Purpose: Isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) mutations lead to formation of the oncometabolite 2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG), which is elevated in several solid and liquid tumors. Ivosidenib (AG-120) is a targeted, potent, oral inhibitor of the mutant IDH1 protein. We describe detailed pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of ivosidenib in patients with advanced hematologic malignancies with an IDH1 mutation treated in a phase I study (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT02074839).
Methods: Patients received single and multiple oral doses of ivosidenib from 100 mg twice daily to 1200 mg once daily (QD) in 28-day continuous cycles. Concentrations of ivosidenib and 2-HG in plasma, and 2-HG in bone marrow, were assessed at routine intervals. Plasma 4β-hydroxycholesterol/cholesterol ratios were assessed as a marker of CYP3A activity.
Results: Ivosidenib was rapidly absorbed and slowly eliminated (half-life 72-138 h) after single and multiple dosing. Ivosidenib exhibited dose- and time-dependent pharmacokinetics, with exposure increasing sub-proportionally to dose, and clearance increasing with increasing dose. Plasma 2-HG concentrations were maximally and persistently inhibited in the majority of patients receiving 500-mg QD ivosidenib, to concentrations close to those observed in healthy subjects. Ivosidenib pharmacokinetics were not affected by mild or moderate renal impairment, mild hepatic impairment, age, weight, sex, race, or co-administration of weak CYP3A4 inhibitors or inducers. Moderate-to-strong CYP3A4 inhibitors decreased ivosidenib clearance. Ivosidenib also induced CYP3A enzyme activity, with increases in 4β-hydroxycholesterol/cholesterol ratios of 119-168% at 500-mg QD ivosidenib.
Conclusions: Ivosidenib 500-mg QD has favorable pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles in patients with advanced hematologic malignancies with an IDH1 mutation.
Clinical trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT02074839.
Keywords: 2-Hydroxyglutarate; Hematologic malignancies; Isocitrate dehydrogenase; Ivosidenib; Pharmacokinetics.