Qinlock—engineered to block the drivers of resistance in advanced GIST1,2

Qinlock is the first and only switch-control kinase inhibitor that provided broad-spectrum inhibition of KIT and PDGFRα kinase signaling in vitro through a novel dual mechanism of action1,2*

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How QINLOCK Works

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor, or GIST, is often driven by primary activating mutations in kinase genes KIT and PDGFRA.

70% to 80% of GIST have mutations in one or more regions, or exons, of the KIT gene. 5% to 10% of GIST have mutations in the PDGFRA gene, and 10% to 15% of GIST are without mutations in KIT or PDGFRA genes. These are often referred to as wild type.

Kinase activation requires the interaction of two critical regions: the activation switch… and the switch pocket.

Mutations in tyrosine kinases, such as KIT or PDGFRA, cause uncontrolled interaction of the activation switch with the switch pocket.

This activates the kinase and leads to upregulation of kinase signaling, which drives cancer cell proliferation and/or survival.

As secondary drug-resistance mutations emerge, some tyrosine kinase inhibitors may lose their ability to prevent kinase activation, leading to cancer cell proliferation, otherwise known as drug resistance.

Complicating treatment even further, following failure of frontline TKI therapy, GIST patients often have multiple tumors, each of which can be driven by different secondary mutations.

The QINLOCK mechanism of action.

QINLOCK is a novel switch-control kinase inhibitor that provides broad-spectrum inhibition of KIT and PDGFRA kinase signaling in vitro through a dual mechanism of action.

As shown in preclinical studies, QINLOCK binds to both the activation switch and switch pocket and locks the kinase in the inactive state. This dual mechanism of action has been shown to potently inhibit kinase activation across the broad spectrum of mutations in KIT and PDGFRA kinases known to drive drug resistance and disease progression in advanced GIST.



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Kinase activation requires the interaction of two critical regions2,3:

  • Activation switch
  • Switch pocket
Tyrosine Kinase

As shown in preclinical studies, Qinlock1,2*:

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BINDS
to both the activation switch and switch pocket, regardless of where mutations arise

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LOCKS
the kinase in the inactive ("off") state, inhibiting downstream signaling and cancer cell proliferation


In preclinical studies, this dual mechanism provided broad‑spectrum inhibition of KIT and PDGFRα kinase activity, including1*:

  • Multiple primary mutations
  • Multiple secondary mutations
  • Wild type

*In vitro studies not designed to assess clinical efficacy.

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Qinlock was studied in a global, randomized, Phase 3 trial1

The patient population of the INVICTUS trial was the most heavily pre-treated cohort ever studied in a Phase 3, randomized 4th-line GIST setting4

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Once-daily Dosing

Qinlock is dosed orally, once daily, with or without food1

Dosing & Administration
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The rates of grade 3/4 adverse reactions were similar between Qinlock and placebo5

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GIST=gastrointestinal stromal tumor; KIT=KIT proto‑oncogene receptor tyrosine kinase; MOA=mechanism of action; PDGFRα=platelet‑derived growth factor receptor α.

References: 1. Qinlock [package insert]. Waltham, MA: Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Inc; 2020. 2. Smith BD, Kaufman MD, Lu WP, et al. Ripretinib (DCC-2618) is a switch control kinase inhibitor of a broad spectrum of oncogenic and drug-resistant KIT and PDGFRA variants. Cancer Cell. 2019;35(5):738‑751. 3. Hemming ML Heinrich MC, Bauer S, George S. Translational insights into gastrointestinal stromal tumor and current clinical advances. Ann Oncol. 2018;29(10):2037‑2045. 4. Blay JY, Serrano C, Heinrich MC, et al. Ripretinib in patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumours (INVICTUS): a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2020;21(7):923-934. 5. von Mehren M, Attia S, Bauer S, et al. INVICTUS: A phase 3, interventional, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to assess the safety and efficacy of ripretinib as ≥4th line therapy in patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) who have received treatment with prior anticancer therapies (NCT03353753). Oral presentation at: European Society for Medical Oncology Annual Meeting; October, 2019; Barcelona, Spain.




