Karyopharm Reports New and Updated XPOVIO® (Selinexor) Data in Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma at the American Society of Hematology 2019 Annual Meeting
-- All Oral Regimen of Once Weekly Selinexor in Combination with Daily Pomalyst® and Low Dose Dexamethasone Demonstrates 56% Overall Response Rate in Pomalyst®-Naïve and Revlimid®-Relapsed or -Refractory Myeloma with Progression-Free Survival of 12.2 Months --
-- Selinexor and Low Dose Dexamethasone Either Alone or in Combination with Velcade® or Kyprolis® Results in Responses in Six of Seven Patients Whose Myeloma Has Progressed Following Experimental CAR-T Therapy --
“We continue to be pleased with the efficacy and safety observed in the all oral selinexor plus Pomalyst arm of the Phase 1b/2 STOMP study, where patients with Pomalyst-naïve and Revlimid® (lenalidomide)-relapsed or -refractory myeloma achieved a 56% overall response rate (ORR) and a 12-month progression free survival (PFS),” said
Updated Data from Phase 1b/2 STOMP Study Evaluating Selinexor in Combination with Pomalyst and Low-dose Dexamethasone (SPd)
In this arm of the Phase 1b/2 STOMP study, oral selinexor is being evaluated in combination with Pomalyst (3 or 4mg orally, once daily) and low dose dexamethasone (orally, 40mg once weekly or 20mg twice weekly) in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who received at least three prior lines of therapy, including a proteasome inhibitor (PI) and an immunomodulatory drug (IMiD), or patients with myeloma refractory to both a PI and an IMiD. The following table is a summary of the efficacy results:
|Best Responses1 in Evaluable SPd Patients as of 1-Oct-20192|
|Prior Therapy Status||N3||ORR||VGPR4||PR||Median PFS|
|Pomalyst-naïve and Revlimid refractory or relapsed||32||18 (56%)||6 (19%)||12 (38%)||12.2 months|
|Pomalyst Treated and Revlimid refractory||14||5 (36%)||1 (7%)||4 (29%)||5.6 months|
Key: ORR=Overall Response Rate (VGPR+PR); VGPR=Very Good Partial Response; PR=Partial Response
1 Responses were adjudicated according to the
2 Based on interim unaudited data
3 Five patients not evaluable for response: one death unrelated to myeloma, one non-compliance with study procedures, one withdrawal of consent before disease follow up, one death related to progressive disease (PD), one PD before C2D1
4 One unconfirmed VGPR
Among the patients evaluated for safety as of the data cutoff date, the most common treatment-related adverse events (AEs) were cytopenias, along with gastrointestinal and constitutional symptoms; most were manageable with dose modifications and/or standard supportive care. The most common non-hematologic treatment-related AEs were nausea (52%), fatigue (52%) and weight loss (39%). As expected, the most common treatment-related Grade 3 and 4 AEs were neutropenia (58%), thrombocytopenia (27%) and anemia (27%).
Based on these Phase 2 results, a Phase 3 study investigating the SPd combination is planned.
In parallel with the ongoing Phase 1b/2 STOMP study, Karyopharm is conducting the pivotal, randomized Phase 3 BOSTON study evaluating once-weekly selinexor in combination with the PI Velcade and dexamethasone (SVd) for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have had one to three prior lines of therapy. Enrollment in the
New Data from Study Evaluating Selinexor in Patients with Multiple Myeloma Following CAR-T Therapy
In this study, seven patients were identified from selinexor myeloma trials who had received an active dose of CAR-T cell therapy (>108 CAR-positive cells targeting B-cell maturation antigen) as treatment for their multiple myeloma prior to being enrolled in a trial using a selinexor-containing regimen. One patient was treated with selinexor (starting at 80 mg twice-weekly) and dexamethasone (20 mg twice weekly), one patient was treated with the regimen currently being investigated in the ongoing Phase 3 BOSTON study, a combination of selinexor (100 mg once-weekly), Velcade (1.3 mg/m2 once-weekly for 4 of 5 weeks) and dexamethasone (40 mg once-weekly), and five patients were treated with a combination of selinexor (100 mg once-weekly), Kyprolis (20/56 mg/m2 or 20/70 mg/m2) and dexamethasone (40 mg once weekly or 20 mg twice weekly). Patients had a median of ten prior therapeutic regimens (range: 5-15), all had high-risk cytogenetics, and six of the seven had rapidly progressing disease as indicated by the percent increase in paraprotein (17-91%) between screening and Cycle 1 Day 1 (range: 7-22 days).
