BOSTON, June 7, 2021 – Servier, a growing leader in oncology committed to bringing the promise of tomorrow to the patients we serve, today presented updated data from an ongoing perioperative study confirming robust biomarker suppression and reduced tumor cell proliferation with treatment of single-agent vorasidenib and TIBSOVO (ivosidenib tablets) in low-grade glioma with an IDH1 mutation. The data were featured in an oral presentation at the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, which is being held virtually.
IDH mutations occur in approximately 80% of low-grade gliomas, promoting tumorigenesis through increased levels of the oncometabolite D-2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG). Data from the ongoing perioperative study found that treatment with vorasidenib 50 mg and TIBSOVO 500 mg resulted in mean percent reduction in 2-HG (95% CI) of 92.6% (76.1, 97.6) and 91.1% (72.0, 97.0), respectively, relative to untreated samples in patients with low-grade glioma.
“The updated data demonstrate that robust 2-HG suppression by vorasidenib and TIBSOVO resulted in positive changes in both the tumor cells and the tumor immune microenvironment,” said Ingo Mellinghoff, M.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, an investigator for the study. “These findings underscore that the mutant IDH enzyme plays an active role in the growth of low-grade gliomas and that IDH inhibition may play a significant role in the future treatment of these tumors.”
The study data demonstrated that short-term treatment with vorasidenib and TIBSOVO reduced tumor cell proliferation, altered the epigenetic state, and promoted the expression of genes associated with cellular differentiation. Additionally, the data showed that treatment with vorasidenib and TIBSOVO activated interferon signaling and increased T-cell infiltration.
“These early results further support the role of IDH inhibition in treating patients with hard-to-treat cancers, including IDH mutant low-grade glioma,” said Susan Pandya, M.D., Vice President, Clinical Development, Head of Cancer Metabolism Global Development, Servier Pharmaceuticals. “These data build on evidence that vorasidenib demonstrates anti-tumor activity through 2-HG suppression and we look forward to confirming the clinical benefit of vorasidenib in patients with IDH mutant low-grade gliomas in the global Phase 3 INDIGO study.”
TIBSOVO (ivosidenib tablets) is currently approved in the U.S. as monotherapy for the treatment of adults with IDH1-mutant relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and for adults with newly diagnosed IDH1-mutant AML who are ≥75 years old or who have comorbidities that preclude the use of intensive induction chemotherapy.
Vorasidenib, an investigational, oral, brain-penetrant dual inhibitor of mutant IDH1 and IDH2 enzymes, is currently being evaluated in the registration-enabling Phase 3 INDIGO study as a potential treatment for patients with residual or recurrent grade 2 glioma.
Perioperative Study of Vorasidenib and TIBSOVO
Vorasidenib and TIBSOVO are being evaluated as a single agent in an ongoing perioperative study in IDH1-mutant Grade 2/3 glioma. The primary endpoint is 2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG) concentration in tumors resected following presurgical treatment with vorasidenib and TIBSOVO compared with untreated control tumors. Patients were randomized to 500 mg TIBSOVO once daily, 50 mg vorasidenib once daily or the control arm in cohort 1; and 250 mg TIBSOVO twice daily or 10 mg vorasidenib once daily in cohort 2. Patients were treated for four weeks prior to surgery and had the option to continue postoperative treatment until disease progression.
Glioma presents in varying degrees of tumor aggressiveness, ranging from slower growing (low-grade glioma) to rapidly progressing (high-grade glioma-Glioblastoma Multiforme). Tumor enhancement is an imaging characteristic assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and enhancing tumors are more likely to be high-grade.
Common symptoms of glioma include seizures, memory disturbance, sensory impairment and neurologic deficits. The long-term prognosis is poor, and regardless of treatment, the majority of patients with low-grade gliomas will have recurrent disease that will progress over time. Approximately 11,000 low-grade glioma patients are diagnosed annually in the U.S. and EU and somatic mutations in IDH1 and IDH2 occur in approximately 80% of low-grade gliomas.
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About TIBSOVO® (ivosidenib tablets)
TIBSOVO® is indicated for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with a susceptible isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 (IDH1) mutation as detected by an FDA-approved test in:
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, 25% (7/28) of patients with newly diagnosed AML and 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 7 patients with newly diagnosed AML who experienced differentiation syndrome, 6 (86%) patients recovered. Of the 34 patients with relapsed or refractory AML who experienced differentiation syndrome, 27 (79%) patients 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, or 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 AML 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.
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.
Because 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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