Positive top-line results from pivotal phase III SIERRA trial of Iomab-B in patients with active relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia
Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced positive top-line results from the pivotal Phase III trial for its lead product candidate Iomab-B
The SIERRA (Study of Iomab-B in Elderly Relapsed or Refractory AML) trial was conducted in patients 55 years of age or older who had active disease (relapsed or refractory AML).
The SIERRA trial is a randomized, multi-center, controlled study which compared Iomab-B as a conditioning regimen prior to a Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) versus a control arm which allowed all current means of conventional care with the intent to transplant these patients.
The SIERRA trial met its primary endpoint of durable complete remission or dCR of 6 months post initial remission after a BMT in Iomab-B arm compared to conventional care arm demonstrating statistical significance p<0.0001.></0.0001.>
Dr. Avinash Desai, Actinium's Chief Medical Officer, added, "We are excited that the randomized, controlled, multi-center, pivotal SIERRA trial has delivered these results for patients that need new treatment options. Our goal is to increase access to BMT and improve patient outcomes with Iomab-B, and these topline results move us in this direction given their statistical significance. We will continue to work on our Biologics License Application (BLA) submission to the FDA for approval of Iomab-B. On behalf of Actinium, I'd like to thank the patients who took the leap of faith and enrolled in the SIERRA trial, their families and caregivers who supported them and the investigators who contributed their efforts and advice who made this trial possible. Without them it would not have been possible to yield these results that will enable us to continue to develop Iomab-B."
Iomab-B is a first-in-class targeted radiotherapy intended to improve patient access to potentially curative BMT by simultaneously and rapidly depleting blood cancer, immune and bone marrow stem cells that uniquely express CD45. Multiple studies have demonstrated increased survival in patients receiving BMT, however, an overwhelming majority of patients with blood cancers do not receive BMT as current approaches do not produce a remission, which is needed to advance to BMT, or are too toxic. Studied in over 400 patients, prior studies with Iomab-B have demonstrated nearly universal access to BMT, increased survival and tolerability in multiple clinical trials including the recently completed pivotal Phase III SIERRA trial in patients with active (leukemic blasts greater than 5%), relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (r/r AML) age 55 and above. The SIERRA trial produced positive topline results, meeting its primary endpoint of durable Complete Remission (dCR) of 6 months with statistical significance (p<0.0001).
Actinium intends to submit a Biologics License Application (BLA) seeking approval for Iomab-B to address patients age 55+ with r/r AML who cannot access BMT with currently available therapies. Iomab-B has been granted Orphan Drug Designation from the FDA and has patent protection into 2037.
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