New Data for Genentech’s Columvi and Lunsumio Presented at ASH 2023 Support Continued Benefit for People With Lymphoma

New Data for Genentech’s Columvi and Lunsumio Presented at ASH 2023 Support Continued Benefit for People With Lymphoma




New Data for Genentech’s Columvi and Lunsumio Presented at ASH 2023 Support Continued Benefit for People With Lymphoma

– Longer-term data from pivotal studies of fixed-duration Columvi and Lunsumio continue to show durable responses in people with heavily pre-treated lymphomas –

– New data reinforce the potential of combination regimens in earlier treatment settings and add to the robust body of evidence supporting ongoing Phase III studies –

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), announced today that new data from its CD20xCD3 T-cell engaging bispecific antibody program, including eight oral presentations, were presented at the 65th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition, December 9-12, 2023. Based on 32-month and 3-year follow-ups of two pivotal studies for fixed-duration treatments of Columvi® (glofitamab-gxbm) and Lunsumio® (mosunetuzumab-axgb), respectively, data show that remissions were maintained in the majority of patients with heavily pre-treated lymphomas. Additionally, new early-phase data of novel Columvi or Lunsumio combination regimens support ongoing investigation in Phase III studies in earlier lines of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and follicular lymphoma (FL).


“Updated data from pivotal studies of Columvi and Lunsumio continue to provide compelling evidence for how fixed-duration therapies can deliver sustained, long-term benefit for people with difficult-to-treat lymphomas,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer and head of Global Product Development. “Our data at ASH also demonstrate progress in evaluating our bispecific antibodies in earlier stages of disease and additional types of lymphoma so more people can benefit from our therapies.”

Longer follow-up data from pivotal studies of fixed-duration Columvi and Lunsumio show benefit is maintained beyond the end of treatment

Extended follow-up data from the pivotal Phase II NP30179 study of Columvi administered for up to 12 cycles (approximately eight months) in patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) who have received at least two prior lines of therapy showed favorable long-term outcomes. After a median follow-up of 32 months, 55% of patients with a complete response (CR) were in remission at 24 months. Most of these patients remained progression-free and alive 18 months after completing the fixed-duration treatment. In patients who had received prior chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, the median duration of CR was 22.0 months (95% confidence interval [CI]: 6.7–not reached). No new safety signals were observed since the previous analysis.

Data from a three-year follow-up analysis of the pivotal Phase II GO29781 study of Lunsumio in patients with R/R FL who have received at least two prior lines of therapy were presented. Results showed continued durable responses and a manageable safety profile after treatment (up to approximately 12 months), with 59% of patients completing treatment after eight cycles (approximately five months). 72.7% of patients with a CR were alive and without disease progression 30 months after their first response. In the overall population, median progression-free survival (PFS) was 24 months (95% CI: 12.0–not evaluable [NE]) and overall survival (OS) not yet reached. No new safety signals were observed since the previous analysis.

Additional data presented reinforce the potential of novel combination regimens in earlier treatment settings

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

Data from the Phase Ib/II GO40516 study of Lunsumio plus Polivy® (polatuzumab vedotin-piiq) in patients with R/R LBCL were presented and simultaneously published in Nature Medicine. Results showed that at 24 months median follow-up, the median PFS was 11.4 months (95% CI: 6.2–18.7), and median OS was 23.3 months (95% CI: 14.8–NE), highlighting the combination’s potential in R/R LBCL. The overall safety profile of patients with R/R LBCL treated with Lunsumio plus Polivy was manageable. Cytokine release syndrome (CRS) events were generally low grade (Grade 1: 10.2%; Grade 2: 5.1%; Grade 3: 3.1%). Lunsumio in combination with Polivy is being evaluated as an outpatient therapy for patients with R/R DLBCL in the ongoing Phase III SUNMO study.

