First Targeted Therapy for the KRAS G12C Mutation Recommended for Approval in the European Union
Positive Opinion Based on Clinical Results Demonstrating Durable Responses and a Favorable Benefit-Risk Profile With LUMYKRAS
KRAS G12C Mutation Shown to be Present in Approximately 13-15% of Patients in Europe With NSCLC,
Amgen (NASDAQ AMGN) moment blazoned the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) espoused a positive opinion recommending tentative marketing authorization of LUMYKRAS ® (sotorasib), known as LUMAKRAS ® in theU.S., for the treatment of grown-ups with advancednon-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with KRAS G12C mutation and who have progressed after at least one previous line of systemictherapy.However, LUMYKRAS will be the first targeted remedy available in the European Union (EU) for the KRAS G12C mutation, one of the most current biomarkers in NSCLC, If the European Commission follows the recommendation for blessing.
“After 40 times of cancer exploration to target the KRAS mutation, numerous in the scientific community believed that KRAS was’undruggable’ leaving cases with this mutation with limited treatment options,” said DavidM. Reese,M.D., administrative vice chairman of Research and Development at Amgen.”The LUMYKRAS development program was designed to bring this targeted remedy to cases with KRAS G12C- shiftednon-small cell lung cancer as snappily as possible. The EMA CHMP positive opinion brings cases in the EU closer to this transformative remedy and highlights our commitment to perfecting patient issues in delicate-to- treat cancers.”
The CHMP grounded its positive opinion on results from the Phase 2 CodeBreaK 100 clinical trial, the largest trial conducted to date simply for cases with the KRAS G12C mutation. CodeBreaK 100 enrolled 126 cases, 124 of whom had centrally evaluable lesions at birth. In the trial, LUMYKRAS demonstrated favorable efficacity and tolerability in these 124 cases with KRAS G12C mutation-positive NSCLC who had complaint progression after entering an immunotherapy and/ or chemotherapy. LUMYKRAS 960 mg, administered orally formerly-daily, demonstrated an objective response rate (a proportion of cases with ≥ 30 drop in the sum of the longest periphery of the target lesions compared with birth) of37.1 (95 CI28.6-46.2) a median duration of response (DoR) of11.1 months, complaint control rate (DCR) of80.6 and median overall survival ( Zilches) of12.5 months.3
The most common treatment- related adverse responses were diarrhea (32), nausea (19), increase in aminotransferase position (ALT) and increase in the aspartate aminotransferase position (AST) (15 each). The most common severe ( grade ≥ 3) treatment- related adverse responses were increased alanine aminotransferase (ALT; 6), increased aspartate aminotransferase (AST; 6), and diarrhea (4). Only 7 of cases discontinued treatment due to treatment- related adverse events.3
The detailed CodeBreaK 100 Phase 2 data in NSCLC were presented at the 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) and published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
” Cases with KRAS G12C- shifted NSCLC face poor prognostic and generally don’t respond to presently available treatments,” saidProf. Fabrice Barlesi, general director of Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France.”The preface of sotorasib in the EU as a new treatment option would be a welcome development as a potentially new standard of care for the knockouts of thousands of cases with NSCLC living with this common mutation.”
“The rapid-fire excrescence loss and durable responses observed in the large-scale CodeBreaK 100 clinical trial that support this positive opinion are emotional and demonstrate the implicit benefit sotorasib can offer our cases who have the KRAS G12C mutation,” saidProf. Jürgen Wolf,M.D., medical director, Center for Integrated Oncology, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany.
About LUMAKRAS ®/ LUMYKRAS ® (sotorasib)
Amgen took on one of the toughest challenges of the last 40 times in cancer exploration by developing LUMAKRAS/ LUMYKRAS, a KRASG12C asset.8 LUMAKRAS/ LUMYKRAS has demonstrated a positive benefit- threat profile with rapid-fire, deep and durable anticancer exertion in cases with locally advanced or metastaticnon-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring the KRAS G12C mutation with a formerly diurnal oral expression.9
Amgen is progressing the largest and broadest global KRASG12C asset development program with unequaled speed and exploring further than 10 sotorasib combination rules, including triumvirates, with clinical trial spots gauging five mainlands. To date, LUMAKRAS/ LUMYKRAS has treated over cases around the world through the clinical development program and marketable use.
AboutNon-Small Cell Lung Cancer and the KRAS G12C Mutation
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer- related deaths worldwide, and it accounts for further deaths worldwide than colon cancer, bone cancer and prostate cancer combined.11 Overall survival rates for NSCLC are perfecting but remain poor for cases with advanced complaint and 5- time survival is only 7 for those with metastatic complaint.12
KRAS G12C is the most common KRAS mutation in NSCLC.13 About 13 of cases withnon-squamous NSCLC harbor the KRAS G12C mutation.1 Unmet medical need remains high and treatment options are limited for NSCLC cases with the KRAS G12C mutation whose first- line treatment has failed to work or has stopped working. The issues with current curatives are sour with a median progression-free survival of roughly 4 months following second- line treatment of KRAS G12C- shifted NSCLC.14
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