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Daiichi Sankyo Showcases Latest Research Towards Creating New Standards of Care for Patients with Cancer with Data at ASCO and EHA

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  • DESTINY-PanTumor02 late-breaking interim data and DESTINY-CRC02 primary results further support potential of ENHERTU across multiple HER2 expressing cancers
  • TROPION-Lung02 updated results continue to demonstrate promising clinical activity of datopotamab deruxtecan-based combinations in patients with non-small cell lung cancer
  • Investor meeting to discuss ASCO presentations and oncology development updates

BASKING RIDGE, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Daiichi Sankyo (TSE: 4568) will present new clinical research across its oncology portfolio at the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology Scientific Program (#ASCO23) and the European Hematology Association Congress (#EHA23).

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Presentations at ASCO showcasing the company’s leadership in developing multiple innovative medicines for patients with cancer will include the DESTINY-PanTumor02 late-breaking (LBA #3000) and DESTINY-CRC02 oral presentations (#3501) evaluating ENHERTU® (trastuzumab deruxtecan) across multiple HER2 expressing cancers. Data from DESTINY-PanTumor02 will be featured in an ASCO press briefing.

Additional data from Daiichi Sankyo’s DXd antibody drug conjugate (ADC) portfolio at ASCO include oral presentations featuring TROPION-Lung02 updated results of datopotamab deruxtecan (Dato-DXd)-based combinations in patients with advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and the first results from BRE-354, a collaborative trial with Sarah Cannon Research Institute, evaluating patritumab deruxtecan (HER3-DXd) in patients with metastatic breast cancer.

Two analyses from the QuANTUM-First trial evaluating the addition of quizartinib to standard induction and consolidation chemotherapy followed by continuation monotherapy for the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed FLT3-ITD positive acute myeloid leukemia (AML) will be highlighted at EHA.

“Our data at ASCO and EHA represent another step forward in realizing our vision to create new standards of care for patients with cancer. Data from our ENHERTU clinical development program will be presented at ASCO showcasing how this medicine potentially may change the way HER2 targetable solid tumors are treated beyond breast, gastric and lung cancer,” said Ken Takeshita, MD, Global Head, R&D, Daiichi Sankyo. “New datopotamab deruxtecan-based combination data from our TROPION-Lung02 trial will be reported at ASCO along with analyses from our QuANTUM-First trial of quizartinib in newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia at EHA.”

ENHERTU Redefining HER2 Targetable Cancers

Data from an interim analysis of the DESTINY-PanTumor02 phase 2 trial evaluating ENHERTU in patients with pre-treated metastatic HER2 expressing solid tumors, including biliary tract, bladder, cervical, endometrial, ovarian, pancreatic and other rare cancers will be presented as a late-breaking presentation and included in an ASCO press briefing on Sunday, June 4.

In topline results from DESTINY-PanTumor02, ENHERTU demonstrated clinically meaningful and durable responses across many of these HER2 expressing cancers, potentially redefining how these tumors may be treated. The safety profile observed in the DESTINY-PanTumor02 trial was consistent with that seen in other trials of ENHERTU with no new safety signals identified.

Other ENHERTU data being presented include two oral presentations featuring the primary results from the DESTINY-CRC02 phase 2 trial evaluating ENHERTU in patients with previously treated HER2 overexpressing metastatic colorectal cancer and age-specific pooled analysis of ENHERTU from three global breast cancer trials (DESTINY-Breast01, DESTINY-Breast02 and DESTINY-Breast03).

Datopotamab Deruxtecan-Based Combinations Continuing to Show Promise in NSCLC

Updated results from the TROPION-Lung02 phase 1b trial evaluating datopotamab deruxtecan in combination with pembrolizumab with or without platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with previously untreated or pretreated advanced or metastatic NSCLC without actionable genomic alterations will be featured in an ASCO oral presentation.

