Glossary of terms
- Patient advocacy groups help patients, their families, and their caregivers navigate the cancer landscape. These groups work to ensure cancer patients receive appropriate and timely care, education, and financial assistance, when needed.1
- The most common leukemia in adults. It’s a type of cancer in which immature lymphocytes (white blood cells) are found in the blood and bone marrow and/or in the lymph nodes. The cancer (leukemia) cells start in the bone marrow but then go into the blood.2
- A small bean-shaped structure that is part of the body’s immune system. Lymph nodes filter substances that travel through the lymphatic fluid, and they contain lymphocytes (white blood cells) that help the body fight infection and disease.3
- The tissues and organs that produce, store, and carry white blood cells that fight infections and other diseases. This system includes the bone marrow, spleen, thymus, lymph nodes, and lymphatic vessels (a network of thin tubes that carry lymph and white blood cells).4
- Any of a large group of cancers of lymphocytes (white blood cells). Non-Hodgkin lymphomas can occur at any age and are often marked by lymph nodes that are larger than normal, fever, and weight loss.5
- A drug used alone or with other anticancer drugs to treat certain types of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).6
- The percentage of all patients whose cancer shrinks or disappears after a given treatment.7
- A decrease in the size of a tumor, or in the extent of cancer in the body, in response to treatment. Also called partial remission.8
- The length of time during and after the treatment of a disease, such as cancer, that a patient lives with the disease but it does not get worse. In a clinical trial, measuring the progression-free survival is one way to see how well a new treatment works.9
- A disease or condition that does not respond to treatment.10
- The return of a disease or the signs and symptoms of a disease after a period of improvement.11
- Relapsed CLL is the term for CLL that responded to therapy but, after six or more months, stops responding. Refractory CLL does not result in a remission (but may be stable) or CLL that gets worse within six months of the last treatment.12
- Relapsed SLL is the term for SLL that responded to therapy but, after six or more months, stops responding. Refractory SLL does not result in a remission (but may be stable) or SLL that gets worse within six months of the last treatment.13
- In medicine, an improvement or reaction related to treatment.14
- A slow-growing type of lymphoma in which too many immature lymphocytes (white blood cells) are found mostly in the lymph nodes. This causes the lymph nodes to become larger than normal. The disease is most often seen in people older than 50 years. SLL is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.15
- A type of research study that tests how well new medical approaches work in people. These studies test new methods of screening, prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of a disease. Also called clinical trial.16
- The normal cells, molecules, and blood vessels that surround and feed a tumor cell. A tumor can change its microenvironment, and the microenvironment can affect how a tumor grows and spreads.17
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Infections: Serious, including fatal (4%), infections occurred in 31% of patients receiving COPIKTRA (N=442). The most common serious infections were pneumonia, sepsis, and lower respiratory infections. Median time to onset of any grade infection was 3 months, with 75% of cases occurring within 6 months. Treat infections prior to initiation of COPIKTRA. Advise patients to report new or worsening signs and symptoms of infection. Cases of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) (1%) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation/infection (1%) occurred in patients taking COPIKTRA. Provide prophylaxis for PJP during treatment and following completion of treatment until the absolute CD4+ T cell count is greater than 200 cells/μL. Consider prophylactic antivirals during COPIKTRA treatment to prevent CMV infection including CMV reactivation.
Diarrhea or Colitis: Serious, including fatal (<1%), diarrhea or colitis occurred in 18% of patients receiving COPIKTRA (N=442). Median time to onset of any grade diarrhea or colitis was 4 months, with 75% of cases occurring by 8 months. The median event duration was 0.5 months. Advise patients to report any new or worsening diarrhea.
