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Abstract Details

Infusion-Related Reactions (IRRs) With Ublituximab in Patients With Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis (RMS): Post Hoc Analyses From the Phase 3 ULTIMATE I and II Studies
Multiple Sclerosis
P6 - Poster Session 6 (5:30 PM-6:30 PM)
12-010

Ublituximab, a novel glycoengineered monoclonal antibody, targets a unique epitope of CD20. Ublituximab provided significantly improved efficacy vs teriflunomide in ULTIMATE I and II.  

To further characterize time course and severity of IRRs with ublituximab.

ULTIMATE I (N=549) and II (N=545) evaluated ublituximab 450 mg intravenous 1-hour infusion every 24 weeks (following Day 1 infusion of 150 mg and Day 15 infusion of 450 mg) or teriflunomide 14 mg oral once daily for 96 weeks in patients with RMS. The teriflunomide group received placebo infusions; the ublituximab group received oral placebo. Participants received antihistamine and corticosteroid premedication 30-60 minutes prior to ublituximab/placebo infusions. Pooled IRR data from both trials were analyzed.

Across ULTIMATE studies, the total number of infusions was 2644 (ublituximab) and 2637 (placebo). IRR rates were 47.7% (ublituximab) and 12.2% (placebo). 43.3% of ublituximab-treated patients had an IRR at the first infusion. 67.7% (n=176) had 1 IRR only; of these, 93.2% experienced the IRR at first dose. In patients experiencing >1 IRR (n=84), 85.7% experienced the first IRR during the first dose; thus, among patients with a first-dose IRR, 69.5% did not have an IRR recurrence. Pyrexia was the most common IRR (9.5% of ublituximab-treated patients). One patient experienced a Grade 4 IRR (anaphylaxis) with ublituximab at the Day 15 infusion (drug interrupted/withdrawn) following two Grade 1 IRRs at the first infusion (both reported as influenza-like syndrome); all IRRs resolved. Data on IRR incidence in ublituximab patients receiving oral, intravenous, intramuscular, and mixed oral/intravenous/intramuscular premedication will be presented. Overall, 96.6% of total ublituximab infusions were completed without interruption.

IRRs were the prevailing adverse event with ublituximab in ULTIMATE I and II; the majority occurred at the first dose and had minimal impact on infusion completion, and pyrexia was the most common.

