1325P - Clinical activity and safety of MEDI4736, an anti-programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) antibody, in patients with non-small cell lung cancer

Date 27 September 2014
Event ESMO 2014
Session Poster Display session
Topics Anti-Cancer Agents & Biologic Therapy
Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer, Metastatic
Presenter Scott Antonia
Citation Annals of Oncology (2014) 25 (suppl_4): iv426-iv470. 10.1093/annonc/mdu349
Authors S.J. Antonia1, S.I. Ou2, S. Khleif3, J.R. Brahmer4, A. Blake-Haskins5, P.B. Robbins5, X. Li5, J. Vasselli5, N. Rizvi6
  • 1Research And Clinical Trials, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa/US
  • 2Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University Of California Irvine Medical Center, University of California, Irvine, Orange/US
  • 3Georgia Regents University Cancer Center, Georgia Regents University Cancer Center, Augusta/US
  • 4Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore/US
  • 5Oncology, MedImmune, 20878 - Gaithersburg/US
  • 6Thoracic Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York/US

Abstract

Aim

This ongoing Phase I, multicenter, open-label study (NCT01693562) evaluates the safety and efficacy of MEDI4736 in patients (pts) with multiple solid tumor types including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MEDI4736 is a human IgG1 mAb, engineered to prevent ADCC activity, that blocks PD-L1 binding to PD-1 and CD-80. PD-L1 is expressed in many NSCLC tumors and may be associated with poor prognosis.

Methods

MEDI4736 was administered IV every 2 weeks (q2w) or every 3 weeks (q3w) using a standard 3 + 3 dose escalation (6 dose levels: 0.1–10 mg/kg q2w; 15 mg/kg q3w). In dose expansion, NSCLC pts were assigned to cohorts by histology and line of therapy and administered MEDI4736 10 mg/kg q2w. Retreatment was permitted for progression after 12 months of therapy. Response is assessed by immune-related response criteria in escalation and RECIST v1.1 in expansion.

Results

As of 14 April 2014, 114 NSCLC pts have been treated with MEDI4736 in dose escalation and expansion cohorts. Of the 101 pts treated at the 10 mg/kg q2w dose (median 3 doses received; range 1–14), mean age 63 y (37–83), all were PS 0–1, with a median of 2.5 prior treatments (range1–8). In this group, treatment-related adverse events (AEs) were reported in 20% of pts; most frequently dyspnea (16%), fatigue (15%) and nausea (15%). Grade ≥ 3 treatment-related AEs were reported in 4 pts. AEs led to study discontinuation in 6 pts, none of which were treatment-related. Pneumonitis (grade 2) occurred in 1 pt. With a median follow up of 10 wks, 46 pts were followed ≥ 12 wks. Objective response + stable disease was observed in 18 pts to date. While some responses or stabilization were reported at first assessment (6 wks), others appeared following initial progression. Benefit was durable; 72/114 pts remain on study (including 4 pts >52 wks) at data cutoff. Assessment of clinical activity by PD-L1 expression, underlying mutation, smoking history, and line of therapy continues.

Conclusions

Durable clinical activity has been observed with manageable AEs, no grade ≥3 pneumonitis, and no colitis of any grade. Further development of MEDI4736 alone and in combination is ongoing in NSCLC.

Disclosure

S. Antonia: Received honoraria from BMS and MedImmune/AstraZeneca for work related to designing, implementing, and analyzing various clinical trials. MedImmune considers research funding received for conduct of a MedImmune-sponsored study as conflict of interest; Ou: MedImmune considers the research funding received for the conduct of a MedImmune-sponsored study as conflict of interest; S. Khleif: MedImmune considers the research funding received for the conduct of a MedImmune-sponsored study as conflict of interest. I also function as a clinical advisor; J.R. Brahmer: My institution receives funding for the conduct of a MedImmune-sponsored study. MedImmune considers the research funding received for the conduct of a MedImmune-sponsored study as conflict of interest; A. Blake-Haskins: Employee of Medimmune and own stock/stock options in AstraZeneca; P.B. Robbins: Employee of Medimmune and own stock/stock options in AstraZeneca; X. Li: Employee of Medimmune and own stock/stock options in AstraZeneca; J. Vasselli: Employee of Medimmune and own stock/stock options in AstraZeneca; N. Rizvi: I receive consulting income from MedImmune, Roche, Merck and BMS MedImmune considers the research funding received for the conduct of a MedImmune-sponsored study as conflict of interest.