On May 24, 2022, SpringWorks Therapeutics announced topline results from their Phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial called the DeFi trial. This trial evaluates the gamma secretase inhibitor, nirogacestat, for efficacy, safety and tolerability in adult patients with progressing desmoid tumors.
The DeFi trial’s primary endpoint was met by improving progression-free survival (PFS) for usage of nirogacestat compared to placebo, with a 71% reduction in the risk of desmoid tumor progression.
SpringWorks Therapeutics expects to present additional data at an upcoming medical conference as well as submit a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the second half of 2022.
“‘Desmoid tumors are aggressive soft-tissue tumors that can lead to severe negative outcomes for patients, including long-lasting pain, disfigurement, and amputation. In rare cases, when vital organs are impacted, desmoid tumors can also be life-threatening,’ said Saqib Islam, Chief Executive Officer of SpringWorks. ‘Today’s announcement represents a significant milestone towards our goal of bringing the first approved therapy to the desmoid tumor community. We look forward to sharing the DeFi trial data with the FDA and to presenting detailed study results at a medical meeting later this year.’”
The DTRF would like to express our gratitude to members of the community who have participated in and are currently enrolled in clinical trials, including the DeFi trial. Your participation is advancing our understanding of desmoid tumors and bringing us closer to improved treatments for all desmoid tumor patients.