Amgen Showcases Oncology Pipeline At ASCO 2020

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that data from its oncology pipeline and marketed portfolio will be presented during the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program taking place May 29 - 31, 2020.

Notable data from the oncology pipeline include updated first-in-human studies evaluating sotorasib (AMG 510), a first-in-class investigational KRAS(G12C )inhibitor, in patients with advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) and other solid tumors. Updated results from a Phase 1 dose escalation study of AMG 330, a BiTE(®) (bispecific T cell engager) molecule, in acute myeloid leukemia will be featured in an oral presentation.

"The development of Amgen's innovative medicines is rooted in our deep understanding of human and cancer genomes, which drives the advancement of next generation cancer treatments," said David M. Reese, M.D., executive vice president of Research and Development at Amgen. "At ASCO, the data we are sharing reinforce our commitment to advancing first-in-class therapies that can alter the course of cancer care for patients who need it most."

Amgen's abstracts are available on the ASCO website and include:

Clinical Data Abstracts (pipeline)

    --  CodeBreak 100: Activity of AMG 510, a Novel Small Molecule Inhibitor of
        KRAS(G12C), in Patients With Advanced Colorectal Cancer Abstract #4018,
        Poster Discussion

    --  CodeBreak 100: Phase 1 Study of AMG 510, a Novel Small Molecule
        KRAS(G12C) Inhibitor in Patients (pts) With Advanced Solid Tumors Other
        Than Non-Small Lung Cancer (NSCLC) or Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Abstract
        #3511, Poster Discussion

    --  Updated Results From Phase 1 Dose Escalation Study of AMG 330, a
        Bispecific T Cell Engager Molecule, in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory
        Acute Myeloid Leukemia (R/R AML) Abstract #7508, Oral Presentation

    --  Characterization of Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Exposure-Response
        Relationships of AMG 330, a Bispecific CD33 T Cell Engager Antibody
        Construct, in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory AML Abstract #7536,

    --  Efficacy and Safety of ABP 798 Compared with Rituximab: Results From the
        Comparative Clinical Study in Patients with Non-Hodgkin's Abstract
        #8044, Poster

KYPROLIS(® )Clinical Data Abstract

    --  Efficacy and Safety of Carfilzomib, Dexamethasone, Daratumumab (KdD)
        Twice-Weekly at 56 mg/m2 and Once-Weekly at 70 mg/m2 in Relapsed or
        Refractory Multiple Myeloma (RRMM): Cross-Study Comparison of CANDOR and
        MMY1001 Abstract #8526, Poster

IMLYGIC(®) Clinical Data Abstracts

    --  Early Safety From a Phase I, Multicenter, Open-Label Clinical Trial of
        Talimogene Laherparepvec (T-VEC) Injected (inj) Into Liver Tumors In
        Combination With Pembrolizumab (Pem) Abstract #3015, Poster Discussion

    --  Association Between Complete Response and Survival in Advanced Melanoma
        Treated with Talimogene Laherparepvec (T-VEC) Plus Ipilimumab (ipi)
        Abstract #10029, Poster

Amgen Webcast Investor Meeting
Amgen will host a webcast call for the investment community in conjunction with the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program on Friday, May 29, at 1:00 p.m. PT. David M. Reese, M.D., executive vice president of Research and Development at Amgen, along with members of Amgen's clinical development team and clinical investigators, will participate to discuss Amgen's oncology program, including data being presented on the Company's KRAS(G12C) inhibitor sotorasib.

Live audio of the conference call will be broadcast over the internet simultaneously and will be available to members of the news media, investors and the general public.

The webcast, as with other selected presentations regarding developments in Amgen's business given at certain investor and medical conferences, can be accessed on Amgen's website,, under Investors. Information regarding presentation times, webcast availability and webcast links are noted on Amgen's Investor Relations Events Calendar. The webcast will be archived and available for replay for at least 90 days after the event.

