Gilead gets US FDA Accelerated Approval for Trodelvy to treat metastatic urothelial cancer
New indication marks second FDA approval for Trodelvy in 2021
Gilead Sciences announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval of Trodelvy (sacituzumab govitecan-hziy) for use in adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer (UC) who have previously received platinum-containing chemotherapy and either a programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1) or a programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitor. The accelerated approval was based on data from the international Phase 2, single-arm TROPHY study.
Of the 112 patients who were evaluable for efficacy, 27.7 per cent of those treated with Trodelvy responded to treatment, with 5.4 per cent experiencing a complete response and 22.3 per cent experiencing a partial response. The median duration of response was 7.2 months (95% CI: 4.7-8.6).
Trodelvy’s safety profile in the TROPHY study is consistent with previous observations in metastatic UC and other tumor types. Among all evaluable treated metastatic UC patients (n=113), the most common (≥25%) adverse reactions were diarr