Company Remains on Track to Report Interim Analysis by End of 2019
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / August 13, 2019 / Kadmon Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:KDMN) today announced that KD025-213, an open-label registration trial of KD025 for the treatment of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD), is fully enrolled. The study is being conducted at more than 30 clinical sites throughout the United States. The Company expects to disclose outcomes from a planned interim analysis before year end. Data from this analysis are intended to serve as the basis for a pre-New Drug Application (NDA) meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding KD025 in cGVHD.
“The rapid enrollment in this cGVHD trial highlights the importance of evaluating new therapeutic candidates for this complex disease. We look forward to sharing the outcome of our interim analysis by year-end and filing a pre-NDA meeting request with the FDA,” said Harlan W. Waksal M.D., President and CEO of Kadmon. “We are grateful to the clinical investigators and their teams, who were instrumental in enrolling the trial in a timely manner, and to the study participants and their families. We believe that KD025 holds significant promise as a potential new treatment option for patients with this devastating disease.”
KD025-213 is an open-label registration trial of KD025 in adults and adolescents with cGVHD who have received at least two prior lines of systemic therapy. Patients were randomized to receive KD025 200 mg QD or 200 mg BID, enrolling 63 patients per arm. The primary endpoint is the Overall Response Rate (ORR), defined as the percentage of patients who achieve a complete or partial response at any time point during the study, per the 2014 National Institutes of Health (NIH) overall response criteria. Based on FDA guidance, an ORR of ≥30% is considered clinically significant. The KD025-213 study protocol is based on FDA guidance received in a Type C meeting and was designed in consultation with leading cGVHD experts. The FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to KD025 for the treatment of cGVHD following at least 2 prior systemic therapies. The FDA has also granted Orphan Drug Designation to KD025 for the treatment of cGVHD.
KD025 is a selective oral inhibitor of Rho-associated coiled-coil kinase 2 (ROCK2), a signaling pathway that modulates inflammatory response. In addition to cGVHD, KD025 is being studied in an ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial in adults with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (KD025-209).
cGVHD is a common and often fatal complication following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. In cGVHD, transplanted immune cells (graft) attack the patient’s cells (host), leading to inflammation and fibrosis in multiple tissues, including skin, mouth, eye, joints, liver, lung, esophagus and GI tract. Approximately 14,000 patients in the United States are currently living with cGVHD, and approximately 5,000 new patients are diagnosed with cGVHD per year.
Kadmon is a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative products for significant unmet medical needs. Our product pipeline is focused on inflammatory and fibrotic diseases as well as immuno-oncology.
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