Positive Results From SEQUOIA Analyses for Zanubrutinib in Procedure-Naive CLL and SLL

In an interim analyses of the period 3 SEQUOIA trial, zanubrutinib had remarkable development-no cost survival when compared with bendamustine additionally rituximab in individuals with remedy-naive continual lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or tiny lymphocytic leukemia (SLL).

Individuals with remedy-naive continual lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic leukemia (SLL) experienced top-quality progression-totally free survival (PFS) when taken care of with zanubrutinib (Brukinsa) vs bendamustine and rituximab (B+R), in accordance to an interim investigation of a period 3 demo.

SEQUOIA is a randomized, multicenter, world-wide period 3 trial evaluating the efficacy and basic safety of zanubrutinib versus B+R in sufferers with remedy-naive CLL and SLL whose tumor did not show del(17p). The primary conclude issue of the trial was PFS as assessed by impartial evaluation committee, and there was a median observe-up of 25.8 months.

The demo has 3 cohorts:

  • Cohort 1 has 479 clients randomized 1:1 to get zanubrutinib or B+R until sickness development or unacceptable toxicity. This cohort does not incorporate individuals with del(17p).
  • Cohort 2 has 110 people with del(17p) acquiring zanubrutinib as a monotherapy.
  • Cohort 3 is presently enrolling people with del(17p) or pathogenic TP53 variant to receive zanubrutinib in blend with venetoclax.

SEQUOIA also showed that zanubrutinib was commonly well tolerated. Former information have highlighted that the therapy has superior tolerability, efficacy, and utility. As a 2nd-generation Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor, zanubrutinib has less off-focus on consequences.

Benefits from the period 3 ALPINE research, introduced at the European Hematology Affiliation Virtual Congress 2021, confirmed that zanubrutinib has a top-quality response amount, enhanced PFS, and lower rate of atrial fibrillation/flutter in contrast with ibrutinib in sufferers with relapsed/refractory CLL/SLL.

“The mixed medical evidence from SEQUOIA, ALPINE, the 205 trial, and the AU-003 trial validates our self confidence in Brukinsa as a routine which can give improvements in treatment results for hundreds of thousands of individuals living with CLL,” Jane Huang, MD, main health-related officer, hematology at BeiGene, stated in a statement. “We are pleased to see that at the interim investigation of the SEQUOIA demo, Brukinsa substantially prolonged progression-no cost survival for cure-naïve CLL people, and that the demonstrated safety profile was dependable with what we have observed in its international growth method with more than 2300 clients taken care of with Brukinsa to day.”