The Food and Drug Administration has approved ivosidenib () as the first treatment of adult patients with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and an isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 (IDH1) mutation.
More specifically, the oral treatment has been approved for patients whose mutations have been identified by the Abbott RealTime IDH1 assay, a companion diagnostic test.
Thewas based on results from a phase 1, open-label, single-arm, multicenter, dose-escalation and expansion trial of adult patients in this AML population. The primary end point was combined complete remission and complete remission with partial hematologic improvement; this combined rate was 32.8%, and the median duration of this remission was 8.2 months.
FDA approves first targeted treatment for patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia who have a certain genetic mutation, FDA press release.