Thursday, October 23, 2014

Boehringer Ingelheim Initiates Global Phase III Study Investigating nintedanib* in Patients with Colorectal Cancer Refractory to Standard Treatments

INGELHEIM, Germany - Tuesday, October 21st 2014 [ME NewsWire]

• LUME-COLON 1 will evaluate the efficacy and safety of nintedanib* in specific patients with colorectal cancer, whose disease has progressed on previous treatment

• The study builds on the early efficacy sign observed in previous studies with nintedanib* in colorectal and lung cancer

• The study will enrol more than 750 patients at 150 sites worldwide, with locations in U.S., Europe and Asia

(BUSINESS WIRE) For Ex-US and Ex-UK Media Only

Boehringer Ingelheim today announced the enrolment of the first patient in a new global Phase III study in patients with advanced colorectal cancer (CRC). Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world, with nearly 1.4 million new cases diagnosed each year. Prognosis is poor for patients with advanced CRC with fewer than 10% surviving for more than five years after diagnosis.

LUME-COLON 1 [ identifier: NCT02149108] is a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled study designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of nintedanib* plus best supportive care (BSC), versus placebo plus BSC, after previous treatment with standard chemotherapy and biological agents. This new study builds on the early efficacy signs observed with nintedanib* in CRC during Phase I/II trials.

“There is a significant need to improve treatment options for patients with advanced colorectal cancer and Boehringer Ingelheim is proud to conduct further research into this disease area. The initiation of LUME-COLON 1 reinforces our ongoing commitment to driving innovation in oncology research,” said Professor Klaus Dugi, Chief Medical Officer, Boehringer Ingelheim.

LUME-COLON 1 plans to enrol more than 750 patients with CRC, whose disease has progressed on previous treatment and will be conducted at 150 sites worldwide, with locations in the U.S., Europe and Asia, amongst others. Patients will receive either nintedanib* 200mg twice daily plus BSC, or matching placebo plus BSC. BSC is defined as the best palliative care per investigator decision. The co-primary endpoints will be progression-free survival (PFS), evaluated by blinded review and overall survival (OS). Secondary endpoints are objective tumour response rate and disease control rate.

In the EU, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a positive opinion for the approval of nintedanib* in combination with docetaxel for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced, metastatic or locally recurrent NSCLC of adenocarcinoma tumour histology after first line chemotherapy.

Another EU marketing authorisation application (MAA), has been submitted for nintedanib* in the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved nintedanib* capsules under the brand name OFEV™ for oral use for the treatment of IPF.

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*Nintedanib in oncology is an investigational compound and is not yet approved; its safety and efficacy have not yet been fully established.


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