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Abstract Details

Efficacy and safety of ravulizumab in adults with anti-aquaporin-4 antibody-positive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder: outcomes from the phase 3 CHAMPION-NMOSD trial
Autoimmune Neurology
S5 - Autoimmune Neurology: NMOSD and MG, a Focus on Treatment Trials (1:12 PM-1:24 PM)
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Ravulizumab binds the same complement component 5 epitope as eculizumab; its longer half-life enables an extended dosing interval (8 versus 2 weeks). CHAMPION-NMOSD (NCT04201262) is a global, open-label, phase 3 study.

To report efficacy and safety of ravulizumab in anti-aquaporin-4 antibody-positive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder AQP4+ NMOSD.

Adult patients received a weight-based intravenous loading dose of ravulizumab, then a maintenance dose on day 15 and every 8 weeks thereafter. Eculizumab availability precluded concurrent placebo control; the PREVENT (NCT01892345) placebo arm was an external comparator. Propensity scores were used to account for potential differences in patient characteristics between arms. Primary endpoint: time to first adjudicated on-trial relapse and relapse risk reduction (RRR). Secondary efficacy endpoints: adjudicated on-trial annualized relapse rate (ARR); clinically important worsening from baseline in Hauser Ambulation Index (HAI) score. 
Median (range) follow-up: 73.5 (11.0, 117.7) weeks for ravulizumab (n=58);  36.0 (1.9, 117.7) weeks for placebo (n=47). The primary endpoint was met; no patients had adjudicated relapses with ravulizumab versus 20 with placebo (RRR, 98.6%; p<0.0001). The ARR (upper 95% CI) was 0.00 (0.04) with ravulizumab: superior to a predefined comparator ARR (0.25; p<0.0001). Fewer patients experienced clinically important HAI score worsening with ravulizumab (2/58; 3.4%) than placebo (11/47; 23.4%; p=0.023); OR, 0.16 (95% CI, 0.03–0.77). Treatment-emergent AEs were reported in 93.1% (ravulizumab) and serious AEs in 13.8%: two vaccinated patients experienced meningococcal infection (2.4/100 patient-years). Both recovered with no sequelae; one continued the trial. No deaths were reported. Despite a longer follow-up (median treatment duration: 90.9 weeks), efficacy and safety data remain consistent with the primary treatment period. No relapses were observed (RRR: 98.7%). 

Ravulizumab significantly lowered risk of relapse and HAI score worsening versus placebo in AQP4+ NMOSD, an effect unaffected by baseline characteristics differences. No changes to the known ravulizumab safety profile were identified. 

