Leuk Lymphoma. 2020 Nov 3:1-9. doi: 10.1080/10428194.2020.1832660. Online ahead of print.
Parsaclisib, a potent, highly selective, next-generation PI3Kδ inhibitor, was evaluated as monotherapy in CITADEL-202 (NCT02998476), an open-label, multicenter, phase 2 study in patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Patients enrolled into 2 groups (A, Bruton tyrosine kinase [BTK] inhibitor naïve, n = 55; B, BTK inhibitor experienced, n = 5) received oral parsaclisib 20 mg once daily for 8 weeks, then 20 mg once weekly while deriving benefit. The futility boundary was crossed at the interim analysis of Group A, resulting in a negative study. Parsaclisib monotherapy demonstrated an objective response rate (ORR) of 25.5% (8 complete metabolic responses/6 partial metabolic responses) and a median duration of response of 6.2 months. ORR in Group B was 20.0% (1 complete metabolic response). Parsaclisib monotherapy demonstrated manageable toxicities with no new safety signals reported. Further evaluation of parsaclisib in combination with standard therapies and active investigational agents is underway.