The following table is a summary of the efficacy results:
|Best Responses1 in Evaluable Patients2|
|All patients||7||6 (86%)||1 (14%)||3 (43%)||2 (29%)|
Key: ORR=Overall Response Rate (CR+VGPR+PR); sCR=Stringent Complete Response
1 Responses were adjudicated according to the
2 Based on interim unaudited data
Of the six patients who responded (≥PR), the duration of response ranged from 1.4 months to 7.4 months, with two patients still on therapy and responding. Adverse events were consistent with what has previously been reported with selinexor-containing regimens in heavily-pretreated patients with multiple myeloma and included nausea, fatigue, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, and anemia.
These preliminary data suggest that selinexor-dexamethasone alone or in combination with Velcade or Kyprolis may offer a therapeutic option for patients who have exhausted other available treatments, have rapidly progressing disease, and who have progressed after CAR-T therapy.
Details for these two ASH 2019 presentations are as follows:
Title: Selinexor, Pomalidomide, and Dexamethasone (SPd) in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Abstract #: 141
Session: 653. Myeloma: Therapy, excluding Transplantation: New Approaches in the Treatment of Relapsed/Refractory Plasma Cell Discrasias
Date and Time:
Poster Presentation – Company-Sponsored Studies
Title: Selinexor-Containing Regimens for the Treatment of Patients with Multiple Myeloma Refractory to Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell (CAR-T) Therapy
Abstract #: 1854
Session: 653. Myeloma: Therapy, excluding Transplantation: Poster I
Date and Time:
PDF copies of these presentations will be available here following conclusion of the presentations at the meeting.
About XPOVIO® (selinexor)
XPOVIO is a first-in-class, oral Selective Inhibitor of Nuclear Export (SINE) compound. XPOVIO functions by selectively binding to and inhibiting the nuclear export protein exportin 1 (XPO1, also called CRM1). XPOVIO blocks the nuclear export of tumor suppressor, growth regulatory and anti-inflammatory proteins, leading to accumulation of these proteins in the nucleus and enhancing their anti-cancer activity in the cell. The forced nuclear retention of these proteins can counteract a multitude of the oncogenic pathways that, unchecked, allow cancer cells with severe DNA damage to continue to grow and divide in an unrestrained fashion. In addition to receiving accelerated
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
XPOVIO can cause thrombocytopenia, leading to potentially fatal hemorrhage. Thrombocytopenia was reported as an adverse reaction in 74% of patients, and severe (Grade 3-4) thrombocytopenia occurred in 61% of patients treated with XPOVIO. The median time to onset of the first event was 22 days. Bleeding occurred in 23% of patients with thrombocytopenia, clinically significant bleeding occurred in 5% of patients with thrombocytopenia and fatal hemorrhage occurred in <1% of patients.
Monitor platelet counts at baseline, during treatment, and as clinically indicated. Monitor more frequently during the first two months of treatment. Institute platelet transfusion and/or other treatments as clinically indicated. Monitor patients for signs and symptoms of bleeding and evaluate promptly. Interrupt and/or reduce dose, or permanently discontinue based on severity of adverse reaction.
XPOVIO can cause neutropenia, potentially increasing the risk of infection. Neutropenia was reported as an adverse reaction in 34% of patients, and severe (Grade 3-4) neutropenia occurred in 21% of patients treated with XPOVIO. The median time to onset of the first event was 25 days. Febrile neutropenia was reported in 3% of patients.
Obtain neutrophil counts at baseline, during treatment, and as clinically indicated. Monitor more frequently during the first two months of treatment. Monitor patients for signs and symptoms of concomitant infection and evaluate promptly. Consider supportive measures including antimicrobials for signs of infection and use of growth factors (e.g., G-CSF). Interrupt and/or reduce dose, or permanently discontinue based on severity of adverse reaction.
Gastrointestinal toxicities occurred in patients treated with XPOVIO.
Nausea was reported as an adverse reaction in 72% of patients, and Grade 3 nausea occurred in 9% of patients treated with XPOVIO. The median time to onset of the first nausea event was 3 days.
Vomiting was reported in 41% of patients, and Grade 3 vomiting occurred in 4% of patients treated with XPOVIO. The median time to onset of the first vomiting event was 5 days.
Provide prophylactic 5-HT3 antagonists and/or other anti-nausea agents, prior to and during treatment with XPOVIO. Manage nausea/vomiting by dose interruption, reduction, and/or discontinuation. Administer intravenous fluids and replace electrolytes to prevent dehydration in patients at risk. Use additional anti-nausea medications as clinically indicated.