Results from both arms of the Phase Ib NP40126 study evaluating Columvi in combination with Rituxan® (rituximab), cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (R-CHOP), and Columvi in combination with Polivy plus Rituxan, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin and prednisone (Pola+R-CHP) in previously untreated DLBCL were presented. After a median of 12 months follow-up, data from the Columvi plus Pola+R-CHP arm showed that 91.7% of patients had a CR with no progression observed. Of the patients with a CR, 95.5% were still in remission, with a 12-month PFS rate of 91.5%. Safety profiles were highly consistent with earlier analyses from this study. These data support the ongoing Phase III SKYGLO study in previously untreated DLBCL.

Follicular lymphoma

The Phase II MorningSun study, evaluating a subcutaneous (SC) formulation of Lunsumio in patients with selected B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, showed that SC Lunsumio is active and has a manageable safety profile in patients with first-line (1L) low-tumor burden FL. Data showed that 83.3% of patients achieved a complete metabolic response (95% CI: 62.6-95.3), and responses were ongoing at data cut-off. CRS was generally low grade (Grade 1: 36.7%; Grade 2: 6.7%) and occurred in cycle one only. Subcutaneous Lunsumio is also being investigated in combination with oral lenalidomide in 1L FL in the Phase Ib/II CO41942 study. New data demonstrated promising efficacy and manageable safety; data showed that 89.2% of patients achieved a CR, and CRS events were either Grade 1 (47.5%) or 2 (2.5%), all of which were confined to cycles one to two. The data support further investigation of this SC formulation of Lunsumio and highlight its potential as a tailored monotherapy or combination outpatient therapy for FL, including in community practices.

Totality of data presented underscores the strength of Genentech’s broad, industry-leading development program, which aims to address the diverse needs, preferences and experiences of people with blood cancers

Both Columvi and Lunsumio are being investigated in Phase III studies that will expand the understanding of their impact in earlier lines of treatment. This includes the Phase III STARGLO study evaluating Columvi in combination with GemOx in patients with R/R DLBCL who are ineligible for autologlous stem cell transplant; the Phase III SKYGLO study evaluating the efficacy and safety of Columvi plus Pola+R-CHP in previously untreated DLBCL; the Phase III GLOBRYTE study evaluating Columvi monotherapy in R/R mantle cell lymphoma; the Phase III SUNMO study investigating Lunsumio plus Polivy in R/R DLBCL; and the Phase III CELESTIMO study investigating Lunsumio plus lenalidomide in patients with R/R FL.

About Columvi® (glofitamab-gxbm)

Columvi is a CD20xCD3 T-cell engaging bispecific antibody designed to target CD3 on the surface of T cells and CD20 on the surface of B cells. Columvi was designed with a novel 2:1 structural format. This T-cell engaging bispecific antibody is engineered to have one region that binds to CD3, a protein on T cells, a type of immune cell, and two regions that bind to CD20, a protein on B cells, which can be healthy or malignant. This dual-targeting brings the T cell in close proximity to the B cell, activating the release of cancer cell-killing proteins from the T cell. A clinical development program for Columvi is ongoing, investigating the molecule as a monotherapy and in combination with other medicines for the treatment of people with B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and other blood cancers.

Columvi U.S. Indication

Columvi (glofitamab-gxbm) is a prescription medicine to treat adults with certain types of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) or large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) that has come back (relapsed) or that did not respond to previous treatment (refractory), and who have received 2 or more prior treatments for their cancer.

It is not known if Columvi is safe and effective in children.

The conditional approval of Columvi is based on response rate and durability of response. There are ongoing studies to establish how well the drug works.

What is the most important information I should know about Columvi?

Columvi can cause Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS), a serious side effect that is common during treatment with Columvi, and can also be serious and lead to death.

Call your healthcare provider or get emergency medical help right away if you develop any signs or symptoms of CRS, including:

  • fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher
  • chills or shaking
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • dizziness or light-headedness
  • trouble breathing
  • shortness of breath

Due to the risk of CRS, you will receive Columvi on a “step-up dosing schedule”.

