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VIZIMPRO® Tablets (dacomitinib) Clinical Studies


The efficacy of VIZIMPRO was demonstrated in a randomized, multicenter, multinational, open-label study (ARCHER 1050; [NCT01774721]). Patients were required to have unresectable, metastatic NSCLC with no prior therapy for metastatic disease or recurrent disease with a minimum of 12 months disease-free after completion of systemic therapy; an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1; EGFR exon 19 deletion or exon 21 L858R substitution mutations. EGFR mutation status was prospectively determined by local laboratory or commercially available tests (e.g., therascreen® EGFR RGQ PCR and cobas® EGFR Mutation Test).

Patients were randomized (1:1) to receive VIZIMPRO 45 mg orally once daily or gefitinib 250 mg orally once daily until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Randomization was stratified by region (Japanese versus mainland Chinese versus other East Asian versus non-East Asian), and EGFR mutation status (exon 19 deletions versus exon 21 L858R substitution mutation). The major efficacy outcome measure was progression-free survival (PFS) as determined by blinded Independent Radiologic Central (IRC) review per RECIST v1.1. Additional efficacy outcome measures were overall response rate (ORR), duration of response (DoR), and overall survival (OS).

A total of 452 patients were randomized to receive VIZIMPRO (N=227) or gefitinib (N=225). The demographic characteristics were 60% female; median age 62 years (range: 28 to 87), with 40% aged 65 years and older; and 23% White, 77% Asian, and less than 1% Black. Prognostic and tumor characteristics were ECOG performance status 0 (30%) or 1 (70%); 59% with exon 19 deletion and 41% with exon 21 L858R substitution; Stage IIIB (8%) and Stage IV (92%); 64% were never smokers; and 1% received prior adjuvant or neoadjuvant therapy.

ARCHER 1050 demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in PFS as determined by the IRC. Results are summarized in Table 5 and Figures 1 and 2.

The hierarchical statistical testing order was PFS followed by ORR and then OS. No formal testing of OS was conducted since the formal comparison of ORR was not statistically significant.

Table 5. Efficacy Results in ARCHER 1050
CI=confidence interval; DoR=duration of response; HR=hazard ratio; IRC=Independent Radiologic Central; N/n=total number; PFS=progression-free survival.
From stratified Cox Regression.
Based on the stratified log-rank test.
Based on the stratified Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel test.
Progression-Free Survival (per IRC)
  Number of patients with event, n (%) 136 (59.9%) 179 (79.6%)
  Median PFS in months (95% CI) 14.7 (11.1, 16.6) 9.2 (9.1, 11.0)
  HR (95% CI)* 0.59 (0.47, 0.74)
  p-value <0.0001
Overall Response Rate (per IRC)
  Overall Response Rate % (95% CI) 75% (69, 80) 72% (65, 77)
  p-value 0.39
Duration of Response in Responders (per IRC)
  Median DoR in months (95% CI) 14.8 (12.0, 17.4) 8.3 (7.4, 9.2)

Figure 1. Kaplan-Meier Curve for PFS per IRC Review in ARCHER 1050

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Figure 2. Kaplan-Meier Curve for OS in ARCHER 1050

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