A Phase 1/2, open-label, multicenter study of isatuximab in combination with cemiplimab in patients with lymphoma.

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octobre 2022


Hematological oncology


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Carlo-Stella C, Zinzani PL, Sureda A, Araújo L, Casasnovas O, Carpio C, Yeh SP, Bouabdallah K, Cartron G, Kim WS, Cordoba R, Koh Y, Re A, Alves D, Chamuleau M, Le Gouill S, López-Guillermo A, Moreira I, van der Poel MW, Abbadessa G, Meng R, Ji R, Lépine L, Saleem R, Ribrag V


Patients with relapsed or refractory lymphoma have limited treatment options, requiring newer regimens. In this Phase 1/2 study (NCT03769181), we assessed the safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics of isatuximab (Isa, anti-CD38 antibody) in combination with cemiplimab (Cemi, anti-programmed death-1 [PD-1] receptor antibody; Isa+Cemi) in patients with classic Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL), diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), and peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL). In Phase 1, we characterized the safety and tolerability of Isa+Cemi with planned dose de-escalation to determine the recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D). Six patients in each cohort were treated with a starting dose of Isa+Cemi to determine the RP2D. In Phase 2, the primary endpoints were complete response in Cohort A1 (cHL anti-PD-1/PD-L1 naïve), and objective response rate in Cohorts A2 (cHL anti-PD-1/PD-L1 progressors), B (DLBCL), and C (PTCL). An interim analysis was performed when the first 18 (Cohort A1), 12 (Cohort A2), 17 (Cohort B), and 11 (Cohort C) patients in Phase 2 had been treated and followed up for 24 weeks. Isa+Cemi demonstrated a manageable safety profile with no new safety signals. No dose-limiting toxicities were observed at the starting dose; thus, the starting dose of each drug was confirmed as the RP2D. Based on the Lugano 2014 criteria, 55.6% (Cohort A1), 33.3% (Cohort A2), 5.9% (Cohort B), and 9.1% (Cohort C) of patients achieved a complete or partial response. Pharmacokinetic analyses suggested no effect of Cemi on Isa exposure. Modest clinical efficacy was observed in patients with cHL regardless of prior anti-PD-1/PD-L1 exposure. In DLBCL or PTCL cohorts, interim efficacy analysis results did not meet prespecified criteria to continue enrollment in Phase 2 Stage 2. Isa+Cemi did not have a synergistic effect in these patient populations. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Mots clés

cemiplimab, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, isatuximab, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, peripheral T-cell lymphoma


Hematol Oncol. 2022 10 17;: