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Elotuzumab plus lenalidomide/dexamethasone for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma: ELOQUENT-2 follow-up and post-hoc analyses on progression-free survival and tumour growth

Jul 5, 2017 | Magazine: British Journal of Haematology

Dimopoulos MA (1), Lonial S (2), White D (3), Moreau P (4), Palumbo A (5), San-Miguel J (6), Shpilberg O (7), Anderson K (8), Grosicki S (9), Spicka I (10), Walter-Croneck A (11), Magen H (12), Mateos MV (13), Belch A (14), Reece D (15), Beksac M (16), Bleickardt E (17), Poulart V (18), Sheng J (19), Sy O (20), Katz J (21), Singhal A (22), Richardson P (23).


The randomized phase III ELOQUENT-2 study (NCT01239797) evaluated the efficacy and safety of elotuzumab + lenalidomide/dexamethasone (ELd) versus lenalidomide/dexamethasone (Ld) in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.

ELd reduced the risk of disease progression/death by 30% versus Ld (hazard ratio [HR] 0·70). Median time from diagnosis was 3·5 years. We present extended 3-year follow-up data. Endpoints included progression-free survival (PFS), overall response rate (ORR) and interim overall survival (OS).

Exploratory post-hoc analyses included impact of time from diagnosis and prior lines of therapy on PFS, and serum M-protein dynamic modelling. ORR was 79% (ELd) and 66% (Ld) (P = 0·0002). ELd reduced the risk of disease progression/death by 27% versus Ld (HR 0·73; P = 0·0014). Interim OS demonstrated a trend in favour of ELd (P = 0·0257); 1-, 2- and 3-year rates with ELd versus Ld were: 91% versus 83%, 73% versus 69% and 60% versus 53%.

In patients with ≥ median time from diagnosis and one prior therapy, ELd resulted in a 53% reduction in the risk of progression/death versus Ld (HR 0·47). Serum M-protein dynamic modelling showed slower tumour regrowth with ELd.

Adverse events were comparable between arms. ELd provided a durable and clinically relevant improvement in efficacy, with minimal incremental toxicity.

CITATION  Br J Haematol. 2017 Sep;178(6):896-905.
doi: 10.1111/bjh.14787. Epub 2017 Jul 5.