2020 CTI BioPharma Corp. All rights reserved.


 
Forward Looking Statement This presentation includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, the outcome of which could materially and/or adversely affect actual future results and the trading price of our securities. Such statements include, but are not limited to: expectations with respect to the PACIFICA Phase 3 trial of pacritinib, including design, anticipated enrollment, top-line data timing and results, including recent changes to the protocol pursuant discussions with the FDA; expectations with respect to the potential therapeutic utility of pacritinib; expectations with respect to the potential of pacritinib to achieve treatment goals; the development of our company, including the advancement of pacritinib; our ability to achieve our goals in 2020 and beyond, expectations regarding sufficiency of cash resources, cash expenditures, cash runway, sources of cash flows and other projections; and statements regarding our ability to obtain funding for operations. Risks that contribute to the uncertain nature of the forward-looking statements include, among others, risks associated with the biopharmaceutical industry in general and with our company and pacritinib in particular including, among others, risks associated with the following: clinical trials may not demonstrate safety and efficacy of pacritinib; the FDA may determine that the benefit/risk profile of pacritinib at the dose selected for the PACIFICA Phase 3 trial does not support approval based on the results of such trial; previously identified FDA concerns regarding safety and dosing limitations or otherwise; pacritinib may fail in development, may not receive required regulatory approvals, or may be delayed to a point where it is not commercially viable; our assumptions regarding our planned expenditures and sufficiency of cash to fund operations may be incorrect; we may not achieve additional milestones in our pacritinib development program; the impact of competition; the impact of expanded product development and clinical activities on operating expenses; adverse conditions in the general domestic and global economic markets; as well as the other risks identified from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by law, we do not intend to update any of the statements in this presentation upon further developments. 2


 
CTI Biopharma Addressing the unmet need of myelofibrosis patients • Pacritinib – a JAK2/IRAK-1 inhibitor • Focused on myelofibrosis with severe thrombocytopenia (platelet count <50,000/µL) • Major shareholders • BVF, NEA, Stonepine & OrbiMed* • Cash/cash equivalents runway into 2H2020 • $46.7MM on 9/30/19 *Based on publicly available beneficial ownership data as of 9/30/19 filed with the SEC on Schedules 13D, 13F and 13G and Forms 3 and 4. 3


 
Pacritinib: Novel JAK2 inhibitor Potential Accelerated Approval in 2022 • Unique MOA - Oral JAK2 and IRAK-1 inhibitor • Over 1,200 patients treated in clinical trials • Demonstrated clinical activity in MF patients with the most important unmet medical need • Severe thrombocytopenia (platelet count <50,000/µL) • Orphan drug designation for myelofibrosis in US & EU • Patent protection until US2029/EU2030 (plus extension) • Pivotal PACIFICA Phase 3 study now enrolling • FDA agreed accelerated approval pathway based on SVR rates 4


 
Pacritinib Development – Myelofibrosis Focus Program Indication Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Approved PAC203 Phase 2: High risk myelofibrosis, second-line PACIFICA Phase 3: High risk myelofibrosis, severe thrombocytopenia Pacritinib (enrolling) PERSIST-2: Myelofibrosis (platelets ≤100,000/µL) PERSIST-1: Myelofibrosis (all platelet counts) 5


 
Myelofibrosis and Unmet Medical Needs • Malignant bone marrow Debilitating Symptoms cancer with median survival 6 years after diagnosis • Standard of care is ruxolitinib • Severe thrombocytopenia is the most important unmet medical need 6


 
Two Paths to Severe Thrombocytopenia Almost all MF patients become thrombocytopenic Disease-related Treatment-related At diagnosis or with disease Typically treated with ruxolitinib progression Eventually discontinue ruxolitinib Typically worsens over time due to cytopenias All severely thrombocytopenic patients are anemic, experience low WBC and increased Grade 3 fibrosis, are typically transfusion dependent and have high symptom loads 8


 
Severe Thrombocytopenia Short OS with with platelet count <50,000/µL OS 15 months 7 Source: Masarova et al., Eur J Haematolol. 2017


 
Ruxolitinib and Thrombocytopenia Significant and rapid decline in platelet counts with ruxolitinib at doses of 15-20mg BID1 ….associated with dose reductions ….which potentially reduces clinical benefit2 9 1. Verstovsek, et al., Haematologica, 2015 May; 100(4): 479–488; 2. Ruxolitinib NDA Clinical Pharmacology and Biopharmaceutical Review(s), FDA 2011.


 
Significant Market Opportunity for Pacritinib 36% of MF patients have Severe Thrombocytopenia ~17,000 patients Front-line Discontinued ruxolitinib Low dose ruxolitinib Company estimates based on: 1. July 2018 Kantar Health Myelofibrosis Demand Market Research Global Report 2. SmartAnalyst Quantitative Web survey (N=120); 3. 2015 ZS 10 Pacritinib MD Treatment Flow US/EU5; 4. IMS Jakafi Prescription data Q3 2014; 5. 2017 Kantar Health MF Opportunity Assessment. Masarova L et al. (in submission).


 
PACIFICA Phase 3 Clinical Trial Pacritinib Primary Secondary Primary or 200 mg BID secondary Analysis Analyses myelofibrosis N=168 N=348 Randomized 2:1 2º Endpoints Severe SVR at 24 weeks TSS at 24 weeks thrombocytopenia TSS at 24 weeks (platelets <50,000/µL) Physician’s Overall Survival Choice Overall Survival • Now actively enrolling; 130+ clinical sites worldwide • 1st and 2nd-line MF patients with severe thrombocytopenia • Powered for SVR (85%) and TSS (80%) • Top-line data expected 2H2021 • Accelerated approval pathway following primary analysis agreed with FDA 11 SVR, ≥35% spleen volume reduction; TSS, ≥50% reduction in total symptom score.