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About KRAS
The subject of almost four decades of research, the RAS gene family are the most frequently mutated oncogenes in human cancers.(1,2) Within this family, KRAS is the most prevalent variant and is particularly common in solid tumors.(2 )A specific mutation known as KRAS G12C is found in approximately 13% of non-small cell lung cancers, three to five percent of colorectal cancers and one to two percent of numerous other solid tumors.(3) KRAS(G12C) has been considered "undruggable" due to a lack of traditional small molecule binding pockets on the protein. Amgen is exploring the potential of KRAS(G12C) inhibition across a broad variety of tumor types.

About BiTE(®) Technology
BiTE(®) (bispecific T cell engager) technology is a targeted immuno-oncology platform that is designed to engage patient's own T cells to any tumor-specific antigen, activating the cytotoxic potential of T cells to eliminate detectable cancer. The BiTE immuno-oncology platform has the potential to treat different tumor types through tumor-specific antigens. The BiTE platform has a goal of leading to off-the-shelf solutions, which have the potential to make innovative T cell treatment available to all providers when their patients need it. Amgen is advancing more than a dozen BiTE molecules across a broad range of hematologic malignancies and solid tumors, further investigating BiTE technology with the goal of enhancing patient experience and therapeutic potential. To learn more about BiTE technology, visit

About KYPROLIS(®) (carfilzomib)
Proteasomes play an important role in cell function and growth by breaking down proteins that are damaged or no longer needed.(4) KYPROLIS has been shown to block proteasomes, leading to an excessive build-up of proteins within cells.(5) In some cells, KYPROLIS can cause cell death, especially in myeloma cells because they are more likely to contain a higher amount of abnormal proteins.(4,5)

Since its first approval in 2012, approximately 150,000 patients worldwide have received KYPROLIS. KYPROLIS is approved in the U.S. for the following:

    --  In combination with dexamethasone or with lenalidomide plus
        dexamethasone for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory
        multiple myeloma who have received one to three lines of therapy
    --  As a single agent for the treatment of patients with relapsed or
        refractory multiple myeloma who have received one or more lines of

KYPROLIS is also approved in Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, European Union, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, S. Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.

Important U.S. KYPROLIS(®) (carfilzomib) Safety Information

Cardiac Toxicities

    --  New onset or worsening of pre-existing cardiac failure (e.g., congestive
        heart failure, pulmonary edema, decreased ejection fraction),
        restrictive cardiomyopathy, myocardial ischemia, and myocardial
        infarction including fatalities have occurred following administration
        of KYPROLIS. Some events occurred in patients with normal baseline
        ventricular function. Death due to cardiac arrest has occurred within
        one day of administration.
    --  Monitor patients for signs or symptoms of cardiac failure or ischemia.
        Evaluate promptly if cardiac toxicity is suspected. Withhold KYPROLIS
        for Grade 3 or 4 cardiac adverse events until recovery, and consider
        whether to restart at 1 dose level reduction based on a benefit/risk
    --  While adequate hydration is required prior to each dose in Cycle 1,
        monitor all patients for evidence of volume overload, especially
        patients at risk for cardiac failure. Adjust total fluid intake as
        clinically appropriate.
    --  For patients >= 75 years, the risk of cardiac failure is increased.
        Patients with New York Heart Association Class III and IV heart failure,
        recent myocardial infarction, conduction abnormalities, angina, or
        arrhythmias may be at greater risk for cardiac complications and should
        have a comprehensive medical assessment prior to starting treatment with
        KYPROLIS and remain under close follow-up with fluid management.

Acute Renal Failure

    --  Cases of acute renal failure, including some fatal renal failure events,
        and renal insufficiency adverse events (including renal failure) have
        occurred. Acute renal failure was reported more frequently in patients
        with advanced relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma who received
        KYPROLIS monotherapy. Monitor renal function with regular measurement of
        the serum creatinine and/or estimated creatinine clearance. Reduce or
        withhold dose as appropriate.

