ImmunoGen Presents Additional Analyses Evaluating Mirvetuximab Soravtansine in Ovarian Cancer at ESMO
Patient-Reported Outcomes with Mirvetuximab Versus Chemotherapy in FORWARD I Study Reinforces Differentiated Tolerability Profile
"The data presented at ESMO continue to support mirvetuximab's potential to displace single-agent chemotherapy in FRα-positive ovarian cancer and will serve as a guide as we seek to advance the broader development program," said
ANALYSES OF PATIENT-REPORTED OUTCOMES WITH MIRVETUXIMAB SORAVTANSINE VERSUS STANDARD CHEMOTHERAPY IN THE RANDOMIZED PHASE 3 FORWARD I STUDY IN OVARIAN CANCER (GOG 3011)
The Phase 3 FORWARD I trial enrolled 366 patients who were randomized 2:1 to receive either mirvetuximab or the physician's choice of single-agent chemotherapy (pegylated liposomal doxorubicin, topotecan, or weekly paclitaxel). Eligible patients were diagnosed with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer that expresses medium or high levels of FRα and were treated with up to three prior regimens. The primary endpoint was progression-free survival (PFS), which was assessed in the entire study population and in the subset of patients with high FRα expression. Patients completed PRO assessments during screening, on day 1 of cycle 1, every 9 weeks thereafter (±1 week) until disease progression, and at the end of treatment visit.
- In the intent-to-treat (ITT) population, a statistically significant improvement in the number of patients achieving a 15-point improvement in gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms was observed at week 8/9 in patients treated with mirvetuximab versus chemotherapy (31.7% vs 14.0% P = 0.0162).
- The likelihood of GI symptom deterioration was 70% lower with mirvetuximab in the ITT population compared with chemotherapy (95% CI, 0.15–0.60; P=0.0007).
- In the FRα-high population, the likelihood of GI symptom deterioration was 80% lower with mirvetuximab compared with chemotherapy (95% CI, 0.10–0.54; P=0.0007).
- In both the ITT and FRα-high patient populations, improvements were seen with mirvetuximab compared with chemotherapy across multiple side effects, including sexuality, hair loss, pain severity, body image, and general improvement in ovarian cancer–specific symptoms.
- In both the ITT and FRα-high patient populations, there were statistically significant benefits in physical functioning for mirvetuximab over chemotherapy.
"An unmet need remains for safe, effective, and well-tolerated therapeutic options for patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, despite treatment advancements seen in this setting," said
EXPOSURE RESPONSE ANALYSIS FOR EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF MIRVETUXIMAB SORAVTANSINE IN PATIENTS WITH FOLATE RECEPTOR ΑLPHA-POSITIVE CANCER
An ER analysis was conducted across three studies - the Phase 1 IMGN853-0401 trial, the Phase 3 FORWARD I trial, and the Phase 3 SORAYA trial - to understand the relationship between exposure to single-agent mirvetuximab and the efficacy and safety responses observed in patients with FRα-positive tumors.
- Both efficacy, in terms of objective response rate (ORR) and PFS, and ocular adverse events (AEs) were higher with increased exposure to mirvetuximab.
- These data highlight the importance of adherence to recommended mirvetuximab dosing guidelines in clinical practice.
POPULATION PHARMACOKINETIC ANALYSIS OF MIRVETUXIMAB SORAVTANSINE IN PATIENTS WITH FOLATE RECEPTOR ALPHA-POSITIVE CANCER
A PK analysis, taking into account patient demographics and clinical characteristics, was conducted across three studies - IMGN853-0401, FORWARD I, and SORAYA - to understand the efficacy and safety of mirvetuximab in patients with FRα-positive tumors.
- Dosing adjustments do not appear to be necessary for patients with mild or moderate renal impairment or mild hepatic impairment.
- The analyses support the final recommended dose of 6 mg/kg based on adjusted ideal body weight (AIBW) every 3 weeks with balanced efficacy and safety.
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Mirvetuximab soravtansine (IMGN853) is a first-in-class ADC comprising a folate receptor alpha-binding antibody, cleavable linker, and the maytansinoid payload DM4, a potent tubulin-targeting agent, to kill the targeted cancer cells.
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