Business Wire

Erdafitinib Phase 2 Study Results Show Promise in the Treatment of Metastatic Urothelial Cancer

Del

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced findings today from a Phase 2 study that showed treatment with erdafitinib resulted in durable responses in patients with metastatic or surgically unresectable urothelial cancer (mUC) and fibroblast growth factor receptor alterations (FGFRalt). This is a patient population with high unmet need based on poor outcomes when treated with available therapies. Erdafitinib is a once-daily pan-FGFR inhibitor.1 FGFRs are cell proteins that, if altered, can contribute to the development of cancer.1 Alterations occur in approximately 20 percent of mUC patients.1 The results were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago (Abstract #4503) and have been selected for the Best of ASCO Meetings.1

“I am very encouraged by these Phase 2 data showing that erdafitinib had promising response rates and progression-free survival in a patient population with such high unmet need,” said Dr. Yohann Loriot, Senior Consultant, Department of Cancer Medicine & INSERM, Institut Gustave Roussy, University of Paris Sud, Villejuif, France. “Currently there are no targeted therapies approved for specific subsets of patients with urothelial cancer who have genetic alterations. While immune checkpoint inhibitors have led to improvements in outcomes for these patients, we are still finding that many patients do not respond to treatment.”

BLC2001 (NCT02365597) is a multicentre, open-label Phase 2 study evaluating the efficacy and safety of erdafitinib in the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer, whose tumours have certain FGFR alterations.1 Ninety-nine patients were treated with an optimised dosing schedule using pharmacodynamically guided dose up-titration: a starting dose of erdafitinib at 8 mg daily, with the possibility to increase the dose to 9 mg daily based on serum phosphate levels.2 Twelve percent of patients were chemo-naïve, 89 percent of patients had received one or more lines of therapy, 43 percent of patients had received two or more prior lines of therapy, and 78 percent of patients had visceral metastases.2 There was a 40 percent confirmed overall response rate1 (RECIST 1.1;* 3% Complete Response, 37% Partial Response), a median progression-free survival of 5.5 months and median overall survival of 13.8 months.2 In patients who experienced grade 3 adverse events (AEs), the most common were, stomatitis (9%) and diarrhoea (4%).1 Seven patients discontinued due to treatment-related AEs.2

“These study results are very promising, particularly as this is an area of high unmet need with patients who otherwise have very limited treatment options remaining. We hope that the response rates shown by erdafitinib could eventually give patients with metastatic or surgically unresectable urothelial cancer a new treatment option,” said Dr Ivo Winiger-Candolfi, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Oncology Therapeutic Area Lead, Janssen. “The successful development of new oncology therapies, such as erdafitinib, is an example of our precision medicine approach: providing the right patient, with the right treatment, at the right time. We recognise that every patient is unique and that by accounting for individual differences in people’s genes, environments and lifestyles, we can optimise the therapeutic benefit for particular groups of patients. We look forward to understanding the potential efficacy and broader safety profile of erdafitinib in both Phase 3 development as well as in combination with anti-PD1 therapy.”

*RECIST (version 1.1) refers to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors which is a standard way to measure how well a cancer patient responds to treatment and is based on whether tumours shrink, stay the same, or get bigger.3

About Urothelial Cancer

Europe has among the highest incidence rates of bladder cancer in the world and mortality rates for men are by far the highest recorded worldwide.4 It is the fifth most frequently diagnosed cancer in the EU, with about 124,000 new cases each year for both sexes.5 The majority (90%) of bladder cancer consists of urothelial carcinoma in Western Europe.6 Urothelial bladder cancer starts in the bladder lining (urothelial cells or transitional cells) and can be non-invasive or invasive.7 For patients with metastatic disease, outcomes can be poor due to the often rapid progression of the tumour and the lack of efficacious treatments.8 The relative five-year survival rate for patients with metastatic disease is five percent.9

About erdafitinib

Erdafitinib is a once-daily oral pan-fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor being evaluated by Janssen Research & Development in Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials in patients with advanced urothelial cancer.10 FGFRs are a family of receptor tyrosine kinases which may be upregulated in various tumour cell types and may be involved in tumour cell proliferation, tumour angiogenesis and tumour cell survival.11 In 2008, Janssen entered into an exclusive worldwide license and collaboration agreement with Astex Therapeutics Ltd. to develop and commercialise erdafitinib.

Erdafitinib received Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in March 2018.12 The aim is to move towards regulatory submission with the Phase 2 data and continue to pursue erdafitinib in Phase 3 clinical development, as well as in combination with anti-PD-1 therapy.

About the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We are Janssen. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Learn more at www.janssen.com/emea. Follow us at www.twitter.com/janssenEMEA for our latest news.

