SpringWorks Therapeutics Announces Data to be Presented at the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

May 23, 2024

– Results from pivotal Phase 2b ReNeu trial of mirdametinib in patients with NF1-PN to be presented in an oral presentation –

– Additional data and analyses from Phase 3 DeFi trial of OGSIVEO® (nirogacestat) highlighting consistent safety and efficacy across subgroups of adults with desmoid tumors also being presented in oral and poster sessions –

STAMFORD, Conn., May 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SpringWorks Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SWTX), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on severe rare diseases and cancer, today announced that four abstracts from the company's portfolio will be presented at the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting being held May 31 to June 4, 2024.

Data from the pivotal Phase 2b ReNeu trial evaluating mirdametinib, an investigational MEK inhibitor, in adults and children with neurofibromatosis type 1-associated plexiform neurofibromas (NF1-PN) will be presented in an oral presentation. ReNeu is the largest multicenter trial conducted to date in patients with NF1-PN, a condition in which tumors can grow aggressively along peripheral nerves and lead to pain, disfigurement and other morbidities. In the ReNeu trial, mirdametinib treatment demonstrated deep and sustained tumor volume reductions, and improvement in pain and health-related quality of life across both the adult and pediatric cohorts.

In addition, three new data sets from the pivotal Phase 3 DeFi trial of nirogacestat in adults with desmoid tumors will be presented at ASCO. Monitoring ovarian function in oncology studies and the onset and resolution of ovarian toxicity for desmoid tumor patients treated with nirogacestat in the DeFi trial will be discussed in an oral presentation. Investigators will also present two posters that include post hoc analyses from the DeFi trial in high-risk patient populations, which reinforce the efficacy and safety of nirogacestat in adults with desmoid tumors across various clinical characteristics.

“We are very pleased to present important data at this year’s ASCO annual meeting, including positive results from our pivotal Phase 2b ReNeu trial of mirdametinib in NF1-PN, which showed significant objective response rates confirmed by blinded independent central review, deep responses, as well as a manageable and tolerable safety profile in both adult and pediatric patients. These data are the foundation of our NDA, which we are on track to submit to the FDA by the end of the second quarter, and we believe provide compelling evidence of differentiation and potentially transformative benefit for patients with this devastating disease,” said Jim Cassidy, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer of SpringWorks. “In addition, new data and analyses from our Phase 3 DeFi trial further reinforce the robust efficacy and manageable safety profile of OGSIVEO across subgroups of adults with desmoid tumors who require systemic treatment.”

Rapid Oral Presentations at the 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting

ReNeu: A pivotal phase 2b trial of mirdametinib in children and adults with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1)-associated symptomatic inoperable plexiform neurofibroma (PN)
Abstract #: 3016
Date and Time: June 3, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. CDT (9:00 – 10:30 a.m. EDT)

As previously reported, results from the pivotal Phase 2b ReNeu trial (NCT03962543) demonstrated a statistically significant confirmed objective response rate (ORR), the primary endpoint of the study, as well as deep and sustained reduction in tumor volume and significant improvement in key secondary patient-reported outcome measures in both adults and children with NF1-PN. The data being presented at ASCO include:

  • As of the data cutoff of September 20, 2023, mirdametinib treatment resulted in a confirmed ORR of 41% (24/58; P<0.001) in adults and 52% (29/56; P<0.001) in children, as assessed by blinded independent central review (BICR). Two additional adult patients and one additional pediatric patient had a confirmed partial response in the long-term follow-up phase.
  • Tumor volume reductions were deep and durable over the course of the study. Median (range) best change in tumor volume from baseline was -41% (-90% to 13%) in adults and -42% (-91% to 48%) in children. Among study participants with a confirmed objective response on mirdametinib, 62% of adults and 52% of children achieved a >50% reduction in tumor volume.
  • The median treatment duration for both adults and children was 22 months; the median (range) time to onset of response was 7.8 months (4 to 19 months) in adult patients and 7.9 months (4 to 19 months) in pediatric patients; the median duration of response was not reached in either group.
  • Both adult and pediatric patients experienced improvement in patient-reported pain and patient-reported (adult) or patient- or parent proxy-reported (children) health-related quality of life (HRQoL) at the pre-specified Cycle 13 assessment. Least square (LS) mean change from baseline at Cycle 13 in worst tumor pain (assessed by Numeric Rating Scale-11) was -1.3 (P<0.001) in adults and -0.8 (P=0.003) in children. LS mean change from baseline at Cycle 13 in HRQoL was 3.9 in adults (P=0.018) and 4.0 (P=0.096) as self-reported in children; parent-proxy reported LS mean change in HRQoL in children was 5.6 (P=0.005).
  • Mirdametinib was generally well tolerated in the ReNeu trial, with most adverse events (AEs) being Grade 1 or 2. Among all study participants, 21% of adults and 9% of children discontinued the study due to treatment-related adverse events (TRAEs), and dose reductions due to TRAEs were 17% in adults and 12% in children.
  • The most frequently reported TRAEs affecting >20% of adult participants were dermatitis acneiform, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue. The most frequently reported TRAEs affecting ≥20% of pediatric participants were dermatitis acneiform, diarrhea, paronychia (infection of the tissue adjacent to a fingernail or toenail), nausea, decrease in ejection fraction (asymptomatic), and increase in blood creatinine phosphokinase (asymptomatic).

“ReNeu is the largest multicenter NF1-PN trial conducted to date and prospectively used blinded independent central review to confirm target tumor response in NF1-PN patients,” said Christopher L. Moertel, M.D., Medical Director of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology and Neurofibromatosis Program and Kenneth and Betty Jayne Dahlberg Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and lead investigator of the ReNeu trial. “The potentially unprecedented depth of response and significant reduction in pain and other quality of life measures across the pediatric and adult cohorts in the ReNeu study, coupled with the manageable safety profile, support the potential for mirdametinib to become an important and much needed treatment for patients with NF1-PN, particularly adults who currently do not have an approved treatment option.”

Monitoring ovarian function in oncology trials: Results and insights from the DeFi phase 3 trial of nirogacestat in desmoid tumor
Abstract #: 11520
Date and Time: May 31, 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. CDT (3:45 – 5:15 p.m. EDT)

Results and insights from the DeFi trial (NCT03785964) on monitoring ovarian function in oncology studies will be presented at ASCO. In the DeFi trial, ovarian toxicity (OT) was reported in 75% (27 of 36) of females of reproductive potential (FORP) receiving nirogacestat and 0% (0 of 37) of FORP patients receiving placebo. In a post hoc analysis, resolution of OT was reported by investigators in 78% (21 of 27) of FORP patients, assessed by reproductive hormone values (FSH, LH, AMH, progesterone and estradiol) or perimenopausal symptoms (e.g., menstrual irregularity) or both. Investigators reported OT resolution among all patients (11/11) who were off treatment for any reason, with a median time to resolution of 76 days. Among patients who remained on nirogacestat, 71% (10/14) of patients experienced resolution of OT according to investigators, with a median time to resolution of 171 days.

“Historically, ovarian toxicity has rarely been systematically assessed in cancer clinical trials. And when collected, data have not always been gathered with the goal of counseling future patients clearly in mind. The DeFi trial developed one of the most comprehensive assessments of ovarian function in an oncology clinical trial to date. This timely and important ASCO presentation will review best practices for evaluating a drug’s effect on ovarian function for future cancer trials, using the DeFi trial as an example,” said Elizabeth Loggers, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Clinical Research Division, sarcoma expert and Medical Director, Supportive and Palliative Care, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Washington. “In this case, our ability to confirm resolution of ovarian toxicity in most DeFi participants, including all who discontinued nirogacestat for any reason, is possible because DeFi observed ASCO’s recommendations to assess ovarian function through both clinical measures and biomarkers, even beyond the end of a trial, if necessary, to better characterize the temporality and nature of resolution.”

