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J Hematol Oncol. 2014 Jan 23;7:11. doi: 10.1186/1756-8722-7-11.

Romidepsin for the treatment of relapsed/refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma: pivotal study update demonstrates durable responses.

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Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France. bertrand.coiffier@univ-lyon1.fr.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Romidepsin is a structurally unique, potent, bicyclic class 1 selective histone deacetylase inhibitor approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma who have received ≥ 1 prior systemic therapy and patients with peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) who have received ≥ 1 prior therapy. Approval for PTCL was based on results (n = 130; median follow-up, 13.4 months) from the pivotal study of romidepsin for the treatment of relapsed/refractory PTCL. The objective is to present updated data (median follow-up, 22.3 months) and to characterize patients who achieved long-term responses (≥ 12 months) to romidepsin.

METHODS:

Patients with PTCL who relapsed from or were refractory to ≥ 1 prior systemic therapy received romidepsin 14 mg/m2 as a 4-hour intravenous infusion on days 1, 8, and 15 every 28 days for up to 6 cycles; patients with response or stable disease could continue romidepsin beyond 6 cycles. The primary endpoint was rate of confirmed/unconfirmed complete response (CR/CRu) determined by an Independent Review Committee. Secondary endpoints included objective response rate (ORR) and duration of response (DOR). For patients who achieved CR/CRu, baseline characteristics by DOR (≥ 12 vs < 12 months) were examined.

RESULTS:

The ORR to romidepsin was 25%, including 15% with CR/CRu. The median DOR for all responders was 28 months (range, < 1-48+) and was not reached for those who achieved CR/CRu. Patients with lack of response or transient response to prior therapy achieved durable responses with romidepsin. Of the 19 patients who achieved CR/CRu, 10 had long-term (≥ 12 months) responses; none of the baseline characteristics examined-including heavy pretreatment, response to prior therapy, or advanced disease-precluded long-term responses to romidepsin. With a median progression-free survival of 29 months, patients who achieved CR/CRu for ≥ 12 months had significantly longer survival vs those with CR/CRu for < 12 months or < CR/CRu. Extended treatment and longer follow-up did not affect the reported safety profile of romidepsin.

CONCLUSIONS:

Treatment with romidepsin leads to highly durable responses in a subset of patients with relapsed/refractory PTCL, with responses ongoing as long as 48 months.

TRIAL REGISTRATION:

ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00426764.

PMID:
24456586
PMCID:
PMC4016573
DOI:
10.1186/1756-8722-7-11
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