Study of Single Agent Belantamab Mafodotin Versus Pomalidomide Plus Low-dose Dexamethasone (Pom/Dex) in Participants With Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma (RRMM)

  • End date
    Feb 24, 2025
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
Updated on 16 March 2022
ejection fraction
measurable disease
neutrophil count
proteasome inhibitor
refractory multiple myeloma


This open-label, randomized study for evaluating the efficacy and safety of single agent belantamab mafodotin when compared to pom/dex in participants with RRMM. Participants will be randomized in a 2:1 ratio to receive either single agent belantamab mafodotin or pom/dex. Belantamab mafodotin will be administered intravenously at 2.5 milligram (mg)/kilogram (kg) on Day 1 (D1) of an every 3 weeks (Q3W) schedule. Pomalidomide will be administered orally at the approved starting dose of 4 mg daily on Days 1 to 21 of each 28-day cycle, with dexamethasone administered orally at a dose of 40 mg once weekly (Days 1, 8, 15, and 22). Participants in both arms will be treated until disease progression, death, unacceptable toxicity, withdrawal of consent, and lost to follow-up or end of study, whichever comes first. Approximately up to 380 participants will be randomized (320 + 60 to fulfill regional country requirements).

Condition Multiple Myeloma
Treatment Belantamab mafodotin, Pom/dex (Pomalidomide plus low dose Dexamethasone)
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04162210
Last Modified on16 March 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Capable of giving signed informed consent
Participants must be 18 or older, at the time of signing the informed consent. In Republic of Korea, participants must be over 19 years of age inclusive, at the time of signing informed consent
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 to 2
Histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of Multiple myeloma (MM) as defined according to IMWG, and : Has undergone autologous stem cell transplant (SCT), or is considered transplant ineligible; Has received at least 2 prior lines of anti-myeloma treatments, including at least 2 consecutive cycles of both lenalidomide and a proteasome inhibitor (given separately or in combination), and must have documented disease progression on, or within 60 days of, completion of the last treatment as defined by IMWG
Has measurable disease with at least one of the following: Serum M-protein >=0.5 gram per deciliter (g/dL) (>=5 gram per Liter); Urine M-protein >=200 mg/24 hours; Serum free light chain (FLC) assay: Involved FLC level >=10 milligram per deciliter (mg/dL) (>=100 mg/L) and an abnormal serum FLC ratio (<0.26 or >1.65)
Participants with a history of autologous SCT are eligible for study participation provided the following eligibility criteria are met: Transplant was >100 days prior to initiating study treatment; No active infection(s)
Adequate organ system functions as defined: Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >=1.0 _10^9/L; Hemoglobin >= 8.0 g/dL; Platelets >= 50x10^9/L; Total bilirubin <=1.5_ Upper limit of normal (ULN) (isolated bilirubin >1.5 _ULN is acceptable if bilirubin is fractionated and direct bilirubin <35 percent); ALT <=2.5_ULN; Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) >=30 milliliter per minute per 1.73 square meter (mL/min/1.73 m^2); Spot urine (albumin/creatinine ratios) <=500 milligram per gram (mg/g) (56 milligram per millimoles [mg/mmol]); Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) (echocardiogram) Clinically asymptomatic participants with ECHO confirmed LVEF>=25 percent
Contraceptive use by men or women should be consistent with local regulations regarding the methods of contraception for those participating in clinical studies. Male participants are eligible to participate if they agree to the following during the intervention period and until 5 months after the last dose of study intervention to allow for clearance of any altered sperm: Refrain from donating sperm PLUS, either: Be abstinent from heterosexual intercourse as their preferred and usual lifestyle (abstinent on a long term and persistent basis) and agree to remain abstinent OR Must agree to use contraception/barrier as detailed below depending on whether they are randomised to Arm 1 (belantamab mafodotin) or Arm 2 (pom/dex), even if they have undergone a successful vasectomy: Agree to use a male condom throughout study treatment including the 5 month follow-up period even if they have undergone a successful vasectomy and a female partner to use an additional highly effective contraceptive method with a failure rate of <1 percent per year when having sexual intercourse with a pregnant woman or a woman of childbearing potential who is not currently pregnant. Four weeks for male participants on Treatment Arm 2 (pom/dex)
A female participant is eligible to participate if she is not pregnant or breastfeeding, and at least one of the following conditions applies: Is not a woman of childbearing potential (WOCBP) OR Is a WOCBP and agrees to abide by the following: Arm 1 (belantamab mafodotin): Use a contraceptive method that is highly effective (with a failure rate of <1 percent per year) which includes abstinence, preferably with low user dependency during the intervention period and for 8 months after the last dose of study treatment. Arm 2 (pom/dex): Due to pomalidomide being a thalidomide analogue with risk for embryofetal toxicity and prescribed under a pregnancy prevention/controlled distribution program, WOCBP participants will be eligible if they commit either to abstain continuously from heterosexual sexual intercourse or to use two methods of reliable birth control (one method that is highly effective), beginning 4 weeks prior to initiating treatment with pomalidomide, during therapy, during dose interruptions and continuing for at least 4 weeks following discontinuation of pomalidomide treatment. Two negative pregnancy tests must be obtained prior to initiating therapy. The first test should be performed within 10-14 days and the second test within 24 hours prior to prescribing pomalidomide therapy. And agrees not to donate eggs (ova, oocytes) for the purpose of reproduction during this period. The investigator should confirm the effectiveness of the contraceptive method(s) ahead of the first dose of study intervention
All prior treatment-related toxicities (defined by National Cancer Institute- Common Toxicity Criteria for Adverse Events [NCI-CTCAE], version 5.0, 2017) must be <=Grade 1 at the time of enrollment, except for alopecia and Grade 2 peripheral neuropathy
In France, a participant will be eligible for inclusion in this study only if either affiliated to or a beneficiary of a social security category

