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New Data at ECTRIMS Highlight Positive Benefit-Risk Profile of Mavenclad in Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

SergVladimirov 29 окт. | 23:33
DARMSTADT, Germany, October 26, 2017/PRNewswire/ -- Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced positive benefit-risk data for its recently approved multiple sclerosis (MS) therapy, MAVENCLAD(R) (Cladribine Tablets), at MSParis2017 (7th Joint ECTRIMS-ACTRIMS Meeting) in Paris, France. A post hoc analysis in high disease activity subgroups from the 2-year CLARITY study has confirmed that MAVENCLAD(R) significantly increased the proportion of patients with no evidence of disease activity (NEDA) compared with placebo (43.7% vs 9.0%)[1]. This analysis is consistent with results seen in the broader CLARITY patient population, and further supports the efficacy of MAVENCLAD(R) for the treatment of relapsing MS.

Late-breaking safety analysis including patients with up to 8-years follow-up from the (3.5 mg/kg) cohorts of CLARITY, CLARITY Extension, ORACLE-MS studies and the PREMIERE registry also confirmed that despite the imbalance of malignancy cases in placebo-controlled trials, the overall incidence of malignancy in patients treated with MAVENCLAD(R) (3.5 mg/kg) was not significantly different to the incidence in a matched population based on GLOBOCAN (0.97, 95% CI 0.44-1.85). Within the pooled safety analyses the incidence per 100 patient-years of malignancy was 0.293 (95% CI 0.158-0.544) for MAVENCLAD(R) compared with 0.148 (95% CI 0.048-0.460) for placebo. The incidence of malignancies in the MAVENCLAD(R) arm was shown to be constant and did not increase over time, in contrast to placebo.[2]

"MAVENCLAD(R) shows a positive benefit-risk profile from the safety and efficacy analyses," said Professor Olaf Stuve, Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. "The data presented across several posters show that the effect of the drug on lymphocytes is moderate, with a highly nuanced effect on different lymphocyte subsets. Whilst we need to further understand the qualitative effect of MAVENCLAD(R) on the adaptive response in MS, these results point to its selective mode of action which may contribute to its unique posology."

Additional MAVENCLAD(R) data presented at MSParis2017 showed:
- A detailed safety analysis from CLARITY, CLARITY Extension, ORACLE-MS studies and the PREMIERE registry was consistent with findings of previous integrated safety analyses and showed that during periods of severe (Grade 3/4) lymphopenia vs outside these periods the incidence of infection was increased. However, all but two of the infections were mild to moderate and non-serious, and the types of infections were generally similar during these periods.[3]
- An analysis of T lymphocyte (T cells) subpopulations from the ORACLE-MS study provided a detailed assessment of the changes that occur in the adaptive immune system following MAVENCLAD(R) treatment.
Specifically, levels of CD4+ T cells were shown to be moderately and selectively reduced by up to 63% from baseline, and the greatest reductions in absolute cell numbers occurred at week 13 post-treatment for effector memory cells (54% reduction) and week 24 for central memory cells (63% reduction), with similar or slightly increased levels of these CD4+ cell subtypes at week 48.[4]

- An analysis of neutrophils and monocytes from patients in CLARITY or CLARITY Extension, including time spent in the PREMIERE registry, demonstrated that the effect of MAVENCLAD(R) treatment on these innate immune cell subsets was relatively minor, compared to patients treated with placebo.[5]

"The data demonstrated a reduction of the B and T cells, thought to be important in the pathogenesis of MS, followed by the gradual reconstitution of adaptive immune function, with only a relatively small effect on innate immune function throughout," said Dr. Andrew Galazka, Senior Vice President and Global Program Leader for MAVENCLAD(R) at Merck. "These important data provide further insights on how MAVENCLAD(R) targets the immune system in patients with MS. With a clinical program comprising over 10,000 patient-years in MS, unprecedented at time of launch, the MAVENCLAD(R) database provides key data in support of safety, efficacy and mode of action to physicians and patients considering this therapy."

In addition to MAVENCLAD(R) presentations, Merck also presented data on its well-established relapsing MS product, Rebif(R) (interferon beta-1a), focused on predicting long-term outcomes. A post-hoc analysis of patient data from the PRISMS study investigated the association between the MAGNIMS (Magnetic Resonance Imaging in MS) score at Year 1 and long-term clinical disease activity free (CDAF) status and disability progression. The score, when calculated in Year 1 of treatment with Rebif(R), was shown to accurately predict the risk of a CDA (clinical disease activity) event or disability progression in patients with MS.[6] Further data on NEDA and real-world evidence will be presented.

For up-to-date information and activities during MSParis2017, follow Merck on Twitter (@MerckHealthcare [https://twitter.com/MerckHealthcare ]) or #AddressMS [https://twitter.com/hashtag/AddressMS?src=hash ] or visit MerckNeurology.com [https://www.merckneurology.com/en/ectrims2017.html ] (intended for Healthcare Professionals).

About MAVENCLAD(R) In August 2017, the European Commission (EC) granted marketing authorization for MAVENCLAD (R) (cladribine tablets) for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS) in the 28 countries of the European Union (EU) in addition to Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland. MAVENCLAD(R) is a short-course oral therapy that selectively and periodically targets lymphocytes thought to be integral to the pathological process of relapsing MS (RMS). MAVENCLAD(R) is currently under clinical investigation and not yet approved for the treatment for any use in the United States or Canada.

The clinical development program for MAVENCLAD(R) includes:
- The CLARITY (Cladribine Tablets Treating MS Orally) study: a two-year Phase III placebo-controlled study designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of MAVENCLAD(R)as a monotherapy in patients with RRMS.

- The CLARITY extension study: a two-year Phase III placebo-controlled study following on from the CLARITY study, designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of MAVENCLAD(R) over an extended administration for four years.

- The ORACLE MS (Oral Cladribine in Early MS) study: a two-year Phase III placebo-controlled study designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of MAVENCLAD(R) as a monotherapy in patients at risk of developing MS (patients who have experienced a first clinical event suggestive of MS).

- The ONWARD (Oral Cladribine Added ON To Interferon beta-1a in Patients With Active Relapsing Disease) study: a Phase II placebo-controlled study designed primarily to evaluate the safety and tolerability of adding MAVENCLAD(R) treatment to patients with relapsing forms of MS, who have experienced breakthrough disease while on established interferon-beta therapy.

- PREMIERE (Prospective Observational Long-term Safety Registry of Multiple Sclerosis Patients Who Have Participated in Cladribine Clinical Studies) study: interim long-term follow-up data from the prospective registry, PREMIERE, to evaluate the safety and efficacy of MAVENCLAD(R)

The clinical development program of Cladribine in MS comprises more than 10,000 patient years of data with over 2,700 patients included in the clinical trial program, and more than 10 years of observation in some patients.

EU Indication MAVENCLAD(R) (cladribine tablets) is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with highly active relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) as defined by clinical or imaging features.

Important EU Safety Information Contraindications: MAVENCLAD(R) is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to the active substance, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), active chronic infection (tuberculosis or hepatitis), active malignancy, moderate to severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance
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