Trials-in-progress presentations also will be featured including the TROPION-Lung04 phase 1b trial evaluating datopotamab deruxtecan in various immunotherapy combinations with or without carboplatin in patients with advanced or metastatic NSCLC, and the TROPION-PanTumor03 phase 2 trial evaluating datopotamab deruxtecan monotherapy as well as combination therapy with other anticancer treatments (immunotherapy, PARP inhibitor, VEGF inhibitor or chemotherapy) in patients with advanced/metastatic endometrial, gastric, ovarian, colorectal and castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Daiichi Sankyo will hold a hybrid investor meeting/conference call for investors on Monday, June 5, 2023 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm CDT / Tuesday, June 6, 2023 from 9:30 to 11:00 am JST. Executives from Daiichi Sankyo will provide an overview of the ASCO research data and address questions.

Highlights of data from Daiichi Sankyo’s DXd ADC portfolio at 2023 ASCO include:

Presentation Title

Author

Abstract #

Presentation

ENHERTU (trastuzumab deruxtecan; T-DXd)

Pan-Tumor

Efficacy and safety of trastuzumab deruxtecan (T-DXd) in patients with HER2 expressing solid tumors: DESTINY-PanTumor02 (DP-02) interim results

F. Meric-Bernstam

LBA 3000

Oral Presentation

Monday, June 5

8:00 – 11:00 am CDT

GI

Trastuzumab deruxtecan (T-DXd) in patients with HER2 overexpressing/amplified (HER2+) metastatic colorectal cancer: primary results from the multicenter, randomized, phase 2 DESTINY-CRC02 study

K. Raghav

3501

Oral Presentation

Sunday, June 4

8:00 – 11:00 am CDT

Breast

An age-specific pooled analysis of trastuzumab deruxtecan (T-DXd) in patients with HER2 positive metastatic breast cancer from DESTINY-Breast01, 02, and 03

I. Krop

1006

Oral Presentation

Monday, June 5

11:30 am – 2:30 pm CDT

Trastuzumab deruxtecan (T-DXd) versus treatment of physician’s choice in patients with HER2 low, hormone receptor-positive unresectable and/or metastatic breast cancer: exploratory biomarker analysis of DESTINY-Breast04

S. Modi

1020

Poster Presentation

Sunday, June 4

11:30 am – 1:00 pm CDT

Interim real-world treatment patterns in patients with HER2+ unresectable or metastatic breast cancer: interim results from HER2 REAL Asia cohort

S. Lee

1047

Poster Presentation

Sunday, June 4

8:00 – 11:00 am CDT

Lung

Analytical and clinical validation of Oncomine Dx Target (ODxT) test and local testing for identifying patients with HER2 (ERBB2) mutant non-small cell lung cancer for treatment with trastuzumab deruxtecan (T-DXd) in DESTINY-Lung01/02 (DL-01/02)

B. Li

9033

Poster Presentation

Sunday, June 4

8:00 – 11:00 am CDT

Datopotamab Deruxtecan (Dato-DXd)

Lung

TROPION-Lung02: datopotamab deruxtecan (Dato-DXd) plus pembrolizumab with or without platinum chemotherapy in advanced non-small cell lung cancer

Y. Goto

9004

Oral Presentation

Tuesday, June 6

9:45 am – 12:45 pm CDT

TROPION-Lung04: phase 1b, multicenter study of datopotamab deruxtecan (Dato-DXd) in combination with immunotherapy ± carboplatin in advanced/metastatic non-small cell lung cancer

H. Borghaei

TPS3158

Poster Presentation

Saturday, June 3

8:00 – 11:00 am CDT

Pan-Tumor

TROPION-PanTumor03: phase 2, multicenter study of datopotamab deruxtecan (Dato-DXd) as monotherapy and in combination with anticancer agents in patients with advanced/metastatic solid tumors

Y. Janjigian

TPS3153

Poster Presentation

Saturday, June 3

8:00 – 11:00 am CDT

Patritumab Deruxtecan (HER3-DXd)

Breast

A phase 2 study of HER3-DXd in patients with metastatic breast cancer

E. Hamilton

1004

Oral Presentation Monday, June 5

11:30 am – 2:30 pm CDT

 

