SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sierra Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRRA), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company on a mission to deliver transformative therapies for rare cancers, today announced two abstracts have been accepted into the program for the 2022 Annual Meeting of the European Hematology Association (EHA). An abstract presenting the full data from the pivotal phase 3 MOMENTUM study in myelofibrosis patients who are symptomatic and anemic has been selected for oral presentation. Additionally, a subset analysis from the trial evaluating safety and efficacy for patients with low platelet counts has been selected for poster presentation.
“We are excited and honored to have the MOMENTUM data selected for an oral presentation at EHA which demonstrates that momelotinib achieved statistically significant and clinically important efficacy across all prespecified primary and key secondary endpoints,” said Barbara Klencke, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Sierra Oncology. “In addition, we are pleased to present the subset analysis in a poster presentation which indicates momelotinib may be safely administered and provide an improvement in symptoms, spleen and anemia in anemic myelofibrosis patients who present with low platelet counts. The data to be presented further expand upon the potential of momelotinib as a treatment option for myelofibrosis patients who are symptomatic and anemic.”
Abstract: S195: MOMENTUM: Phase 3 Randomized Study of Momelotinib (MMB) versus Danazol (DAN) in Symptomatic and Anemic Myelofibrosis (MF) Patients Previously Treated with a JAK Inhibitor
The primary and all key secondary results, as well as safety data, from the MOMENTUM pivotal Phase 3 trial of momelotinib will be presented in an oral presentation by Srdan Verstovsek, MD, PhD, co-Principal Investigator of the study. Topline results from the study were announced in January 2022. Key data to be presented include:
- Primary Endpoint of Total Symptom Score (TSS) of >50%: 25% in the MMB arm vs. 9% in the control arm (p=0.0095)
- Secondary Endpoint of Transfusion Independence (TI): 31% in the MMB arm vs. 20% in the control arm (one-sided p=0.0064; non-inferiority)
- Secondary Endpoint of Splenic Response Rate (SRR) >35%: 23% in the MMB arm vs. 3% in the control arm (p=0.0006)
- The rate of Grade 3 or worse adverse events in the randomized treatment period was 54% in the MMB arm and 65% in the control arm. Serious treatment emergent adverse events were 35% in the MMB arm and 40% in the control arm.
- Mean baseline characteristics for all patients were TSS of 27, Hemoglobin (Hgb) of 8 g/dL and platelet count of 145 x 109/L
Title: MOMENTUM: Phase 3 Randomized Study of Momelotinib (MMB) versus Danazol (DAN) in Symptomatic and Anemic Myelofibrosis (MF) Patients Previously Treated with a JAK Inhibitor
Presenter: Srdan Verstovsek, MD, PhD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Session Title: Treatments and Complications in MPN
Location: Hall Lehar 1-2
Date and Time: Saturday, June 11, 2022, 11:30 am – 12:45 pm CEST
Abstract: P1050: Thrombocytopenic Myelofibrosis (MF) Patients Previously Treated with a JAK Inhibitor in a Phase 3 Randomized Study of Momelotinib (MMB) versus Danazol (DAN) [MOMENTUM]
Abstract P1050 will highlight an analysis of MOMENTUM patients with baseline platelet counts of <150 x 109/L on key symptom, anemia and spleen volume endpoints at 24 weeks. Results to be presented are consistent with the overall intent-to-treat analysis set. Momelotinib was superior to danazol for symptom responses, transfusion requirements and spleen responses, and showed a trend toward improved overall survival up to Week 24 was seen with momelotinib versus danazol [95% CI = 0.490 (0.195, 1.235)].
Title: Thrombocytopenic Myelofibrosis (MF) Patients Previously Treated with a JAK Inhibitor in a Phase 3 Randomized Study of Momelotinib (MMB) versus Danazol (DAN) [MOMENTUM]
Presenter: Alessandro Vannucchi, MD, Center Research and Innovation for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, AOU Careggi, University of Florence, Italy
Session Title: Poster Session
Date and Time: Friday, June 10, 2022, 4:30 – 5:45 pm CEST
About Sierra Oncology
Sierra Oncology is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company on a mission to deliver targeted therapies that treat rare forms of cancer. We harness our deep scientific expertise to identify compounds that target the root cause of disease to advance targeted therapies with assets on the leading edge of cancer biology. Our team takes an evidence-based approach to understand the limitations of current treatments and explore new ways to change the cancer treatment paradigm. Together we are transforming promise into patient impact.
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