Agios Presents Updated Data from the Ivosidenib Phase 1 Dose-Escalation and Expansion Trial in IDH1 Mutant Positive Patients with Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Ineligible for Standard Treatment and Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
– Single Agent Ivosidenib Demonstrated CR+CRh Rate of 42.4% and Overall Response Rate (ORR) of 57.6% in Newly Diagnosed AML Patients Ineligible for Standard Treatment –
– Supplemental New Drug Application for Single Agent TIBSOVO® (ivosidenib) in Newly Diagnosed IDH1m AML Patients Not Eligible for Standard Treatment On Track for Submission by the End of
“Ivosidenib induced deep, durable remissions in newly diagnosed AML patients who are older, have high rates of secondary AML and prior hypomethylating agent exposure,” said
“We believe these data are encouraging and represent compelling evidence for the potential of single agent ivosidenib as a new treatment option for newly diagnosed AML patients who are ineligible for standard therapies,” said
Untreated AML Data Presentation
As of the
- Among the untreated AML patients, 20.6% had de novo AML and 79.4% had secondary AML (sAML).
- The median age for these patients was 76.5 years (64-87) and 41.2% had received a prior hypomethylating agent.
- The median treatment duration for the untreated AML patients was 4.3 months (0.3-35.1).
As of the data cut-off, a safety analysis conducted for the 34 untreated AML patients showed that ivosidenib demonstrates a safety profile that is consistent with previously reported data for all 258 patients. The most common adverse events (AEs) of any grade >25% regardless of causality were diarrhea (52.9%), fatigue (44.1%), nausea (38.2%), decreased appetite (32.4%), leukocytosis (26.5%), anemia (26.5%) and edema peripheral (26.5%). Adverse events of interest were the following:
- 8.8% reported Grade ≥3 ECG QT prolongation. Ivosidenib was dose reduced in two patients and held in four patients (for any grade of ECG QT prolongation).
- 17.6% reported IDH-differentiation syndrome (IDH-DS) of any grade, which was managed with corticosteroids and diuretics. Three patients had their dose temporarily held, and no patients required dose reductions.
- 3% reported Grade ≥3 leukocytosis.
- No AEs of interest lead to any permanent treatment discontinuations or deaths.
Data from 33 untreated AML patients with an IDH1 mutation confirmed by the Abbott RealTime IDH1 assay demonstrated an overall response rate (ORR) of 57.6% (19 of 33 patients) [95% CI 39.2, 74.5] and a combined complete remission (CR) and CR with partial hematologic recovery (CRh) rate of 42.4% [95% CI 25.5, 60.8] which is the primary endpoint of the study.
- The CR rate was 30.3% (10 of 33 patients) [95% CI 15.6, 48.7] and the CRh rate was 12.1% (4 of 33 patients) [95% CI 3.4, 28.2]. CRh is defined as <5% of blasts in the bone marrow, no evidence of disease and partial recovery of peripheral blood counts (ANC >500/microliter and platelets >50,000/microliter).
- Median time to first response was 1.9 months (range 0.9, 3.6) for all patients who responded and median time to CR/CRh was 2.8 months (range 1.9, 12.9).
- Median durations of CR, CR+CRh, and ORR were not estimable (lower bound of 95% CI 4.2, 6.5 and 6.5 months, respectively); the estimated 12-month durations of response were 77.8%, 66.7% and 59.5%, respectively.
- Transfusion independence, defined as an absence of transfusions for at least 56 consecutive days on treatment, was observed across all response categories.
- Of the patients who achieved a CR or CRh and were transfusion dependent at baseline, all became independent of platelet and
RBCtransfusions during any 56-day post baseline period.
- Achievement of transfusion independence was also seen among some non-CR/CRh responders and non-responders.
- Of the patients who achieved a CR or CRh and were transfusion dependent at baseline, all became independent of platelet and
- IDH1 mutation clearance, defined as a reduction in mIDH1 variant allele frequency to below the limit of detection of 0.02–0.04% (2-4 x10-4), was observed in 64% (9/14) of patients with untreated AML who achieved CR or CRh, including 50% (5/10) of patients with CR and 100% (4/4) of patients with CRh.
MDS Data Presentation
Updated safety and efficacy data based on
- The most common AEs of any grade occurring in ≥20% of patients were back pain and fatigue (n=4, 33.3% each) and anemia, decreased appetite, diarrhea, dyspnea, hypokalemia, pruritus, and rash (n=3, 25% each). Most AEs were grade 1–2 and reported as unrelated to treatment. No AEs led to permanent discontinuation of treatment.
- Grade 2 IDH differentiation syndrome (IDH-DS) was observed in 1 of 12 patients.
- Of the 12 patients with MDS, five achieved CR (41.7%) [95% CI (15.2%, 72.3%)], one achieved a partial response (PR) (8.3%) and five achieved marrow CR (mCR) (41.7%), resulting in an ORR of 91.7% [95% CI (61.5%, 99.8%)].
- The median durations of CR was not estimable at the time of the data cutoff; the median duration of response was 21.4 months with 95% CI [2.3, NE]. The percentages of patients who remained in CR and response at 12 months were 60.0% and 61.4%, respectively.
- Among the five patients who were transfusion dependent at baseline, four became transfusion independent for at least 56 days on treatment.
TIBSOVO® (ivosidenib) is not approved for the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed AML or MDS by any regulatory authority.