  • A single dose of a medicine called obinutuzumab will be given to you on the first day of your first treatment cycle (Day 1 of Cycle 1).
  • You will start the Columvi step-up dosing schedule a week after the obinutuzumab dose. The step-up dosing schedule is when you receive smaller “step-up” doses of Columvi on Day 8 and Day 15 of Cycle 1. This is to help reduce your risk of CRS. You should be hospitalized during your infusion and for 24 hours after receiving the first step-up dose on Day 8. You should be hospitalized during your infusion and for 24 hours after receiving the second step-up dose on Day 15 if you experienced CRS during the first step-up dose.
  • You will receive your first full dose of Columvi a week after the second step-up dose (this will be Day 1 of Cycle 2).
  • If your dose of Columvi is delayed for any reason, you may need to repeat the “step-up dosing schedule”.
  • If you had more than mild CRS with your previous dose of Columvi, you should be hospitalized during and for 24 hours after receiving your next dose of Columvi.
  • Before each dose of Columvi, you will receive medicines to help reduce your risk of CRS and infusion-related reactions.

Your healthcare provider will monitor you for CRS during treatment with Columvi and may treat you in a hospital if you develop signs and symptoms of CRS. Your healthcare provider may temporarily stop or completely stop your treatment with Columvi if you have severe side effects.

Carry the Columvi Patient Wallet Card with you at all times and show it to all of your healthcare providers. The Columvi Patient Wallet Card lists the signs and symptoms of CRS you should get emergency medical help for right away.

What are the possible side effects of Columvi?

Columvi may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Cytokine Release Syndrome.
  • Neurologic problems. Columvi can cause serious neurologic problems that may lead to death. Your healthcare provider will monitor you for neurologic problems during treatment with Columvi. Your healthcare provider may also refer you to a healthcare provider who specializes in neurologic problems. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you develop any signs or symptoms of neurologic problems, including:

    • headache
    • confusion and disorientation
    • difficulty paying attention or understanding things
    • trouble speaking
    • sleepiness
    • memory problems
    • numbness, tingling, or weakness of the hands or feet
    • dizziness
    • shaking (tremors)
  • Serious Infections. Columvi can cause serious infections that may lead to death. Your healthcare provider will monitor you for signs and symptoms of infection and treat you as needed. Tell your health care provider right away if you develop any signs of an infection, including: fever, chills, weakness, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat.
  • Growth in your tumor or worsening of tumor related problems (tumor flare). Tell your healthcare provider if you get any of these signs or symptoms of tumor flare:

    • tender or swollen lymph nodes
    • pain or swelling at the site of the tumor
    • chest pain
    • cough
    • trouble breathing

The most common side effects of Columvi include: CRS, muscle and bone pain, rash, and tiredness.

The most common severe abnormal lab test results with Columvi include: decreased white blood cells, decreased phosphate (an electrolyte), increased uric acid levels, and decreased fibrinogen (a protein that helps with blood clotting).

Your healthcare provider may temporarily stop or completely stop treatment with Columvi if you develop certain side effects.

Before receiving Columvi, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have an infection
  • have kidney problems
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Columvi may harm your unborn baby

Females who are able to become pregnant:

  • Your healthcare provider should do a pregnancy test before you start treatment with Columvi.
  • You should use effective birth control (contraception) during treatment and for 1 month after your last dose of Columvi. Talk to your healthcare provider about what birth control method is right for you during this time.
  • Tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant during treatment with Columvi.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Columvi may pass into your breast milk. Do not breastfeed during treatment and for 1 month after your last dose of Columvi.

Tell your health care provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

What should I avoid while receiving Columvi?

Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities if you develop dizziness, confusion, shaking (tremors), sleepiness, or any other symptoms that impair consciousness until your signs and symptoms go away. These may be signs and symptoms of neurologic problems.