Exclusion Criteria

Symptomatic amyloidosis, active POEMS syndrome (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, myeloma protein, and skin changes); active plasma cell leukemia at the time of screening
Systemic anti-myeloma therapy or use of an investigational drug within <14 days or 5 half-lives, whichever is shorter, before the first dose of study intervention
Prior treatment with an anti-MM monoclonal antibody within 30 days prior to receiving the first dose of study intervention
Prior B cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-targeted therapy or prior pomalidomide treatment
Plasmapheresis within 7 days prior to the first dose of study intervention
Prior allogeneic stem cell transplant
Any major surgery within the last 4 weeks
Presence of active renal condition (infection, requirement for dialysis or any other condition that could affect participant's safety). Participants with isolated proteinuria resulting from MM are eligible, provided they fulfil criteria
Any serious and/or unstable pre-existing medical, psychiatric disorder, or other conditions (including lab abnormalities) that could interfere with participant's safety, obtaining informed consent, or compliance with study procedures
History of (non-infectious) pneumonitis that required steroids, or current pneumonitis
Evidence of active mucosal or internal bleeding
Current unstable liver or biliary disease per investigator assessment defined by the presence of ascites, encephalopathy, coagulopathy, hypoalbuminaemia, esophageal or gastric varices, persistent jaundice, or cirrhosis
Participants with previous or concurrent malignancies other than multiple myeloma are excluded, unless the second malignancy has been considered medically stable for at least 2 years. The participant must not be receiving active therapy, other than hormonal therapy for this disease
Evidence of cardiovascular risk including any of the following: QT interval corrected for heart rate by Fridericia's formula (QTcF) >= 480 millisecond (msec); Evidence of current clinically significant uncontrolled arrhythmias including clinically significant electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormalities including 2nd degree (Mobitz Type II) or 3rd degree atrioventricular block; History of myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndromes (including unstable angina), coronary angioplasty, or stenting or bypass grafting within 3 months of Screening; Class III or IV heart failure as defined by the New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional classification system; Uncontrolled hypertension
Known immediate or delayed hypersensitivity reaction or idiosyncrasy to drugs chemically related to belantamab mafodotin, pomalidomide, dexamethasone or any of the components of the study intervention
Pregnant or lactating female
Active infection requiring treatment
Known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Presence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg) or hepatitis B core antibody (HbcAb) at screening or within 3 months prior to first dose of study intervention
Positive hepatitis C antibody test result or positive hepatitis C Ribonucleic acid (RNA) test result at screening or within 3 months prior to first dose of study intervention
Participants unable to tolerate thromboembolic prophylaxis
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