THE FIRST-IN-CLASS ANTI-CD47 ANTIBODY HU5F9-G4 WITH RITUXIMAB INDUCES DURABLE RESPONSES IN RELAPSED/REFRACTORY DLBCL AND INDOLENT LYMPHOMA: INTERIM PHASE 1B/2 RESULTS
Author(s): ,
Ranjana Advani
Affiliations:
Stanford University,Stanford,United States
,
Nancy Bartlett
Affiliations:
Washington University St. Louis,St. Louis,United States
,
Sonali Smith
Affiliations:
University of Chicago,Chicago,United States
,
Mark Roschewski
Affiliations:
National Cancer Institute,Bethesda,United States
,
Leslie Popplewell
Affiliations:
City of Hope,Duarte,United States
,
Ian Flinn
Affiliations:
Sarah Cannon Research Institute,Nashville,United States
,
Graham Collins
Affiliations:
Oxford University,Oxford,United Kingdom
,
Nilanjan Ghosh
Affiliations:
Atrium Health,Charlotte,United States
,
Ann LaCasce
Affiliations:
Dana Farber Cancer Institute,Boston,United States
,
Adam Asch
Affiliations:
University of Oklahoma,Oklahoma City,United States
,
Justin Kline
Affiliations:
University of Chicago,Chicago,United States
,
Murali Kesavan
Affiliations:
Oxford University,Oxford,United Kingdom
,
Thu Tran
Affiliations:
Stanford University,Stanford,United States
,
Judith Lynn
Affiliations:
Forty Seven, Inc.,Menlo Park,United States
,
Jenny Huang
Affiliations:
Forty Seven, Inc.,Menlo Park,United States
,
Balaji Agoram
Affiliations:
Forty Seven, Inc.,Menlo Park,United States
,
Jens-Peter Volkmer
Affiliations:
Forty Seven, Inc.,Menlo Park,United States
,
Chris Takimoto
Affiliations:
Forty Seven, Inc.,Menlo Park,United States
,
Mark Chao
Affiliations:
Forty Seven, Inc.,Menlo Park,United States
Amitkumar Mehta
Affiliations:
University of Alabama Birmingham,Birmingham,United States
EHA Library. Roschewski M. Jun 15, 2019; 267450; S867
Dr. Mark Roschewski
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Abstract
This abstract is embargoed until Saturday, June 15, 08:30 local time.

Abstract: S867

Type: Oral Presentation

Presentation during EHA24: On Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 16:15 - 16:30

Location: Hall 5

Background
Hu5F9-G4 (5F9) is a first-in-class IgG4 antibody targeting CD47, a macrophage immune checkpoint and “don’t eat me” signal on cancers leading to phagocytosis of tumor cells.  Pre-clinically, 5F9 synergizes with rituximab to eliminate lymphoma by enhancing antibody-dependent cellular phagocytosis.  5F9+rituximab demonstrated encouraging safety/efficacy in a Phase (Ph)1b dose escalation cohort in patients with relapsed/refractory (r/r) DLBCL and FL that were rituximab-refractory (Advani et al., NEJM 2018).  Herein we report on extended follow up of this Ph1b cohort and preliminary Ph2 data. 

Aims
The primary objectives were to determine the safety/efficacy of escalating doses of 5F9+rituximab in patients with r/r DLBCL and indolent lymphoma.

Methods
The Ph2 enrolled: 1) DLBCL: primary refractory or r/r to at least 2 prior therapies, ineligible for CAR-T therapy; and 2) indolent lymphoma (FL and MZL) r/r to at least 2 prior therapies.  A 5F9 prime/maintenance dose regimen was used to mitigate on-target anemia; followed by weekly or Q2 week maintenance doses. Based on a potential dose-response seen in Ph1b, 5F9 maintenance doses of 30 and 45 mg/kg were tested with rituximab.

Results
A total of 100 patients (63 DLBCL, 35 FL, 2 MZL) have been treated across both Ph1b+2 cohorts. Median age (range) was 66 years (21-88) with 3 median prior therapies (range 1-10). 84% were rituximab-refractory and 72% refractory to their last therapy.  5F9+rituximab was well-tolerated at 5F9 doses up to 45 mg/kg with no maximum tolerated dose reached.  No significant dose-dependent toxicities were observed. Treatment-related AEs occurring in >10% of patients included infusion reactions (38%), headache (34%), chills (30%), fatigue (30%), anemia (27%), nausea (24%), pyrexia (23%) vomiting (13%), and back pain (11%).  The majority were G1/2 with 7% or lower being G3/4, except G3 anemia (15%) which was an expected transient first-dose effect. Treatment discontinuation due to drug-related AEs occurred in only 4/100 (4%) patients.  As of February 2019, for Ph1b patients dosed from 10-30 mg/kg (n=22), at a median follow up of 12 months (DLBCL) and 18 months (FL), the median duration of response had not been reached (DLBCL range: 2.4 – 20+ months and FL range: 6.2 – 22.6+ months), including some durable CRs for > 20 months.  Of 100 total patients enrolled, 75 patients were evaluable for efficacy, 8 were not evaluable, and in 17 first response assessment is pending.  Pooled efficacy results from Ph1b+2 efficacy evaluable patients (n=75) show an objective response rate (ORR) and CR rate of 49% and 21%, respectively.  For indolent lymphoma (n=28 FL, 1 MZL), the ORR and CR rate was 66% and 24%, respectively.  In DLBCL (n=46), the ORR/CR rate was 39/20%.  Median time to response for responding patients was rapid at 1.8 months.  The ORR for patients treated with 30 mg/kg 5F9 (n=59) was 47% and in a small number of evaluable patients treated at 45 mg/kg (n=7) was 71%.  Accrual is ongoing and data on additional patients treated at the 45 mg/kg dose will be presented.

Conclusion
5F9+rituximab is a novel immunotherapy blocking a key macrophage/cancer checkpoint. It is well tolerated with rapid and durable responses observed in both heavily pre-treated DLBCL and indolent lymphoma patients.  Ph2 enrollment is ongoing (NCT02953509). Funded by Forty Seven and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Session topic: 19. Aggressive Non-Hodgkin lymphoma - Clinical

Keyword(s): Immunotherapy, Lymphoma, Macrophage, Rituximab

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