The safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics of copanlisib were evaluated in this phase Ib/II study in Japanese patients with relapsed/refractory indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The primary endpoint was safety at the recommended dose; efficacy endpoints included objective response rate (ORR), progression-free survival (PFS), and overall survival. In phase Ib, patients received copanlisib 45 mg intravenously on days 1, 8, and 15 of a 28-day cycle, and when tolerated, consecutive patients received copanlisib 60 mg. As no dose-limiting toxicities occurred at the 45 mg (n = 3) or 60 mg (n = 7) dose in phase Ib, the recommended dose for Japanese patients was determined to be 60 mg, and this dose was used in phase II (n = 15). Although all patients experienced at least one treatment-emergent adverse event (TEAE), with hyperglycemia being the most common AE, no AE-related deaths were reported. The ORR was 68.0% (17/25 patients), median PFS was 302 (95% CI 231–484) days, and the duration of response was 330 (range 65–659) days. The pharmacokinetic properties of copanlisib were similar between Japanese and non-Japanese patients. Overall, copanlisib 60 mg had an acceptable safety profile and showed promising antitumor activity in Japanese patients with relapsed/refractory indolent NHL.
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