New LUMAKRAS® (sotorasib) Data From First Study Evaluating Intracranial Efficacy of a KRAS G12C Inhibitor Versus Docetaxel in Treated KRAS G12C-Mutated Advanced NSCLC
Additional Analyses from DeLLphi-300 Highlight Safety and Clinical Efficacy of Tarlatamab, an Investigational First-in-Class BiTE® Immunotherapy, in Patients with SCLC With Treated and Stable Brain Metastases
Novel Combinations Show Encouraging Safety and Efficacy in Pre-Treated KRAS G12C-Mutated Metastatic CRC and First-Line NSCLC
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced the presentation of new scientific and clinical research across its diverse oncology portfolio and pipeline at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, taking place from June 2-6 in Chicago. More than 25 abstracts from Amgen-sponsored and collaborative studies, including three oral presentations and two poster discussions, will feature data in hard-to-treat tumor types, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), colorectal cancer (CRC) and small cell lung cancer (SCLC).
"Our presentations at ASCO will illustrate how we're advancing novel approaches to address the toughest thoracic and colorectal cancers with limited treatment options," said David M. Reese, M.D., executive vice president of Research and Development at Amgen. "We're focused on expanding the reach and impact of our transformative, first-in-class medicines to help more people living with cancer."
Additional information on Amgen abstracts is available on the ASCO website.
Abstracts and Presentation Times:
Amgen Sponsored Abstracts
Investigator Sponsored Studies (ISS)
IMLYGIC® (talimogene laherparepvec)
*Amgen out licenses Vectibix to Takeda in Japan.
About LUMAKRAS®/LUMYKRAS® (sotorasib)
Amgen took on one of the toughest challenges of the last 40 years in cancer research by developing LUMAKRAS/LUMYKRAS, a KRASG12C inhibitor.1 LUMAKRAS/LUMYKRAS has demonstrated a positive benefit-risk profile with rapid, deep, and durable anticancer activity in patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring the KRAS G12C mutation with a once daily oral formulation.2
Amgen is progressing the largest and broadest global KRASG12C inhibitor development program with unparalleled speed and exploring more than 10 sotorasib combination regimens, with clinical trial sites spanning five continents. To date, over 6,500 patients around the world have received LUMAKRAS/LUMYKRAS through the clinical development program and commercial use.
In May 2021, LUMAKRAS was the first KRASG12C inhibitor to receive regulatory approval with its approval in the U.S., under accelerated approval. LUMAKRAS/LUMYKRAS is also approved in the European Union, Japan, United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Taiwan, Qatar, and in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Great Britain, Singapore, and Israel under the FDA's Project Orbis. Additionally, Amgen has submitted MAAs in Argentina, Colombia, Kuwait, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Turkey.
LUMAKRAS/LUMYKRAS is also being studied in multiple other solid tumors.3
About Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and the KRAS G12C Mutation
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and it accounts for more deaths worldwide than colon cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.4 Overall survival rates for NSCLC are improving but remain poor for patients with advanced disease, and 5-year survival is only 9% for those with metastatic disease.5
KRAS G12C is the most common KRAS mutation in NSCLC.6 About 13% of patients with NSCLC harbor the KRAS G12C mutation.7 Unmet medical need remains high and treatment options are limited for NSCLC patients with the KRAS G12C mutation whose first-line treatment has failed to work or has stopped working. The outcomes with other approved therapies are suboptimal, with a median progression-free survival of approximately four months following second-line treatment of KRAS G12C-mutated NSCLC.8
About Advanced Colorectal Cancer and the KRAS G12C Mutation
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, comprising 10% of all cancer diagnoses.9 It is also the third most commonly diagnosed cancer globally.10
Patients with previously treated metastatic CRC need more effective treatment options. For patients in the third-line setting standard therapies yield median PFS times of about two months and patients' response rates are less than 2%.11,12
KRAS mutations are among the most common genetic alterations in colorectal cancers, with the KRAS G12C mutation present in approximately 3-5% of colorectal cancers.13,14,15
The CodeBreaK clinical development program for Amgen's drug sotorasib is designed to study patients with an advanced solid tumor with the KRAS G12C mutation and address the longstanding unmet medical need for these cancers.