These are not all the possible side effects of Columvi. Talk to your health care provider for more information about the benefits and risks of Columvi.

You may report side effects to the FDA at (800) FDA-1088 or http://www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at (888) 835-2555.

Please see Important Safety Information, including Serious Side Effects, as well as the Columvi full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide or visit https://www.Columvi.com.

About Lunsumio® (mosunetuzumab-axgb)

Lunsumio is a first-in-class CD20xCD3 T-cell engaging bispecific antibody designed to target CD20 on the surface of B cells and CD3 on the surface of T cells. This dual targeting activates and redirects a patient’s existing T cells to engage and eliminate target B cells by releasing cytotoxic proteins into the B cells. A robust clinical development program for Lunsumio is ongoing, investigating the molecule as a monotherapy and in combination with other medicines, for the treatment of people with B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, including follicular lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, and other blood cancers.

Lunsumio U.S. Indication

Lunsumio (mosunetuzumab-axgb) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with follicular lymphoma whose cancer has come back or did not respond to previous treatment, and who have already received two or more treatments for their cancer.

It is not known if Lunsumio is safe and effective in children.

The conditional approval of Lunsumio is based on response rate. There are ongoing studies to establish how well the drug works.

What is the most important information I should know about Lunsumio?

Lunsumio may cause Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS), a serious side effect that is common during treatment with Lunsumio and can also be severe or life-threatening.

Get medical help right away if you develop any signs or symptoms of CRS at any time, including:

  • fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher
  • chills
  • low blood pressure
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • tiredness or weakness
  • difficulty breathing
  • headache
  • confusion
  • feeling anxious
  • dizziness or light-headedness
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Due to the risk of CRS, you will receive Lunsumio on a “step-up dosing schedule.”

  • The step-up dosing schedule is when you receive smaller “step-up” doses of Lunsumio on Day 1 and Day 8 of your first cycle of treatment
  • You will receive a higher dose of Lunsumio on Day 15 of your first cycle of treatment
  • If your dose of Lunsumio is delayed for any reason, you may need to repeat the step-up dosing schedule
  • Before each dose in Cycle 1 and Cycle 2, you will receive medicines to help reduce your risk of CRS

Your healthcare provider will check you for CRS during treatment with Lunsumio and may treat you in a hospital if you develop signs and symptoms of CRS. Your healthcare provider may temporarily stop or completely stop your treatment with Lunsumio, if you have severe side effects.

What are the possible side effects of Lunsumio?

Lunsumio may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Neurologic problems. Your healthcare provider will check you for neurologic problems during treatment with Lunsumio. Your healthcare provider may also refer you to a healthcare provider who specializes in neurologic problems. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you develop any signs or symptoms of neurologic problems during or after treatment with Lunsumio, including:

    • headache
    • numbness and tingling of the arms, legs, hands, or feet
    • dizziness
    • confusion and disorientation
    • difficulty paying attention or understanding things
    • forgetting things or forgetting who or where you are
    • trouble speaking, reading, or writing
    • sleepiness or trouble sleeping
    • tremors
    • loss of consciousness
    • seizures
    • muscle problems or muscle weakness
    • loss of balance or trouble walking
  • Serious infections. Lunsumio can cause serious infections that may lead to death. Your healthcare provider will check you for signs and symptoms of infection before and during treatment. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you develop any signs or symptoms of infection during treatment with Lunsumio, including:

    • fever of 100.4° F (38° C) or higher
    • chest pain
    • tiredness
    • shortness of breath
    • painful rash
    • sore throat
    • pain during urination
    • feeling weak or generally unwell
  • Low blood cell counts. Low blood cell counts are common during treatment with Lunsumio and can also be severe. Your healthcare provider will check your blood cell counts during treatment with Lunsumio. Lunsumio may cause the following low blood cell counts:

    • low white blood cell counts (neutropenia). Low white blood cells can increase your risk for infection
    • low red blood cell counts (anemia). Low red blood cells can cause tiredness and shortness of breath
    • low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia). Low platelet counts can cause bruising or bleeding problems
  • Growth in your tumor or worsening of tumor related problems (Tumor flare). Lunsumio may cause serious or severe worsening of your tumor. Tell your healthcare provider if you develop any of these signs or symptoms of tumor flare during your treatment with Lunsumio: tender or swollen lymph nodes, chest pain, cough, trouble breathing, and pain or swelling at the site of the tumor

Your healthcare provider may temporarily stop or permanently stop treatment with Lunsumio if you develop severe side effects.

