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ImmunoGen Presents Initial Findings From the Phase 1b/2 Study of IMGN632 in Combination With Vidaza® and Venclexta® in Relapsed/Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia at ASH

Triplet Data Demonstrating Manageable Safety Profile and Promising Anti-Leukemia Activity Highlighted in Oral Presentation

Expansion Cohorts in Relapsed and Frontline AML Planned

Data for IMGN632 in Three Frontline BPDCN Patients Also Presented in Poster Presentation Showing Clinical Complete Responses and Favorable Safety Profile

ImmunoGen, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMGN), a leader in the expanding field of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) for the treatment of cancer, today announced that updated initial safety and efficacy findings from the Phase 1b/2 study of IMGN632 in combination with Vidaza® (azacitidine) and Venclexta® (venetoclax) in patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) acute myeloid leukemia (AML) were presented in an oral session at the 63rd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting. Data for IMGN632 in frontline patients with blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) were also presented in a poster session at the conference.

"The unmet need in AML remains large, as patients typically have low survival rates despite initial response," said Naval Daver, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Leukemia at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. "Together, the observed anti-leukemia activity and tolerability of IMGN632 in the relapsed/refractory setting are compelling and support the continued evaluation of this triplet in AML patients. I look forward to the next steps for IMGN632 in combination with azacitidine and venetoclax, with preparations for Phase 2 expansion cohorts already underway in both the relapsed and frontline AML settings."


Title (Abstract #372): "Safety and Efficacy from a Phase 1b/2 Study of IMGN632 in Combination with Azacitidine and Venetoclax for Patients with CD123-Positive Acute Myeloid Leukemia"

Oral Session: 616

Session Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021

Session Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Updated key findings from the Phase 1b/2 study of IMGN632 in combination with azacitidine and venetoclax include:


  • IMGN632 was administered to 51 patients at 15 mcg/kg or 45 mcg/kg, azacitidine at 50-75 mg/m2 for 7 days, and venetoclax at 400 mg daily for 8-21 days per 28-day cycle.
  • IMGN632 continued to display a manageable safety profile in R/R AML patients.
  • The most common treatment emergent adverse events all grades [grade 3+ events] seen in >20% of patients were infusion-related reactions (33% [2%]), febrile neutropenia (31% [26%]), dyspnea (28% [8%]), fatigue (28% [0%]), hypophosphatemia (26% [2%]), diarrhea (22% [0%]), hypokalemia (22% [2%]), nausea (22% [0%]), vomiting (22% [0%]), and pneumonia (20% [16%]).
  • No tumor lysis syndrome, veno-occlusive disease, capillary leak, or cytokine release were reported.


  • Responses were seen across all cohorts/doses and schedules (efficacy evaluable population, n=46). The objective response rate (ORR) was 48%, with a composite complete remission (CCR) rate of 30% (4 CR, 8 CRh, 1 CRp, 1 CRi).
  • Higher intensity cohorts (n=29) were associated with higher response rates including an ORR of 59% and a CCR rate of 38% (4 CR, 6 CRh, 1 CRp).
  • Significant activity was also observed in the FLT3 mutant subset (n=9), with ORR and CCR rates of 89% and 78%, respectively.
  • Enrollment continues at the putative recommended Phase 2 dose (IMGN632 45 mcg/kg IV on day 7, azacitidine 50 or 75 mg/m2 on days 1-7, and venetoclax 400 mg on days 1-14).

"These data reinforce the potential of IMGN632 as a new therapy for patients with relapsed/refractory AML. We are very encouraged by the manageable safety profile and 38% composite complete remission rate seen in the higher intensity cohorts," said Anna Berkenblit, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of ImmunoGen. "We look forward to further exploring the safety and efficacy of this triplet in Phase 2 expansion cohorts planned for next year. We believe IMGN632 also has the potential to become a best-in-class monotherapy treatment option for patients with BPDCN. Based on the results seen in three frontline patients, we continue to enroll patients in our pivotal study, CADENZA, and look forward to sharing top-line data in the second half of 2022."


Poster Presentation, Abstract #1284

IMGN632, administered as a brief outpatient infusion, was evaluated as monotherapy in frontline BPDCN patients. Three patients received IMGN632 prior to commencement of the enrolling pivotal cohort and achieved a clinical complete remission (CRc). IMGN632 in these three frontline BPDCN patients was associated with a favorable safety profile and limited grade 3+ TEAEs. Enrollment continues in the pivotal frontline and R/R cohorts.

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IMGN632 is a CD123-targeting ADC in clinical development for hematological malignancies, including blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and other CD123+ hematologic malignancies. IMGN632 is currently being evaluated in multiple cohorts, including monotherapy for patients with BPDCN and minimal residual disease positive (MRD+) AML and in combinations with Vidaza® (azacitidine) and Venclexta® (venetoclax) for patients with relapsed/refractory AML. IMGN632 uses one of ImmunoGen's novel indolinobenzodiazepine (IGN) payloads, which alkylate DNA and cause single strand breaks without crosslinking. IGNs are designed to have high potency against tumor cells, while demonstrating less toxicity to normal marrow progenitors than other DNA-targeting payloads. The FDA granted IMGN632 Breakthrough Therapy Designation in relapsed/refractory BPDCN.


AML is a cancer of the bone marrow cells that produce white blood cells. It causes the marrow to increasingly generate abnormal, immature white blood cells (blasts) that do not mature into effective infection-fighting cells. The blasts quickly fill the bone marrow, impacting the production of normal platelets and red blood cells. The resulting deficiencies in normal blood cells leave the patient vulnerable to infections, bleeding problems, and anemia. It is estimated that, in the U.S. alone, more than 20,000 people will be diagnosed with AML this year and more than 11,000 will die from the disease.


BPDCN is a rare form of blood cancer that has features of both leukemia and lymphoma, with characteristic skin lesions, lymph node involvement, and frequent spread to the bone marrow. This aggressive cancer requires intense treatment often followed by stem cell transplant. Despite the approval of a CD123-targeting therapy, the unmet need remains high for patients, both in the frontline and in the relapsed/refractory setting.


CD123, the interleukin-3 alpha chain, is expressed on multiple myeloid and lymphoid cancers including AML, BPDCN, ALL, chronic myeloid leukemia, and myeloproliferative neoplasms. With limited expression on normal hematopoietic cells, rapid internalization, and expression on AML leukemia stem cells, CD123 is a validated therapeutic target, with the approval of a CD123-targeting therapy for BPDCN.


ImmunoGen is developing the next generation of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) to improve outcomes for cancer patients. By generating targeted therapies with enhanced anti-tumor activity and favorable tolerability profiles, we aim to disrupt the progression of cancer and offer our patients more good days. We call this our commitment to TARGET A BETTER NOW™.

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