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“CPI-0610 monotherapy or as an add-on to [ruxolitinib] was generally well tolerated,” Dr. Mascarenhas said. “Thrombocytopenia was asymptomatic, generally reversible, and manageable. There were no other unanticipated safety concerns.”

All 90 patients were evaluable for safety. Hematologic adverse events included thrombocytopenia (23.3%) and anemia (8.9%).

The most common nonhematologic adverse events were diarrhea (32.2%), nausea (22.2%), cough (16.7%), fatigue (14.4%), vomiting (14.4%), and upper respiratory tract infection (14.4%).

Eight patients (8.9%) experienced grade 4 adverse events, but all events resolved. Four events occurred in the monotherapy arm, and one (rash) required dose interruption. Of the four events in the combination arm, one (anemia) was considered treatment related.

There were three fatal adverse events – acute kidney injury, traumatic subdural hematoma, and brain stem hemorrhage. None of these events were considered related to CPI-0610.

Based on these preliminary results, the cohort of transfusion-dependent patients receiving CPI-0610 and ruxolitinib has been expanded. A cohort of ruxolitinib-naive patients receiving CPI-0610 and ruxolitinib has been expanded as well.

The MANIFEST trial is funded by Constellation Pharmaceuticals in collaboration with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Dr. Mascarenhas reported relationships with Incyte, Janssen, CTI Biopharma, Novartis, Roche, Merck, Celgene, Promedior, Merus, and PharmaEssentia.

SOURCE: Mascarenhas J et al. ASH 2019, Abstract 670.

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