Tumor Lysis Syndrome

    --  Cases of Tumor Lysis Syndrome (TLS), including fatal outcomes, have
        occurred. Patients with a high tumor burden should be considered at
        greater risk for TLS. Adequate hydration is required prior to each dose
        in Cycle 1, and in subsequent cycles as needed. Consider uric acid
        lowering drugs in patients at risk for TLS. Monitor for evidence of TLS
        during treatment and manage promptly, and withhold until resolved.

Pulmonary Toxicity

    --  Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), acute respiratory failure,
        and acute diffuse infiltrative pulmonary disease such as pneumonitis and
        interstitial lung disease have occurred. Some events have been fatal. In
        the event of drug?induced pulmonary toxicity, discontinue KYPROLIS.

Pulmonary Hypertension

    --  Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) was reported. Evaluate with
        cardiac imaging and/or other tests as indicated. Withhold KYPROLIS for
        PAH until resolved or returned to baseline and consider whether to
        restart based on a benefit/risk assessment.


    --  Dyspnea was reported in patients treated with KYPROLIS. Evaluate dyspnea
        to exclude cardiopulmonary conditions including cardiac failure and
        pulmonary syndromes. Stop KYPROLIS for Grade 3 or 4 dyspnea until
        resolved or returned to baseline. Consider whether to restart based on a
        benefit/risk assessment.


    --  Hypertension, including hypertensive crisis and hypertensive emergency,
        has been observed, some fatal. Control hypertension prior to starting
        KYPROLIS. Monitor blood pressure regularly in all patients. If
        hypertension cannot be adequately controlled, withhold KYPROLIS and
        evaluate. Consider whether to restart based on a benefit/risk

Venous Thrombosis

    --  Venous thromboembolic events (including deep venous thrombosis and
        pulmonary embolism) have been observed. Thromboprophylaxis is
        recommended for patients being treated with the combination of KYPROLIS
        with dexamethasone or with lenalidomide plus dexamethasone. The
        thromboprophylaxis regimen should be based on an assessment of the
        patient's underlying risks.
    --  Patients using hormonal contraception associated with a risk of
        thrombosis should consider an alternative method of effective
        contraception during treatment.

Infusion Reactions

    --  Infusion reactions, including life?threatening reactions, have occurred.
        Signs and symptoms include fever, chills, arthralgia, myalgia, facial
        flushing, facial edema, laryngeal edema, vomiting, weakness, shortness
        of breath, hypotension, syncope, chest tightness, or angina. These
        reactions can occur immediately following or up to 24 hours after
        administration. Pre-medicate with dexamethasone to reduce the incidence
        and severity of infusion reactions. Inform patients of the risk and of
        symptoms and seek immediate medical attention if they occur.


    --  Fatal or serious cases of hemorrhage have been reported. Hemorrhagic
        events have included gastrointestinal, pulmonary, and intracranial
        hemorrhage and epistaxis. Promptly evaluate signs and symptoms of blood
        loss. Reduce or withhold dose as appropriate.


    --  KYPROLIS causes thrombocytopenia with recovery to baseline platelet
        count usually by the start of the next cycle. Monitor platelet counts
        frequently during treatment. Reduce or withhold dose as appropriate.

Hepatic Toxicity and Hepatic Failure

    --  Cases of hepatic failure, including fatal cases, have occurred. KYPROLIS
        can cause increased serum transaminases. Monitor liver enzymes regularly
        regardless of baseline values. Reduce or withhold dose as appropriate.

Thrombotic Microangiopathy

    --  Cases of thrombotic microangiopathy, including thrombotic
        thrombocytopenic purpura/hemolytic uremic syndrome (TTP/HUS), including
        fatal outcome have occurred. Monitor for signs and symptoms of TTP/HUS.
        Discontinue if diagnosis is suspected. If the diagnosis of TTP/HUS is
        excluded, KYPROLIS may be restarted. The safety of reinitiating KYPROLIS
        is not known.

Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES)

    --  Cases of PRES have occurred in patients receiving KYPROLIS. If PRES is
        suspected, discontinue and evaluate with appropriate imaging. The safety
        of reinitiating KYPROLIS is not known.

Increased Fatal and Serious Toxicities in Combination with Melphalan and Prednisone in Newly Diagnosed Transplant-ineligible Patients

    --  In a clinical trial of transplant-ineligible patients with newly
        diagnosed multiple myeloma comparing KYPROLIS, melphalan, and prednisone
        (KMP) vs bortezomib, melphalan, and prednisone (VMP), a higher incidence
        of serious and fatal adverse events was observed in patients in the KMP
        arm. KMP is not indicated for transplant-ineligible patients with newly
        diagnosed multiple myeloma.

Embryo-fetal Toxicity

    --  KYPROLIS can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman.
    --  Females of reproductive potential should be advised to avoid becoming
        pregnant while being treated with KYPROLIS and for 6 months following
        the final dose. Males of reproductive potential should be advised to
        avoid fathering a child while being treated with KYPROLIS and for 3
        months following the final dose. If this drug is used during pregnancy,
        or if pregnancy occurs while taking this drug, the patient should be
        apprised of the potential hazard to the fetus.


    --  The most common adverse reactions in the combination therapy trials:
        anemia, neutropenia, diarrhea, dyspnea, fatigue, thrombocytopenia,
        pyrexia, insomnia, muscle spasm, cough, upper respiratory tract
        infection, hypokalemia.
    --  The most common adverse reactions in monotherapy trials: anemia,
        fatigue, thrombocytopenia, nausea, pyrexia, dyspnea, diarrhea, headache,
        cough, edema peripheral.

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About IMLYGIC(®) (talimogene laherparepvec)
IMLYGIC is a genetically modified herpes simplex type 1 virus that is injected directly into tumors. IMLYGIC replicates inside tumor cells and produces GM-CSF, an immunostimulatory protein. IMLYGIC then causes the cell to rupture and die in a process called lysis. The rupture of the cancer cells causes the release of tumor-derived antigens, which together with virally derived GM-CSF may help to promote an anti-tumor immune response. The exact mechanism of action continues to be investigated.

IMLYGIC is the first and only oncolytic viral therapy approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and other regulatory authorities, based on therapeutic benefit demonstrated in a pivotal Phase 3 study. IMLYGIC is indicated for the local treatment of melanoma in patients with unresectable cutaneous, subcutaneous, or nodal lesions after initial surgery.

The IMLYGIC clinical program continues to investigate the role of IMLYGIC both as monotherapy and in combination with other therapies across a variety of cancers and treatment settings.

IMLYGIC(®) (talimogene laherparepvec) is a genetically modified oncolytic viral therapy indicated for the local treatment of unresectable cutaneous, subcutaneous, and nodal lesions in patients with melanoma recurrent after initial surgery.

Limitations of use: IMLYGIC(®) has not been shown to improve overall survival or have an effect on visceral metastases.



    --  Do not administer IMLYGIC(®) to immunocompromised patients, including
        those with a history of primary or acquired immunodeficient states,
        leukemia, lymphoma, AIDS or other clinical manifestations of infection
        with human immunodeficiency viruses, and those on immunosuppressive
        therapy, due to the risk of life-threatening disseminated herpetic
    --  Do not administer IMLYGIC(®) to pregnant patients.

