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Long-Term Follow-Up Data Signal Promising Progression-Free Survival (PFS) for Selinexor in the Maintenance Setting with Median PFS of 28.4 Months in the TP53 Wild-Type and 39.5 Months in the Proficient Mismatched Repair Status (pMMR) TP53 Wild-Type Exploratory Subgroups
Q-TWiST, an Important Metric Assessing Both Quality and Quantity of Clinical Benefit, Suggests Improvement with Selinexor versus Placebo, which is Critical in the Maintenance Setting
Company Highlights Additional Presentations in Endometrial Cancer and Myelofibrosis at ASCO 2024
NEWTON, Mass., June 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: KPTI), a commercial-stage pharmaceutical company pioneering novel cancer therapies, today announced the presentation of updated exploratory subgroup analyses from the SIENDO study (NCT03555422), in patients with advanced or recurrent TP53 wild-type endometrial cancer at the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. The data were presented in a special ASCO plenary series rapid abstract update session on June 1 at 12:30pm CT and simultaneously published in the Gynecologic Oncology Journal.
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The primary analysis of the Phase 3 SIENDO study of selinexor maintenance therapy in advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer showed improvements in median PFS for the intent-to-treat (ITT) population but were not clinically meaningful. However, an exploratory analysis of a pre-specified subgroup of patients with TP53 wild-type endometrial cancer showed a promising efficacy signal.
In the exploratory subgroup analysis, 113 patients with TP53 wild-type advanced/recurrent endometrial cancer were randomized to receive selinexor (n=77) vs placebo (n=36) as maintenance therapy after 1L platinum-based chemotherapy. As of the April 1, 2024 data cut-off date, and a median duration of follow-up of 36.9 months, selinexor-treated patients had a median PFS of 28.4 months compared to 5.2 months for patients receiving placebo. In selinexor-treated patients with TP53 wild-type/pMMR and TP53 wild-type/dMMR endometrial cancer, median PFS was 39.5 months and 13.1 months compared to 4.9 months and 3.7 months in those treated with placebo, respectively. Although immature, preliminary overall survival (OS) in the TP53 wild-type subgroup was promising with a hazard ratio of 0.65; median OS for selinexor has not been reached.
The updated analyses also highlighted findings from a quality-adjusted time without symptoms or toxicity analysis (Q-TWiST) used to assess quality and toxicity-adjusted PFS. The findings showed the restricted mean Q-TWiST for selinexor to be 26 months compared to 15 months for placebo, resulting in a difference of nearly 11 months. 
"The approximately 40 months median PFS observed with selinexor in patients whose tumors are both TP53 wild-type and pMMR, coupled with the robust QTWiST analysis, suggests that selinexor may be an optimal maintenance therapy in endometrial cancer," said Reshma Rangwala, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Research at Karyopharm. "Our ongoing Phase 3 trial will definitively assess these benefits and may lead to a new standard of care in the novel subgroup of patients defined by TP53 wild-type status."
No new safety signals were identified as of the data cut-off date of April 1, 2024. The most common treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) in selinexor treated TP53 wild-type patients were nausea (90%), vomiting (60%) and diarrhea (45%), the majority of which were grades 1-2. The most common reported grade 3-4 TEAEs included neutropenia (20%), nausea (13%), and thrombocytopenia (10%). TEAEs leading to discontinuations were reported in 17% of patients.
"It is exciting to see the emerging data around progression free survival, as well as an encouraging trend in overall survival and the Q-TWiST metric in the TP53 wild-type subgroup analysis from the SIENDO study," said Vicky Makker, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. "The long-term follow-up data further reinforce how selinexor could benefit patients with endometrial cancer, including patients with mismatch repair-proficient disease, and add to the growing body of evidence supporting the potential role of selinexor as a maintenance treatment option for patients whose options are limited."
A copy of the presentation from the "ASCO Plenary Series: Rapid Abstract Updates" special session can be accessed under "Publications and Presentations" in the Investor section of the Company's website, https://investors.karyopharm.com/publications-and-presentations.
Selinexor is being evaluated in a global, Phase 3, randomized, double-blind study, EC-042 (XPORT-EC-042; NCT05611931), as a maintenance therapy following systemic therapy in patients with TP53 wild-type advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer. Karyopharm expects to report data from this trial in the first half of 2025.
