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Clin Pharmacol Drug Dev


The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of pevonedistat, a neural precursor cell expressed, developmentally down-regulated protein 8 (NEDD8)-activating enzyme inhibitor, on the heart rate-corrected QT (QTc) interval in cancer patients. Patients were randomized 1:1 to receive pevonedistat 25 or 50 mg/m(2) on day 1 and the alternate dose on day 8. Triplicate electrocardiograms were collected at intervals over 0-11 hours and at 24 hours via Holter recorders on days -1 (baseline), 1, and 8. Changes from time-matched baseline values were calculated for QTc by Fridericia (QTcF), PR, and QRS intervals. Serial time-matched blood samples for analysis of pevonedistat plasma pharmacokinetics were collected and a concentration-QTc analysis conducted. Safety was assessed by monitoring vital signs, physical examinations, and clinical laboratory tests. Forty-four patients were included in the QTc analysis. Maximum least square (LS) mean increase from time-matched baseline in QTcF was 3.2 milliseconds at 1 hour postdose for pevonedistat at 25 mg/m(2) , while the LSs mean change from baseline in QTcF was -1.7 milliseconds 1 hour postdose at 50 mg/m(2) . The maximum 2-sided 90% upper confidence bound was 6.7 and 2.9 milliseconds for pevonedistat at 25 and 50 mg/m(2) , respectively. Pevonedistat did not result in clinically relevant effects on heart rate, nor on PR or QRS intervals. Results from pevonedistat concentration-QTc analysis were consistent with these findings. Administration of pevonedistat to cancer patients at a dose of up to 50 mg/m(2) showed no evidence of QT prolongation, indicative of the lack of clinically meaningful effects on cardiac repolarization. identifier: NCT03330106 (first registered on November 6, 2017).

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