Warnings and Precautions

    --  Accidental exposure to IMLYGIC(®) may lead to transmission of
        IMLYGIC(®) and herpetic infection, including during preparation and
        administration. Health care providers, close contacts, pregnant women,
        and newborns should avoid direct contact with injected lesions,
        dressings, or body fluids of treated patients. The affected area in
        exposed individuals should be cleaned thoroughly with soap and water
        and/or a disinfectant.
    --  Caregivers should wear protective gloves when assisting patients in
        applying or changing occlusive dressings and observe safety precautions
        for disposal of used dressings, gloves, and cleaning materials. Exposed
        individuals should clean the affected area thoroughly with soap and
        water and/or a disinfectant.
    --  To prevent possible inadvertent transfer of IMLYGIC(®) to other areas
        of the body, patients should be advised to avoid touching or scratching
        injection sites or occlusive dressings.
    --  Herpetic infections: Herpetic infections (including cold sores and
        herpetic keratitis) have been reported in IMLYGIC(®)-treated patients.
        Disseminated herpetic infection may also occur in immunocompromised
        patients. Patients who develop suspicious herpes-like lesions should
        follow standard hygienic practices to prevent viral transmission.
    --  Patients or close contacts with suspected signs or symptoms of a
        herpetic infection should contact their health care provider to evaluate
        the lesions. Suspected herpetic lesions should be reported to Amgen at
        1-855-IMLYGIC (1-855-465-9442). Patients or close contacts have the
        option of follow-up testing for further characterization of the
    --  IMLYGIC(®) is sensitive to acyclovir. Acyclovir or other antiviral
        agents may interfere with the effectiveness of IMLYGIC(®). Consider the
        risks and benefits of IMLYGIC(®) treatment before administering
        antiviral agents to manage herpetic infection.
    --  Injection Site Complications: Necrosis or ulceration of tumor tissue may
        occur during IMLYGIC(®) treatment. Cellulitis and systemic bacterial
        infection have been reported in clinical studies. Careful wound care and
        infection precautions are recommended, particularly if tissue necrosis
        results in open wounds.
    --  Impaired healing at the injection site has been reported. IMLYGIC(®)
        may increase the risk of impaired healing in patients with underlying
        risk factors (e.g., previous radiation at the injection site or lesions
        in poorly vascularized areas). If there is persistent infection or
        delayed healing of the injection site, consider the risks and benefits
        of continuing treatment.
    --  Immune-Mediated events including glomerulonephritis, vasculitis,
        pneumonitis, worsening psoriasis, and vitiligo have been reported in
        patients treated with IMLYGIC(®). Consider the risks and benefits of
        IMLYGIC(®) before initiating treatment in patients who have underlying
        autoimmune disease or before continuing treatment in patients who
        develop immune-mediated events.
    --  Plasmacytoma at the Injection Site: Plasmacytoma in proximity to the
        injection site has been reported in a patient with smoldering multiple
        myeloma after IMLYGIC(®) administration in a clinical study. Consider
        the risks and benefits of IMLYGIC(®) in patients with multiple myeloma
        or in whom plasmacytoma develops during treatment.
    --  Obstructive Airway Disorder: Obstructive airway disorder has been
        reported following IMLYGIC(®) treatment. Use caution when injecting
        lesions close to major airways.

Adverse Reactions

    --  The most commonly reported adverse drug reactions (>= 25%) in
        IMLYGIC(®)-treated patients were fatigue, chills, pyrexia, nausea,
        influenza-like illness, and injection site pain. Pyrexia, chills, and
        influenza-like illness can occur at any time during IMLYGIC(®)
        treatment, but were more frequent during the first 3 months of
    --  The most common Grade 3 or higher adverse reaction was cellulitis.

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About Amgen Oncology
Amgen Oncology is searching for and finding answers to incredibly complex questions that will advance care and improve lives for cancer patients and their families. Our research drives us to understand the disease in the context of the patient's life - not just their cancer journey - so they can take control of their lives.

For the last four decades, we have been dedicated to discovering the firsts that matter in oncology and to finding ways to reduce the burden of cancer. Building on our heritage, Amgen continues to advance the largest pipeline in the Company's history, moving with great speed to advance those innovations for the patients who need them.

At Amgen, we are driven by our commitment to transform the lives of cancer patients and keep them at the center of everything we do.

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Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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