Ibrutinib is under clinical development by AbbVie and currently in Phase II for Primary CNS Lymphoma. According to GlobalData, Phase II drugs for Primary CNS Lymphoma have a 20% phase transition success rate (PTSR) indication benchmark for progressing into Phase III. GlobalData’s report assesses how Ibrutinib’s drug-specific PTSR and Likelihood of Approval (LoA) scores compare to the indication benchmarks. Buy the report here.

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Ibrutinib overview

Ibrutinib (Imbruvica) is an anti-neoplastic agent. It is formulated as hard gelatin capsules, tablets, film coated tablets and suspension for oral route of administration. Ibrutinib is indicated for the treatment of patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) who have received at least one prior therapy, for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic leukemia (SLL) with 17p deletion and for the treatment of patients with Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia (WM). It is also indicated for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) who have received at least one prior therapy, or in first line in the presence of 17p deletion or TP53 mutationin patients unsuitable for chemo-immunotherapy, Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia (WM) who have received at least one prior therapy, or in first-line treatment for patients unsuitable for chemo-immunotherapy, for the treatment of small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), as a first-line treatment for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) with 17p deletion. Imbruvica is now approved for all patients with CLL, expanding the number of patients who may benefit from this treatment. Imbruvica as a single-agent targeted therapy for previously untreated patients with active chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), for the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) who require systemic therapy and have received at least one prior anti-CD20-based therapy and in combination with obinutuzumab is indicated in adults for the treatment of naive patients with active chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Imbruvica (ibrutinib) in combination with venetoclax (I+V) for adults with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

Ibrutinib (PCI-32765) is under development for treatment of metastatic breast cancer, splenic, extranodal and nodal marginal zone lymphoma (MZL), relapsed and refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma, B-cell malignancies (including relapsed and refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), mantle cell lymphoma, small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia (WM), treatment-naïve follicular lymphoma (FL), hairy cell leukemia, T-cell lymphoma, primary CNS lymphoma, secondary CNS lymphoma, non-small cell lung cancer, recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, gastric or gastro-esophageal junctional adenocarcinoma, myelodysplastic syndrome, relapsed and refractory acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and metastatic melanoma. It is administered through oral route and acts by targeting BTK.

The drug candidate was also under development for rheumatoid arthritis, relapsed or refractory precursor B lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL), Burkitt lymphoma, systemic mastocytosis, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), chronic graft versus host disease, acute myeloid leukemia, indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma, relapsed and refractory follicular lymphoma, multiple myeloma, relapsed and refractory marginal zone lymphoma, metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma, renal cell carcinoma, urothelial carcinoma, colorectal cancer and refractory myelodysplastic syndrome.

AbbVie overview

AbbVie is a specialty biopharmaceutical company, which discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes drugs for the treatment of chronic and complex diseases. Its drugs are indicated for the treatment of metabolic and rheumatological diseases, neurological disorders, skin diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, pain related to endometriosis, pediatric Crohn’s disease, cancer, and other serious health conditions. AbbVie is also advancing its pipeline programs for the treatment of Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, neurological disorders, aesthetics, and other autoimmune diseases. The company markets its products directly to wholesalers, distributors, healthcare facilities, government agencies, specialty pharmacies, and independent retailers. The company has operations in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. AbbVie is headquartered in North Chicago, Illinois, the US.

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This content was updated on 10 June 2024

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