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Calquence significantly increased the time patients lived without disease progression or death vs. chemoimmunotherapy.
AstraZeneca's Calquence (acalabrutinib), a selective Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor, has been approved in Japan for the treatment of adult patients with treatment-naïve chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) (including small lymphocytic lymphoma [SLL]). Calquence was previously approved (https://www.astrazeneca.com/media-centre/press-releases/2021/calquence-approved-in-japan-for-cll.html) in Japan for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory CLL.
The approval by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) was based on positive results from two clinical trials, including the ELEVATE-TN Phase III trial in adults with treatment-naïve CLL. This trial showed that Calquence combined with obinutuzumab or as monotherapy demonstrated a significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) when compared with the chemotherapy-based combination of chlorambucil and obinutuzumab.[1,2] Data from the interim analysis of ELEVATE-TN was published in The Lancet (https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30262-2/fulltext)in 2020. Additionally, a Phase I trial in treatment-naïve Japanese patients with CLL was also submitted to MHLW supporting the approval, with the trial showing an overall response rate of 88.9% (95% CI: 63.2, 98.8%) for Calquence alone and 100% (95% CI: 66.4, 100%) for Calquence combined with obinutuzumab.
CLL is the most prevalent type of adult leukaemia across the globe but is considered a rare disease in Japan and East Asia, with fewer than one person newly diagnosed per 100,000 persons per year across Japan.[3-5 ]
Koji Izutsu, MD, PhD, Department Head, Department of Hematology, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan, said: "Results from ELEVATE-TN and our local Japanese trial confirm that Calquence provides a significant improvement in progression-free survival compared with chemotherapy-based combination of chlorambucil and obinutuzumab for patients with treatment-naïve chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Today's approval marks great progress for physicians and patients in Japan, as they can now be treated with Calquence earlier in their treatment journey."
Dave Fredrickson, Executive Vice President, Oncology Business Unit, AstraZeneca, said: "The approval of Calquence in Japan for those with treatment-naïve chronic lymphocytic leukaemia now offers more patients a next-generation Bruton's tyrosine kinase inhibitor that has proven longer-term efficacy and tolerability compared to standards of care. With this approval, people living with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in Japan can now potentially benefit from our medicine in an earlier setting."
Updated results of the ELEVATE-TN Phase III trial after a median follow-up of approximately five years were presented (https://www.astrazeneca.com/media-centre/press-releases/2022/calquence-plus-obinutuzumab-demonstrated-sustained-survival-benefit-in-1st-line-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia.html) earlier this year. These results showed that Calquence maintained a statistically significant PFS benefit versus chlorambucil plus obinutuzumab, and a safety and tolerability profile consistent with the known profile for Calquence. At a median follow-up of 58.2 months, Calquence plus obinutuzumab reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 89% (based on a hazard ratio [HR] of 0.11, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.07-0.16) and as a monotherapy by 79% (based on a HR of 0.21, 95% CI 0.15-0.30), compared with chlorambucil plus obinutuzumab.[1 ]
Calquence is approved (https://www.astrazeneca.com/media-centre/press-releases/2019/calquence-approved-in-the-us-for-adult-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-21112019.html) for the treatment of CLL and SLL in the US and is approved (https://www.astrazeneca.com/content/astraz/media-centre/press-releases/2020/calquence-approved-in-the-eu-for-cll.html) for the treatment of CLL in the EU and in several other countries worldwide in the treatment-naïve and relapsed or refractory settings. Calquence is also approved in the US and several other countries for the treatment of adult patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) who have received at least one prior therapy. Calquence is not currently approved for the treatment of MCL in Japan or the EU.
CLL is the most prevalent type of leukaemia in adults, with over 100,000 new cases globally in 2019, but is considered a rare disease in Japan and East Asia, with fewer than one person newly diagnosed per 100,000 persons per year across Japan.[3-5] Although some people with CLL may not experience any symptoms at diagnosis, others may experience symptoms, such as weakness, fatigue, weight loss, chills, fever, night sweats, swollen lymph nodes and abdominal pain.
In CLL, there is an accumulation of abnormal lymphocytes within the bone marrow. As the number of abnormal cells increases, there is less room within the marrow for the production of normal white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. This could result in anaemia, infection and bleeding. B-cell receptor signalling through BTK is one of the essential growth pathways for CLL.
ELEVATE-TN (ACE-CL-007) is a randomised, multicentre, open-label Phase III trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of Calquence alone or in combination with obinutuzumab versus chlorambucil in combination with obinutuzumab in previously untreated patients with CLL. In the trial, 535 patients were randomised (1:1:1) into three arms. Patients in the first arm received chlorambucil in combination with obinutuzumab. Patients in the second arm received Calquence (100mg twice daily until disease progression) in combination with obinutuzumab. Patients in the third arm received Calquence monotherapy (100mg twice daily until disease progression).
The primary endpoint was PFS in the Calquence and obinutuzumab arm compared to the chlorambucil and obinutuzumab arm, assessed by an independent review committee (IRC), and a key secondary endpoint was IRC-assessed PFS in the Calquence monotherapy arm compared to the chlorambucil and obinutuzumab arm. Other secondary endpoints included overall response rate, time to next treatment, overall survival and investigator assessed PFS. After interim analysis, assessments were by investigator only.
Initial results from the ELEVATE-TN Phase III trial were presented in December 2019 at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exhibition. The trial met its primary endpoint (IRC-assessed PFS with Calquence plus obinutuzumab versus chlorambucil plus obinutuzumab) at the data cut-off for the interim analysis after a median follow-up of 28.3 months. The findings, along with previously reported data from the ASCEND Phase III trial in relapsed or refractory CLL, supported the approvals of Calquence by the US FDA and the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration for the treatment of adult patients with CLL or SLL and by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Health Canada for CLL.
Calquence (acalabrutinib) is a next-generation, selective inhibitor of BTK. Calquence binds covalently to BTK, thereby inhibiting its activity. In B cells, BTK signalling results in activation of pathways necessary for B-cell proliferation, trafficking, chemotaxis and adhesion.
Calquence is approved for the treatment of CLL and SLL in the US, approved for CLL in the EU and many other countries worldwide and approved in Japan for relapsed or refractory CLL and SLL.
In the US and several other countries, Calquence is also approved for the treatment of adult patients with MCL who have received at least one prior therapy. The US MCL indication is approved under accelerated approval based on overall response rate. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in confirmatory trials. Calquence is not currently approved for the treatment of MCL in Europe or Japan.
As part of an extensive clinical development programme, AstraZeneca and Acerta Pharma are currently evaluating Calquence in more than 20 company-sponsored clinical trials. Calquence is being evaluated for the treatment of multiple B-cell blood cancers, including CLL, MCL, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, Waldenström's macroglobulinaemia, marginal zone lymphoma and other haematologic malignancies.
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2. Sharman JP, Egyed M, Jurczak W, et al. Acalabrutinib with or without obinutuzumab versus chlorambucil and obinutuzumab for treatment-naive chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (ELEVATE-TN): a randomized, controlled, phase 3 trial. Lancet. 2020;395:1278-1291. doi:10.1182/blood-2019-128404.
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