New Data from Phase 1/2 Trial of Oral IDHIFA® (enasidenib) Demonstrate Durable Complete Responses in Patients with IDH2 Mutant Relapsed or Refractory AML
Inclusion of Phase 2 Expansion Data Demonstrates Overall Efficacy and Safety Profile Consistent with Previously Reported Data
In 214 R/R AML Patients Treated with Enasidenib at 100 mg Daily Dose in Phase 1/2 Trial, 20.1% Complete Response (CR) Rate with Median Duration of Response of 8.8 Months in Patients with a CR
“With data from an additional 105 patients and the first look at data from the Phase 2 expansion in R/R AML patients treated at the recommended Phase 2 starting dose of 100 mg once daily, these updated results underscore the consistency and durability of response for enasidenib as a potential first-in-class therapy for patients with relapsed or refractory AML and an IDH2 mutation,” said
The overall safety profile observed for enasidenib was consistent with previously reported data. The most common treatment-emergent AEs were nausea (48%), diarrhea (41%), fatigue (41%), decreased appetite (34%) and blood bilirubin increased (33%). For all patients in the study, 26.1 percent had treatment-related serious adverse events (SAEs), notably IDH differentiation syndrome (7%), leukocytosis (4%), tumor lysis syndrome (3%) and hyperbilirubinemia (2%).
Data from 214 of the R/R AML patients with an IDH2 mutation who were treated at the recommended Phase 2 starting dose of 100 mg daily demonstrated a 37 percent (79 of 214 patients) overall response rate, which was the primary endpoint of the study. Further, the complete response rate was 20.1 percent (43 of 214 patients). Median duration of response was 5.6 months [95% CI 4.6, 7.4] for all patients who responded and 8.8 months [95% CI 5.6, NR] for patients who achieved a CR. Median time to first response was 1.9 months (0.5-11.1) and median time to CR was 3.7 months (0.7-11.2). At the time of the data cut-off, median overall survival (OS) as observed in the study was 8.3 months [95% CI 7.5,9.4]. Additional results including qualitative improvement in response over time, improvement in hematological parameters over time, OS for patients achieving a CR and transfusion independence were also reported.
“Enasidenib’s unique profile as a targeted differentiation agent distinguishes it in a field that has seen few new medicines in decades,” said
Enasidenib continues to be studied in the following ongoing clinical trials:
- Phase III IDHENTIFY study evaluating the efficacy and safety of enasidenib versus conventional care regimens in older patients with R/R AML with an IDH2 mutation (NCT02577406)
- Phase 1b study of either enasidenib or ivosidenib in combination with standard induction and consolidation chemotherapy in newly diagnosed AML (NCT02632708)
- Phase 1/2 study of either enasidenib or ivosidenib in combination with azacitidine in newly diagnosed AML (NCT02677922)
The New Drug Application (NDA) for IDHIFA® is currently under Priority Review with the
Ivosidenib (AG-120, wholly owned by Agios) is an investigational, oral, targeted inhibitor of the mutant IDH1 enzyme.
Study AG221-C-001 includes three parts: a Phase 1 dose escalation, a part 1 (Phase 1) expansion and a Phase 2 expansion.
The Phase 1 dose escalation study was designed to determine the maximum tolerated dose and recommended Phase 2 dose, and to evaluate efficacy and safety of enasidenib (AG-221/CC-90007) in subjects with advanced hematologic malignancies with an IDH2 mutation. The Part 1 expansion further evaluated the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of enasidenib in subjects with R/R AML, untreated AML, myelodysplastic syndrome or other advanced hematologic malignancies with an IDH2 mutation. Based on the clinical activity observed in R/R AML subjects, the Phase 2 expansion was designed to assess efficacy of enasidenib at recommended 100 mg daily dose and to further evaluate safety in subjects with R/R AML and with IDH2 mutation. The study was not designed or statistically powered to reach a conclusion on OS. A phase 3 randomized controlled trial with OS as a primary endpoint has been initiated.
About Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
AML, a cancer of blood and bone marrow characterized by rapid disease progression, is the most common acute leukemia affecting adults. Undifferentiated blast cells proliferate in the bone marrow rather than mature into normal blood cells. AML incidence significantly increases with age, and according to the
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About Agios/Celgene Collaboration
IDHIFA® (enasidenib) and AG-881 are part of Agios' global strategic collaboration with
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