The following Karyopharm abstracts will also be presented at ASCO:
Abstract Title
Presentation Type
Abstract #
Session Date/Time
Endometrial Cancer
Phase 3 Dose Selection for Selinexor in TP53wt Endometrial Cancer Based on Exposure-Response Analysis
June 3, 2024
9:00am – 12:00pm CDT
Phase 3 Randomized Double-Blind Study Evaluating Selinexor, an XPO1 inhibitor, Plus Ruxolitinib in Jaki-Naïve Myelofibrosis
June 3, 2024
9:00am – 12:00pm CDT
Phase 2 Study Evaluating Selinexor Monotherapy in Patients with Jaki-Naïve Myelofibrosis and Moderate Thrombocytopenia
June 3, 2024
9:00am – 12:00pm CDT
About the EC-042 Study
EC-042 (XPORT-EC-042; NCT05611931) is a global, Phase 3, randomized, double-blind study evaluating selinexor as a maintenance therapy following systemic therapy in patients with TP53 wild-type advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer. The EC-042 study was initiated in November 2022 and is expected to enroll up to 220 patients who will be randomized 1:1 to receive either a 60 mg, once-weekly, administration of oral selinexor or placebo until disease progression. The primary endpoint of the study is progression free survival (PFS), as assessed by an investigator, with overall survival as a key secondary endpoint. Further, in connection with the EC-042 Study, Karyopharm entered into a global collaboration with Foundation Medicine, Inc. to develop FoundationOne®CDx, a tissue-based comprehensive genomic profiling test to identify and enroll patients whose tumors are TP53 wild-type.
About the SIENDO Study
Karyopharm's evaluation of selinexor to treat patients with TP53 wild-type advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer is supported by data from an exploratory subgroup analysis from its ongoing SIENDO Study, a European Network of Gynaecological Oncological Trial Groups (ENGOT)-led trial in collaboration with the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) Foundation, Inc. The SIENDO Study is a multicenter, randomized, double-blinded Phase 3 study evaluating the efficacy and safety of oral selinexor versus placebo as a front-line maintenance therapy in patients with advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer following at least one prior platinum-based combination chemotherapy treatment (NCT03555422). Participants in this study with advanced or recurrent disease who had a partial response or a complete response after at least 12 weeks of taxane-platinum combination chemotherapy were randomized in a 2:1 manner to receive either maintenance therapy of 80 mg of selinexor or placebo taken once per week, until disease progression. The primary endpoint in the study was PFS from time of randomization until death or disease progression as assessed by an investigator, with the goal of the study demonstrating a HR of 0.6. In the first quarter of 2022, Karyopharm presented top-line data from the SIENDO study, including preliminary exploratory subgroup analyses. Selinexor-treated patients had a median PFS of 5.7 months compared to 3.8 months for patients on placebo in the full trial population, which was not clinically meaningful. There were no new safety signals identified, and a discontinuation rate of 10.5% due to adverse events (AEs). The most common treatment-emergent AEs in the SIENDO study of any grade were: nausea (84%), vomiting (52%), constipation (37%) and thrombocytopenia (37%). The most common grade 3 treatment-emergent AEs were nausea (10%), neutropenia (9%), thrombocytopenia (7%) and asthenia (6%).
About Endometrial Cancer
Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs in the U.S., with approximately 67,880 new cases expected in 2024 leading to nearly 13,250 deaths.1 In 2022, there were approximately 124,874 new cases and 30,272 deaths in Europe from endometrial cancer, while on a global scale there were 420,368 new cases and approximately 97,723 deaths.2 Since 2000, the incidence of new cases and deaths from endometrial cancer have risen.3 Risk factors include obesity, Type 2 diabetes, high-fat diets, use of tamoxifen and oral estrogens, and delayed menopause.4 
About XPOVIO® (selinexor)
XPOVIO is a first-in-class, oral exportin 1 (XPO1) inhibitor and the first of Karyopharm's Selective Inhibitor of Nuclear Export (SINE) compounds approved for the treatment of cancer. XPOVIO functions by selectively binding to and inhibiting the nuclear export protein XPO1. XPOVIO is approved in the U.S. and marketed by Karyopharm in multiple oncology indications, including: (i) in combination with Velcade® (bortezomib) and dexamethasone (XVd) in adult patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy; (ii) in combination with dexamethasone in adult patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who have received at least four prior therapies and whose disease is refractory to at least two proteasome inhibitors, at least two immunomodulatory agents, and an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody; and (iii) in adult patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), not otherwise specified, including DLBCL arising from follicular lymphoma, after at least two lines of systemic therapy. XPOVIO (also known as NEXPOVIO® in certain countries) has received regulatory approvals in various indications in a growing number of ex-U.S. territories and countries, including but not limited to the European Union, the United Kingdom, China, South Korea, Canada, Israel and Taiwan. XPOVIO and NEXPOVIO is marketed by Karyopharm's partners, Antengene, Menarini, Neopharm and FORUS, in China, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, Germany, Austria, Israel and Canada.
