Takeda-Seattle

August 1, 2016

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and Seattle Genetics, Inc. have announced that the Phase 3 ALCANZA clinical trial assessing ADCETRIS (brentuximab vedotin) in patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) met its primary endpoint. It showed a highly statistically significant improvement in the rate of objective response lasting at least four months (ORR4).

Dirk Huebner, M.D., Executive Medical Director, Oncology Therapeutic Area Unit, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, said: “These remarkable, clinically meaningful results from the completed ALCANZA trial represent an important milestone for the ADCETRIS program. If this new indication is approved by regulatory authorities, ADCETRIS may offer a novel treatment option for CTCL patients. We are excited by the data, which showed a significant improvement in the primary endpoint of ORR4 and all key secondary endpoints, along with a manageable safety profile. This outcome further establishes our commitment to patients living with CD30-expressing disease, and we look forward to sharing these data with regulatory authorities globally.”

“Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma is a debilitating, disfiguring and painful disease, and there is a significant need for additional effective treatment options with meaningful durable responses. This is the first Phase 3 randomized trial in CTCL versus an active control to read out, and we are thrilled to have successfully demonstrated the positive impact of using ADCETRIS for patients enrolled in this study. We anticipate reporting more complete ALCANZA data at the ASH annual meeting in December and intend to submit a supplemental Biologics License Application to the FDA in the first half of 2017 for approval in this setting,” said Clay Siegall, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Seattle Genetics.

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