ASCO: Selinexor Results

Selinexor, daratumumab, and dexamethasone in patients with relapsed/ refractory multiple myeloma (MM)

Abstract No : 8510

Abstract Type : Poster Discussion Session

Indication : Multiple Myeloma

Intervention : Selinexor

Company : Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc

Technology : Small molecule


A total of 34 pts were enrolled; 3 in the 60 mg BIW and 31 in the 100 mg QW cohorts. Median age was 69 and median number of prior treatment regimens was 3 (range, 1–10). Out of 34 pts, 62% and 65% were refractory to bortezomib and lenalidomide respectively. Common treatment related adverse events (all grades, grades 3/4) included: thrombocytopenia (71%, 47%), fatigue (62%, 18%), nausea (71%, 9%), anemia (62%, 32%) and neutropenia (50%, 26%). Two dose limiting toxicities (DLTs) were reported in the 60 mg BIW cohort: Grade 3 thrombocytopenia and Grade 2 fatigue requiring dose reduction in selinexor to 100 mg QW. In the 100 mg QW escalation cohort (n = 6), no DLTs occured. 32 patients were evaluable for efficacy. The ORR was 73% (11 VGPR, 11 PR) for 30 daratumumab-naïve pts. Median progression-free survival was 12.5 months in both groups.


Based on tolerability and efficacy, the RP2D of SDd is selinexor 100 mg, daratumumab 16 mg/kg and dexamethasone 40 mg, administered QW. In pts with PI and IMiD refractory MM, weekly SDd demonstrated promising activity with an ORR of 73% in daratumumab-naïve pts and a median PFS of 12.5 months. This supports further development of a novel non-PI, non-IMiD backbone in earlier lines of therapy.


It will be interesting to see an IMiD-free option in the relapsed setting with a novel mode of action for heavily treated patients