ChemoCentryx Announces FDA Approval of Tavneos (avacopan) for Treating ANCA Vasculitis

ChemoCentryx Announces FDA Approval of Tavneos (avacopan) for Treating ANCA Vasculitis

ChemoCentryx announced the FDA has approved Tavneos (avacopan) as an adjunctive treatment of adult patients with severe active anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody-associated vasculitis (also known as ANCA-associated vasculitis or ANCA vasculitis), specifically granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) (the two main forms of ANCA vasculitis), in combination with standard therapy. This approval marks Tavneos as the first FDA-approved orally-administered inhibitor of the complement 5a receptor.

The FDA approved Tavneos based on results of the pivotal Phase III ADVOCATE trial, which were highlighted in the February 2021 edition of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). 

The global, randomized, double-blind, active-controlled, double-dummy Phase III trial enrolled 330 patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis in 20 countries. Eligible study subjects were randomized to receive either rituximab or cyclophosphamide (followed by azathioprine/mycophenolate) and either Tavneos (avacopan) or study-supplied oral prednisone. Subjects in both treatment groups could also receive non-protocol glucocorticoids if needed. The study met its primary e...

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