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e-Poster Display Session

195TiP - GLOW: Phase III study of first-line zolbetuximab + CAPOX versus placebo + CAPOX in Claudin18.2⁺/HER2⁻ advanced/metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma (G/GEJ)


22 Nov 2020


e-Poster Display Session


Tumour Site

Oesophageal Cancer;  Gastric Cancer


Rui-Hua Xu


Annals of Oncology (2020) 31 (suppl_6): S1287-S1318. 10.1016/annonc/annonc356


R. Xu1, J.A. Ajani2, S. Al-Batran3, Y. Bang4, D. Catenacci5, P.C. Enzinger6, D.H. Ilson7, S. Kim8, F. Lordick9, K. Shitara10, E. van Cutsem11, A. Arozullah12, J.W. Park12, M.A. Shah13

Author affiliations

  • 1 Medical Oncology, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, 510275 - Guangzhou/CN
  • 2 Gi Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 77030-4095 - Houston/US
  • 3 Medical Oncology, Institut für Klinisch-Onkologische Forschung, 60488 - Frankfurt/DE
  • 4 Internal Medicine (medical Oncology), Seoul National University Hospital, 110-744 - Seoul/KR
  • 5 Gastrointestinal Oncology Program, University of Chicago, 60653 - Chicago/US
  • 6 Center For Esophageal And Gastric Cancer, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 02215 - Boston/US
  • 7 Medical Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 10065 - New York/US
  • 8 Medicine - Medical Oncology, University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center, Aurora/US
  • 9 Medical Oncology, University Cancer Center Leipzig, 04103 - Leipzig/DE
  • 10 Department Of Gastrointestinal Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, 277-8577 - East Kashiwa City, Chiba/JP
  • 11 Digestive Oncology, University Hospitals Gasthuisberg, 3000 - Leuven/BE
  • 12 Development Medical Sciences - Oncology, Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc., 60062 - Northbrook/US
  • 13 Medical Oncology & Hematology Department, Weill Cornell Medical College, 10021 - New York/US


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Abstract 195TiP


Capecitabine + oxaliplatin (CAPOX) is a standard first-line treatment for advanced gastric cancer. Claudin (CLDN)18.2 is a promising targetable biomarker. In healthy tissue, CLDN18.2, a tight junction protein, is confined to gastric mucosa (ie, cells in the pit and base regions of gastric glands). Upon malignant transformation, structural loss in G/GEJ cells may allow antibodies more access to previously unavailable CLDN18.2. Zolbetuximab, a chimeric IgG1 monoclonal antibody, specifically binds to CLDN18.2 and mediates cell death through antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity and complement-dependent cytotoxicity. Phase II (NCT01630083) results showed prolonged survival of patients with CLDN18.2-positive (CLDN18.2+) advanced G/GEJ treated with zolbetuximab + epirubicin, oxaliplatin, and capecitabine (EOX) vs EOX alone.

Trial design

GLOW (NCT03653507) will enroll ∼500 adults from global sites, including China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand. Patients must have CLDN18.2+/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HER2) locally advanced unresectable or metastatic G/GEJ that is radiographically evaluable per RECIST v1.1. Prior treatment with chemotherapy for advanced/metastatic G/GEJ is not permitted. Patients will be randomized 1:1 to zolbetuximab + CAPOX or placebo + CAPOX. Randomization will be stratified by region (Asia vs non-Asia), number of metastatic sites (0 to 2 vs ≥3), and prior gastrectomy (yes vs no). Zolbetuximab will be administered at a loading dose of 800 mg/m2 IV on Cycle 1 Day 1 followed by 600 mg/m2 IV every 3 weeks. Central testing of tumor tissue will determine CLDN18.2 and HER2 status (if unknown); patients will be considered CLDN18.2+if ≥75% of tumor cells demonstrate moderate-to-strong membranous immunohistochemical staining. The primary endpoint is progression-free survival assessed by independent review committee. Secondary endpoints are overall survival, objective response rate, and duration of response, as well as the safety/tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and immunogenicity of zolbetuximab. As of June 30, 2020, 148 sites have been initiated.

Clinical trial identification


Legal entity responsible for the study

Astellas Pharma, Inc.


Astellas Pharma, Inc.


