ASCO GU 2019: Patients with Previously Treated Metastatic Urothelial Cancer Treated with Sacituzumab Govitecan (IMMU-132)

San Francisco, CA (UroToday.com) Patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) have a poor prognosis, and those who progress after platinum chemotherapy and immunotherapy with programmed death ligand 1 (PD-1)/(PD-L1) inhibitors have limited treatment options. Sacituzumab govitecan (SG) is a novel antibody-drug conjugate. The antibody is humanized anti-Trop2 and it is attached to the active metabolite of irinotecan, a cytotoxic chemotherapy agent. The combination drug targets Trop-2 which is overexpressed in aggressive epithelial cancers including up to 83% of UC.

Presented is an international, multi-center, open-label, phase 1/2 study in patients with mUC after the failure of anti-PD-1/PD-L1. All patients in the study will receive SG on day 1 and 8 of 21-day cycles until progression or unacceptable toxicity. Cohort 1 includes patients in third-line therapy after platinum-based chemotherapy and anti-PD-1/anti-PD-L1 immunotherapy. Cohort 2 includes patients in second-line therapy, ineligible for cisplatin-based therapy and after anti-PD-1/anti-PD-L1 immunotherapy. CT/MRI scans were obtained at 8-week intervals to assess treatment response.

The primary outcome measures were safety and objective response rate (ORR) by RECIST 1.1. Secondary outcome measures included the duration of response (DOR), progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS).

The study start date was 2018 and the estimated completion date is 2020; a total of 140 participants are estimated to enroll. The ORR was 14/45 (31%), with 2 complete and 12 partial responses. In patients with visceral involvement, the ORR was 9/33 (27%). The ORR in immunotherapy-treated patients was 4/17 (23%). Median PFS and OS were 7.3 months and 18.9 months respectively. The adverse events profile was consistent with prior reports as summarized below.
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In conclusion, in preliminary studies, SG demonstrated clinical activity in patients with relapsed/refractory mUC including those previously treated with immunotherapy (check-point inhibitors) and those with visceral metastases.


Presented by: Scott T. Tagawa, MD, MS, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York

Written by: Selma Masic, MD, Urologic Oncology Fellow (SUO), Fox Chase Cancer Center, @selmasic at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, (ASCO GU) #GU19, February 14-16, 2019 - San Francisco, CA
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