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ADCETRIS significantly improved PFS in patients at increased risk of relapse post-ASCT1-3

With a median observation time of 30 months:1

  • ADCETRIS significantly improved PFS per IRF (n=165) versus placebo (n=164) in HL patients at high risk of relapse post-ASCT:
    • ADCETRIS significantly improved PFS by 18.8 months versus placebo
    • Median PFS of 42.9 months (95% CI: 30.4–42.9) versus 24.1 months (95% CI: 11.5–not estimable) [hazard ratio=0.57;] (95% CI: 0.40–0.81; p=0.001)

PFS by independent review
PFS by independent review

Adapted from Moskowitz CH, et al. 2015

Sustained PFS benefit vs placebo at 4 years2

PFS by investigator assessment (4-year update)
PFS by investigator assessment

Adapted from Moskowitz CH, et al. 2016

  • 4-year follow up PFS per investigator remains 20% higher in ADCETRIS arm versus the placebo arm (HR= 0.52)
  • Interim analysis of OS did not show a significant difference between treatment arms: [Hazard Ratio=1.15 (p=0.6204)] (95% CI: 0.67-1.97)
    • 84% of patients who required subsequent therapy were treated with ADCETRIS.
    • Assessment of OS is ongoing, but no OS data were included in the 4-year update

Study details

Patients with more risk factors had the greatest PFS benefit with ADCETRIS consolidation treatment2

The results of these post-hoc analyses suggest increased benefit for patients with two or more risk factors but no difference based on any of the individual risk factors.

Study details

PFS per investigator sub-group analysis:
≥2 risk factors (4-year update)2*
PFS per investigator sub-group analysis

Adapted from Moskowitz CH, et al. 2016

ADCETRIS has a generally manageable toxicity profile. PN generally resolves or improves in most patients1,2

  • Patients received a median of 15 cycles of therapy in each arm
    • PN was the most common AE
    • Most patients showed resolution or improvement of symptoms at 30 month follow up
  • Symptoms of PN continued to improve or resolve during extended follow up
  • QoL maintained with ADCETRIS therapy versus placebo4
ADCETRIS has a generally manageable toxicity profile1,2
group (n=167)
group (n=160)
Any Grade ≥Grade3* Any Grade ≥Grade 3
Any event 163 (98%) 93 (56%) 142 (89%) 51 (32%)
Peripheral sensory neuropathy 94 (56%) 17 (10%) 25 (16%) 2 (1%)
Neutropenia 58 (35%) 49 (29%) 19 (12%) 16 (10%)
Upper respiratory tract infection 44 (26%) 0 37 (23%) 2 (1%)
Fatigue 40 (24%) 3 (2%) 29 (18%) 4 (3%)
Peripheral motor neuropathy 38 (22%) 10 (6%) 3 (2%) 1 (1%)
Nausea 36 (22%) 5 (3%) 12 (8%) 0
Cough 35 (21%) 0 26 (16%) 0
Diarrhoea 33 (20%) 3 (2%) 16 (10%) 1 (1%)

*Treament-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) with an incidence of 20% or more in the brentuximab vedotin group

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Northern Ireland
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Consolidation with brentuximab vedotin in R/R HL patients at high risk of relapse post-ASCT

Dr Graham Collins

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford, UK

Clinical opinion

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