Authors/Disclosures
Edward J. Fox, MD, PhD, FAAN (Central Texas Neurology Consultants)
PRESENTER
Dr. Fox has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Alexion Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Fox has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Genentech. Dr. Fox has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for Biogen. Dr. Fox has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for EMD Serono. Dr. Fox has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for GW Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Fox has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for TG Therapeutics. Dr. Fox has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Bristol Myers Squibb. Dr. Fox has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Biogen. Dr. Fox has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Novartis. Dr. Fox has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Alexion. Dr. Fox has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Biogen. Dr. Fox has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Genentech. Dr. Fox has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Bristol Myers Squibb. The institution of Dr. Fox has received research support from Biogen. The institution of Dr. Fox has received research support from Genentech. The institution of Dr. Fox has received research support from Celgene - BMS. The institution of Dr. Fox has received research support from Chugai. The institution of Dr. Fox has received research support from Novartis. The institution of Dr. Fox has received research support from EMD-Serono. The institution of Dr. Fox has received research support from TG Therapeutics. The institution of Dr. Fox has received research support from AbbVie. The institution of Dr. Fox has received research support from Sanofi Genzyme. The institution of Dr. Fox has received research support from AbbVie.
Lawrence Steinman, MD, FAAN (Stanford Medicine) Dr. Steinman has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for TG Therapeutics. Dr. Steinman has received personal compensation in the range of $100,000-$499,999 for serving as a Consultant for 180 Life Sciences. Dr. Steinman has received personal compensation in the range of $100,000-$499,999 for serving as a Consultant for BioAtla. Dr. Steinman has received personal compensation in the range of $100,000-$499,999 for serving as a Consultant for Pasithea. Dr. Steinman has received personal compensation in the range of $100,000-$499,999 for serving as a Consultant for Atreca. Dr. Steinman has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for TG Therapeutics. Dr. Steinman has received personal compensation in the range of $0-$499 for serving as an Editor, Associate Editor, or Editorial Advisory Board Member for National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Steinman has received personal compensation in the range of $100,000-$499,999 for serving as an Expert Witness for Gibson Dunn. The institution of Dr. Steinman has received research support from Roche. The institution of Dr. Steinman has received research support from Novartis. Dr. Steinman has received intellectual property interests from a discovery or technology relating to health care.
Hans-Peter Hartung, MD, FAAN (Heinrich Heine University Medical Faculty) Dr. Hartung has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for BMS Celgene. Dr. Hartung has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for Geneuro. Dr. Hartung has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Novartis. Dr. Hartung has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Novartis. Dr. Hartung has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Merck. Dr. Hartung has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Bayer. Dr. Hartung has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for TG Therapeutics. Dr. Hartung has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Roche. Dr. Hartung has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as an Editor, Associate Editor, or Editorial Advisory Board Member for Frontiers Neurology.
Enrique Alvarez, MD, PhD (University of Colorado) Dr. Alvarez has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Alexion. Dr. Alvarez has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for TG Therapeutics. Dr. Alvarez has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Biogen. Dr. Alvarez has received personal compensation in the range of $50,000-$99,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for EMD Serono. Dr. Alvarez has received personal compensation in the range of $50,000-$99,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Genentech. Dr. Alvarez has received personal compensation in the range of $50,000-$99,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Novartis. Dr. Alvarez has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Roche. Dr. Alvarez has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Sanofi. Dr. Alvarez has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Celgene/BMS. The institution of an immediate family member of Dr. Alvarez has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for UCB. The institution of Dr. Alvarez has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Horizon. The institution of Dr. Alvarez has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Motric Bio.
Peiqing Qian, MD Dr. Qian has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for BMS. Dr. Qian has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Biogen. Dr. Qian has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Genzyme. Dr. Qian has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for BMS.
Sibyl E. Wray, MD (Hope Neurology) Dr. Wray has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving as a Consultant for Biogen. Dr. Wray has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Biogen. Dr. Wray has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Bristol Myers Squibb/Celgene. Dr. Wray has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for EMD Serono. Dr. Wray has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Novartis. Dr. Wray has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Roche/Genentech. Dr. Wray has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Sanofi/Genzyme. Dr. Wray has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Biogen. Dr. Wray has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Bristol Myers Squibb. Dr. Wray has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for EMD Serono. Dr. Wray has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Roche/Genentech. Dr. Wray has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Sanofi/Genzyme. The institution of Dr. Wray has received research support from Biogen. The institution of Dr. Wray has received research support from Atara Biotherapeutics. The institution of Dr. Wray has received research support from Bristol Myers Squibb/Celgene. The institution of Dr. Wray has received research support from Novartis. The institution of Dr. Wray has received research support from Roche/Genentech. The institution of Dr. Wray has received research support from Sanofi/Genzyme. The institution of Dr. Wray has received research support from TG Therapeutics. The institution of Dr. Wray has received research support from EMD Serono. The institution of Dr. Wray has received research support from Pharmaceuticals Corp..
