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Acalabrutinib in relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma (ACE-LY-004): a single-arm, multicentre, phase 2 trial

Michael Wang 1, 2, * Simon Rule 3 Pier Luigi Zinzani 4 Andre Goy 5 Olivier Casasnovas 6, 7 Stephen D Smith 8 Gandhi Damaj 9 Jeanette Doorduijn 10, 11 Thierry Lamy 12 Franck Morschhauser 13 Carlos Panizo 14 Bijal Shah 15 Andrew Davies 16, 17 Richard Eek 18 Jehan Dupuis 19 Eric Jacobsen 20, 21 Arnon P Kater 11, 22 Steven Le Gouill 23, 24 Lucie Oberic 25 Taduesz Robak 26 Todd Covey 27 Richa Dua 27 Ahmed Hamdy 27 Xin Huang 27 Raquel Izumi 27 Priti Patel 27 Wayne Rothbaum 27 Greg Slatter 27 Wojciech Jurczak 28 
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Abstract : BACKGROUND: Bruton tyrosine kinase is a clinically validated target in mantle cell lymphoma. Acalabrutinib (ACP-196) is a highly selective, potent Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor developed to minimise off-target activity. METHODS: In this open-label, phase 2 study, oral acalabrutinib (100 mg twice per day) was given to patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma, until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. The primary endpoint was overall response assessed according to the Lugano classification, and safety analyses were done in all participants. This trial is registered with, number NCT02213926. FINDINGS: From March 12, 2015, to Jan 5, 2016, 124 patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma were enrolled and all patients received treatment; median age 68 years. Patients received a median of two (IQR 1-2) previous therapies. At a median follow-up of 15·2 months, 100 (81%) patients achieved an overall response and 49 (40%) patients achieved a complete response. The Kaplan-Meier estimated medians for duration of response, progression-free survival, and overall survival were not reached; the 12-month rates were 72% (95% CI 62-80), 67% (58-75), and 87% (79-92%), respectively. The most common adverse events were primarily grade 1 or 2 and were headache (47 [38%]), diarrhoea (38 [31%]), fatigue (34 [27%]), and myalgia (26 [21%]). The most common grade 3 or worse adverse events were neutropenia (13 [10%]), anaemia (11 [9%]), and pneumonia (six [5%]). There were no cases of atrial fibrillation and one case of grade 3 or worse haemorrhage. The median duration of treatment was 13·8 months. Treatment was discontinued in 54 (44%) patients, primarily due to progressive disease (39 [31%]) and adverse events (seven [6%]). INTERPRETATION: Acalabrutinib treatment provided a high rate of durable responses and a favourable safety profile in patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma. These findings suggest an important role for acalabrutinib in the treatment of this disease population. FUNDING: Acerta Pharma, a member of the AstraZeneca Group.
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Michael Wang, Simon Rule, Pier Luigi Zinzani, Andre Goy, Olivier Casasnovas, et al.. Acalabrutinib in relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma (ACE-LY-004): a single-arm, multicentre, phase 2 trial. The Lancet, Elsevier, 2018, 391 (10121), pp.659-667. ⟨10.1016/S0140-6736(17)33108-2⟩. ⟨inserm-01980627⟩



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