Diarrhea was reported as an adverse reaction in 44% of patients, and Grade 3 diarrhea occurred in 6% of patients treated with XPOVIO. The median time to onset of diarrhea was 15 days.
Manage diarrhea by dose modifications and/or standard anti-diarrheal agents; administer intravenous fluids to prevent dehydration in patients at risk.
Anorexia was reported as an adverse reaction in 53% of patients, and Grade 3 anorexia occurred in 5% of patients treated with XPOVIO. The median time to onset of anorexia was 8 days.
Weight loss was reported as an adverse reaction in 47% of patients, and Grade 3 weight loss occurred in 1% of patients treated with XPOVIO. The median time to onset of weight loss was 15 days.
Monitor patient weight at baseline, during treatment, and as clinically indicated. Monitor more frequently during the first two months of treatment. Manage anorexia and weight loss with dose modifications, appetite stimulants, and nutritional support.
XPOVIO can cause hyponatremia; 39% of patients treated with XPOVIO experienced hyponatremia, 22% of patients experienced Grade 3 or 4 hyponatremia. The median time to onset of the first event was 8 days.
Monitor sodium level at baseline, during treatment, and as clinically indicated. Monitor more frequently during the first two months of treatment. Correct sodium levels for concurrent hyperglycemia (serum glucose >150 mg/dL) and high serum paraprotein levels. Treat hyponatremia per clinical guidelines (intravenous saline and/or salt tablets), including dietary review. Interrupt and/or reduce dose, or permanently discontinue based on severity of adverse reaction.
In patients receiving XPOVIO, 52% of patients experienced any grade of infection. Upper respiratory tract infection of any grade occurred in 21%, pneumonia in 13%, and sepsis in 6% of patients. Grade ≥3 infections were reported in 25% of patients, and deaths resulting from an infection occurred in 4% of patients. The most commonly reported Grade ≥3 infections were pneumonia in 9% of patients, followed by sepsis in 6%. The median time to onset was 54 days for pneumonia and 42 days for sepsis. Most infections were not associated with neutropenia and were caused by non-opportunistic organisms.
Neurological toxicities occurred in patients treated with XPOVIO.
Neurological adverse reactions including dizziness, syncope, depressed level of consciousness, and mental status changes (including delirium and confusional state) occurred in 30% of patients, and severe events (Grade 3-4) occurred in 9% of patients treated with XPOVIO. Median time to the first event was 15 days.
Optimize hydration status, hemoglobin level, and concomitant medications to avoid exacerbating dizziness or mental status changes.
Based on data from animal studies and its mechanism of action, XPOVIO can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Selinexor administration to pregnant animals during organogenesis resulted in structural abnormalities and alterations to growth at exposures below those occurring clinically at the recommended dose.
Advise pregnant women of the potential risk to a fetus. Advise females of reproductive potential and males with a female partner of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment with XPOVIO and for 1 week after the last dose.
The most common adverse reactions (incidence ≥20%) are thrombocytopenia, fatigue, nausea, anemia, decreased appetite, decreased weight, diarrhea, vomiting, hyponatremia, neutropenia, leukopenia, constipation, dyspnea, and upper respiratory tract infection.
The treatment discontinuation rate due to adverse reactions was 27%; 53% of patients had a reduction in the XPOVIO dose, and 65.3% had the dose of XPOVIO interrupted. The most frequent adverse reactions requiring permanent discontinuation in 4% or greater of patients who received XPOVIO included fatigue, nausea, and thrombocytopenia. The rate of fatal adverse reactions was 8.9%.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include those regarding Karyopharm’s expectations relating to XPOVIO for the treatment of patients with heavily pretreated multiple myeloma, commercialization of XPOVIO or any of its drug candidates, submissions to, and the review and potential approval of selinexor by, regulatory authorities, including the anticipated availability of data to support such submissions, timing of such submissions and actions by regulatory authorities and the potential availability of accelerated approval pathways, and the therapeutic potential of and potential clinical development plans for Karyopharm's drug candidates, especially selinexor. Such statements are subject to numerous important factors, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Karyopharm's control, that may cause actual events or results to differ materially from Karyopharm's current expectations. For example, there can be no guarantee that Karyopharm will successfully commercialize XPOVIO; that regulators will agree that selinexor qualifies for conditional approval in the E.U. as a result of data from the STORM study or confirmatory approval in the U.S. or EU based on the
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