Arzerra Fails in Phase 3 Trial for B-cell Lymphoma

GSK/GenMab's monoclonal antibody, Azerra, failed to improve PFS over a rituxan/chemotherapy combination in patients with relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

GlaxoSmithKline/Genmab's leukaemia drug ofatumumab (marketed as Arzerra) has hit a setback after failing to meet targets in a late-stage trial assessing its potential in patients with B-cell lymphoma.

GSK said it is now unlikely that ofatumumab will be filed for this indication, given that a combination of the drug plus chemotherapy failed to outperform a rituxan/chemotherapy combo on progression free survival in patients with relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

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Source: PharmaTimes online