Authors/Disclosures
Sean J. Pittock, MD (Mayo Clinic Dept of Neurology)
PRESENTER
Dr. Pittock has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Genentech, Inc.. Dr. Pittock has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Sage Therapeutics, Inc.. The institution of Dr. Pittock has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Astellas. Dr. Pittock has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Prime Therapeutics. Dr. Pittock has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for UCB. Dr. Pittock has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Roche/Genentech. The institution of Dr. Pittock has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Alexion. The institution of Dr. Pittock has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for MedImmune/Viela Bio. Dr. Pittock has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Arialys Therapeutics. The institution of Dr. Pittock has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Roche/Genentech. Dr. Pittock has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for UCB, Inc. Dr. Pittock has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Hoffman/LaRoche AG. Dr. Pittock has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Genetech. Dr. Pittock has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for F. Hofman/LaRoche. The institution of Dr. Pittock 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. The institution of Dr. Pittock has received research support from Grifols. The institution of Dr. Pittock has received research support from NIH. The institution of Dr. Pittock has received research support from Viela Bio/MedImmune/Horizon. The institution of Dr. Pittock has received research support from Alexion Pharmaceuticals. The institution of Dr. Pittock has received research support from F. Hoffman/LaRoche/Genentech. The institution of Dr. Pittock has received research support from NovelMed. The institution of Dr. Pittock has received research support from AstaZeneca. Dr. Pittock has received intellectual property interests from a discovery or technology relating to health care. Dr. Pittock has received intellectual property interests from a discovery or technology relating to health care.
Michael *use 103839 Barnett, MBBS Michael Barnett has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving as a Consultant for Sydney Neuroimaging Analysis Centre. An immediate family member of Michael Barnett has received stock or an ownership interest from RxMx. The institution of Michael Barnett has received research support from Genzyme Sanofi. The institution of Michael Barnett has received research support from Biogen. The institution of Michael Barnett has received research support from Novartis.
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Achim Berthele (School of Medicine, Technical University Munich, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Dept.) Achim Berthele has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Biogen. Achim Berthele has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Bayer. Achim Berthele has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Celgene. Achim Berthele has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Merck. Achim Berthele has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Roche. Achim Berthele has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Alexion. Achim Berthele has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Novartis. Achim Berthele has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Biogen. Achim Berthele has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Alexion.
Jerome De Seze Jerome De Seze has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Pharma. Jerome De Seze has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Pharma. Jerome De Seze has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Pharma. Jerome De Seze has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Pharma. Jerome De Seze has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Pharma. Jerome De Seze has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Pharma. Jerome De Seze has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Pharma. Jerome De Seze has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Pharma.
Michael Levy, MD, PhD, FAAN (Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School) Dr. Levy has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Mitsubishi Pharma. Dr. Levy has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for UCB Pharma. Dr. Levy has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving as a Consultant for Sanofi. Dr. Levy 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. Levy has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Horizon. Dr. Levy has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Genentech. Dr. Levy has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as an Editor, Associate Editor, or Editorial Advisory Board Member for Elsevier. Dr. Levy has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as an Expert Witness for Various law firms. The institution of Dr. Levy has received research support from National Institutes Health.
Ichiro Nakashima, MD, PhD (Department of Neurology, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University Hospital) Dr. Nakashima has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Alexion. Dr. Nakashima has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Biogen. Dr. Nakashima 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. Nakashima has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Chugai. Dr. Nakashima has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Alexion. Dr. Nakashima has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Biogen. Dr. Nakashima has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Novartis. Dr. Nakashima has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Chugai. The institution of Dr. Nakashima has received research support from LSI Medience.
Celia Oreja Guevara Celia Oreja Guevara has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for merck. Celia Oreja Guevara has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for roche. Celia Oreja Guevara has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for sanofi. Celia Oreja Guevara has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for novartis.
Jacqueline Palace (John Radcliff Hospital Oxford Univeristy Hospitals Trust) Dr. Palace has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for Merck Serono, Medimmune, Argenx, Janssen, Mitsubushi, UCB, Roche, Novartis, Amplo, Alexion, Chugai, Sanofi. Dr. Palace has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Argenx, Sanofi. Dr. Palace has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Roche, UCB, Alexion, Chugai. Dr. Palace has stock in Astra Zenica. The institution of Dr. Palace has received research support from Roche, AMPLO, Alexion, UCB,.Meddimune, argenx. Dr. Palace has received intellectual property interests from a discovery or technology relating to health care.
Friedemann Paul (Charite Universitatsmedizin in Berlin) The institution of Dr. Paul has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Mitsubishi Tanabe PC (MTPC). The institution of Dr. Paul has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Aarhus University. Dr. Paul has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Alexion. Dr. Paul 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. Paul has received personal compensation in the range of $0-$499 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Sanofi Genzyme. Dr. Paul has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for UCB Pharma. Dr. Paul has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for CELGENE. Dr. Paul has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Bayer. Dr. Paul has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Novartis. Dr. Paul has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for ACRELION. Dr. Paul has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Viela Bio. Dr. Paul has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Alexion. Dr. Paul has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Roche. Dr. Paul has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Pfizter. Dr. Paul has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Merck Serono. The institution of Dr. Paul has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as an Editor, Associate Editor, or Editorial Advisory Board Member for Springer.
Carlo Pozzilli Carlo Pozzilli has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Novartis. Carlo Pozzilli has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Roche. Carlo Pozzilli has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Merck. Carlo Pozzilli has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Alexion.
Kerstin Allen Kerstin Allen has received personal compensation for serving as an employee of Alexion Pharmaceuticals. Kerstin Allen has stock in AstraZeneca. Kerstin Allen has stock in Alexion Pharmaceuticals.
Yasmin Mashhoon, PhD (Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease) Dr. Mashhoon has received personal compensation for serving as an employee of Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease . Dr. Mashhoon has stock in AstraZeneca.
Marcus Yountz, MD, FAAN (BlueRock Therapeutics) Dr. Yountz has received personal compensation for serving as an employee of Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease. Dr. Yountz has stock in AstraZeneca.
Ho Jin Kim, MD (National Cancer Center) Dr. Kim has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Aprilbio, HanAll BioPharma, Viela Bio. Dr. Kim has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Alexion, Biogen, Celltrion, Eisai, Merck Serono, Novartis, Sanofi Genzyme, Teva-Handok. Dr. Kim has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving as an Editor, Associate Editor, or Editorial Advisory Board Member for Multiple Sclerosis Journal, Journal of Clinical Neurology.