Safety and efficacy of second-line bosutinib for chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia over a five-year period: final results of a phase I/II study
EHA Learning Center. Gambacorti-Passerini C. Aug 1, 2018; 226751
Topic: 2Aa Chronic myeloid leukemia, BCR-ABL1-positive
Carlo Gambacorti-Passerini
Carlo Gambacorti-Passerini
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Co-Authors: Jorge E. Cortes, Jeff H. Lipton, Hagop M. Kantarjian, Dong-Wook Kim, Philippe Schafhausen, Rocco Crescenzo, Nathalie Bardy-Bouxin, Mark Shapiro, Kay Noonan, Eric Leip, Liza DeAnnuntis, Tim H. Brümmendorf, H. Jean Khoury

Abstract: Bosutinib is a Src/Abl tyrosine kinase inhibitor indicated for adults with newly-diagnosed Philadelphia positive chronic myeloid leukemia or with resistant/intolerant disease. We report the final results of a phase I/II study of second-line bosutinib in chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia patients after imatinib failure (n=284). Median follow up and treatment durations were 54.8 (range 0.6–96.3) and 25.6 (0.2–96.3) months, respectively. At years 2 and 5, 54% and 40% of patients, respectively, remained on bosutinib. Cumulative major cytogenetic response and complete cytogenetic response rates (newly-attained or maintained from baseline) were 58% and 46%, respectively, by year 2 and 60% and 50% by year 5. Kaplan-Meier probability of maintaining major and complete cytogenetic response was 76% and 78%, respectively, at year 2 and 71% and 69% at year 5. Cumulative incidence of on-treatment disease progression/death was similar at years 5 (19%) and 2 (15%); Kaplan-Meier overall survival was 91% at year 2 and 84% at year 5. Of 169 patients who had discontinued bosutinib by year 5, 38 did so after year 2, most commonly for disease progression (n=11). Most adverse events initially occurred within two years. Overall, gastrointestinal events were the most common (diarrhea 86%, nausea 46%, vomiting 37%); the most common grade 3/4 toxicity was thrombocytopenia (25%). None of the 4 on-treatment deaths in years 3–5 were related to bosutinib. Bosutinib demonstrated durable efficacy and manageable toxicity through year 5 confirming its importance in the treatment of chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia patients resistant/intolerant to prior imatinib. This trial was registered at identifier: 00261846.

Article Number: 1298

Doi: 10.3324/haematol.2017.171249
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