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Health Canada approves Minjuvi + lenalidomide for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

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Published:25th Aug 2021
Incyte announced that Health Canada has granted a Notice of Compliance with conditions for Minjuvi (tafasitamab), a humanized Fc-modified cytolytic CD19 targeting monoclonal antibody, 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, who are not eligible for autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT).

The conditional approval is based on data from the L-MIND study, an open label, multicentre single arm study evaluating the safety and efficacy of Minjuvi in combination with lenalidomide as a treatment for patients with relapsed or refractory DLBCL who are not eligible for ASCT, and is supported by the RE-MIND study, an observational retrospective study in relapsed or refractory DLBCL. Removal of the conditions from the Notice of Compliance is contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in a confirmatory trial(s).

The results from L-MIND showed an overall response rate (ORR) of 53.5% (primary endpoint), including a complete response (CR) rate of 35.2% and a partial response rate (PR) of 18.3%, as assessed by an independent review committee. The median duration of response (mDOR) was 34.6 months (secondary endpoint). Adverse events (AEs) reported included infusion-related reactions, serious or severe myelosuppression, including neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, anemia, infections and tumour lysis syndrome.

Condition: Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma
Type: drug

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