FibroGen to Present New Efficacy and Safety Analyses from Roxadustat Global Phase 3 Program at American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined
Late-breaking abstracts explore cardiovascular outcomes of patients with anemia in chronic kidney disease (CKD) treated with roxadustat, including associations with achieved hemoglobin levels and risk of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events (MACE) and MACE+
New analyses evaluate efficacy of roxadustat across the continuum of patients with anemia in CKD – both on dialysis and not on dialysis – including different dialysis modalities, iron repletion status, and comorbidities.
Presentations address safety profile of roxadustat related to neoplasms, hypertension, and ophthalmological effects
Additional presentations explore increased risk of red blood cell transfusion at lower hemoglobin levels and impact of roxadustat on rates of hospitalization due to congestive heart failure
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FibroGen, Inc. (Nasdaq: FGEN) and its partners, AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/Nasdaq: AZN) and Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503), will present new analyses from the global Phase 3 program at the upcoming American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined, assessing the potential of roxadustat, a first-in-class orally-administered hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase (HIF-PH) inhibitor, to revolutionize the treatment of anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The virtual congress will take place October 22-25, 2020. FibroGen and its partners will present 42 abstracts, including 2 late-breaker poster presentations, and 10 which have been accepted for oral presentation.
Twenty-eight presentations on roxadustat for the treatment of anemia associated with CKD will further demonstrate the depth and breadth of the roxadustat global Phase 3 development program and build on the known clinical profile of roxadustat in treating a broad spectrum of CKD patients. Another 12 presentations on CKD anemia epidemiology and disease state outline the burden of anemia on CKD patients and their unmet medical need for innovative therapies. In addition, two late-breaking poster presentations will explore associations between cardiovascular safety and hemoglobin levels achieved with roxadustat in both non-dialysis-dependent (NDD) and dialysis-dependent (DD) CKD patients.
“Our roxadustat clinical data at ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined demonstrate consistent efficacy and positive safety results across the continuum of chronic kidney disease patients with anemia, adding to the established body of evidence highlighting roxadustat as a potential foundational treatment for this condition affecting millions of patients,” said Enrique Conterno, Chief Executive Officer, FibroGen. “We thank the investigators, study site staff, and patients who participated in the global roxadustat development program.”
Abstracts assessing the potential clinical profile for use of roxadustat for anemia treatment in CKD patients will include:
About Anemia Associated with CKD
Anemia, a serious medical condition in which patients have insufficient red blood cells and low levels of hemoglobin, is a common early complication of CKD, affecting approximately 20% of CKD patients. Anemia in CKD is associated with an increased risk of hospitalization, cardiovascular complications, and death, and can also cause significant fatigue, cognitive dysfunction and reduced quality of life. Blood transfusions are used for treating severe anemia, however, they may reduce a patient’s opportunity for kidney transplant and can increase the risk of infection and/or complications such as heart failure and allergic reactions.
Astellas and FibroGen are collaborating on the development and commercialization of roxadustat for the treatment of anemia in territories including Japan, Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East, and South Africa. AstraZeneca and FibroGen are collaborating on the development and commercialization of roxadustat for the treatment of anemia in the U.S., China, and other markets in the Americas and in Australia/New Zealand, as well as Southeast Asia. At ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined, roxadustat data will be sponsored and presented by Astellas, AstraZeneca, and FibroGen.