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Selinexor is also being investigated in several other mid- and late-stage clinical trials across multiple high unmet need cancer indications, including in endometrial cancer and myelofibrosis.
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About Karyopharm Therapeutics
Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: KPTI) is a commercial-stage pharmaceutical company whose dedication to pioneering novel cancer therapies is fueled by a belief in the extraordinary strength and courage of patients with cancer. Since its founding, Karyopharm has been an industry leader in oral compounds that address nuclear export dysregulation, a fundamental mechanism of oncogenesis. Karyopharm's lead compound and first-in-class, oral exportin 1 (XPO1) inhibitor, XPOVIO® (selinexor), is approved in the U.S. and marketed by the Company in three oncology indications. It has also received regulatory approvals in various indications in a growing number of ex-U.S. territories and countries, including Europe and the United Kingdom (as NEXPOVIO®) and China. Karyopharm has a focused pipeline targeting indications in multiple high unmet need cancers, including in multiple myeloma, endometrial cancer, myelofibrosis, and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). For more information about our people, science and pipeline, please visit www.karyopharm.com, and follow us on Twitter at @Karyopharm and LinkedIn.
Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include those regarding the ability of selinexor to treat patients with endometrial cancer; and expectations related to the clinical development of selinexor and potential regulatory submissions of selinexor. Such statements are subject to numerous important factors, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Karyopharm's control, that may cause actual events or results to differ materially from Karyopharm's current expectations. For example, there can be no guarantee that Karyopharm will successfully commercialize XPOVIO or that any of Karyopharm's drug candidates, including selinexor and eltanexor, will successfully complete necessary clinical development phases or that development of any of Karyopharm's drug candidates will continue. Further, there can be no guarantee that any positive developments in the development or commercialization of Karyopharm's drug candidate portfolio will result in stock price appreciation. Management's expectations and, therefore, any forward-looking statements in this press release could also be affected by risks and uncertainties relating to a number of other factors, including the following: the adoption of XPOVIO in the commercial marketplace, the timing and costs involved in commercializing XPOVIO or any of Karyopharm's drug candidates that receive regulatory approval; the ability to obtain and retain regulatory approval of XPOVIO or any of Karyopharm's drug candidates that receive regulatory approval; Karyopharm's results of clinical trials and preclinical studies, including subsequent analysis of existing data and new data received from ongoing and future studies; the content and timing of decisions made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory authorities, investigational review boards at clinical trial sites and publication review bodies, including with respect to the need for additional clinical studies; the ability of Karyopharm or its third party collaborators or successors in interest to fully perform their respective obligations under the applicable agreement and the potential future financial implications of such agreement; Karyopharm's ability to enroll patients in its clinical trials; unplanned cash requirements and expenditures; development or regulatory approval of drug candidates by Karyopharm's competitors for products or product candidates in which Karyopharm is currently commercializing or developing; the direct or indirect impact of the COVID-19 pandemic or any future pandemic on Karyopharm's business, results of operations and financial condition; and Karyopharm's ability to obtain, maintain and enforce patent and other intellectual property protection for any of its products or product candidates. These and other risks are described under the caption "Risk Factors" in Karyopharm's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2024, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on May 8, 2024, and in other filings that Karyopharm may make with the SEC in the future. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, Karyopharm expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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1American Cancer Society, About Endometrial Cancer: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/types/endometrial-cancer/about/key-statistics.html (accessed May 22, 2024)
2International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organization. "Top 15 Cancer Sites) https://gco.iarc.who.int/today/en/dataviz (accessed May 22, 2024)
3Seer Cancer Incidence Rate Estimates, National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD. https://seer.cancer.gov/statistics-network/explorer/ (accessed May 22, 2024)
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