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Phase 1 study of telisotuzumab vedotin in Japanese patients with advanced solid tumors.


Telisotuzumab vedotin (formerly ABBV-399) is an antibody-drug conjugate targeting c-Met-overexpressing tumor cells, irrespective of MET gene amplification status. Safety, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary efficacy of telisotuzumab vedotin were evaluated outside of Japan. This phase 1 open-label study evaluated the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary antitumor activity of telisotuzumab vedotin in Japanese patients with advanced solid tumors. Telisotuzumab vedotin was administered intravenously at either 2.4 mg/kg (n = 3) or 2.7 mg/kg (n = 6) every 3 weeks, following a 3 + 3 design. Maximum tolerated dose was not reached on the basis of the study design; no dose-limiting toxicity events were observed. The most common treatment-emergent adverse events related to telisotuzumab vedotin were peripheral sensory neuropathy (44%), and nausea, decreased appetite, and decreased white blood cell count (33% each). Most frequent grade ≥3 treatment-emergent adverse events, irrespective of relationship to telisotuzumab vedotin, were decreased neutrophil count and hypoalbuminemia, reported in two patients (22%) each. Systemic exposure of telisotuzumab vedotin at both dose levels was approximately dose proportional. Pharmacokinetic profile in Japanese patients was similar to that previously reported in non-Japanese patients. Two (22%) patients achieved a partial response, six (67%) had stable disease, one (11%) had progressive disease. Overall disease control rate was 89% (eight of nine patients; 95% confidence interval: 51.8%-99.7%]). Median progression-free survival was 7.1 months (95% confidence interval: 1.2-10.4). In conclusion, telisotuzumab vedotin demonstrated a manageable safety profile, with antitumor activity in Japanese patients with advanced solid tumors; the recommended phase 2 dose was confirmed as 2.7 mg/kg every 3 weeks. registration number: NCT03311477.

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Cancer medicine
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Cancer Med
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