Date of Abstract presentation11th December 2023
IndicationsAggressive B-cell lymphoma (a-BCL)
Abstract Number4459
Abstract typePoster

Approximately 40% of patients diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) experience relapse following initial treatment with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP) chemo-immunotherapy. The CELMoD agents, exemplified by GOLCA, demonstrate potent capabilities in degrading target proteins Ikaros/Aiolos, leading to a multifaceted impact characterized by antiproliferative, apoptotic, and immunomodulatory activities. As per the results presented at the ASH 2023 conference, there were 71 patients evaluated for efficacy, and the overall response rate (ORR) reported in the patients at the end of treatment was 84.5%, with 87.9% of patients in the (dose levels) DL1 arm achieving a complete metabolic response (CMR) compared to 63.6% in the DL-1 arm. Attaining minimal residual disease negativity at the end of treatment was observed in 93% of patients who received 0.4 mg of golcadomide in combination with R-CHOP, surpassing the rate of 70% observed in patients treated with 0.2 mg of golcadomide alongside R-CHOP.

Within the safety population, Grade 3/4 treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) were predominantly hematologic, with neutropenia (89.7%), thrombocytopenia (42.3%), and anemia (32.1%) being the most common. Furthermore, febrile neutropenia of any grade was observed in 21.8% of patients. Importantly, the median relative dose intensity of crucial components in the R-CHOP regimen was consistently upheld at over 90%, indicating a robust and well-tolerated treatment approach. This novel approach holds promise in addressing the challenges of relapse in DLBCL, presenting a potential paradigm shift in the therapeutic landscape.

 KOL Insights

“Golcadomide is a novel, oral CELMoD agent representing one of several compelling assets generated from our differentiated targeted protein degradation research platform. “In the studies being presented at ASH 2023, golcadomide has shown potential warranting further evaluation in patients with first-line and previously treated large B-cell lymphomas. We are encouraged by the growing body of evidence for this purposefully designed lymphoma agent as we continue toward a registrational program.” –Expert Opinion.


GOLCA exhibited a well-tolerated safety profile, demonstrated favorable compatibility with R-CHOP, and did not impede the administration of curative treatment. Notably, the promising potential observed with golcadomide suggests the need for continued assessment in both first-line and previously treated large B-cell lymphomas.

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