Phase 1 study of telisotuzumab vedotin in Japanese patients with advanced solid tumors
Yutaka Fujiwara, Hirotsugu Kenmotsu, Noboru Yamamoto, Toshio Shimizu, Kan Yonemori, Christopher Ocampo, Apurvasena Parikh, Sumiko Okubo, Kazuteru Fukasawa, Haruyasu Murakami
Telisotuzumab vedotin (formerly ABBV-399) is an antibody-drug conjugate targeting c-Met-overexpressing tumor cells, irrespective of MET gene amplification status. Safety, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary efficacy of telisotuzumab vedotin were evaluated outside of Japan. This phase 1 open-label study evaluated the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary antitumor activity of telisotuzumab vedotin in Japanese patients with advanced solid tumors. Telisotuzumab vedotin was
... red intravenously at either 2.4 mg/kg (n = 3) or 2.7 mg/kg (n = 6) every 3 weeks, following a 3 + 3 design. Maximum tolerated dose was not reached on the basis of the study design; no dose-limiting toxicity events were observed. The most common treatment-emergent adverse events related to telisotuzumab vedotin were peripheral sensory neuropathy (44%), and nausea, decreased appetite, and decreased white blood cell count (33% each). Most frequent grade ≥3 treatment-emergent adverse events, irrespective of relationship to telisotuzumab vedotin, were decreased neutrophil count and hypoalbuminemia, reported in two patients (22%) each. Systemic exposure of telisotuzumab vedotin at both dose levels was approximately dose proportional. Pharmacokinetic profile in Japanese patients was similar to that previously reported in non-Japanese patients. Two (22%) patients achieved a partial response, six (67%) had stable disease, one (11%) had progressive disease. Overall disease control rate was 89% (eight of nine patients; 95% confidence interval: 51.8%-99.7%]). Median progression-free survival was 7.1 months (95% confidence interval: 1.2-10.4). In conclusion, telisotuzumab vedotin demonstrated a manageable safety profile, with antitumor activity in Japanese patients with advanced solid tumors; the recommended phase 2 dose was confirmed as 2.7 mg/kg every 3 weeks. ClinicalTrials.gov registration number: NCT03311477.