Infigratinib

Selective FGFR inhibition

Infigratinib (BGJ398) is an investigational, orally administered FGFR1-3 tyrosine kinase inhibitor in development for the treatment of patients with FGFR-driven diseases, including cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer), urothelial carcinoma (bladder cancer), and achondroplasia.1-3

Because infigratinib sparingly inhibits FGFR4, patients may tolerate it better than pan–FGFR1-4 inhibitors. Infigratinib is not chemotherapy.

QED Therapeutics holds worldwide rights to infigratinib to evaluate its safety and efficacy for multiple FGFR-driven diseases in clinical trials.

Infigratinib clinical trials are currently enrolling

For more information, email clinicaltrials@QEDtx.com.

Compassionate Use and Expanded Access

Currently, QED Therapeutics does not have a formal expanded access program in place and considers requests for expanded access only on a case-by-case basis. Inquiries regarding expanded access may be sent to clinicaltrials@QEDtx.com. You can expect acknowledgment of your message within 5 business days.

Patients seeking to enroll in clinical studies should visit www.clinicaltrials.gov for information regarding ongoing studies and current study site locations.

FGFR=fibroblast growth factor receptor.

Infigratinib Clinical Development

QED development pipeline for infigratinib

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Targeting FGFR

Genetic aberrations (eg, fusions/translocations, mutations, and amplifications) involving fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFRs) are thought to drive disease in more than 100,000 new diagnoses each year in the United States.4,5

FGFR genetic aberrations occur in approximately 7% of cancers, most notably cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) and urothelial carcinoma (bladder cancer).FGFR2 genetic aberrations are present in approximately 20% of cholangiocarcinomas,6-9  and FGFR3 genetic aberrations are present in up to 20% of advanced urothelial carcinomas.10  Additionally, FGFR3 aberrations cause more than 99% of achondroplasia cases.11

Our research supports the development of infigratinib, an innovative investigational therapy that targets FGFR1-3 genetic aberrations.12  Infigratinib is currently being studied for cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer), urothelial carcinoma (bladder cancer), and achondroplasia.1-3

References

  1. National Institutes of Health. BGJ398 in non-muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma of the bladder. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02657486. Accessed October 29, 2018.
  2. National Institutes of Health. A phase II, single arm study of BGJ398 in patients with advanced cholangiocarcinoma. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02150967. Accessed October 29, 2018.
  3. Komla-Ebri D, Dambroise E, Kramer I, et al. Tyrosine kinase inhibitor NVP-BGJ398 functionally improves FGFR3-related dwarfism in mouse model. J Clin Invest. 2016;126(5):1871-1884.
  4. National Cancer Institute. Cancer statistics. https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/understanding/statistics. Updated April 27, 2018. Accessed December 3, 2018.
  5. Helsten T, Elkin S, Arthur E, Tomson BN, Carter J, Kurzrock R. The FGFR landscape in cancer: analysis of 4,853 tumors by next-generation sequencing. Clin Cancer Res. 2016;22(1):259-267.
  6. Jain A, Borad MJ, Kelley RK, et al. Cholangiocarcinoma with FGFR genetic aberrations: a unique clinical phenotype. JCO Precis Oncol. Published online January 17, 2018. doi:1200/PO.17.00080.
  1. Farshidfar F, Zheng S, Gingras MC, et al. Integrative genomic analysis of cholangiocarcinoma identifies distinct IDH-mutant molecular profiles. Cell Rep. 2017;18(11);2780-2794.
  2. Graham RP, Barr Fritcher EG, Pestova E, et al. Fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 translocations in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Hum Pathol. 2014;45(8):1630-1638.
  3. Sia D, Losic B, Moeini A, et al. Massive parallel sequencing uncovers actionable FGFR2-PPHLN1 fusion and ARAF mutations in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Nat Commun. 2015;6:6087. doi:10.1038/ncomms7087.
  4. Knowles MA, Hurst CD. Molecular biology of bladder cancer: new insights into pathogenesis and clinical diversity. Nat Rev Cancer. 2015;15(1):25-41.
  5. National Institutes of Health. Genetics Home Reference. FGFR3 gene: fibroblast growth factor receptor 3. https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/FGFR3. Published November 27, 2018. Accessed December 3, 2018.
  6. Javle M, Kelley RK, Roychowdhury S, et al. A phase II study of infigratinib (BGJ398), an FGFR-selective tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), in patients with previously-treated advanced cholangiocarcinoma containing FGFR2 fusions. Poster presented at: ESMO 2018 Congress; October 19-23, 2018; Munich, Germany.
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