Poster Presentations at the 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting

Efficacy of nirogacestat in patients with poor prognostic factors for desmoid tumors: Analyses from the randomized phase 3 DeFi trial
Abstract #: 11556
Date and Time: June 1, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. CDT (2:30 – 5:30 p.m. EDT)

A post hoc analysis of the DeFi trial was conducted to assess the effect of nirogacestat in subgroups of patients with desmoid tumors who have risk factors associated with poor prognosis (i.e., larger tumor size, younger age, CTNNB1 gene mutation, and presence of pain at baseline). Nirogacestat demonstrated consistent improvements in progression-free survival (PFS) and ORR versus placebo in patients with these poor prognostic factors. These results were consistent with the overall DeFi patient population and suggest that nirogacestat can provide clinically meaningful benefit in patients with characteristics that have been historically associated with poor prognosis.

Efficacy and safety of nirogacestat in patients with desmoid tumor and adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) mutation: phase 3 DeFi analyses
Abstract #: 11558
Date and Time: June 1, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. CDT (2:30 – 5:30 p.m. EDT)

A post hoc analysis of the DeFi trial was conducted to assess the effects of nirogacestat in desmoid tumor patients with APC mutations, which are associated with more aggressive desmoid tumor behavior and poor prognosis. Of the 142 patients in the DeFi trial intent-to-treat population, 29 had identified APC mutations (nirogacestat, N=13; placebo, N=16). Results of the analysis demonstrated improvements in PFS, ORR and patient-reported outcomes, including pain, desmoid tumor-specific symptom burden, role and physical functioning, and overall quality of life in this subgroup of patients. Reductions in tumor size, volume, and T2 hyperintensity were also observed with nirogacestat compared with placebo in desmoid tumor patients with identified APC mutations. These efficacy results, as well as the safety results in this subgroup, were consistent with the overall DeFi trial population, and suggest that nirogacestat can provide clinically meaningful benefits in the challenging population of patients with progressing desmoid tumors and APC mutations.

About the ReNeu Trial

ReNeu (NCT03962543) is an ongoing, multi-center, open-label Phase 2b trial evaluating the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of mirdametinib in patients two years of age and older with an inoperable NF1-associated PN causing significant morbidity. The study enrolled 114 patients to receive mirdametinib at a dose of 2 mg/m2 twice daily (maximum dose of 4 mg twice daily) without regard to food. Mirdametinib was administered orally in a 3-week on, 1-week off dosing schedule as either a capsule or dispersible tablet. The primary endpoint is confirmed objective response rate defined as ≥ 20% reduction in target tumor volume as measured by MRI and assessed by blinded independent central review. Secondary endpoints include safety and tolerability, duration of response, and changes from baseline in patient reported outcomes to Cycle 13.

About NF1-PN

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a rare genetic disorder that arises from mutations in the NF1 gene, which encodes for neurofibromin, a key suppressor of the MAPK pathway.1,2 NF1 is the most common form of neurofibromatosis, with an estimated global birth incidence of approximately 1 in 2,500 individuals, and approximately 100,000 patients living with NF1 in the United States.3,4 The clinical course of NF1 is heterogeneous and manifests in a variety of symptoms across numerous organ systems, including abnormal pigmentation, skeletal deformities, tumor growth and neurological complications, such as cognitive impairment.5 Patients with NF1 have an eight to 15-year mean reduction in their life expectancy compared to the general population.2

NF1 patients have approximately a 30-50% lifetime risk of developing plexiform neurofibromas, or PN, which are tumors that grow in an infiltrative pattern along the peripheral nerve sheath and that can cause severe disfigurement, pain and functional impairment; in rare cases, NF1-PN may be fatal.6,7 Patients with NF1-PN can also experience additional manifestations, including neurocognitive deficits and developmental delays. NF1-PNs are most often diagnosed in the first two decades of life.6 These tumors can be aggressive and are associated with clinically significant morbidities; typically, they grow more rapidly during childhood.8,9

Surgical removal of these tumors is challenging due to the infiltrative tumor growth pattern along nerves and can lead to permanent nerve damage and disfigurement.10 MEK inhibitors have emerged as a validated class of treatment for NF1-PN.11

About Mirdametinib

Mirdametinib is a potent, oral, allosteric small molecule MEK inhibitor in development as a monotherapy treatment for neurofibromatosis type 1-associated plexiform neurofibromas (NF1-PN) and low-grade glioma (LGG), and as a combination therapy for the treatment of several subsets of biomarker-defined metastatic solid tumors. Mirdametinib is an investigational drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established.