Cilag GmbH International; Janssen Biotech, Inc.; Janssen Oncology, Inc. and Janssen-Cilag International NV are part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

Cautions Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding erdafitinib. The reader is cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations of future events. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or known or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from the expectations and projections of Janssen-Cilag International NV, the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and/or Johnson & Johnson. Risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: challenges and uncertainties inherent in product research and development, including the uncertainty of clinical success and of obtaining regulatory approvals; uncertainty of commercial success; manufacturing difficulties and delays; competition, including technological advances, new products and patents attained by competitors; challenges to patents; product efficacy or safety concerns resulting in product recalls or regulatory action; changes in behaviour and spending patterns of purchasers of health care products and services; changes to applicable laws and regulations, including global health care reforms; and trends toward health care cost containment. A further list and descriptions of these risks, uncertainties and other factors can be found in Johnson & Johnson's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, including in the sections captioned “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” and “Item 1A. Risk Factors,” and in the company’s subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of these filings are available online at www.sec.gov , www.jnj.com or on request from Johnson & Johnson. None of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies nor Johnson & Johnson undertakes to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information or future events or developments.

_______________________________________

1 Siefker-Radtke AO, Necchi A, Park SH, et al. First results from the primary analysis population of the phase 2 study of erdafitinib (ERDA; JNJ-42756493) in patients (pts) with metastatic or unresectable urothelial carcinoma (mUC) and FGFR alterations (FGFRalt). J Clin Oncol. 2018;36(Suppl.):abstract 4503.

2 Siefer-Radtke AO, et al. First results from the primary analysis population of the phase 2 study of erdafitinib (ERDA; JNJ-42756493) in patients (pts) with metastatic or unresectable urothelial carcinoma (mUC) and FGFR alterations (FGFRalt). Oral presentation at ASCO Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA; 1-5 June 2018.

3 National Cancer Institute. NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms. Available at: https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/recist. Accessed May 2018.

4 Antoni S, Ferlay J, Soerjomataram I, Znaor A, Jemal A, Bray F. Bladder cancer incidence and mortality: a global overview and recent trends. Eur Urol. 2017;71:96-108.

5 European Commission. Epidemiology of bladder cancer in Europe. Available at: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/epidemiology-bladder-cancer-europe Last accessed May 2018.

6 Wong MC, Fung FD, Leung C, Cheung WW, Goggins WB, Ng CF. The global epidemiology of bladder cancer: a joinpoint regression analysis of its incidence and mortality trends and projection. Sci Rep. 2018;8:1129.

7 Macmillan Cancer Support. Types of bladder cancer. Available at: https://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/bladder-cancer/non-invasive-bladder-cancer/understanding-cancer/types-of-bladder-cancer.html Last accessed May 2018.

8 Waldron, Nick et al, Current management of advanced bladder cancer. Available at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/tre.603. Last accessed May 2018.

9 National Cancer Institute. Cancer Stat Facts: Bladder Cancer. Available at: https://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/urinb.html. Last accessed May 2018.

10 Tabernero J, Bahleda R, Dienstmann R, Infante JR, Mita A, Italiano A, Calvo E, Moreno V, Adamo B, Gazzah A, et al. Phase I dose-escalation study of JNJ-42756493, an oral pan-fibroblast growth factor receptor inhibitor, in patients with advanced solid tumors. J Clin Oncol. 2015;33:3401–3408. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2014.60.7341.

11 National Cancer Institute. NCI Drug Dictionary: pan FGFR kinase inhibitor BGJ398. Available at: https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-drug/def/pan-fgfr-kinase-inhibitor-bgj398 Last accessed May 2018.

12 Janssen. Janssen announces U.S. FDA breakthrough therapy designation for erdafitinib in the treatment of metastatic urothelial cancer. Press release March 15, 2018. Available at: http://www.janssen.com/janssen-announces-us-fda-breakthrough-therapy-designation-erdafitinib-treatment-metastatic Last accessed May 2018.

 

PHEM/JAN/0518/0006
May 2018

Contact information

For Janssen
Media Inquiries:
Natalie Buhl
Mobile: +353 (0)85-744-6696
Email: nbuhl@its.jnj.com
or
Investor Relations:
Lesley Fishman
Phone: 1-732-524-3922

Om Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Følg saker fra Business Wire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Business Wire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra Business Wire

IFF Recognized by SAM’s 2019 “Industry Mover” Sustainability Award15.2.2019 21:15:00Pressemelding

Regulatory News: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) (Euronext Paris: IFF) (TASE: IFF), was recognized for its sustainability efforts with the 2019 “Industry Mover” award from SAM, a subsidiary of RobecoSAM which specializes in providing environmental, social and governance (ESG) data, benchmarks and ratings. The recognition acknowledges the Company’s top-scoring performance in economic, social and environmental categories. “We are thrilled to receive this award from SAM,” said Andreas Fibig, IFF Chairman & CEO. “Our sustainability efforts are not only a key enabler of our overall strategy, but also a true passion here at IFF -- and we place it at the forefront of everything we do. It is deeply gratifying to have our work and our people recognized for doing the right thing for the planet.” SAM’s 2019 scoring is based on its 2018 Corporate Sustainability Assessment. Using a weighted methodology, SAM evaluates companies for criteria such as: codes of business conduct, ope