Quizartinib Analyses in Newly Diagnosed FLT3-ITD Positive AML

Two analyses of data from the QuANTUM-First phase 3 trial of quizartinib in combination with standard induction and consolidation chemotherapy and as continuation monotherapy in patients with newly diagnosed FLT3-ITD positive AML will be presented at EHA. An oral presentation will feature data reporting the impact of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) following first complete remission followed by up to three years of quizartinib monotherapy. An analysis of FLT3-ITD-specific measurable residual disease (MRD) and how it

impacted patient outcomes in QuANTUM-First will be reported in a poster presentation. The primary manuscript of the QuANTUM-First trial was recently published online in The Lancet along with approval received in Japan today for use in this AML patient population.

Highlights of data from Daiichi Sankyo at 2023 EHA include:

Presentation Title

Author

Abstract #

Presentation

Quizartinib

AML

Impact of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation in first complete remission plus FLT3 inhibition with quizartinib in acute myeloid leukemia with FLT3-ITD: results from QuANTUM-First

R. Schlenk

S137

Oral Presentation

Sunday, June 11

12:00 – 12:15 pm CEST

 

QuANTUM-First trial: FLT3-ITD-specific measurable residual disease (MRD) clearance is associated with improved overall survival

M. Levis

P483

Poster Presentation

Friday, June 9

6:00 – 7:00 pm CEST

About the DXd ADC Portfolio of Daiichi Sankyo

The DXd ADC portfolio of Daiichi Sankyo currently consists of five ADCs in clinical development across multiple types of cancer. The company’s clinical trial stage DXd ADCs include ENHERTU, a HER2 directed ADC and datopotamab deruxtecan (Dato-DXd), a TROP2 directed ADC, which are being jointly developed and commercialized globally with AstraZeneca; and patritumab deruxtecan (HER3-DXd), a HER3 directed ADC. Two additional ADCs including ifinatamab deruxtecan (I-DXd; DS-7300), a B7-H3 directed ADC, and raludotatug deruxtecan (R-DXd; DS-6000), a CDH6 directed ADC, are being developed through a strategic early-stage research collaboration with Sarah Cannon Research Institute.

Designed using Daiichi Sankyo’s proprietary DXd ADC technology to target and deliver a cytotoxic payload inside cancer cells that express a specific cell surface antigen, each ADC consists of a monoclonal antibody attached to a number of topoisomerase I inhibitor payloads (an exatecan derivative, DXd) via tetrapeptide-based cleavable linkers.

Datopotamab deruxtecan, ifinatamab deruxtecan, patritumab deruxtecan and raludotatug deruxtecan are investigational medicines that have not been approved for any indication in any country. Safety and efficacy have not been established.

ENHERTU U.S. Important Safety Information

Indications

ENHERTU is a HER2-directed antibody and topoisomerase inhibitor conjugate indicated for the treatment of adult patients with:

  • Unresectable or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer who have received a prior anti-HER2-based regimen either:

    – In the metastatic setting, or

    – In the neoadjuvant or adjuvant setting and have developed disease recurrence during or within six months of completing therapy
  • Unresectable or metastatic HER2-low (IHC 1+ or IHC 2+/ISH-) breast cancer, as determined by an FDA-approved test, who have received a prior chemotherapy in the metastatic setting or developed disease recurrence during or within 6 months of completing adjuvant chemotherapy

  • Unresectable or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have activating HER2 (ERBB2) mutations, as detected by an FDA-approved test, and who have received a prior systemic therapy

    This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on objective response rate and duration of response. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in a confirmatory trial.

  • Locally advanced or metastatic HER2-positive gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma who have received a prior trastuzumab-based regimen

WARNING: INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE and EMBRYO-FETAL TOXICITY

  • Interstitial lung disease (ILD) and pneumonitis, including fatal cases, have been reported with ENHERTU. Monitor for and promptly investigate signs and symptoms including cough, dyspnea, fever, and other new or worsening respiratory symptoms. Permanently discontinue ENHERTU in all patients with Grade 2 or higher ILD/pneumonitis. Advise patients of the risk and to immediately report symptoms.
  • Exposure to ENHERTU during pregnancy can cause embryo-fetal harm. Advise patients of these risks and the need for effective contraception.

