New treatments, particularly second-line options, are needed to improve outcomes for patients with recurrent/metastatic cervical cancer (r/mCC). Tisotumab vedotin (TV) is an antibody–drug conjugate directed to tissue factor, a transmembrane protein commonly expressed in cancer cells, to deliver cytotoxic monomethyl auristatin E. This single-arm, open-label phase 1/2 trial evaluated the consistency of safety and efficacy outcomes of TV in Japanese patients with r/mCC to bridge the current findings with those reported in previous trials in non-Japanese patients in the United States and Europe. In part 1 (dose escalation; N = 6), patients with advanced solid tumors received TV 1.5 or 2.0 mg/kg once every 3 weeks to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D). Part 2 (dose expansion; N = 17) evaluated the RP2D in r/mCC patients with 1–2 prior lines of therapy. In part 1, no dose-limiting toxicities were observed, the MTD was not reached, and TV 2.0 mg/kg was established as the RP2D. In part 2, the most common treatment-emergent adverse events were anemia (58.8%), nausea (58.8%), alopecia (47.1%), epistaxis (47.1%), and diarrhea (35.3%); adverse events of special interest were bleeding (76.5%), ocular events (35.3%), and peripheral neuropathy (17.6%), and were mostly grade 1/2. In part 2, confirmed objective response rate was 29.4%, median duration of response was 7.1 months, and median time to response was 1.2 months. In Japanese patients with r/mCC, TV demonstrated a manageable and tolerable safety, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy profile consistent with that observed in non-Japanese patients.
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