SFL: strong financial position and results in 2018, consolidating the Group’s position as a prime player15.2.2019 18:01:00Pressemelding

Regulatory News: The financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2018 were approved by the Board of Directors of Société Foncière Lyonnaise (Paris:FLY) on 15 February 2019 at a meeting chaired by Juan José Brugera. 2018 business indicators were very robust, with further underlying growth in rental income and historically high EPRA earnings. The portfolio's appraisal value and the Company's net asset value also continued to grow, attesting to SFL’s excellent positioning. The auditors have completed their audit of the annual financial information and are in the process of issuing their report. Consolidated data (€ millions) 2018 2017 Change Rental income 193.5 195.8 -1.2% Adjusted operating profit* 162.1 164.1 -1.2% Attributable net profit 351.6 685.3 - EPRA earnings 106.7 102.4 +4.1% * Operating profit before disposal gains and losses and fair value adjustments 31/12/2018 31/12/2017 Change Attributable equity 4,010 3,763 +6.6% Consolidated portfolio value excluding transfer cost

5 Happening Cultural Destinations to Visit in 201915.2.2019 10:11:00Pressemelding

Hong Kong There’s never really a sleepy year to visit Hong Kong, but 2019 is particularly ripe for visitors. Spearheaded by the dynamic entrepreneur Adrian Cheng of K11 and New World Development, the rejuvenation of Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront is just the starting point. The city’s iconic harbourside walkway, Avenue of Stars, has just received a much-awaited makeover that’s the brainchild of Cheng and visually conceived by James Corner, the landscape architect responsible for the High Line in New York. It sees the addition of design-driven rest areas, kiosks featuring homegrown brands, hand prints from Asian film stars and interactive digital elements. Featuring Hong Kong’s first wave energy demonstrator that produces electricity for the Avenue, the place is turned into one of the most sustainable promenades in Hong Kong. This is just one part of Cheng and his company’s grander urban revitalisation plan, Victoria Dockside, a new art and design district which will fully open in the third

ISAE-SUPAERO Launches a New MOOC about Flight Mechanics15.2.2019 09:36:00Pressemelding

"ABC of Flight Mechanics: How Do Planes Fly?": a MOOC dedicated to flight mechanics. The notion of flight often defies our human terrestrial instincts. How does an airplane fly? How can a pilot maintain control? How high in the sky can an aircraft climb? How does a fighter pilot fly while spinning? This online course (available in English) will cover many topics, such as atmospheric physics and Newton's laws applied to aircraft, as well as propulsion forces and longitudinal stability the question of traction. The MOOC "ABC of Flight Mechanics" is aimed at general public with a specific level of scientific knowledge. Nevertheless, various levels of learning are available, thus it allows all students to take the course without needing to plenty understand the mathematical principles. Undergraduate students in aerospace engineering, trainees as well as novice and experienced pilots, journalists and professionals in the aeronautics domain (business, engineering, marketing, communications,

REPLY: Red Reply Wins the Oracle “Partner of the Year Autonomous” Award15.2.2019 09:30:00Pressemelding

Red Reply, the Reply group company that specialises in the Oracle Cloud IaaS and PaaS platform has been named as Oracle “Partner of the Year: Autonomous.” The award recognises Red Reply for its work as an Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider Partner in developing highly innovative projects using the Oracle Autonomous Database technology. Red Reply has launched a project aimed at re-engineering the Policy Enterprise DataWarehouse of Verti Assicurazioni, company operating in the online insurance sector, using the Oracle Cloud Autonomous DataWarehouse service. The Autonomous DataWarehouse is a cloud-based database that uses machine learning to eliminate manual labour in operations such as tuning, security, backups, updates and other routine activities. This selected Oracle solution is the only one of its kind capable of addressing aspects such as security, performance and high availability of data, using automatic update and tuning mechanisms, while maximising the protection of data in l

Posiflex showcases new Interactive Self-Service Kiosks and IoT Retail Product Innovations at EuroCIS 201915.2.2019 08:00:00Pressemelding

The Posiflex Group — a synergy of world-leading POS, kiosk, and industrial computing technologies — will introduce its full product portfolio and latest innovations at EuroCIS, the leading trade fair for retail technology, from February 19th – 21st in Düsseldorf. With a product strategy focus on serviced IoT, the Posiflex Group will be displaying smart and connected retail solutions with fully-integrated middleware, RMS (Remote Monitoring System) and hardware. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190215005008/en/ Posiflex at EuroCIS Hall 9 / C42 (Graphic: Business Wire) “I am excited to introduce the Posiflex Group portfolio to the European market,” says Hans Peter Nüdling, the newly appointed Chief Strategy Officer for the Posiflex Group. “The Posiflex Group references the collective brands of the corporation, including Posiflex, Portwell and KIOSK Information Systems (KIOSK) – all under one corporate umbrella. As