Takeda Okays Phase 3 Trial of ALUNBRIG

July 28, 2018
Takeda Okays Phase 3 Trial of ALUNBRIG

By Dipo Olowookere

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited has disclosed that the global, randomized, Phase 3 ALTA-1L (ALK in Lung Cancer Trial of AP26113 in 1st Line) trial met its primary endpoint at the first pre-specified interim analysis, with ALUNBRIG (brigatinib) demonstrating a statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) compared to crizotinib in adults with anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive (ALK+) locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who had not received a prior ALK inhibitor.

The trial was designed to assess the efficacy and safety of ALUNBRIG in comparison to crizotinib based on evaluation of the primary endpoint of PFS, or length of time from the start of treatment that a patient lives without the disease getting worse. ALUNBRIG is currently not approved as frontline therapy.

“This represents a major milestone for the ALUNBRIG program. Our goal with ALUNBRIG is to improve the lives of patients with ALK+ NSCLC by furthering the available therapeutic options,” said Jesús Gomez-Navarro, M.D., Vice President, Head of Oncology Clinical Research and Development, Takeda. “We are encouraged by the data, which demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival versus crizotinib in patients with ALK+ advanced NSCLC, and look forward to beginning discussions with regulatory authorities as we seek to expand ALUNBRIG’s indication into the frontline setting.”

The safety profile associated with ALUNBRIG from the ALTA-1L trial was generally consistent with the existing prescribing information, with no new safety concerns.

The results from this interim analysis will be submitted for presentation at an upcoming medical meeting.

Dipo Olowookere

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

Mr Olowookere can be reached via [email protected]

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