About TIBSOVO® (ivosidenib)
TIBSOVO® (ivosidenib) is an isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 (IDH1) inhibitor indicated for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with a susceptible IDH1 mutation as detected by an
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
|WARNING: DIFFERENTIATION SYNDROME
Patients treated with TIBSOVO have experienced symptoms of differentiation syndrome, which can be fatal if not treated. Symptoms may include fever, dyspnea, hypoxia, pulmonary infiltrates, pleural or pericardial effusions, rapid weight gain or peripheral edema, hypotension, and hepatic, renal, or multi-organ dysfunction. If differentiation syndrome is suspected, initiate corticosteroid therapy and hemodynamic monitoring until symptom resolution.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Differentiation Syndrome: See Boxed WARNING. In the clinical trial, 19% (34/179) of patients with relapsed or refractory AML treated with TIBSOVO experienced differentiation syndrome. Differentiation syndrome is associated with rapid proliferation and differentiation of myeloid cells and may be life-threatening or fatal if not treated. Symptoms of differentiation syndrome in patients treated with TIBSOVO included noninfectious leukocytosis, peripheral edema, pyrexia, dyspnea, pleural effusion, hypotension, hypoxia, pulmonary edema, pneumonitis, pericardial effusion, rash, fluid overload, tumor lysis syndrome, and creatinine increased. Of the 34 patients who experienced differentiation syndrome, 27 (79%) recovered after treatment or after dose interruption of TIBSOVO. Differentiation syndrome occurred as early as 1 day and up to 3 months after TIBSOVO initiation and has been observed with or without concomitant leukocytosis.
If differentiation syndrome is suspected, initiate dexamethasone 10 mg IV every 12 hours (or an equivalent dose of an alternative oral or IV corticosteroid) and hemodynamic monitoring until improvement. If concomitant noninfectious leukocytosis is observed, initiate treatment with hydroxyurea or leukapheresis, as clinically indicated. Taper corticosteroids and hydroxyurea after resolution of symptoms and administer corticosteroids for a minimum of 3 days. Symptoms of differentiation syndrome may recur with premature discontinuation of corticosteroid and/or hydroxyurea treatment. If severe signs and/or symptoms persist for more than 48 hours after initiation of corticosteroids, interrupt TIBSOVO until signs and symptoms are no longer severe.
QTc Interval Prolongation: Patients treated with TIBSOVO can develop QT (QTc) prolongation and ventricular arrhythmias. One patient developed ventricular fibrillation attributed to TIBSOVO. Concomitant use of TIBSOVO with drugs known to prolong the QTc interval (e.g., anti-arrhythmic medicines, fluoroquinolones, triazole anti-fungals, 5-HT3 receptor antagonists) and CYP3A4 inhibitors may increase the risk of QTc interval prolongation. Conduct monitoring of electrocardiograms (ECGs) and electrolytes. In patients with congenital long QTc syndrome, congestive heart failure, electrolyte abnormalities, or in those who are taking medications known to prolong the QTc interval, more frequent monitoring may be necessary.
Interrupt TIBSOVO if QTc increases to greater than 480 msec and less than 500 msec. Interrupt and reduce TIBSOVO if QTc increases to greater than 500 msec. Permanently discontinue TIBSOVO in patients who develop QTc interval prolongation with signs or symptoms of life-threatening arrhythmia.
Guillain-Barré Syndrome: Guillain-Barré syndrome occurred in <1% (2/258) of patients treated with TIBSOVO in the clinical study. Monitor patients taking TIBSOVO for onset of new signs or symptoms of motor and/or sensory neuropathy such as unilateral or bilateral weakness, sensory alterations, paresthesias, or difficulty breathing. Permanently discontinue TIBSOVO in patients who are diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome.
- The most common adverse reactions (≥20%) of any grade were fatigue (39%), leukocytosis (38%), arthralgia (36%), diarrhea (34%), dyspnea (33%), edema (32%), nausea (31%), mucositis (28%), electrocardiogram QT prolonged (26%), rash (26%), pyrexia (23%), cough (22%), and constipation (20%).
- The most frequently reported ≥Grade 3 adverse reactions (≥5%) were electrocardiogram QT prolonged (10%), dyspnea (9%), leukocytosis (8%), tumor lysis syndrome (6%), and differentiation syndrome (5%).
- Serious adverse reactions (≥5%) were differentiation syndrome (10%), leukocytosis (10%), and electrocardiogram QT prolonged (7%). There was one case of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML).
Strong or Moderate CYP3A4 Inhibitors: Reduce TIBSOVO dose with strong CYP3A4 inhibitors. Monitor patients for increased risk of QTc interval prolongation.
Strong CYP3A4 Inducers: Avoid concomitant use with TIBSOVO.
Sensitive CYP3A4 Substrates: Avoid concomitant use with TIBSOVO.
QTc Prolonging Drugs: Avoid concomitant use with TIBSOVO. If co-administration is unavoidable, monitor patients for increased risk of QTc interval prolongation.
Many drugs are excreted in human milk and because of the potential for adverse reactions in breastfed children, advise women not to breastfeed during treatment with TIBSOVO and for at least 1 month after the last dose.
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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 the median age of diagnosis is 68. The vast majority of patients do not respond to chemotherapy and progress to relapsed/refractory AML. The five-year survival rate for AML is approximately 27 percent. IDH1 mutations are present in about 6 to 10 percent of AML cases.
About Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
MDS comprises a diverse group of bone marrow disorders in which immature blood cells in the bone marrow do not mature or become healthy blood cells.
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