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Abstract Details

Characterization of Polyneuropathy in Patients Receiving Enfortumab Vedotin for the Treatment of Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma
Neuromuscular and Clinical Neurophysiology (EMG)
P14 - Poster Session 14 (11:45 AM-12:45 PM)
10-010

EV is an antibody-drug conjugate where the antibody binds to nectin-4, an adhesion molecule highly expressed on urothelial carcinomatous cells, and drug monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE) acts as a microtubule inhibitor. Polyneuropathy is reported in 40-50% of treated patients and is the most common side effect necessitating dose reduction. In prior studies, 5% of enrolled subjects had to stop treatment due to polyneuropathy. Sensory polyneuropathy was reported three times more common than motor polyneuropathy. Neuropathy was primarily characterized on clinical grounds, with absence of electrodiagnostic studies and work up for potential other contributing factors. Aim of this study is to further describe polyneuropathy based on detailed neurological examination, electrodiagnostic testing and labs for assessment of any other contributing factors.  

Characterization of polyneuropathy in patients receiving enfortumab vedotin (EV) for the treatment of metastatic urothelial carcinoma. 

This is a retrospective case series study. Patients treated with EV were referred for neurological evaluation at onset of neuropathy symptoms and underwent detailed neurological history, examination, electrodiagnostic testing and serological testing for other potential contributors for neuropathy. Data will be collected from 10 patients who were followed at the University of California, Irvine neuromuscular clinic from January 2018 to September 2022.

Neuropathy types included length-dependent and non-length-dependent sensory and sensorimotor neuropathy. Contributing factors other than EV exposure were identified in some patients (e.g. vitamin B12 deficiency) and correction resulted in improvement in neuropathy with allowance for continuation of chemotherapy. Dose reduction or treatment “holiday” was done at the discretion of the treating oncologist and resulted in stabilization of symptoms in some. Descriptions of polyneuropathy subtypes, diagnostic work up, treatment and follow up will be presented.

Our cohort provides details on the variability of neuropathy seen in patients treated with EV and provides insights into the electrophysiology, time course and progression of the neuropathy.

Authors/Disclosures
Melody Badii, MD (University of California, Irvine)
PRESENTER
Dr. Badii has nothing to disclose.
Nataliya Mar, MD (UC Irvine) Dr. Mar has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Seattle Genetics/Astellas.
Ali A. Habib, MD (University of California, Irvine) Dr. Habib has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for Alexion. Dr. Habib has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for argenx. Dr. Habib has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving as a Consultant for Immunovant. Dr. Habib has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for UCB. Dr. Habib has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Pfizer. Dr. Habib has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving as a Consultant for Genentech/Roche. Dr. Habib has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for NMD Pharma. Dr. Habib has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Alpine Immune Sciences. Dr. Habib has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for NIH/NINDS. Dr. Habib has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Immunis Biomedical. Dr. Habib has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Hoffman-La Roche. Dr. Habib has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Alexion. Dr. Habib has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for argenx. Dr. Habib has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for UCB. The institution of Dr. Habib has received research support from Alexion. The institution of Dr. Habib has received research support from VielaBio. The institution of Dr. Habib has received research support from Immunovant. The institution of Dr. Habib has received research support from UCB. The institution of Dr. Habib has received research support from argenx. The institution of Dr. Habib has received research support from CabalettaBio. The institution of Dr. Habib has received research support from Genentech. The institution of Dr. Habib has received research support from Regeneron.