Seattle Genetics discontinues Phase 3 CASCADE trial of vadastuximab talirine
Seattle Genetics announced that it is discontinuing the phase 3 CASCADE clinical trial of vadastuximab talirine (SGN-CD33A) in frontline older acute myeloid leukemia patients. Seattle Genetics took this action following consultation with the Independent Data Monitoring Committee and after reviewing unblinded data on June 16. The data indicated a higher rate of deaths, including fatal infections in the vadastuximab talirine-containing arm versus the control arm of the trial. Based on available data, the safety concerns in this trial do not appear related to hepatotoxicity. Seattle Genetics is suspending patient enrollment and treatment in all of its vadastuximab talirine clinical trials including the ongoing phase 1/2 clinical trial in frontline high risk myelodysplastic syndrome. Seattle Genetics will closely review the data and consult with the U.S. FDA to determine future plans for the vadastuximab talirine development program.