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Mantle cell lymphoma

Disease ID:591
Name:Mantle cell lymphoma
Associated with:3 targets
2 immuno-relevant ligands
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Disease Ontology: DOID:0050746
Orphanet: ORPHA52416


References:  3
ATM serine/threonine kinase
regulator of G-protein signaling 13
References:  2


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Ligand References Clinical and Disease comments
acalabrutinib 5
Immuno Disease Comments: Approved drug for MCL patients who have received at least one prior therapy.
Clinical Use: Having already received FDA Orphan Drug Designation and Breakthrough Therapy Designation for mantle cell lymphoma (MCL: a rare and fast-growing type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma), in August 2017 the FDA granted priority review for acalabrutinib's New Drug Application (NDA), based on results from a Phase 2 study in relapsed/refractory MCL (NCT02213926). This resulted in full FDA approval in October 2017 (link to FDA announcement). This approval is for the treatment of MCL patients who have received at least one prior therapy.

Additional trials are evaluating acalabrutinib in other cancers. For example: Phase 3 trial in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)- see NCT02475681 and NCT02477696; Phase 2 clinical trials to assess acalabrutinib's efficacy against other B cell malignancies and a variety of solid tumours (such as bladder, prostate and non-small cell lung cancers). In total, more than 25 acalabrutinib clinical trials are underway or have completed. For a list of all registered trials, link here to Phase 1/2 trial results in patients with CLL are reported by Byrd et al. (2015) [1].

In the European Union, the EMA has granted acalabrutinib orphan designation for three rare diseases (as of 2016): chronic lymphocytic leukaemia / small lymphocytic lymphoma, lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma and mantle cell lymphoma. | View clinical data
Bioactivity Comments: Acalabrutinib has improved selectivity, pharmacologic features (rapid oral absorption, favourable plasma exposure and a short half-life for example) and in vivo target coverage compared to the first generation BTK inhibitor, [1,4]. The IC50 values in the table below are for kinases that contain a cysteine residue aligning with Cysteine-481 in BTK (with exception of LYN). Unlike ibrutinib, acalabrutinib is devoid of activity across the SRC family kinases (IC50s > 1000 nM) [1]. | View biological activity
Immuno Disease Comments: Approved drug for MCL.
Clinical Use: Ibrutinib is approved to treat patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), a rare and aggressive type of leukemia, especially patients with MCL who have received at least one prior therapy. In Feb 2014 ibrutinib was granted US FDA approval for treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), as with MCL, this is only indicated for patients who have received at least one prior therapy. In February 2015, the US FDA expanded approval to include the treatment of Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM), which is a form of type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Approval was granted based on the outcome of clinical trial NCT01614821 which indicated that the drug can offer a substantial improvement over contemporary therapies.
In August 2017, the FDA expanded approval to include treatment of chronic graft versus host disease (cGVHD) after failure of one or more lines of systemic therapy (e.g. first-line corticosteroid therapy). This approval followed results from clinical trial NCT02195869. The recommended dose of ibrutinib for cGVHD is 420 mg, orally once daily. | View clinical data


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1. Byrd JC, Harrington B, O'Brien S, Jones JA, Schuh A, Devereux S, Chaves J, Wierda WG, Awan FT, Brown JR et al.. (2016) Acalabrutinib (ACP-196) in Relapsed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. N. Engl. J. Med., 374 (4): 323-32. [PMID:26641137]

2. Islam TC, Asplund AC, Lindvall JM, Nygren L, Liden J, Kimby E, Christensson B, Smith CI, Sander B. (2003) High level of cannabinoid receptor 1, absence of regulator of G protein signalling 13 and differential expression of Cyclin D1 in mantle cell lymphoma. Leukemia, 17 (9): 1880-90. [PMID:12970790]

3. López-Giral S, Quintana NE, Cabrerizo M, Alfonso-Pérez M, Sala-Valdés M, De Soria VG, Fernández-Rañada JM, Fernández-Ruiz E, Muñoz C. (2004) Chemokine receptors that mediate B cell homing to secondary lymphoid tissues are highly expressed in B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphomas with widespread nodular dissemination. J. Leukoc. Biol., 76 (2): 462-71. [PMID:15155773]

4. Wu J, Zhang M, Liu D. (2016) Acalabrutinib (ACP-196): a selective second-generation BTK inhibitor. J Hematol Oncol, 9: 21. [PMID:26957112]

5. FDA Approves Calquence. Accessed on 01/11/2017. Modified on 01/11/2017.,