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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- G1 Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTHX), a clinical-stage oncology company, today announced that it is expediting analyses of myelopreservation data from its randomized Phase 2 trial of trilaciclib in combination with chemotherapy and Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in first-line small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Myelopreservation results from the trial will be reported in the fourth quarter of 2018.
“We elected to make myelopreservation the primary outcome of the randomized trilaciclib/chemotherapy/Tecentriq trial based on the strength of the first-line small cell lung cancer myelopreservation results from our randomized Phase 2 trilaciclib/chemotherapy trial, which we reported in March,” said Raj Malik, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Research and Development. “This protocol amendment, which we have discussed with U.S. and European regulatory authorities, enables us to accelerate analyses of mature myelopreservation data collected from the trilaciclib/chemotherapy/Tecentriq trial. The trial will remain blinded to investigators and participants, with no impact on our timeline to report overall survival data.”
This randomized, double-blind Phase 2 trial enrolled 107 patients to receive trilaciclib or placebo in combination with chemotherapy (carboplatin + etoposide) and Tecentriq as first-line treatment for SCLC. The trial is evaluating the myelopreservation potential of trilaciclib. Myelopreservation is the ability to preserve hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell function, as well as immune system function, during chemotherapy. Anti-tumor efficacy measures including overall response rate, progression-free survival and overall survival are also being evaluated. Under the revised protocol, myelopreservation results are now the primary outcome and overall survival is being assessed as a secondary outcome. The trial completed enrollment in February 2018.
“Data from the trilaciclib/chemotherapy/Tecentriq trial have the potential to confirm the myelopreservation results observed in our randomized Phase 2 trial of trilaciclib in combination with chemotherapy. Both trials evaluated trilaciclib in first-line small cell lung cancer using the same chemotherapy backbone,” said Mark Velleca, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer. “By the end of the year we will have myelopreservation data from all four randomized Phase 2 trials of trilaciclib, including three in small cell lung cancer and one in triple negative breast cancer. In these trials, trilaciclib was used in first-, second- and third-line settings in combination with a variety of chemotherapy regimens. We plan to discuss the totality of the data, which includes approximately three hundred participants who received trilaciclib, with U.S. and European regulatory authorities in the first half of 2019.”
Webcast and Conference Call
The G1 management team will host a webcast and conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET today to discuss the trilaciclib clinical development program. The live call may be accessed by dialing 866-763-6020 (domestic) or 210-874-7713 (international) and entering the conference code: 3892548. A live and archived webcast will be available on the Events & Presentations page of the company’s website: www.g1therapeutics.com.
Trilaciclib is a first-in-class myelopreservation therapy designed to preserve hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell function, as well as immune system function, during chemotherapy. Trilaciclib is a short-acting intravenous CDK4/6 inhibitor administered prior to chemotherapy and has the potential to significantly improve treatment outcomes.
Trilaciclib is being evaluated in four randomized Phase 2 clinical trials. In March 2018, G1 announced positive Phase 2 data showing myelopreservation benefits in newly diagnosed, treatment-naive small cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients (NCT02499770). Additional results from this trial will be reported at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2018 Congress being held October 19-23. The company plans to report data from three other randomized Phase 2 trials in 2018: a trial in combination with chemotherapy and Tecentriq® in first-line SCLC, (NCT03041311), a trial in combination with chemotherapy in previously treated SCLC (NCT02514447), and a trial in combination with chemotherapy in triple-negative breast cancer (NCT02978716).
About G1 Therapeutics
G1 Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and delivery of innovative therapies that improve the lives of those affected by cancer. The company is advancing three clinical-stage programs, trilaciclib, lerociclib and G1T48, that are designed to enable more effective combination treatment strategies and improve patient outcomes across multiple oncology indications.
G1 is based in Research Triangle Park, NC. For additional information, please visit www.g1therapeutics.com and follow us on Twitter @G1Therapeutics.
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