Suzhou, China, September, 20 , 2021 -CStone Pharmaceuticals (“CStone”, HKEX: 2616), a leading biopharmaceutical company focused on researching, developing, and commercializing innovative immuno-oncology therapies and precision medicines, today announced that the company has presented the clinical data from the China registrational bridging study CS3010-101 of its first-in-class drug ivosidenib (TIBSOVO®, the brand name in the U.S.) in a proffered paper presentation at the 2021 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress.
CS3010-101 is an ongoing phase I, multi-center, single-arm study in China, which aims to evaluate the pharmacokinetic (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD), safety, and clinical efficacy of orally administrated ivosidenib in Chinese adult patients with R/R AML with a susceptible IDH1 mutation. And as the bridging study of the global pivotal AG120-C-001 study, it provides data on R/R AML patients in China.
Efficacy: ivosidenib demonstrated clinical efficacy in the treatment of Chinese adults with R/R AML with a susceptible IDH1 mutation
Safety: ivosidenib was well tolerated and had a manageable safety profile
Professor Wang Jianxiang from the Institute of Hematology & Blood Diseases Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, the Principal Investigator of CS3010-101 in China, said, “As there are limited treatment options for AML patients with IDH1 mutations, patients have a low 5-year survival rate and poor quality of life. Ivosidenib is a targeted, potent, oral inhibitor for the treatment of IDH1 mutant cancers, and we are glad that China bridging study has achieved the desired results as ivosidenib demonstrated superior efficacy and safety. I hope it will benefit Chinese AML patients as soon as possible.”
Dr. Jason Yang, Chief Medical Officer of CStone, said, “We are pleased that the positive data of ivosidenib in the treatment of Chinese patients with R/R AML were presented in a proffered paper presentation at the ESMO congress. It marks that ivosidenib has been highly recognized by the global scientific community. We will work closely with the NMPA of China to bring it to Chinese patients as early as possible which is our third first-in-class drug in the following of GAVRETO® and AYVAKIT®.”
In 2020, ivosidenib was selected in the list of the third batch of Overseas New Drugs Urgently Needed in Clinical Settings by the Center for Drug Evaluation (CDE), the NMPA of China, and granted a fast-track designation. As a potent and highly selective first-in-class oral IDH1 inhibitor, ivosidenib was also recommended by the 2020 edition of the CSCO Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of Hematological Malignancies due to its proven clinical advantages.
In July 2021, the China registrational study CS3010-101 of ivosidenib met the pre-specified endpoints in Chinese patients with R/R AML who have a susceptible IDH1 mutation. The results demonstrated efficacy and manageable safety profile of ivosidenib, which were consistent with previously reported data from the global study population.
In August 2021, the NMPA of China accepted the NDA of ivosidenib for the treatment of adults with R/R AML with a susceptible IDH1 mutation, and this NDA has been considered for priority review.
About TIBSOVO (ivosidenib tablets)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for TIBSOVO (ivosidenib tablets) in combination with azacytidine for the treatment of newly diagnosed susceptible IDH1-mutant AML adult patients who are ≥75 years old or who have comorbidities that preclude the use of intensive induction chemotherapy; and Breakthrough Therapy Designation for TIBSOVO for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed and refractory myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with a susceptible IDH1 mutation.
In August 2021, Servier, a global independent pharmaceutical Group governed by a Foundation, announced the global Phase III double blinded placebo controlled AGILE study of TIBSOVO in combination with the chemotherapy azacitidine in adult patients with previously untreated IDH1-mutated AML met its primary endpoint of event-free survival (EFS). Treatment with TIBSOVO in combination with azacitidine compared to azacitidine in combination with placebo demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in EFS. Additionally, the trial met all key secondary endpoints, including complete remission rate (CR rate), overall survival (OS), CR and complete remission with partial hematologic recovery rate (CRh rate) and objective response rate (ORR). The safety profile of TIBSOVO in combination with azacitidine was consistent with previously published data. The study recently halted further enrollment based on the recommendation of the Independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC), as a clinical difference was noted between the treatment groups.
In August 2021, Servier announced the FDA approved TIBSOVO for the treatment of adult patients with previously treated, locally advanced or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma with an IDH1 mutation as detected by an FDA-approved test. TIBSOVO is the first and only targeted therapy approved for patients with previously treated IDH1-mutated cholangiocarcinoma.
TIBSOVO is also approved in the U.S. as monotherapy for the treatment of adults with IDH1-mutated relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and for adults with newly diagnosed IDH1-mutated AML who are ≥75 years old or who have comorbidities that preclude the use of intensive induction chemotherapy.
CStone Pharmaceuticals (HKEX: 2616) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on researching, developing, and commercializing innovative immuno-oncology and precision medicines to address the unmet medical needs of cancer patients in China and worldwide. Established in 2015, CStone has assembled a world-class management team with extensive experience in innovative drug development, clinical research, and commercialization. The company has built an oncology-focused pipeline of 15 drug candidates with a strategic emphasis on immuno-oncology combination therapies. Currently, CStone has received three drug approvals in Greater China, including two in Mainland China and one in Taiwan. CStone's vision is to become globally recognized as a world-renowned biopharmaceutical company by bringing innovative oncology therapies to cancer patients worldwide.
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