The most common side effects of Lunsumio include: tiredness, rash, fever, and headache.

The most common severe abnormal lab test results with Lunsumio include: decreased phosphate, increased glucose, and increased uric acid levels.

Before receiving Lunsumio, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have ever had an infusion reaction after receiving Lunsumio
  • have an infection, or have had an infection in the past which lasted a long time or keeps coming back
  • have or have had Epstein-Barr Virus
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Lunsumio may harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant during treatment with Lunsumio

Females who are able to become pregnant:

  • your healthcare provider should do a pregnancy test before you start treatment with Lunsumio
  • you should use an effective method of birth control during your treatment and for 3 months after the last dose of Lunsumio
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Lunsumio passes into your breast milk. Do not breastfeed during treatment and for 3 months after the last dose of Lunsumio

Tell your health care provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

What should I avoid while receiving Lunsumio?

Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities if you develop dizziness, confusion, tremors, sleepiness, or any other symptoms that impair consciousness until your signs and symptoms go away. These may be signs and symptoms of CRS or neurologic problems.

These are not all the possible side effects of Lunsumio. Talk to your health care provider for more information about the benefits and risks of Lunsumio.

You may report side effects to the FDA at (800) FDA-1088 or http://www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at (888) 835-2555.

Please see Important Safety Information, including Serious Side Effects, as well as the Lunsumio full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide or visit https://www.Lunsumio.com.

About Polivy® (polatuzumab vedotin-piiq)

Polivy is a first-in-class anti-CD79b antibody-drug conjugate (ADC). The CD79b protein is expressed specifically in the majority of B cells, an immune cell impacted in some types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), making it a promising target for the development of new therapies. Polivy binds to cancer cells such as CD79b and destroys these B cells through the delivery of an anti-cancer agent, which is thought to minimize the effects on normal cells. Polivy is being developed by Genentech using Seagen ADC technology and is currently being investigated for the treatment of several types of NHL.

Polivy U.S. Indication

Polivy is a prescription medicine used with other medicines (a rituximab product, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and prednisone) as a first treatment for adults who have moderate to high risk diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), not otherwise specified (NOS) or high-grade B-cell lymphoma (HGBL).

Polivy is a prescription medicine used with other medicines, bendamustine and a rituximab product, to treat DLBCL in adults who have progressed after at least 2 prior therapies.

Important Safety Information

Possible serious side effects

Everyone reacts differently to Polivy therapy, so it’s important to know what the side effects are. Some people who have been treated with Polivy have experienced serious to fatal side effects. Your doctor may stop or adjust your treatment if any serious side effects occur. Be sure to contact your healthcare team if there are any signs of these side effects.

  • Nerve problems in your arms and legs: This may happen as early as after your first dose and may worsen with every dose. Your doctor will monitor for signs and symptoms, such as changes in your sense of touch, numbness or tingling in your hands or feet, nerve pain, burning sensation, any muscle weakness, or changes to your walking pattern
  • Infusion-related reactions: You may experience fever, chills, rash, breathing problems, low blood pressure, or hives within 24 hours of your infusion
  • Low blood cell counts: Treatment with Polivy can cause severe low blood cell counts. Your doctor will monitor your blood counts throughout treatment with Polivy
  • Infections: If you have a fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher, chills, cough, or pain during urination, contact your healthcare team.

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