Amgen's IMDELLTRA™ Receives FDA Approval for Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

Vantage Market Research

Jun 25, 2024

Amgen has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for IMDELLTRA™ (tarlatamab-dlle) to treat adult patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) who have experienced disease progression following platinum-based chemotherapy. Because of IMDELLTRA's rapid approval pathway—which was founded on the drug's encouraging response rate and duration of response seen in clinical studies—the approval has been granted. However, additional validation and a description of the clinical benefit from confirmatory trials may be necessary before this indication is approved indefinitely.

IMDELLTRA's FDA approval is a major leap forward for people fighting ES-SCLC. This DLL3-focused on remedy gives a ray of light for those in determined need of novel treatments, imparting a transformative choice with long-lasting consequences in previously treated patients. IMDELLTRA stands out as the first and only DLL3-targeting Bispecific T-cell Engager therapy designed to activate the patient's own T cells to combat DLL3-expressing tumor cells. This innovative method opens up new avenues for patients with ES-SCLC and represents a new era in targeted bispecific therapy.

Small cell lung cancer is a formidable disease with limited treatment options and a grim prognosis. In the DeLLphi-301 trial, IMDELLTRA demonstrated a median overall survival of 14.3 months, with 40% of patients responding to treatment with tarlatamab, showcasing remarkably durable responses and presenting a significant advancement in the treatment landscape for SCLC.

The FDA's accelerated approval of IMDELLTRA is rooted in data from the Phase 2 DeLLphi-301 clinical trial, which assessed IMDELLTRA in SCLC patients who had failed two or more prior lines of treatment. IMDELLTRA's label includes important safety information, including warnings for cytokine release syndrome (CRS) and neurologic toxicity, along with precautions for cytopenias, infections, hepatotoxicity, hypersensitivity, and embryo-fetal toxicity.

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