We assessed long-term safety and efficacy of CT-P10 and rituximab in patients with newly diagnosed low-tumour-burden follicular lymphoma (LTBFL), and following a single transition from rituximab to CT-P10.

This double-blind, parallel-group, active-controlled phase 3 trial randomized patients with CD20+ LTBFL to receive CT-P10 or US-sourced rituximab (375 mg/m2 intravenous). Induction therapy (weekly for 4 cycles) was followed by a 2-year maintenance period for patients achieving disease control (CR, CRu, PR and SD). During the maintenance, CT-P10 or rituximab were administered every 8 weeks (6 cycles) in the first year and additional CT-P10 was administered every 8 weeks (6 cycles) in the second year. Secondary endpoints (reported here) were overall response rate during the study period, progression-free survival, time-to-progression, and overall survival. Safety and immunogenicity were also evaluated over the study period.

Between Nov 9, 2015 and Jan 4, 2018, 258 patients were randomised (130 CT-P10; 128 rituximab). Over the study period, 115 (88%; CT-P10) and 111 (87%; rituximab) patients achieved overall response. At a median follow-up of 29·2 months (IQR: 26·1-33·7), median progression-free survival, time-to-progression, and overall survival were not estimable. The KM estimates (95% CI) for OS at 36 months were 98% (93-99) and 97% (89-99) in the CT-P10 and rituximab groups, respectively. Corresponding values for PFS were 80% (70-87) and 68% (54-79), while results for TTP were 82% (72-88) and 68% (54-79) in the CT-P10 and rituximab groups, respectively. (Figure A. OS; Figure B. PFS and Figure C. TTP)

Over the study period, 114 (88%) and 104 (81%) patients in the CT-P10 and rituximab groups, respectively, experienced at least one treatment-emergent adverse event (TEAE) and 14 (11%) patients in each group experienced TE-serious adverse events (TESAEs). There were no unexpected safety findings observed during the second year of the maintenance period after single transition from rituximab to CT-P10.

Disclosures

Kwak:Celltrion Healthcare: Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Xeme Biopharma/Theratest: Other: equity; CJ Healthcare: Consultancy; Sellas Life Sciences Grp: Consultancy; Enzychem Life Sciences: Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Antigenics: Other: equity; InnoLifes, Inc: Consultancy, Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Pepromene Bio: Consultancy, Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Celltrion, Inc.: Consultancy. Sancho:Novartis: Honoraria, Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Gilead: Honoraria, Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Takeda: Honoraria; Gelgene: Honoraria, Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Janssen: Honoraria, Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Roche: Honoraria, Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees. Kim:Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.: Honoraria, Research Funding. Menne:Amgen: Honoraria, Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Kite/Gilead: Honoraria, Speakers Bureau; Novartis: Honoraria, Other: Travel costs, Speakers Bureau; Pfizer: Honoraria, Other: Travel costs, Speakers Bureau; Celgene: Honoraria, Other: Travel grants; Roche: Speakers Bureau; Janssen: Honoraria, Research Funding, Speakers Bureau; Astra Zeneca: Research Funding; Takeda: Honoraria, Speakers Bureau. Jurczak:Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute of Oncology, Krakow, Poland: Current Employment; Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland: Ended employment in the past 24 months; Acerta: Research Funding; Bayer: Research Funding; Janssen: Research Funding; MeiPharma: Research Funding; Pharmacyclics: Research Funding; Roche: Research Funding; Takeda: Research Funding; TG Therapeutics: Research Funding. Trneny:Gilead: Consultancy, Honoraria, Other: Travel Expenses; Janssen: Consultancy, Honoraria, Other: Travel Expenses; Roche: Consultancy, Honoraria, Other: Travel Expenses; MorphoSys: Consultancy, Honoraria; Celgene: Consultancy; Incyte: Consultancy, Honoraria; Takeda: Consultancy, Honoraria, Other: Travel Expenses; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company: Consultancy, Honoraria, Other: Travel Expenses; Amgen: Honoraria; Abbvie: Consultancy, Honoraria, Other: Travel Expenses. Ogura:Cellgene: Honoraria; Chugai: Honoraria; Denovo Biopharma: Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; MejiSeika Pharma: Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Mundi Pharma: Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; SymBio: Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; TevaTakeda: Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Verastem: Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Daiichi Sankyo: Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Celltrion, Inc.: Honoraria, Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Eisai: Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees. Kim:Pfizer: Research Funding; Donga: Research Funding; Mundipharma: Research Funding; F. Hoffmann-La Roche: Research Funding; Kyowa Kirn: Research Funding; Celltrion: Research Funding; JJ: Research Funding. Lee:Celltrion, Inc.: Current Employment. Kim:Celltrion, Inc.: Current Employment. Ahn:Celltrion, Inc.: Current Employment. Buske:Roche, Janssen, Bayer, MSD: Research Funding; Morphosys: Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Roche, Janssen, AbbVie, Pfizer, Celltrion: Honoraria, Speakers Bureau.

OffLabel Disclosure:

Rituximab monotherapy to LTBFL patients

Author notes

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