Contraindications

None.

Warnings and Precautions

Interstitial Lung Disease / Pneumonitis

Severe, life-threatening, or fatal interstitial lung disease (ILD), including pneumonitis, can occur in patients treated with ENHERTU. A higher incidence of Grade 1 and 2 ILD/pneumonitis has been observed in patients with moderate renal impairment. Advise patients to immediately report cough, dyspnea, fever, and/or any new or worsening respiratory symptoms. Monitor patients for signs and symptoms of ILD. Promptly investigate evidence of ILD. Evaluate patients with suspected ILD by radiographic imaging. Consider consultation with a pulmonologist. For asymptomatic ILD/pneumonitis (Grade 1), interrupt ENHERTU until resolved to Grade 0, then if resolved in ≤28 days from date of onset, maintain dose. If resolved in >28 days from date of onset, reduce dose one level. Consider corticosteroid treatment as soon as ILD/pneumonitis is suspected (e.g., ≥0.5 mg/kg/day prednisolone or equivalent). For symptomatic ILD/pneumonitis (Grade 2 or greater), permanently discontinue ENHERTU. Promptly initiate systemic corticosteroid treatment as soon as ILD/pneumonitis is suspected (e.g., ≥1 mg/kg/day prednisolone or equivalent) and continue for at least 14 days followed by gradual taper for at least 4 weeks.

Metastatic Breast Cancer and HER2-Mutant NSCLC (5.4 mg/kg)

In patients with metastatic breast cancer and HER2-mutant NSCLC treated with ENHERTU 5.4 mg/kg, ILD occurred in 12% of patients. Fatal outcomes due to ILD and/or pneumonitis occurred in 1.0% of patients treated with ENHERTU. Median time to first onset was 5 months (range: 0.9 to 23).

Locally Advanced or Metastatic Gastric Cancer (6.4 mg/kg)

In patients with locally advanced or metastatic HER2-positive gastric or GEJ adenocarcinoma treated with ENHERTU 6.4 mg/kg, ILD occurred in 10% of patients. Median time to first onset was 2.8 months (range: 1.2 to 21).

Neutropenia

Severe neutropenia, including febrile neutropenia, can occur in patients treated with ENHERTU. Monitor complete blood counts prior to initiation of ENHERTU and prior to each dose, and as clinically indicated. For Grade 3 neutropenia (Absolute Neutrophil Count [ANC] <1.0 to 0.5 x 109/L), interrupt ENHERTU until resolved to Grade 2 or less, then maintain dose. For Grade 4 neutropenia (ANC <0.5 x 109/L), interrupt ENHERTU until resolved to Grade 2 or less, then reduce dose by one level. For febrile neutropenia (ANC <1.0 x 109/L and temperature >38.3º C or a sustained temperature of ≥38º C for more than 1 hour), interrupt ENHERTU until resolved, then reduce dose by one level.

Metastatic Breast Cancer and HER2-Mutant NSCLC (5.4 mg/kg)

In patients with metastatic breast cancer and HER2-mutant NSCLC treated with ENHERTU 5.4 mg/kg, a decrease in neutrophil count was reported in 65% of patients. Sixteen percent had Grade 3 or 4 decreased neutrophil count. Median time to first onset of decreased neutrophil count was 22 days (range: 2 to 664). Febrile neutropenia was reported in 1.1% of patients.

Locally Advanced or Metastatic Gastric Cancer (6.4 mg/kg)

In patients with locally advanced or metastatic HER2-positive gastric or GEJ adenocarcinoma treated with ENHERTU 6.4 mg/kg, a decrease in neutrophil count was reported in 72% of patients. Fifty-one percent had Grade 3 or 4 decreased neutrophil count. Median time to first onset of decreased neutrophil count was 16 days (range: 4 to 187). Febrile neutropenia was reported in 4.8% of patients.