CodeBreaK 100, the Phase 1 and 2, first-in-human, open-label multicenter study, enrolled patients with KRAS G12C-mutant solid tumors.16 Eligible patients must have received a prior line of systemic anticancer therapy, consistent with their tumor type and stage of disease. The primary endpoint for the Phase 2 study was centrally assessed objective response rate. The Phase 2 trial in NSCLC enrolled 126 patients, 124 of whom had centrally evaluable lesions by RECIST at baseline.4 The Phase 2 trial in colorectal cancer (CRC) is fully enrolled and results have been published.17
CodeBreaK 200, the global Phase 3 randomized active-controlled study comparing sotorasib to docetaxel in KRAS G12C-mutated NSCLC completed enrollment of 345 patients. Eligible patients had previously treated, locally advanced and unresectable or metastatic KRAS G12C-mutated NSCLC. The primary endpoint is progression-free survival and key secondary endpoints include overall survival, objective response rate, and patient-reported outcomes.18
Amgen also has several Phase 1b studies investigating sotorasib monotherapy and sotorasib combination therapy across various advanced solid tumors (CodeBreaK 101) open for enrollment.19 A Phase 2 randomized study will evaluate sotorasib in patients with stage IV KRAS G12C-mutated NSCLC in need of first-line treatment (CodeBreaK 201).20
LUMAKRAS® (sotorasib) U.S. Indication
LUMAKRAS is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with KRAS G12C-mutated locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as determined by an FDA-approved test, who have received at least one prior systemic therapy.
This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on overall response rate (ORR) and duration of response (DOR). Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in a confirmatory trial(s).
LUMAKRAS® (sotorasib) Important U.S. Safety Information
Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)/Pneumonitis
Most Common Adverse Reactions
Please see LUMAKRAS full Prescribing Information.
About Vectibix® (panitumumab)
Vectibix is the first and only fully human monoclonal anti-EGFR antibody approved by the FDA for the treatment of mCRC. Vectibix was approved in the U.S. in September 2006 as a monotherapy for the treatment of patients with EGFR-expressing mCRC after disease progression after prior treatment with fluoropyrimidine-, oxaliplatin-, and irinotecan-containing chemotherapy.
In May 2014, the FDA approved Vectibix for use in combination with FOLFOX, as first-line treatment in patients with wild-type KRAS (exon 2) mCRC. With this approval, Vectibix became the first-and-only biologic therapy indicated for use with FOLFOX, one of the most commonly used chemotherapy regimens, in the first-line treatment of mCRC for patients with wild-type KRAS mCRC.
In June 2017, the FDA approved a refined indication for Vectibix for use in in patients with wild-type RAS (defined as wild-type in both KRAS and NRAS as determined by an FDA-approved test for this use) mCRC.
INDICATION AND LIMITATION OF USE
Vectibix® is indicated for the treatment of patients with wild-type RAS (defined as wild-type in both KRAS and NRAS as determined by an FDA-approved test for this use) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC): as first-line therapy in combination with FOLFOX, and as monotherapy following disease progression after prior treatment with fluoropyrimidine-, oxaliplatin-, and irinotecan-containing chemotherapy.
Limitation of Use: Vectibix® is not indicated for the treatment of patients with RAS mutant mCRC or for whom RAS mutation status is unknown.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
BOXED WARNING: DERMATOLOGIC TOXICITY
Dermatologic Toxicity: Dermatologic toxicities occurred in 90% of patients and were severe (NCI-CTC grade 3 and higher) in 15% of patients receiving Vectibix monotherapy [see Dosage and Administration (2.3), Warnings and Precautions (5.1), and Adverse Reactions (6.1)].
To see the Vectibix® Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning visit www.vectibix.com.
Tarlatamab is an investigational, targeted immunotherapy engineered by Amgen researchers to engage a patient's own T cells to delta-like ligand 3 (DLL3) expressed on the surface of SCLC tumor cells.21,22 DLL3 represents an exciting therapeutic target for patients with SCLC, as approximately 85% of patients have expression of DLL3 on the cell surface of SCLC cells, with minimal expression in normal cells.23,24
In a Phase 1 study, tarlatamab demonstrated a manageable safety profile along with encouraging response durability in heavily pretreated patients with SCLC.21
Amgen is currently investigating tarlatamab in multiple trials, including DeLLphi-301, a potentially registrational Phase 2 study in heavily pretreated SCLC. The DeLLphi-304 trial is a Phase 3 study comparing tarlatamab with standard of care chemotherapy in second-line treatment of SCLC.
About Amgen Oncology
At Amgen Oncology, our mission to serve patients drives all that we do. That's why we're relentlessly focused on accelerating the delivery of medicines that have the potential to empower all angles of care and transform lives of people with cancer.
For the last four decades, we have been dedicated to discovering the firsts that matter in oncology and to finding ways to reduce the burden of cancer. Building on our heritage, Amgen continues to advance the largest pipeline in the Company's history, moving with great speed to advance those innovations for the patients who need them.
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Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.
Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.
Amgen is one of the 30 companies that comprise the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also part of the Nasdaq-100 index. In 2022, Amgen was named one of the "World's Best Employers" by Forbes and one of "America's 100 Most Sustainable Companies" by Barron's.
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