Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted its supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Sprycel (dasatinib) in combination with chemotherapy for the treatment of pediatric patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The FDA action date is December 29, 2018.
“Sprycel was first established as an important treatment option for appropriate pediatric patients last year, when it was approved for the treatment of children with Ph+ chronic myeloid leukemia,” said Jeffrey Jackson, Ph.D., development lead, hematology, Bristol-Myers Squibb. “This latest milestone in Ph+ ALL reinforces our commitment to researching the potential of Sprycel in different types of pediatric leukemia and to providing this vulnerable population with access to potential new therapies.”
The application is based on data from CA180-372 (NCT01460160), an ongoing Phase 2 trial evaluating the addition of Sprycel to a chemotherapy regimen modeled on a Berlin-Frankfurt-Munster high-risk backbone in pediatric patients with newly diagnosed Ph+ ALL.
Sprycel first received FDA approval in 2006 for the treatment of adults with Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in chronic phase (CP) who are resistant or intolerant to prior therapy including imatinib. At that time, Sprycel also received FDA approval for adults with Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who are resistant or intolerant to prior therapy. Sprycel is approved and marketed for these indications in more than 60 countries.
Sprycel is also an FDA-approved treatment for adults with newly diagnosed Ph+ CML-CP and is approved for this indication in more than 50 countries.
Both the FDA and the European Commission approved the expansion of Sprycel’s indication to include pediatric patients with Ph+ CML-CP in November 2017 and July 2018.