Left Ventricular Dysfunction

Patients treated with ENHERTU may be at increased risk of developing left ventricular dysfunction. Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) decrease has been observed with anti-HER2 therapies, including ENHERTU. Assess LVEF prior to initiation of ENHERTU and at regular intervals during treatment as clinically indicated. Manage LVEF decrease through treatment interruption. When LVEF is >45% and absolute decrease from baseline is 10-20%, continue treatment with ENHERTU. When LVEF is 40-45% and absolute decrease from baseline is <10%, continue treatment with ENHERTU and repeat LVEF assessment within 3 weeks. When LVEF is 40-45% and absolute decrease from baseline is 10-20%, interrupt ENHERTU and repeat LVEF assessment within 3 weeks. If LVEF has not recovered to within 10% from baseline, permanently discontinue ENHERTU. If LVEF recovers to within 10% from baseline, resume treatment with ENHERTU at the same dose. When LVEF is <40% or absolute decrease from baseline is >20%, interrupt ENHERTU and repeat LVEF assessment within 3 weeks. If LVEF of <40% or absolute decrease from baseline of >20% is confirmed, permanently discontinue ENHERTU. Permanently discontinue ENHERTU in patients with symptomatic congestive heart failure. Treatment with ENHERTU has not been studied in patients with a history of clinically significant cardiac disease or LVEF <50% prior to initiation of treatment.

Metastatic Breast Cancer and HER2-Mutant NSCLC (5.4 mg/kg)

In patients with metastatic breast cancer and HER2-mutant NSCLC treated with ENHERTU 5.4 mg/kg, LVEF decrease was reported in 3.6% of patients, of which 0.4% were Grade 3.

Locally Advanced or Metastatic Gastric Cancer (6.4 mg/kg)

In patients with locally advanced or metastatic HER2-positive gastric or GEJ adenocarcinoma treated with ENHERTU 6.4 mg/kg, no clinical adverse events of heart failure were reported; however, on echocardiography, 8% were found to have asymptomatic Grade 2 decrease in LVEF.

Embryo-Fetal Toxicity

ENHERTU can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Advise patients of the potential risks to a fetus. Verify the pregnancy status of females of reproductive potential prior to the initiation of ENHERTU. Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment and for 7 months after the last dose of ENHERTU. Advise male patients with female partners of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment with ENHERTU and for 4 months after the last dose of ENHERTU.

Additional Dose Modifications

Thrombocytopenia

For Grade 3 thrombocytopenia (platelets <50 to 25 x 109/L) interrupt ENHERTU until resolved to Grade 1 or less, then maintain dose. For Grade 4 thrombocytopenia (platelets <25 x 109/L) interrupt ENHERTU until resolved to Grade 1 or less, then reduce dose by one level.

Adverse Reactions

Metastatic Breast Cancer and HER2-Mutant NSCLC (5.4 mg/kg)

The pooled safety population reflects exposure to ENHERTU 5.4 mg/kg intravenously every 3 weeks in 984 patients in Study DS8201-A-J101 (NCT02564900), DESTINY-Breast01, DESTINY-Breast03, DESTINY-Breast04, and DESTINY-Lung02. Among these patients 65% were exposed for >6 months and 39% were exposed for >1 year. In this pooled safety population, the most common (≥20%) adverse reactions, including laboratory abnormalities, were nausea (76%), decreased white blood cell count (71%), decreased hemoglobin (66%), decreased neutrophil count (65%), decreased lymphocyte count (55%), fatigue (54%), decreased platelet count (47%), increased aspartate aminotransferase (48%), vomiting (44%), increased alanine aminotransferase (42%), alopecia (39%), increased blood alkaline phosphatase (39%), constipation (34%), musculoskeletal pain (32%), decreased appetite (32%), hypokalemia (28%), diarrhea (28%), and respiratory infection (24%).

HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

DESTINY-Breast03

The safety of ENHERTU was evaluated in 257 patients with unresectable or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer who received at least one dose of ENHERTU 5.4 mg/kg intravenously every three weeks in DESTINY-Breast03. The median duration of treatment was 14 months (range: 0.7 to 30).

