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FDA grants accelerated approval of Krazati (adagrasib) in combination with cetuximab for adult patients with previously treated KRAS G12C-mutated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer. -BMS

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Published:22nd Jun 2024

Bristol Myers Squibb announced that the FDA has granted accelerated approval for Krazati (adagrasib) in combination with cetuximab as a targeted treatment option for adult patients with KRASG12C -mutated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC), as determined by an FDA-approved test, who have received prior treatment with fluoropyrimidine-, oxaliplatin-, and irinotecan-based chemotherapy.


This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on objective response rate (ORR) and duration of response (DOR) results. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of a clinical benefit in a confirmatory trial.

“CRC with a KRASG12C mutation occurs in approximately 3-4% of CRC patients and has historically been challenging to treat,”2 said Rona Yaeger, MD, Gastrointestinal Oncologist & Early Drug Development Specialist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. “The FDA approval of Krazati combined with cetuximab now provides a new treatment option to these patients when their tumors do not respond well to prior therapies.”

The approval is based on results from cohorts of the Phase 1/II KRYSTAL-1 open-label study which evaluated Krazati (600 mg tablets administered orally twice daily) in combination with cetuximab in 94 patients with heavily pretreated CRC harboring a KRASG12C mutation. The study met its primary endpoint, with a confirmed ORR of 34% (n=94, 95% CI: 25-45) for Krazati with cetuximab, all of which were partial responses. The median DOR, one of the secondary endpoints, was 5.8 months (95% CI: 4.2-7.6).1 Current late-line standard of care options result in limited response rates (ORR 1-6%) after progression on chemotherapy ± VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors.

Condition: Colorectal Cancer/KRAS mutated
Type: drug

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