Cutaneous Reactions: Serious, including fatal (<1%), cutaneous reactions occurred in 5% of patients receiving COPIKTRA (N=442). Fatal cases included drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). Median time to onset of any grade cutaneous reaction was 3 months with a median event duration of 1 month. Presenting features for the serious events were primarily described as pruritic, erythematous, or maculo-papular. Less common presenting features include exanthem, desquamation, erythroderma, skin exfoliation, keratinocyte necrosis, and papular rash. Advise patients to report new or worsening cutaneous reactions.
Pneumonitis: Serious, including fatal (<1%), pneumonitis without an apparent infectious cause occurred in 5% of patients receiving COPIKTRA (N=442). Median time to onset of any grade pneumonitis was 4 months with 75% of cases occurring within 9 months. The median event duration was 1 month with 75% of cases resolving by 2 months.
Hepatotoxicity: Grade 3 and 4 ALT and/or AST elevation developed in 8% and 2%, respectively, of patients receiving COPIKTRA (N=442). Two percent of patients had both an ALT or AST > 3 X ULN and total bilirubin > 2 X ULN. Median time to onset of any grade transaminase elevation was 2 months with a median event duration of 1 month. Monitor hepatic function during treatment with COPIKTRA.
Neutropenia: Grade 3 or 4 neutropenia occurred in 42% of patients receiving COPIKTRA (N=442), with Grade 4 neutropenia occurring in 24% of all patients. Median time to onset of grade ≥3 neutropenia was 2 months. Monitor neutrophil counts at least every 2 weeks for the first 2 months of COPIKTRA therapy, and at least weekly in patients with neutrophil counts < 1.0 Gi/L (Grade 3-4).
Embryo-Fetal Toxicity: COPIKTRA can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Advise pregnant women of the potential risk to a fetus and conduct pregnancy testing before initiating COPIKTRA treatment. Advise females of reproductive potential and males with female partners of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment and for 1 month after the last dose.
B-cell Malignancies Summary
Fatal adverse reactions within 30 days of the last dose occurred in 8% (36/442) of patients treated with COPIKTRA 25 mg BID. Serious adverse reactions were reported in 289 patients (65%). The most frequent serious adverse reactions that occurred were infection (31%), diarrhea or colitis (18%), pneumonia (17%), rash (5%), and pneumonitis (5%). The most common adverse reactions (reported in ≥20% of patients) were diarrhea or colitis, neutropenia, rash, fatigue, pyrexia, cough, nausea, upper respiratory infection, pneumonia, musculoskeletal pain and anemia.
Fatal adverse reactions within 30 days of the last dose occurred in 12% (19/158) of patients treated with COPIKTRA and in 4% (7/155) of patients treated with ofatumumab. Serious adverse reactions were reported in 73% (115/158) of patients treated with COPIKTRA and most often involved infection (38%; 60/158) and diarrhea or colitis (23%; 36/158). The most common adverse reactions with COPIKTRA (reported in ≥20% of patients) were diarrhea or colitis, neutropenia, pyrexia, upper respiratory tract infection, pneumonia, rash, fatigue, nausea, anemia and cough.
For specific information on the management of the adverse reactions above, please review Dose Modifications for Adverse Reactions within the full Prescribing Information.
CYP3A4 Inducers: Coadministration with a strong or moderate CYP3A inducer may reduce COPIKTRA efficacy. Avoid coadministration with strong or moderate CYP3A4 inducers.
CYP3A4 Inhibitors: Coadministration with a strong CYP3A4 inhibitor may increase the risk of COPIKTRA toxicities. Reduce COPIKTRA dose when coadministered with a strong CYP3A4 inhibitor.
CYP3A4 Substrates: Coadministration of COPIKTRA with sensitive CYP3A4 substrates may increase the risk of toxicities of these drugs. Consider reducing the dose of the sensitive CYP3A4 substrate and monitor for signs of toxicities of the coadministered sensitive CYP3A4 substrate.
Please see accompanying full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning.
To report Adverse Reactions during use of COPIKTRA, contact Secura Bio, call 1-844-9Secura or 1-844-973-2872 and/or to FDA at www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.