Serious adverse reactions occurred in 19% of patients receiving ENHERTU. Serious adverse reactions in >1% of patients who received ENHERTU were vomiting, interstitial lung disease, pneumonia, pyrexia, and urinary tract infection. Fatalities due to adverse reactions occurred in 0.8% of patients including COVID-19 and sudden death (one patient each).

ENHERTU was permanently discontinued in 14% of patients, of which ILD/pneumonitis accounted for 8%. Dose interruptions due to adverse reactions occurred in 44% of patients treated with ENHERTU. The most frequent adverse reactions (>2%) associated with dose interruption were neutropenia, leukopenia, anemia, thrombocytopenia, pneumonia, nausea, fatigue, and ILD/pneumonitis. Dose reductions occurred in 21% of patients treated with ENHERTU. The most frequent adverse reactions (>2%) associated with dose reduction were nausea, neutropenia, and fatigue.

The most common (≥20%) adverse reactions, including laboratory abnormalities, were nausea (76%), decreased white blood cell count (74%), decreased neutrophil count (70%), increased aspartate aminotransferase (67%), decreased hemoglobin (64%), decreased lymphocyte count (55%), increased alanine aminotransferase (53%), decreased platelet count (52%), fatigue (49%), vomiting (49%), increased blood alkaline phosphatase (49%), alopecia (37%), hypokalemia (35%), constipation (34%), musculoskeletal pain (31%), diarrhea (29%), decreased appetite (29%), respiratory infection (22%), headache (22%), abdominal pain (21%), increased blood bilirubin (20%), and stomatitis (20%).

HER2-Low Metastatic Breast Cancer

DESTINY-Breast04

The safety of ENHERTU was evaluated in 371 patients with unresectable or metastatic HER2-low (IHC 1+ or IHC 2+/ISH-) breast cancer who received ENHERTU 5.4 mg/kg intravenously every 3 weeks in DESTINY-Breast04. The median duration of treatment was 8 months (range: 0.2 to 33) for patients who received ENHERTU.

Serious adverse reactions occurred in 28% of patients receiving ENHERTU. Serious adverse reactions in >1% of patients who received ENHERTU were ILD/pneumonitis, pneumonia, dyspnea, musculoskeletal pain, sepsis, anemia, febrile neutropenia, hypercalcemia, nausea, pyrexia, and vomiting. Fatalities due to adverse reactions occurred in 4% of patients including ILD/pneumonitis (3 patients); sepsis (2 patients); and ischemic colitis, disseminated intravascular coagulation, dyspnea, febrile neutropenia, general physical health deterioration, pleural effusion, and respiratory failure (1 patient each).

ENHERTU was permanently discontinued in 16% of patients, of which ILD/pneumonitis accounted for 8%. Dose interruptions due to adverse reactions occurred in 39% of patients treated with ENHERTU. The most frequent adverse reactions (>2%) associated with dose interruption were neutropenia, fatigue, anemia, leukopenia, COVID-19, ILD/pneumonitis, increased transaminases, and hyperbilirubinemia. Dose reductions occurred in 23% of patients treated with ENHERTU. The most frequent adverse reactions (>2%) associated with dose reduction were fatigue, nausea, thrombocytopenia, and neutropenia.

The most common (≥20%) adverse reactions, including laboratory abnormalities, were nausea (76%), decreased white blood cell count (70%), decreased hemoglobin (64%), decreased neutrophil count (64%), decreased lymphocyte count (55%), fatigue (54%), decreased platelet count (44%), alopecia (40%), vomiting (40%), increased aspartate aminotransferase (38%), increased alanine aminotransferase (36%), constipation (34%), increased blood alkaline phosphatase (34%), decreased appetite (32%), musculoskeletal pain (32%), diarrhea (27%), and hypokalemia (25%).

Contacts

Global:
Jennifer Brennan

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

jbrennan2@dsi.com
+ 1 908 900 3183 (mobile)

Japan:
Koji Ogiwara

Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.

ogiwara.koji.ay@daiichisankyo.co.jp
+81 3 6225 1126 (office)

Investor Relations Contact:
DaiichiSankyoIR@daiichisankyo.co.jp

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