 
Accelerated Approval for Pacritinib Accelerated Approval Pathway agreed with FDA PACIFICA N=348 Primary Secondary Efficacy Efficacy MF - severe Analysis Analyses thrombocytopenia N=168 2º EndpointsN=348 (platelets <50,000/µL) SVR at 24 weeks TSSTSS atat 24 24weeksweeks First and Second-line Overall Survival Top-line data End of Study data End of 2021 2023 Accelerated Regular Approval Approval 2022 2024 SVR, spleen volume reduction; TSS, total symptom score. Source: Mesa R, et al., Lancet Haematology 2017; Mascarenhas J, et al., JAMA Oncology 2018. FDA Type A meeting comments, January 2020.


 
Completed Phase 3 Pacritinib Trials PERSIST-1 and PERSIST-2 PERSIST-1 1L therapy PERSIST-2 Thrombocytopenia 1L & 2Ltherapy SVR, spleen volume reduction; TSS, total symptom score; *n=211 completed 24 weeks on study; ** BAT may include ruxolitinib. Source: Mesa R, et al., 12 Lancet Haematology 2017; Mascarenhas J, et al., JAMA Oncology 2018.


 
Phase 3 SVR Efficacy Data SVR response in all patient populations All Patients PERSIST-1 PERSIST-2 Pacritinib BAT Pacritinib Pacritinib BAT 400mg QD (N=107) 400mg QD 200mg BID (N=72) (N=220) (N=75) (N=74) ≥35% SVR 19.1% 4.7% 15% 22% 2.8% P-value vs. BAT 0.0003 - 0.02 0.001 - Platelet Pacritinib BAT Count (all doses) (N=48) <50,000/µL (N=104) ≥35% SVR 23% 2% P-value vs. 0.0007 - BAT 14 Sources: Mesa R, et al., Lancet Oncology 2017; Mascarenhas J, et al., JAMA Oncology 2018; Mesa R, et al., ASH Abstract 2019.


 
Phase 3 TSS Efficacy Data Pacritinib shows clinical benefit with Modified TSS • Modified TSS assessment (excluding fatigue) used for the approval of ruxolitinib and fedratinib • In PERSIST-2, modified TSS assessment demonstrates statistically significant clinical benefit All Patients Pooled Pacritinib BAT Pacritinib 200mg BID (N=72) (all doses) (N=74) (N=149) ≥50% TSS 31% 35% 15% P-value vs. BAT 0.014 0.0075 - • Modified TSS assessment to be used in PACIFICA 15 Source: CTI Internal analyses


 
PAC203 Phase 2 Clinical Trial Pacritinib 200 mgBID Primary or secondary 150 patients myelofibrosis Pacritinib Evaluate safety and SVR at 12 and 24 100 mgBID Prior ruxolitinib 1:1:1 weeks therapy randomization Pacritinib 100 mgQD • Dose-ranging study • Advanced second-line patient population • Risk minimization measures implemented • Topline data presented at ASH 2019 • Dose selected for Phase 3 - 200 mg BID 16 SVR, ≥35% spleen volume reduction; Source: Gerds, et al., ASH 2019 Oral Presentation.


 
PAC203 Efficacy 17% SVR in Severely Thrombocytopenia Patients SVR Percent Change at Week 24 by Pacritinib Dose Baseline platelet count • Red <50,000/µL • Blue ≥50,000/µL % % Baseline from Change 100mg QD 100mg BID 200mg BID 17 Source: Gerds, et al., ASH 2019 Oral Presentation


 
Treatment-Emergent Adverse Events Consistent safety profile Adverse Event (%) 100mg QD 100mg BID 200mg BID (N=52) (N=55) (N=54) Diarrhea 19% 22% 30% Thrombocytopenia 21% 22% 41% Nausea 23% 20% 28% Fatigue 17% 24% 24% Abdominal pain 17% 11% 24% Pyrexia 15% 16% 13% Anemia 10% 11% 24% Peripheral edema 14% 9% 17% Decreased Appetite 12% 7% 19% 18 Sources: Gerds A, et al., ASH 2019 Oral Presentation.


 
PAC203 vs. PERSIST-2 Safety Profiles Beneficial Risk Minimization on PAC203 Hemorrhagic PAC203 PERSIST-2 PERSIST-2 Events (%) Pacritinib Pacritinib BAT 200mg BID 200mg BID (N=98) (N=54) (N=106) Grade 3 5.6 14.2 7.1 Grade 4 0 0 1.0 Grade 5 1.9 1.9 0 Cardiac PAC203 PERSIST-2 PERSIST-2 Events (%) Pacritinib Pacritinib BAT 200mg BID 200mg BID (N=98) (N=54) (N=106) Grade 3 3.7 4.7 5.1 Grade 4 0 1.9 2.0 Grade 5 0 0 4.1 19 Sources: Gerds A, et al., ASH 2019 Oral Presentation; Mascarenhas J, et al., JAMA Oncology 2018.


 
Financial and Corporate 20


 
Financial Overview Balance Sheet 9/30/19 12/31/18 Cash, Cash Equivalents $46.7 M $67.0 M and Short-term investments Debt $10.5 M $14.1 M Common Shares 58.0 M shares 58.0 M shares outstanding 21


 
Pacritinib Overview • Demonstrated clinical benefit in MF patients with severe thrombocytopenia • PACIFICA now enrolling MF patients with severe thrombocytopenia • Topline data expected 2H2021 • Potential for Accelerated Approval in 2022 22


 
Contact: Maeve Conneighton Argot Partners cti@argotpartners.com