Derrick Robertson, MD Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving as a Consultant for Alexion. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for Biogen. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for Bristol Myers Squibb. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for EMD Serono. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for Genentech. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for Greenwich Biosciences. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for Horizon. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for Janssen. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for Novartis. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for Sanofi Genzyme. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for TG Therapeutics. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Mallinckrodt. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Alexion. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $50,000-$99,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Biogen. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Bristol Myers Squibb. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for EMD Serono. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $50,000-$99,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Genentech. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Sanofi Genzyme. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for PRIME CME. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Janssen. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Horizon. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for TG Therapeutics. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as an Expert Witness for McVeigh. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as an Expert Witness for Mccumber. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving as an Expert Witness for Goodis. The institution of Dr. Robertson has received research support from Biogen. The institution of Dr. Robertson has received research support from EMD Serono. The institution of Dr. Robertson has received research support from Jansenn. The institution of Dr. Robertson has received research support from Genentech. The institution of Dr. Robertson has received research support from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. The institution of Dr. Robertson has received research support from Novartis. The institution of Dr. Robertson has received research support from Sanofi Genzyme. The institution of Dr. Robertson has received research support from TG Therapeutics. The institution of Dr. Robertson has received research support from Prime. The institution of Dr. Robertson has received research support from Greenwich Biosciences. The institution of Dr. Robertson has received research support from Atara Biotherapeutics. The institution of Dr. Robertson has received research support from CorEvitas. The institution of Dr. Robertson has received research support from Anokion. The institution of Dr. Robertson has received research support from UCB Biosciences. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Speaker with Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers. Dr. Robertson has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Speaker with Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.
Deren Huang, MD (Licking Memorial Health System) Dr. Huang has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving as a Consultant for Biogen. Dr. Huang has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving as a Consultant for Genentech.
Krzysztof W. Selmaj (University of Warmia and Mazury) Krzysztof W. Selmaj has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Biogen. Krzysztof W. Selmaj has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Novartis. Krzysztof W. Selmaj has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Roche. Krzysztof W. Selmaj has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for BMS. Krzysztof W. Selmaj has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Astra. Krzysztof W. Selmaj has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Merck. Krzysztof W. Selmaj has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for BMS. Krzysztof W. Selmaj has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Astra. Krzysztof W. Selmaj has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Biogen. Krzysztof W. Selmaj has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Roche. Krzysztof W. Selmaj has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Novartis. Krzysztof W. Selmaj has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for BMS. Krzysztof W. Selmaj has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Merck.
Daniel R. Wynn, MD (Consultants in Neurology, Ltd.) Dr. Wynn has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Mylan. Dr. Wynn has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Abbvie. Dr. Wynn has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for EMD Serono. Dr. Wynn has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Sanofi. Dr. Wynn has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for TEVA. The institution of Dr. Wynn has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Banner Life. Dr. Wynn has received personal compensation in the range of $100,000-$499,999 for serving as an Expert Witness for Biogen. The institution of Dr. Wynn has received research support from Novartis. The institution of Dr. Wynn has received research support from Sanofi. The institution of Dr. Wynn has received research support from Adamas Pharmaceutics. The institution of Dr. Wynn has received research support from EMD Serono. The institution of Dr. Wynn has received research support from Roche. Dr. Wynn has a non-compensated relationship as a Director, Consultants in Neurology Comprehensive Care Center with National MS Society that is relevant to AAN interests or activities.
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Sean Power Sean Power has received personal compensation for serving as an employee of TG Therapeutics, Inc. Sean Power has received stock or an ownership interest from TG Therapuetics, Inc..
Koby Mok, PhD (TGTX) Dr. Mok has received personal compensation for serving as an employee of TG Therapeutics. Dr. Mok has received stock or an ownership interest from TG Therapeutics.
Lily Lee, PhD Dr. Lee has nothing to disclose.
Bruce A. Cree, MD, PhD, MCR, FAAN (UCSF, Multiple Sclerosis Center) The institution of Dr. Cree has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving as a Consultant for Biogen. The institution of Dr. Cree has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for EMD Serono. The institution of Dr. Cree has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for Novartis. The institution of Dr. Cree has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Sanofi. The institution of Dr. Cree has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for TG Therapeutics. The institution of Dr. Cree has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Autobahn. The institution of Dr. Cree has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Avotres. The institution of Dr. Cree has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Alexion. Dr. Cree has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for Horizon. Dr. Cree has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for Neuron23. Dr. Cree has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Boston Pharma. Dr. Cree has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Hexal/Sandoz. Dr. Cree has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Kyverna. Dr. Cree has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Boston Pharma. Dr. Cree has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Immunic AG. The institution of Dr. Cree has received research support from Genentech. Dr. Cree has received publishing royalties from a publication relating to health care.