Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has validated its marketing authorization application for the next-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) repotrectinib as a treatment for ROS1 TKI-naïve and -pretreated adult patients with ROS1-positive locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and TKI-naïve and -pretreated adult and pediatric patients 12 years and older with NTRK-positive locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors. The application was based on results from the registrational Phase 1/2 TRIDENT-1 trial (adult patients with ROS1-positiveNSCLCor NTRK-positivesolid tumors) and CARE study (pediatric patients with NTRK-positivesolid tumors). Validation of the application confirms the submission is complete and begins the EMA’s centralized review procedure.
“While there are existing TKIs for the treatment of ROS1-positive non-small cell lung cancer and NTRK-positive solid tumors, there is still an undeniable need for new options that may offer patients more durable responses, including those with metastatic disease to the brain, and may address the issue of treatment resistance for patients with these aggressive and rare tumors,” said Joseph Fiore, executive director, global program lead, repotrectinib, Bristol Myers Squibb. “The clinical trial results with repotrectinib highlight the potential for this next-generation therapy to become a best-in-class option for patients with tumors harboring ROS1 fusions and a new option for those with NTRK-fusion positive tumors, two groups who each continue to face a high unmet medical need. Today’s validation by the European Medicines Agency brings us another step closer to our goal of making this new targeted therapy available to patients in Europe.”
In the TRIDENT-1 and CARE trials, repotrectinib demonstrated clinically meaningful response rates in patients across ROS1-positive NSCLC and NTRK-positive solid tumor cohorts. Durability of response was robust and intracranial responses were observed in both settings, as well as in patients whose tumors harbor common resistance mutations. The safety profile of repotrectinib was well characterized and generally manageable with routine standard-of-care treatments. The study remains ongoing to assess long-term outcomes and additional endpoints across patient populations with ROS1-positive locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC and NTRK-positive locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors.
Additionally, in November 2023 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Augtyro™ (repotrectinib) for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic ROS1-positive NSCLC.
Bristol Myers Squibb thanks the patients and investigators involved with the TRIDENT-1 and CARE clinical trials.
Turning Point Therapeutics is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. As of August 2022, Bristol Myers Squibb acquired the company, including its asset repotrectinib.