Efficacy of depatuxizumab mafodotin (ABT-414) monotherapy in patients with EGFR-amplified, recurrent glioblastoma: results from a multi-center, international study Academic Article uri icon


  • Patients with recurrent glioblastoma (rGBM) have a poor prognosis. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene amplification is present in ~ 50% of glioblastomas (GBMs). Depatuxizumab mafodotin (depatux-m), formerly ABT-414, is an antibody-drug conjugate that preferentially binds cells with EGFR amplification, is internalized and releases a potent antimicrotubule agent, monomethyl auristatin F (MMAF). Here we report the safety, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of depatux-m monotherapy at the recommended Phase 2 dose (RPTD) in patients with EGFR-amplified, rGBM.M12-356 (NCT01800695) is an open-label study with three escalation and expansion cohorts. Sixty-six patients with EGFR-amplified, rGBM were treated with depatux-m monotherapy at 1.25 mg/kg intravenously every 2 weeks. Adults with measurable rGBM, who were bevacizumab-naïve, with EGFR amplification were eligible.Among 66 patients, median age was 58 years (range 35-80). All patients were previously treated with radiotherapy/temozolomide. The most common adverse events (AEs) were eye related (91%), including blurred vision (65%), dry eye (29%), keratitis, and photophobia (27% each). Grade 3/4 AEs occurred in 42% of all patients, and ocular Grade 3/4 AEs occurred in 33% of patients overall. One patient (2%) had a Grade 4 ocular AE. Ocular AEs were manageable and usually resolved once treatment with depatux-m ceased. The objective response rate was 6.8%, the 6-month progression-free survival rate was 28.8%, and the 6-month overall survival rate was 72.5%.Depatux-m monotherapy displayed frequent but mostly Grade 1/2 ocular toxicities. A PFS6 of 28.8% was observed in this rGBM population, warranting further study.


  • van den Bent, Martin
  • Gan, Hui K
  • Lassman, Andrew B
  • Kumthekar, Priya
  • Merrell, Ryan
  • Butowski, Nicholas
  • Lwin, Zarnie
  • Mikkelsen, Tom
  • Nabors, Louis B
  • Papadopoulos, Kyriakos P
  • Penas-Prado, Marta
  • Simes, John
  • Wheeler, Helen
  • Walbert, Tobias
  • Scott, Andrew M
  • Gomez, Erica
  • Lee, Ho-Jin
  • Roberts-Rapp, Lisa
  • Xiong, Hao
  • Bain, Earle
  • Ansell, Peter J
  • Holen, Kyle D
  • Maag, David
  • Reardon, David A

publication date

  • 2017