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EU approves Breyanzi for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

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Published:6th Apr 2022

Bristol Myers Squibb announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted Marketing Authorization for Breyanzi (lisocabtagene maraleucel; liso-cel), a CD19-directed chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell immunotherapy, for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL), and follicular lymphoma grade 3B (FL3B) after two or more lines of systemic therapy.

The Marketing Authorization approves Breyanzi for use in all European Union (EU) member states.

Breyanzi is delivered asapersonalized treatment via a single infusion. Treatment with Breyanzi has demonstrated sustained complete responses in a high proportion of patients with R/R large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) and a manageable and differentiated safety profile.

The Marketing Authorization is based on results from the TRANSCEND NHL 001 study evaluating Breyanzi in adult patients with R/R DLBCL, PMBCL and FL3B, including those with a broad range of histologies and high-risk disease. In 216 patients treated with Breyanzi and evaluable for efficacy, 73% of patients achieved a response (95% CI: 67%-78.5%), including 53% who had minimal or no detectable lymphoma remaining following treatment (complete response [CR]; 95% CI: 47%-60%). Median duration of response was 20.2 months in all responders (95% CI: 8 – NR), and for patients who achieved a CR, median duration of response was 26.1 months (95% CI: 23 – NR).

The safety of Breyanzi is based on pooled data from 314 patients with R/R LBCL treated with Breyanzi within a dose range of 44 to 120 x 106 CAR+ viable T cells across four studies (TRANSCEND NHL 001, TRANSCEND WORLD, PLATFORM and OUTREACH). Any grade cytokine release syndrome (CRS) occurred in 39% of patients, 3% of whom experienced Grade 3 or 4 CRS. The median time to onset was five days (range: 1 to 14 days) and the median duration was five days (range: 1 to 17 days). Neurologic toxicities (NT) occurred in 26% of patients receiving Breyanzi, including Grade 3 or 4 in 10% of patients. The median time to onset of the first NT event was nine days (range: 1 to 66 days); 99% of all NT occurred within the first eight weeks following Breyanzi infusion. The median duration of NT was 10 days (range: 1 to 84 days). The most common Grade >3 adverse reactions were neutropenia, anemia, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, infection with an unspecified pathogen and febrile neutropenia.

Condition: Large B Cell Lymphoma
Type: drug

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