MorphoSys and Incyte Announce First Patient Dosed in Phase 3 inMIND Study Evaluating the Addition of Tafasitamab to Lenalidomide and Rituximab in Relapsed or Refractory FL or MZL
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MorphoSys and Incyte Announce First Patient Dosed in Phase 3 inMIND Study Evaluating the Addition of Tafasitamab to Lenalidomide and Rituximab in Relapsed or Refractory Follicular or Marginal Zone Lymphoma
PLANEGG/MUNICH, Germany and WILMINGTON, Del. - April 19, 2021 - MorphoSys AG (FSE: MOR; Prime Standard Segment; MDAX & TecDAX; NASDAQ: MOR) and Incyte (NASDAQ: INCY) today announced the first patient has been dosed in the placebo-controlled Phase 3 inMIND study evaluating the efficacy and safety of tafasitamab or placebo in combination with lenalidomide and rituximab in patients with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma (FL) or marginal zone lymphoma (MZL).
"Despite improvements in treatment for patients with relapsed or refractory FL and MZL, there continues to be a significant medical need for additional therapies with improved outcomes," said Peter Langmuir, M.D., Group Vice President, Oncology Targeted Therapeutics, Incyte. "We are pleased to have initiated the inMIND study as we seek meaningful, new options for patients with relapsed or refractory FL or MZL."
FL and MZL are the most common indolent, or slow growing, forms of B-Cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs). FL and MZL account for approximately 20-25% and 7% of adult NHL cases, respectively. There are limited treatment options for the more than 17,000 new cases of relapsed or refractory FL treated every year in the United States, Europe and Japan.
"We are looking forward to building on previous, exploratory data in FL, and the results seen with tafasitamab and lenalidomide in relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, to evaluate the potential benefit of adding tafasitamab to the current lenalidomide and rituximab combination regimen in patients with indolent lymphomas," said Mike Akimov, M.D., Ph.D., Head of Global Drug Development, MorphoSys.
On January 7, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted orphan drug designation for tafasitamab for the treatment of FL.
The primary endpoint of the study is progression-free survival (PFS) in the FL population, and the key secondary endpoints are PFS and overall survival (OS) in the overall population as well as positron emission tomography complete response (PET-CR) at the end of treatment (EOT) in the FL population.
For more information about the study, please visit: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04680052
Monjuvi(R) (tafasitamab-cxix) is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in combination with lenalidomide for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) not otherwise specified, including DLBCL arising from low grade lymphoma, and who are not eligible for autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT). This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on overall response rate. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in a confirmatory trial(s).
In January 2020, MorphoSys and Incyte entered into a collaboration and licensing agreement to further develop and commercialize tafasitamab globally. Monjuvi(R) is being co-commercialized by Incyte and MorphoSys in the United States. Incyte has exclusive commercialization rights outside the United States.
A marketing authorization application (MAA) seeking the approval of tafasitamab in combination with lenalidomide in the EU has been validated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and is currently under review for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory DLBCL, including DLBCL arising from low grade lymphoma, who are not candidates for ASCT.
Tafasitamab is being clinically investigated as a therapeutic option in B-cell malignancies in a number of ongoing combination trials.
Monjuvi(R) is a registered trademark of MorphoSys AG.
XmAb(R) is a registered trademark of Xencor, Inc.
What are the possible side effects of MONJUVI?
MONJUVI may cause serious side effects, including:
- Infusion reactions. Your healthcare provider will monitor you for infusion reactions during your infusion of MONJUVI. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get chills, flushing, headache, or shortness of breath during an infusion of MONJUVI.
- Low blood cell counts (platelets, red blood cells, and white blood cells). Low blood cell counts are common with MONJUVI, but can also be serious or severe. Your healthcare provider will monitor your blood counts during treatment with MONJUVI. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get a fever of 100.4 F (38 C) or above, or any bruising or bleeding.
- Infections. Serious infections, including infections that can cause death, have happened in people during treatments with MONJUVI and after the last dose. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get a fever of 100.4 F (38 C) or above, or develop any signs and symptoms of an infection.
The most common side effects of MONJUVI include:
- Feeling tired or weak
- Swelling of lower legs or hands
- Respiratory tract infection
- Decreased appetite
These are not all the possible side effects of MONJUVI.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Before you receive MONJUVI, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:
- Have an active infection or have had one recently.
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. MONJUVI may harm your unborn baby. You should not become pregnant during treatment with MONJUVI. Do not receive treatment with MONJUVI in combination with lenalidomide if you are pregnant because lenalidomide can cause birth defects and death of your unborn baby.
- You should use an effective method of birth control (contraception) during treatment and for at least 3 months after your final dose of MONJUVI.
- Tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant or think that you may be pregnant during treatment with MONJUVI.
- Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if MONJUVI passes into your breastmilk. Do not breastfeed during treatment for at least 3 months after your last dose of MONJUVI.
You should also read the lenalidomide Medication Guide for important information about pregnancy, contraception, and blood and sperm donation.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medications you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Please see the full Prescribing Information for Monjuvi, including Patient Information, for additional Important Safety Information.
Monjuvi(R) is a registered trademark of MorphoSys AG.
Tremfya(R) is a registered trademark of Janssen Biotech, Inc.
MorphoSys Forward-Looking Statements
Incyte Forward-Looking Statements
These forward-looking statements are based on Incyte's current expectations and subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including unanticipated developments in and risks related to: unanticipated delays; further research and development and the results of clinical trials possibly being unsuccessful or insufficient to meet applicable regulatory standards or warrant continued development; the ability to enroll sufficient numbers of subjects in clinical trials; determinations made by the FDA; Incyte's dependence on its relationships with its collaboration partners; the efficacy or safety of Incyte's products and the products of the Incyte's collaboration partners; the acceptance of Incyte's products and the products of Incyte's collaboration partners in the marketplace; market competition; sales, marketing, manufacturing and distribution requirements; greater than expected expenses; expenses relating to litigation or strategic activities; and other risks detailed from time to time in Incyte's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. Incyte disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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