Important Safety Information

There are no contraindications for Qinlock.

Palmar‑plantar erythrodysesthesia syndrome (PPES): In INVICTUS, Grade 1–2 PPES occurred in 21% of the 85 patients who received Qinlock. PPES led to dose discontinuation in 1.2% of patients, dose interruption in 2.4% of patients, and dose reduction in 1.2% of patients. Based on severity, withhold Qinlock and then resume at same or reduced dose.

New Primary Cutaneous Malignancies: In INVICTUS, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cuSCC) occurred in 4.7% of the 85 patients who received Qinlock with a median time to event of 4.6 months (range 3.8 to 6 months). In the pooled safety population, cuSCC and keratoacanthoma occurred in 7% and 1.9% of 351 patients, respectively. In INVICTUS, melanoma occurred in 2.4% of the 85 patients who received Qinlock. In the pooled safety population, melanoma occurred in 0.9% of 351 patients. Perform dermatologic evaluations when initiating Qinlock and routinely during treatment. Manage suspicious skin lesions with excision and dermatopathologic evaluation. Continue Qinlock at the same dose.

Hypertension: In INVICTUS, Grade 1–3 hypertension occurred in 14% of the 85 patients who received Qinlock, including Grade 3 hypertension in 7% of patients. Do not initiate Qinlock in patients with uncontrolled hypertension. Monitor blood pressure as clinically indicated. Based on severity, withhold Qinlock and then resume at same or reduced dose or permanently discontinue.

Cardiac Dysfunction: In INVICTUS, cardiac failure occurred in 1.2% of the 85 patients who received Qinlock. In the pooled safety population, cardiac dysfunction (including cardiac failure, acute left ventricular failure, diastolic dysfunction, and ventricular hypertrophy) occurred in 1.7% of 351 patients, including Grade 3 adverse reactions in 1.1% of patients.

In INVICTUS, Grade 3 decreased ejection fraction occurred in 2.6% of the 77 patients who received Qinlock and who had a baseline and at least one post‑baseline echocardiogram. Grade 3 decreased ejection fraction occurred in 3.4% of the 263 patients in the pooled safety population who received Qinlock and who had a baseline and at least one post‑baseline echocardiogram.

In INVICTUS, cardiac dysfunction led to dose discontinuation in 1.2% of the 85 patients who received Qinlock. The safety of Qinlock has not been assessed in patients with a baseline ejection fraction below 50%. Assess ejection fraction by echocardiogram or MUGA scan prior to initiating Qinlock and during treatment, as clinically indicated. Permanently discontinue Qinlock for Grade 3 or 4 left ventricular systolic dysfunction.

Risk of Impaired Wound Healing: Qinlock has the potential to adversely affect wound healing. Withhold Qinlock for at least 1 week prior to elective surgery. Do not administer for at least 2 weeks following major surgery and until adequate wound healing. The safety of resumption of Qinlock after resolution of wound healing complications has not been established.

Embryo‑Fetal Toxicity: Qinlock can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Advise pregnant women of the potential risk to a fetus. Advise females of reproductive potential and males with female partners of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment and for at least 1 week after the final dose. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in the breastfed child, advise women not to breastfeed during treatment and for at least 1 week after the final dose. Qinlock may impair fertility in males of reproductive potential.

Adverse Reactions: The most common adverse reactions (≥20%) were alopecia, fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, myalgia, diarrhea, decreased appetite, PPES, and vomiting. The most common Grade 3 or 4 laboratory abnormalities (≥4%) were increased lipase and decreased phosphate.

The safety and effectiveness of Qinlock in pediatric patients have not been established.

Administer strong CYP3A inhibitors with caution. Monitor patients who are administered strong CYP3A inhibitors more frequently for adverse reactions. Avoid concomitant use with strong CYP3A inducers.

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, LLC, at 1-888-724-3274 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Indication

Qinlock is a kinase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of adult patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) who have received prior treatment with 3 or more kinase inhibitors, including imatinib.

