30Jun

Phase I study of teclistamab, a dual-targeting immunotherapeutic, in relapse/refractory Multiple Myeloma

Phase I study of teclistamab, a humanized B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA) x CD3 bispecific antibody, in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (R/R MM).


Abstract No : 100

Abstract Type : Clinical Science Symposium

Indication : Multiple Myeloma

Intervention : Teclistamab

Company : Janssen R&D

Technology : BCMA Inhibitor


Results:

As of 31 Jan 2020, 66 pts had received iv teclistamab (0.3–270 µg/kg). Median age was 64 y (24–82), median prior therapies was 6 (2–14), 97% triple-class exposed, 83% triple-class refractory, and 38% penta-drug refractory. Most common treatment-related AEs (all grade) were CRS (56%), neutropenia (26%), and anemia (23%). CRS events were all grade 1–2 and generally confined to initial doses. 8% of pts had treatment-related neurotoxicity (3% grade ≥3), and 9% had infusion related reaction. Infection-related AEs were reported in 61% of pts (21% grade ≥3). 2 dose-limiting toxicities were reported: grade 4 delirium (resolved after 16 days) and grade 4 thrombocytopenia (resolved after 1 day). 36% of pts had treatment-related grade ≥3 AEs; neutropenia (20%) and anemia (14%) were most frequent. Only 1 grade 5 AE was reported (respiratory failure in the setting of pneumonia deemed unrelated by the investigator). PK results indicate that the half-life of teclistamab supports weekly dosing. On-target pharmacodynamic activity (T cell redistribution and activation along with transient release of cytokines) was observed at doses ≥9.6 µg/kg. Cytokine production was modulated with step-up dosing while T cell activation was maintained. 65 pts were evaluable for response. Activity was observed starting at treatment doses ≥38.4 µg/kg, with 20/52 (38%) pts achieving a response. At the highest dose, 7/9 (78%) pts responded (1 response pending confirmation). Of MRD-evaluable pts who had complete response, 2/2 were MRD negative at 10−6 with treatment ongoing > 12 mo.


Conclusion:

Teclistamab has manageable safety across all doses explored. A 78% overall response rate was observed at the highest weekly treatment dose in pts with advanced RRMM, supporting further evaluation of teclistamab in expansion cohorts.


Commentary:

Initial findings for teclistamab in highly pre-treated patients support further study of this investigational dual-targeting immunotherapeutic.


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