InqoviIntermediate and high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)
Development and Regulatory status
Phase III Clinical Trials
Jul 20US FDA have approved INQOVI® (decitabine and cedazuridine) tablets for intermediate and high-risk MDS (myelodysplastic syndromes) and CMML (chronic myelomonocytic leukemia) .
Feb 20FDA grant priority review for oral C-DEC (cedazuridine and decitabine) as a treatment for adults with previously untreated intermediate- and high-risk MDS including CMML. The company’s New Drug Application was accepted based on data from the PIII ASCERTAIN study.[3,4]
Aug 19FDA granted orphan drug designation to oral fiexed dose combination of cedazuridine/ decitabine for treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes.
Fixed-dose combination of decitabine (anticancer DNA hypomethylating agent) and cedazuridine (a DNA cytidine deaminase inhibitor which enables oral delivery of decitabine). [2,3]
The incidence of MDS is ~ 4/100,000 population/year with an increasing overall prevalence due to an ageing population . CMML and AML are rare. Around 3,100 people are diagnosed with AML in the UK every year. 
Intermediate and high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)
Trial or other data
Feb 20PIII ASCERTAIN crossover, open, prospective, randomised, sequential trial (NCT03306264) evaluated the 5-day decitabine exposure equivalence of oral C-DEC and IV decitabine (100mg cedazuridine/35mg decitabine) at centres in the US and Canada. It is enrolling ~200 pts. It showed that the fixed dose oral combination emulates the pharmacokinetic (PK) & pharmacodynamic (PD) characteristics of a 1-hour i.v. infusion of decitabine in pts with intermediate and high-risk MDS and CMML. The study has been expanded to include enrollment of AML pts in the EU. Safety was consistent with i.v. decitabine and common adverse events were thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, anaemia and fatigue. [3-5]