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FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Umbralisib for the Treatment of Marginal Zone Lymphoma and Follicular Lymphoma


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On February 5, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to umbralisib (Ukoniq), a kinase inhibitor including PI3K-delta and CK1-epsilon, for the following indications:

  • Adult patients with relapsed or refractory marginal zone lymphoma who have received at least one prior anti-CD20–based regimen
  • Adult patients with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma who have received at least three prior lines of systemic therapy.

UTX-TGR-205

Approval was based on two single-arm cohorts of an open-label, multicenter, multicohort trial, UTX-TGR-205. They included 69 patients with marginal zone lymphoma who received at least one prior therapy, including an anti–CD20-containing regimen, and in 117 patients with follicular lymphoma after at least two prior systemic therapies.

Patients received umbralisib at 800 mg orally once daily until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Efficacy was based on overall response and duration of response using modified 2007 International Working Group criteria assessed by an independent review committee.

For patients with marginal zone lymphoma, the overall response rate was 49% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 37.0%–61.6%), with 16% achieving complete responses. Median duration of response was not reached (95% CI = 9.3–not evaluable) in these patients.

For patients with follicular lymphoma, the overall response rate was 43% (95% CI = 33.6%–52.2%) with 3% achieving complete responses. Median duration of response was 11.1 months (8.3–16.4).

The most common (> 15%) adverse reactions, including laboratory abnormalities, were increased creatinine, diarrhea-colitis, fatigue, nausea, neutropenia, transaminase elevation, musculoskeletal pain, anemia, thrombocytopenia, upper respiratory tract infection, vomiting, abdominal pain, decreased appetite, and rash. Serious adverse reactions occurred in 18% of patients, most often from diarrhea-colitis and infection. Diarrhea-colitis and transaminase elevation were the most common reasons for dose modifications.

The prescribing information provides warnings and precautions for adverse reactions including infections, neutropenia, diarrhea and noninfectious colitis, hepatotoxicity, and severe cutaneous reactions.

The recommended umbralisib dose is 800 mg taken orally once daily with food until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

 

The content in this post has not been reviewed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) and does not necessarily reflect the ideas and opinions of ASCO®.
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