Bristol Myers Squibb receives USFDA accelerated approval of Krazati in combination with Cetuximab for CRC
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Bristol Myers Squibb receives USFDA accelerated approval of Krazati in combination with Cetuximab for CRC

Second FDA approval for KRAZATI - reinforcing its potential across tumor types

  • By IPP Bureau | June 22, 2024

Bristol Myers Squibb announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval for KRAZATI (adagrasib) in combination with cetuximab as a targeted treatment option for adult patients with KRASG12C -mutated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC), as determined by an FDA-approved test, who have received prior treatment with fluoropyrimidine-, oxaliplatin-, and irinotecan-based chemotherapy. This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on objective response rate (ORR) and duration of response (DOR) results. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of a clinical benefit in a confirmatory trial.

“CRC with a KRASG12C mutation occurs in approximately 3-4% of CRC patients and has historically been challenging to treat,” said Rona Yaeger, MD, Gastrointestinal Oncologist & Early Drug Development Specialist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. “The FDA approval of KRAZATI combined with cetuximab now provides a new treatment option to these patients when their tumors do not respond well to prior therapies.”

KRAZATI is associated with the following Warnings & Precautions: Gastrointestinal adverse reactions including diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, QTc interval prolongation, hepatotoxicity, and interstitial lung disease (ILD)/pneumonitis.

“Today’s approval of KRAZATI in CRC is the second in the U.S. for this therapy and the first for BMS' recently expanded oncology portfolio. This is an important milestone for BMS and the patients we serve as we deliver on our commitment to provide innovative medicines for cancer,” said Wendy Short Bartie, senior vice president, U.S. Oncology and Hematology at Bristol Myers Squibb. “We are proud to make KRAZATI - the first KRASG12C inhibitor to be FDA approved beyond non-small cell lung cancer - available to CRC patients, and look forward to further evaluating KRAZATI through our ongoing development program.”

In 2022, the FDA granted breakthrough therapy designation for KRAZATI in combination with cetuximab for patients with KRASG12C -mutated advanced CRC whose cancer has progressed following prior treatment with certain chemotherapy and an anti-VEGF therapy.

KRAZATI is a registered trademark of Mirati Therapeutics, Inc., a Bristol Myers Squibb company.

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