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Top-Line Results Announced of Pivotal Phase 3 Motesanib Trial in Advanced Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients
Date:3/30/2011

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and OSAKA, Japan, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN), Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) today announced top-line results from the MONET1 pivotal Phase 3 trial evaluating motesanib administered in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin in 1,090 patients with advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The trial did not meet its primary objective of demonstrating an improvement in overall survival (OS) (hazard ratio 0.90, 95 percent CI 0.78 – 1.04, p=0.14).

"We are disappointed with the results from this trial, but look forward to further analysis of the data which may ultimately help inform future research in this area," said Roger M. Perlmutter, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president of Research and Development at Amgen.

"We thank the patients, caregivers, and investigators for their participation and engagement in the clinical evaluation of motesanib worldwide," said Nancy Simonian, M.D., chief medical officer, Millennium. "These disappointing results support the need for new treatments to address the unmet need in advanced non-squamous NSCLC."

Overall, the adverse event profile for motesanib was consistent with that seen in previous motesanib studies in NSCLC. Notable adverse events reported included hypertension, GI events (abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting), gallbladder events (cholecystitis, gallbladder enlargement), fatigue, and hematological events (neutropenia, thrombocytopenia). Serious adverse events were more frequently reported in the motesanib arm.  

Detailed results will be submitted for presentation at an upcoming medical congress.

Study Design

MONET1 (MOtesanib NSCLC Efficacy and Tolerability Study) is a Phase 3, multicenter, random
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