Dose Escalation Study of Talquetamab in Participants With Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

What's the purpose of this trial?

The purpose of this study is to characterize the safety of Talquetamab and to determine the recommended Phase 2 dose(s) (RP2Ds) and dosing schedule assessed to be safe for Talquetamab (Part 1 [Dose Escalation]) and to further characterize the safety of Talquetamab at the recommended Phase 2 dose(s) (RP2Ds) (Part 2 [Dose Expansion]).

The study will be conducted in 2 parts: dose escalation and dose expansion. The study will evaluate safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and preliminary antitumor activity of Talquetamab administered to adult participants with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. The overall safety of the study drug will be assessed by physical examinations, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status, laboratory tests, vital signs, electrocardiograms, adverse event monitoring, and concomitant medication usage. Disease evaluations will include peripheral blood and bone marrow assessments at screening (performed within 28 days) and to confirm stringent complete response (sCR), complete response (CR), or relapse from CR. The end of study (study completion) is defined as the last study assessment for the last participant in the study.

This trial is currently open and accepting patients.

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Phase 1

Enrollment: 185 patients (estimated)

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Published Results

Updated results of a phase 1, first-in-human study of talquetamab, a G protein-coupled receptor family C group 5 member D (GPRC5D) × CD3 bispecific antibody, in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (MM)

May 28, 2021

  • As of Feb 8, 2021, 174 pts received talquetamab, 102 by IV and 72 by SC; in parts 1 and 2, 28 pts were treated at the RP2D, identified as weekly SC 405 µg/kg, with 10.0 and 60.0 µg/kg step-up doses.
  • Patients treated at the RP2D had a median age of 61.5 y (range 46–80) and a median of 5.5 prior lines of therapy (range 2–14; 100%/79% triple-class/penta-drug exposed; 71%/18% triple-class/penta-drug refractory; 86% refractory to last line of therapy; 21% with prior B-cell maturation antigen–directed therapy).
  • No dose-limiting toxicities occurred at the RP2D in part 1.
  • Most common AEs at the RP2D were:
    • CRS (79%; grade 3 4%; median time to onset: day after SC injection),
    • neutropenia (64%; grade 3/4 54%),
    • anemia (57%; grade 3/4 29%) and
    • dysgeusia (57%; all grade 1/2);
    • infections were reported in 32% of patients (grade 3/4 4%) and neurotoxicity in 7% (grade 3/4 0).
  • In all, 75% of pts dosed at the RP2D had skin-related AEs (grade 3/4 0), including 18% with nail disorders.
  • The overall response rate at the RP2D in response-evaluable pts (n = 24) was 63%, with 50% reaching very good partial response or better; 9/17 (53%) evaluable triple-class refractory pts and 3/3 (100%) penta-drug refractory pts had a response.
  • Median time to first confirmed response at the RP2D was 1.0 mo (range 0.2–3.8); responses were durable and deepened over time (median follow-up 6.2 mo [range 2.7–9.7+] for responders at the RP2D).
  • At the RP2D, exposure was maintained over the maximum EC90 target level from an ex vivo cytotoxicity assay, and consistent T cell activation was seen.
A Phase 1, First-in-Human Study of Talquetamab, a G Protein-Coupled Receptor Family C Group 5 Member D (GPRC5D) x CD3 Bispecific Antibody, in Patients with Relapsed and/or Refractory Multiple Myeloma (RRMM)Clinically Relevant Abstract

December 02, 2020

As of 20 Jul 2020, 137 pts had received talquetamab; 102 by IV (0.5 – 180 µg/kg) and 35 by SC (5 – 800 µg/kg) dosing. Median age was 64 years (33 – 80; 31% were ≥70) and 22% had ISS stage III disease at study entry. Median number of prior therapies was 6 (2 – 20) over a median of 6.5 years (0.9 – 27) since diagnosis, 85% were refractory to last line of therapy, 79% triple-class refractory, 73% penta-drug exposed, and 31% penta-drug refractory. 13 (10%) pts had received selinexor and 21 (15%) had prior BCMA-directed therapy.

Most frequently reported all grade AEs were anemia (50%), CRS (47%), neutropenia (45%), and lymphopenia (40%). Most common grade 3 – 4 AEs were lymphopenia (37%), anemia (27%), and neutropenia (25%). CRS was mostly grade 1 – 2 except for 5 pts with grade 3 CRS (˂8% of pts with CRS) that occurred with IV dosing; only grade 1 – 2 CRS was seen with SC dosing. CRS was generally confined to the first cycle with median time to onset of 1 day (1 – 3) for IV and 2 days (1 – 5) for SC dosing. Treatment-related neurotoxicity was reported in 7 (5%) pts (all resolved/resolving; median duration of 2 days [1 – 9]): 4 had grade 1 – 2 events and 3 had grade 3 events of delirium (n=1), decreased level of consciousness (n=1), or confusion (n=1). Six of 7 pts had neurotoxicity that occurred in the context of CRS, including all 3 grade 3 events. Infections were reported in 37% of pts (8% grade 3 – 4). Infusion related reactions (IV; 15%) and injection site reactions (SC; 14%) were grade 1 – 2 and generally occurred in cycle 1. Two dose-limiting toxicities were observed: clinically asymptomatic grade 4 increased lipase in the setting of a pancreatic plasmacytoma (7.5 µg/kg IV) and grade 3 maculopapular rash (135 µg/kg SC). The maximum tolerated dose (MTD) has not been defined.

Overall response rate (ORR) for IV doses of 20 – 180 µg/kg was 78% (14/18; 2 pending confirmation); 6/6 responded at the 60 µg/kg IV dose. ORR for SC doses of 135 – 405 µg/kg was 67% (8/12); 3/4 responded at the 405 µg/kg SC dose. Responses were noted starting at 1.0 µg/kg, were rapid at a median of 1 month (0.2 – 3), and durable with median not reached in 36/46 (4 pts with response 15+ months; longest at 23+ months). Data at higher doses are immature, and results will be updated at the meeting.

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UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

Open and Accepting


City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center Beckman Research Institute

Duarte, CA

Open and Accepting

New York

Mount Sinai Hospital Tisch Cancer Institute

New York, NY

Open and Accepting


Sarah Cannon TriStar Centennial Medical Center

Nashville, TN

Open and Accepting
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