Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ 12:00 am
ADC Therapeutics SA (NYSE: ADCT), a commercial-stage biotechnology company leading the development of novel antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) to treat hematological malignancies and solid tumors, today announced that results of LOTIS-2, a multicenter, open-label, single-arm Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of single-agent ZYNLONTATM in adult patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) following two or more systemic treatments, have been published online in The Lancet Oncology.
“Patients with relapsed or refractory DLBCL who have been heavily pretreated and have difficult-to-treat disease represent an urgent area of medical need that newly approved ZYNLONTA is now able to address,” said Paolo F. Caimi, MD, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University and lead author of The Lancet Oncology paper. “The LOTIS-2 study established that ZYNLONTA demonstrated substantial single-agent activity and produced durable responses with an acceptable safety profile in this patient population.”
LOTIS-2 enrolled 145 patients, including those with high-risk characteristics for poor prognosis, such as double-/triple-hit, transformed, and primary refractory DLBCL. Key results include:
“We are proud to have the results of our LOTIS-2 trial published in a prestigious peer-reviewed journal,” said Jay Feingold, MD, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at ADC Therapeutics. “On the heels of the FDA approval, this further reinforces the value of ZYNLONTA as the first CD19-targeted ADC single-agent treatment for relapsed or refractory DLBCL and the potential for it to become the standard-of-care for 3L+ DLBCL patients in need of new treatment options.”