Mirdametinib is designed to inhibit MEK1 and MEK2, which occupy pivotal positions in the MAPK pathway. The MAPK pathway is a key signaling network that regulates cell growth and survival and that plays a central role in multiple oncology and rare disease indications when genetically altered.

The FDA and the European Commission have granted Orphan Drug designation for mirdametinib for the treatment of NF1. The FDA has also granted Fast Track designation for the treatment of patients ≥ 2 years of age with NF1-PN that are progressing or causing significant morbidity and Rare Pediatric Disease designation for the treatment of NF1.

SpringWorks expects to complete the rolling submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for mirdametinib in children and adults with NF1-PN in the second quarter of 2024. The Company also plans to file a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for mirdametinib for the treatment of children and adults with NF1-PN in the second half of 2024.

About the DeFi Trial

DeFi (NCT03785964) is a global, randomized (1:1), double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 trial evaluating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of nirogacestat in adult patients with progressing desmoid tumors. The double-blind phase of the study randomized 142 patients (nirogacestat, n=70; placebo n=72) to receive 150 mg of nirogacestat or placebo twice daily. Key eligibility criteria included tumor progression by ≥20% as measured by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST 1.1) within 12 months prior to screening. The primary endpoint was progression-free survival, as assessed by blinded independent central review, or death by any cause. Secondary and exploratory endpoints include safety and tolerability measures, objective response rate (ORR), duration of response, changes in tumor volume assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and changes in patient-reported outcomes (PROs). DeFi includes an open-label extension phase, which is ongoing.

About Desmoid Tumors

Desmoid tumors (sometimes referred to as aggressive fibromatosis, or desmoid fibromatosis) are rare, aggressive, locally invasive tumors of the soft tissues that can be serious, debilitating, and, in rare cases when vital structures are impacted, life-threatening.12,13

Desmoid tumors are most commonly diagnosed in patients between the ages of 20 and 44 years, with a two-to-three times higher prevalence in females.14,15 It is estimated that there are 1,000-1,650 new cases diagnosed per year in the United States.15,18,19

Although they do not metastasize, desmoid tumors are associated with recurrence rates of up to 77% after surgical resection.14,16,17 Desmoid tumor experts and treatment guidelines now recommend systemic therapies as first-line intervention instead of surgery for most tumor locations requiring treatment.17

About OGSIVEO® (nirogacestat)

OGSIVEO (nirogacestat) is an oral, selective, small molecule gamma secretase inhibitor approved in the United States for the treatment of adult patients with progressing desmoid tumors who require systemic treatment.

OGSIVEO is not approved for the treatment of any other indication in the United States, or for any indication in any other jurisdiction by any other health authority.

SpringWorks is also evaluating nirogacestat as a potential treatment for patients with ovarian granulosa cell tumors and for patients with multiple myeloma as part of several B-cell maturation agent (BCMA) combination therapy regimens in collaboration with leaders in industry and academia.