Please see full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information.

Important Safety Information

There are no contraindications for Qinlock.

Palmar‑plantar erythrodysesthesia syndrome (PPES): In INVICTUS, Grade 1–2 PPES occurred in 21% of the 85 patients who received Qinlock. PPES led to dose discontinuation in 1.2% of patients, dose interruption in 2.4% of patients, and dose reduction in 1.2% of patients. Based on severity, withhold Qinlock and then resume at same or reduced dose.

New Primary Cutaneous Malignancies: In INVICTUS, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cuSCC) occurred in 4.7% of the 85 patients who received Qinlock with a median time to event of 4.6 months (range 3.8 to 6 months). In the pooled safety population, cuSCC and keratoacanthoma occurred in 7% and 1.9% of 351 patients, respectively. In INVICTUS, melanoma occurred in 2.4% of the 85 patients who received Qinlock. In the pooled safety population, melanoma occurred in 0.9% of 351 patients. Perform dermatologic evaluations when initiating Qinlock and routinely during treatment. Manage suspicious skin lesions with excision and dermatopathologic evaluation. Continue Qinlock at the same dose.

Hypertension: In INVICTUS, Grade 1–3 hypertension occurred in 14% of the 85 patients who received Qinlock, including Grade 3 hypertension in 7% of patients. Do not initiate Qinlock in patients with uncontrolled hypertension. Monitor blood pressure as clinically indicated. Based on severity, withhold Qinlock and then resume at same or reduced dose or permanently discontinue.

Cardiac Dysfunction: In INVICTUS, cardiac failure occurred in 1.2% of the 85 patients who received Qinlock. In the pooled safety population, cardiac dysfunction (including cardiac failure, acute left ventricular failure, diastolic dysfunction, and ventricular hypertrophy) occurred in 1.7% of 351 patients, including Grade 3 adverse reactions in 1.1% of patients.

In INVICTUS, Grade 3 decreased ejection fraction occurred in 2.6% of the 77 patients who received Qinlock and who had a baseline and at least one post‑baseline echocardiogram. Grade 3 decreased ejection fraction occurred in 3.4% of the 263 patients in the pooled safety population who received Qinlock and who had a baseline and at least one post‑baseline echocardiogram.

In INVICTUS, cardiac dysfunction led to dose discontinuation in 1.2% of the 85 patients who received Qinlock. The safety of Qinlock has not been assessed in patients with a baseline ejection fraction below 50%. Assess ejection fraction by echocardiogram or MUGA scan prior to initiating Qinlock and during treatment, as clinically indicated. Permanently discontinue Qinlock for Grade 3 or 4 left ventricular systolic dysfunction.

Risk of Impaired Wound Healing: Qinlock has the potential to adversely affect wound healing. Withhold Qinlock for at least 1 week prior to elective surgery. Do not administer for at least 2 weeks following major surgery and until adequate wound healing. The safety of resumption of Qinlock after resolution of wound healing complications has not been established.

Embryo‑Fetal Toxicity: Qinlock can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Advise pregnant women of the potential risk to a fetus. Advise females of reproductive potential and males with female partners of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment and for at least 1 week after the final dose. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in the breastfed child, advise women not to breastfeed during treatment and for at least 1 week after the final dose. Qinlock may impair fertility in males of reproductive potential.

Adverse Reactions: The most common adverse reactions (≥20%) were alopecia, fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, myalgia, diarrhea, decreased appetite, PPES, and vomiting. The most common Grade 3 or 4 laboratory abnormalities (≥4%) were increased lipase and decreased phosphate.

The safety and effectiveness of Qinlock in pediatric patients have not been established.

Administer strong CYP3A inhibitors with caution. Monitor patients who are administered strong CYP3A inhibitors more frequently for adverse reactions. Avoid concomitant use with strong CYP3A inducers.

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, LLC, at 1-888-724-3274 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Indication

Qinlock is a kinase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of adult patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) who have received prior treatment with 3 or more kinase inhibitors, including imatinib.

Please see full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information.