ImmunoGen Presents Updated Findings from CADENZA Trial of Pivekimab Sunirine in Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm at EHA 2023 Congress
Interim Analysis from Phase 2 Trial Demonstrates Compelling Anti-Tumor Activity in Patients with Frontline and Relapsed/Refractory BPDCN; No New Safety Signals Identified
Enrollment Continues in Frontline CADENZA Cohort; Top-Line Pivotal Data Expected in 2024
The CADENZA trial is enrolling frontline BPDCN patients, including those with de novo disease and those with a prior or concomitant hematologic malignancy (PCHM). As announced in
"BPDCN is a rare and aggressive blood cancer characterized by extremely low survival rates and limited treatment options that are often associated with significant toxicities," said
INTERIM ANALYSIS OF A REGISTRATION-ENABLING STUDY OF PIVEKIMAB SUNIRINE, A CD123-TARGETING ANTIBODY-DRUG CONJUGATE, IN PATIENTS WITH BLASTIC PLASMACYTOID DENDRITIC CELL NEOPLASM
Presentation ID: S139
Pivekimab is administered at 0.045 mg/kg on day 1 of a 21-day cycle as an outpatient infusion of approximately 30 minutes. As of the
In frontline-treated patients including those with de novo and PCHM, the objective response rate (ORR [CR, CRc, CRh, CRi, PR]) is 80% (24/30 patients) with a composite complete remission (CCR [CR, CRc, CRh, CRi]) rate of 73% (22/30 patients), and an additional patient achieving a CR post-transplant.
- Median duration of response (DOR) for all responders in frontline-treated patients was 12.7 months.
In R/R patients, the ORR was 33% (16/49 patients), with a CCR rate of 20% (10/49 patients), including those who previously failed intensive chemotherapy and/or transplant.
- Median DOR for all responders in R/R patients was 7.1 months.
- Pivekimab continues to exhibit manageable safety; no new safety signals were observed.
- The most common treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) (all grades [grade 3+ events]) occurring in 15% or more of patients were peripheral edema (46% [10%]), thrombocytopenia (27% [19%]), fatigue (25% [4%]),infusion-related reactions (25% [4%]), constipation (23% [0%]), nausea (22% [0%]) anemia (20% [8%]), headache (19% [4%]), neutropenia (18% [17%]), diarrhea (17% [0%]), hypokalemia (17% [3%]), dyspnea (15% [1%]), hyperglycemia (15% [6%]) and pyrexia (15% [1%]).
- No capillary leak syndrome or cytokine release syndrome are reported.
- Discontinuations due to pivekimab-related adverse events are 3%.
- 30-day mortality is 0% in frontline-treated patients and 4% (2 deaths due to disease progression) in R/R patients.
"We look forward to completing enrollment in CADENZA this year and are pleased with the interim data in frontline BPDCN, particularly the 73% CCR rate observed in this population, as well as the responses seen in those patients with more advanced R/R disease," said
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ABOUT PIVEKIMAB SUNIRINE
Pivekimab sunirine is a CD123-targeting ADC in clinical development for hematological malignancies, including blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and other CD123+ hematologic malignancies. Pivekimab is currently being evaluated as monotherapy for patients with BPDCN and in combination with Vidaza® (azacitidine) and Venclexta® (venetoclax) for patients with untreated and relapsed/refractory AML. Pivekimab uses one of ImmunoGen's novel indolinobenzodiazepine (IGN) payloads, which alkylate DNA and cause single strand breaks without crosslinking. IGNs are designed to have high potency against tumor cells, while demonstrating less toxicity to normal marrow progenitors than other DNA-targeting payloads. The
ABOUT BLASTIC PLASMACYTOID DENDRITIC CELL NEOPLASM (BPDCN)
BPDCN is a rare form of blood cancer that has features of both leukemia and lymphoma, with characteristic skin lesions, lymph node involvement, and frequent spread to the bone marrow. This aggressive cancer requires intense treatment often followed by stem cell transplant. Despite the approval of a CD123-targeting therapy, the unmet need remains high for patients, both in the frontline and in the relapsed/refractory setting.
ImmunoGen is developing the next generation of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) to improve outcomes for cancer patients. By generating targeted therapies with enhanced anti-tumor activity and favorable tolerability profiles, we aim to disrupt the progression of cancer and offer our patients more good days. We call this our commitment to TARGET A BETTER NOW™.
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