Study of Efficacy and Safety of CML-CP Patients Treated With Asciminib Versus Best Available Therapy, Previously Treated With 2 or More Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors

A Randomized, Open-label, Multi-center, Phase II Study of Asciminib Versus Best Available Therapy in Chinese Patients With Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia in Chronic Phase (CML-CP), Previously Treated With 2 or More Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors Identifier: NCT04795427

Novartis Reference Number: CABL001A2202

Last Update: Jan 20, 2023

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Study Description

The purpose of this Chinese bridging study is to evaluate the efficacy, safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of asciminib versus best available therapy in Chinese patients with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia in chronic phase, previously treated with 2 or more tyrosine kinase inhibitors to support related indication registration in China.

The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the Major Molecular Response (MMR) rate of asciminib treatment at 24 weeks.

Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous
Phase 2
Overall status 
Start date 
Dec 06, 2021
Completion date 
Dec 09, 2024
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)


Asciminib comes in 20 mg and 40 mg tablets and is taken orally twice daily
best available treatment
Best available treatment will be based on investigator's choice identified prior to randomization. Dose and frequency will depend on label and institutional guidelines for various BAT

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Diagnosed as CML-CP:

Participants must meet all of the following laboratory values at the screening visit:

< 15% blasts in peripheral blood and bone marrow < 30% blasts plus promyelocytes in peripheral blood and bone marrow < 20% basophils in the peripheral blood

50 x 10^9/ L (≥ 50,000/mm3) platelets Transient prior therapy related thrombocytopenia (< 50,000/mm3 for ≤ 30 days prior to screening) is acceptable No evidence of extramedullary leukemic involvement, with the exception of hepatosplenomegaly
Prior treatment with a minimum of 2 prior ATP-competitive TKIs.
Failure (adapted from the 2013 European Leukemia Net (ELN) Guidelines) or intolerance to the most recent TKI therapy at the time of screening.
Evidence of typical BCR-ABL1 transcript [e14a2 and/or e13a2] at the time of screening which are amenable to standardized RQ-PCR quantification

Exclusion Criteria:

Known presence of the T315I mutation at any time prior to study entry
Known second chronic phase of CML after previous progression to AP/BC
Previous treatment with a hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Participants planning to undergo allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Cardiac or cardiac repolarization abnormality, including any of the following:

History within 6 months prior to starting study treatment of myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, coronary artery bypass graft Clinically significant cardiac arrhythmias , complete left bundle branch block, high-grade AV block QTcF at screening ≥450 msec (male participants), ≥460 msec (female participants)

Long QT syndrome, family history of idiopathic sudden death or congenital long QT syndrome, or any of the following:

Risk factors for Torsades de Pointes including uncorrected hypokalemia or hypomagnesemia, history of cardiac failure, or history of clinically significant/symptomatic bradycardia Concomitant medication(s) with a "Known risk of Torsades de Pointes" that cannot be discontinued or replaced 7 days prior to starting study drug by safe alternative medication.

Inability to determine the QTcF interval

History of acute pancreatitis within 1 year of study entry or past medical history of chronic pancreatitis

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

Study Locations

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Wuhan, 430022
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Suzhou, 215006
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Jinan, 250012


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