  • Diarrhea: Diarrhea, sometimes severe, can occur in patients treated with OGSIVEO. Diarrhea occurred in 84% of patients treated with OGSIVEO, and included Grade 3 events in 16% of patients. Median time to first diarrhea event was 9 days (range: 2 to 434 days). Monitor patients and manage using antidiarrheal medications. Modify dose as recommended.
  • Ovarian Toxicity: Female reproductive function and fertility may be impaired in patients treated with OGSIVEO. Impact on fertility may depend on factors like duration of therapy and state of gonadal function at time of treatment. Long-term effects of OGSIVEO on fertility have not been established. Advise patients on the potential risks for ovarian toxicity before initiating treatment. Monitor patients for changes in menstrual cycle regularity or the development of symptoms of estrogen deficiency, including hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness.
  • Hepatotoxicity: ALT or AST elevations occurred in 30% and 33% of patients, respectively. Grade 3 ALT or AST elevations (>5 × ULN) occurred in 6% and 2.9% of patients. Monitor liver function tests regularly and modify dose as recommended.
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers: New cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma occurred in 2.9% and 1.4% of patients, respectively. Perform dermatologic evaluations prior to initiation of OGSIVEO and routinely during treatment.
  • Electrolyte Abnormalities: Decreased phosphate (65%) and potassium (22%) occurred in OGSIVEO-treated patients. Phosphate <2 mg/dL occurred in 20% of patients. Grade 3 decreased potassium occurred in 1.4% of patients. Monitor phosphate and potassium levels regularly and supplement as necessary. Modify dose as recommended.
  • Embryo-Fetal Toxicity: OGSIVEO can cause fetal harm when administered to pregnant women. Oral administration of nirogacestat to pregnant rats during the period of organogenesis resulted in embryo-fetal toxicity and death at maternal exposures below human exposure at the recommended dose of 150 mg twice daily. Advise pregnant women of the potential risk to a fetus. Advise females and males of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment with OGSIVEO and for 1 week after the last dose.


  • The most common (≥15%) adverse reactions were diarrhea (84%), ovarian toxicity (75% in the 36 females of reproductive potential), rash (68%), nausea (54%), fatigue (54%), stomatitis (39%), headache (30%), abdominal pain (22%), cough (20%), alopecia (19%), upper respiratory tract infection (17%), and dyspnea (16%).
  • Serious adverse reactions occurred in 20% of patients who received OGSIVEO. Serious adverse reactions occurring in ≥2% of patients were ovarian toxicity (4%).
  • The most common laboratory abnormalities (≥15%) were decreased phosphate, increased urine glucose, increased urine protein, increased AST, increased ALT, and decreased potassium.


  • CYP3A Inhibitors and Inducers: Avoid concomitant use with strong or moderate CYP3A inhibitors (including grapefruit products, Seville oranges, and starfruit) and strong or moderate CYP3A inducers.
  • Gastric Acid Reducing Agents: Avoid concomitant use with proton pump inhibitors and H2 blockers. If concomitant use cannot be avoided, OGSIVEO can be staggered with antacids (e.g., administer OGSIVEO 2 hours before or 2 hours after antacid use).
  • Consult the full Prescribing Information prior to and during treatment for important drug interactions.


  • Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in breastfed children, advise women not to breastfeed during treatment with OGSIVEO and for 1 week after the last dose.

To report suspected adverse reactions, contact SpringWorks Therapeutics at 1-888-400-SWTX (1-888-400-7989) or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Please see full U.S. Prescribing Information for OGSIVEO for more information.

About SpringWorks Therapeutics

SpringWorks is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company applying a precision medicine approach to developing and delivering life-changing medicines for people with severe rare diseases and cancer. OGSIVEO® (nirogacestat), approved in the United States for the treatment of adult patients with progressing desmoid tumors who require systemic treatment, is the Company’s first FDA-approved therapy. SpringWorks also has a diversified targeted therapy pipeline spanning solid tumors and hematological cancers, with programs ranging from preclinical development through advanced clinical trials. In addition to its wholly owned programs, SpringWorks has also entered into multiple collaborations with innovators in industry and academia to unlock the full potential for its portfolio and create more solutions for patients in need.

For more information, visit www.springworkstx.com and follow @SpringWorksTx on X (formerly Twitter), LinkedIn, and YouTube

SpringWorks Forward-Looking Statements

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Except as required by applicable law, we do not plan to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of any new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

For further information regarding the risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause differences between SpringWorks’ expectations and actual results, you should review the “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of Part II of SpringWorks’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2024, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties and other important factors in SpringWorks’ subsequent filings.

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