R-H. Xu: Honoraria (institution): Roche; Honoraria (institution): Merck. J.A. Ajani: Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Astellas Pharma. S-E. Al-Batran: Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Merck; Advisory/Consultancy, Speaker Bureau/Expert testimony, Research grant/Funding (institution): Roche; Advisory/Consultancy, Speaker Bureau/Expert testimony, Research grant/Funding (institution): Celgene; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Lilly; Advisory/Consultancy, Speaker Bureau/Expert testimony: Nordic Pharma; Advisory/Consultancy: Bristol-Myers Squibb; Advisory/Consultancy: MSD Sharp & Dohme; Speaker Bureau/Expert testimony: AIO gGmbH; Speaker Bureau/Expert testimony: MCI; Speaker Bureau/Expert testimony: promedicis; Speaker Bureau/Expert testimony: Forum für Medizinische Fortbildung; Officer/Board of Directors: IKF Klinische Krebsforschung GmbH; Research grant/Funding (institution): Sanofi; Research grant/Funding (institution): Vifor; Research grant/Funding (institution): Medac; Research grant/Funding (institution): Hospira; Research grant/Funding (institution): German Cancer Aid (Krebshilfe); Research grant/Funding (institution): German Research Foundation; Research grant/Funding (institution): Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Y-J. Bang: Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): AstraZeneca; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Novartis; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Genentech/Roche; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): MSD; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Merck Serano; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Bayer; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): BMS; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Eli Lilly; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Taiho; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Daiichi Sankyo; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Astellas; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): BeiGene; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): GreenCross; Advisory/Consultancy: Samyang Biopharm; Advisory/Consultancy: Hanmi; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Genexine; Research grant/Funding (institution): GSK; Research grant/Funding (institution): Pfizer; Research grant/Funding (institution): Boeringer-Ingelheim; Research grant/Funding (institution): MacroGenics. D. Catenacci: Advisory/Consultancy: Astellas Pharma; Advisory/Consultancy: Merck; Advisory/Consultancy: BMS; Advisory/Consultancy: Lilly; Advisory/Consultancy: Gritstone; Advisory/Consultancy: Taiho; Advisory/Consultancy: Genentech/Roche; Advisory/Consultancy: Daichii Sankyo. P.C. Enzinger: Advisory/Consultancy: Merck; Advisory/Consultancy: Astellas; Advisory/Consultancy: Celgene; Advisory/Consultancy: Lilly; Advisory/Consultancy: Loxo; Advisory/Consultancy: Taiho; Advisory/Consultancy: Zymeworks. D.H. Ilson: Advisory/Consultancy: Astellas Pharma. S. Kim: Travel/Accommodation/Expenses: Astellas Pharma. F. Lordick: Research grant/Funding (institution), Travel/Accommodation/Expenses: Bristol-Myers Squibb; Travel/Accommodation/Expenses: Astellas; Travel/Accommodation/Expenses: AstraZeneca; Travel/Accommodation/Expenses: Eli Lilly; Travel/Accommodation/Expenses: Elsevier; Travel/Accommodation/Expenses: Biontech GmbH; Travel/Accommodation/Expenses: Excerpta Medica; Travel/Accommodation/Expenses: Medscape; Travel/Accommodation/Expenses: E-Cancer; Travel/Accommodation/Expenses: Servier; Travel/Accommodation/Expenses: Merck Serono; Travel/Accommodation/Expenses: Merck Sharpe & Dohme; Travel/Accommodation/Expenses: Springer Nature Verlag GmbH. K. Shitara: Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Lilly; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Ono Pharmaceutical; Research grant/Funding (institution): Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): MSD; Research grant/Funding (institution): Daiichi Sankyo; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Taiho Pharmaceutical; Research grant/Funding (institution): Chugai Pharm; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Astellas Pharma; Research grant/Funding (institution): Medi Science; Honoraria (institution), Advisory/Consultancy: Novartis; Honoraria (institution), Advisory/Consultancy: AbbVie; Honoraria (institution): Yakult; Advisory/Consultancy: Bristol-Myers Squibb; Advisory/Consultancy: Takeda; Advisory/Consultancy: Pfizer; Advisory/Consultancy: Glaxo Smith Kline. E. van Cutsem: Advisory/Consultancy: Astellas; Advisory/Consultancy: AstraZeneca; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Bayer; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Bristol-Myers Squibb; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Celgene; Advisory/Consultancy: Incyte; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Lilly; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Merck Sharp & Dohme; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Merck KGaA; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Novartis; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Roche; Advisory/Consultancy, Research grant/Funding (institution): Servier; Research grant/Funding (institution): Amgen; Research grant/Funding (institution): Boehringer Ingelheim; Research grant/Funding (institution): Ipsen. A. Arozullah: Full/Part-time employment: Astellas Pharma. J.W. Park: Full/Part-time employment: Astellas Pharma. All other authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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