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Sotorasib Is Indicated As Monotherapy For The Treatment Of Adult Patients With KRAS G12C-Mutated Locally Advanced Or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), Who Have Progressed On, Or Are Intolerant To, Platinum-Based Chemotherapy And/Or Anti PD-1/PD-L1 Immunotherapy1


Lung Cancer Is The Most Common Cancer In Scotland With An Estimated 5,500 New Cases Diagnosed Every Year6,7


CAMBRIDGE, UK – (7th March 2022)The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has today accepted Amgen’s first-in-class drug, Lumykras™ (sotorasib), for use on an interim basis* by NHS Scotland as monotherapy for the treatment of adult patients with KRAS G12C-mutated locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), who have progressed on, or are intolerant to, platinum-based chemotherapy and/or anti PD-1/PD-L1 immunotherapy.1,3,4


Sotorasib was the first new medicine to receive a Conditional Marketing Authorisation** from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for use across England, Scotland and Wales under Project Orbis.3,5 The treatment, an oral targeted therapy, will now be available in Scotland, addressing an unmet need in previously treated patients with KRAS G12C NSCLC, a mutation which was previously thought to be “undruggable”.3,5


Dr. Brian Clark, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre said: “Patients with KRAS G12C mutated NSCLC have had limited targeted treatment options, following progression on first line treatment. Sotorasib has shown promising clinical results and provides a treatment option which addresses an unmet need for lung cancer patients who have relapsed after chemotherapy or immunotherapy. We welcome this new targeted oral treatment which will be made available to eligible patients via NHS Scotland.”


Dr. Tony Patrikios, Executive Medical Director at Amgen UK and Ireland said: “This is an important moment in treating lung cancer patients living in Scotland. Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the country, accounting for an estimated 5,500 new cases every year and outcomes remain poor.6,7 NSCLC accounts for 85% of lung cancers and approximately 13% of these are thought to have the KRAS G12C mutation.2,8 Sotorasib provides a new treatment option for suitable patients in Scotland who have had biomarker testing and been identified with this mutation.” 1,4


Paula Chadwick, Chief Executive of Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation said: “The SMC decision demonstrates all the hard work that is happening to develop new treatment options for people with lung cancer. The pandemic has had a devastating effect on these patients in Scotland, potentially denying many of them the chance of an earlier, and possibly life-saving diagnosis. However, the advances in new treatments like sotorasib offer some hope by giving people another treatment option.”


The Conditional Marketing Authorisation for sotorasib is based on clinical evidence from the Phase 2 CodeBreaK 100 study which evaluated the drug in 126 patients with KRAS G12C-mutated advanced NSCLC.9 This trial demonstrated an Objective Response Rate ORR (primary end point) of 37.1% (95% confidence interval [CI], 28.6 to 46.2)9, and an Overall Survival OS (secondary end point) of 12.5 months (95% CI, 10.0 to not evaluable)9. Among 46 patients with ORR, the median Duration of Response (DoR) was 10.0 months (95% CI, 1.2 to 11.1).1


The most common adverse reactions were diarrhoea (34%), musculoskeletal pain (31%), nausea (25%), fatigue (21%), hepatotoxicity (19%) and cough (16%). The most common severe (grade ≥ 3) adverse reactions were increased ALT (5%), increased AST (4%), and diarrhoea (4%). The most common adverse reactions leading to permanent discontinuation of treatment were increased ALT (1%), increased AST (1%) and drug-induced liver injury (1%). The most common adverse reactions leading to dose modification were increased ALT (6%), increased AST (6%), and diarrhoea (6%).1


The SMC final advice documents are available at:


*Sotorasib is accepted for use on an interim basis by NHS Scotland subject to ongoing evaluation and future reassessment.


**This medicinal product has been authorised under a so-called 'conditional approval' scheme. This means that further evidence on this medicinal product is awaited.




About Sotorasib

Amgen has taken on one of the toughest challenges of the last 40 years in cancer research by developing sotorasib, a KRAS G12C inhibitor.10,11 Sotorasib was the first KRAS G12C inhibitor to enter the clinic and is being studied in 10 combinations with global sites spanning four continents.12 In just under three years, the CodeBreaK clinical development programme for sotorasib has established a clinical data set with more than 800 patients studied across 13 tumour types to date.13


More information about sotorasib can be found in the Summary of Product Characteristics.1


About CodeBreaK

The CodeBreaK clinical development programme is designed to study the risk benefit associated with Amgen’s investigational drug sotorasib for patients with an advanced solid tumour with the KRAS G12C mutation and address the longstanding unmet medical need for these cancers.14,15


CodeBreaK 100, the Phase 1 and 2, first-in-human, open-label multicentre single arm study, enrolled patients with KRAS G12C-mutant solid tumours.14 Eligible patients must have received a prior line of systemic anticancer therapy, consistent with their tumour type and stage of disease. The primary endpoint for the Phase 2 study was centrally assessed Objective Response Rate (ORR).14 ORR by blinded Independent Review Committee. The Phase 2 trial in NSCLC enrolled 126 patients, 124 of whom had centrally evaluable lesions by RECIST 1.1 at baseline.9,16


A global Phase 3 randomised active-controlled study comparing sotorasib to docetaxel in patients with KRAS G12C-mutated NSCLC (CodeBreaK200) includes sites across the UK, including one site in Scotland.15


About Amgen Oncology

Amgen Oncology is searching for and finding answers to incredibly complex questions that aim to advance care and improve lives for cancer patients and their families. Our research drives us to understand the disease in the context of the patient's life – not just their cancer journey – so they can take control of their lives.

For the last four decades, we have been dedicated to discovering the firsts that matter in oncology and to finding ways to reduce the burden of cancer. Building on our heritage, Amgen continues to advance the largest pipeline in the Company's history, moving with great speed to advance those innovations for the patients who need them.

At Amgen, we are driven by our commitment to transform the lives of cancer patients and keep them at the centre of everything we do.  


About Amgen in the UK and Ireland

Amgen is committed to the relentless pursuit of breakthroughs and making a sustainable contribution to healthcare. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen serves patients by transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health or save lives.

Amgen develops innovative medicines in cancer and long-term conditions by using advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology. As one of the most forward-thinking and innovative biotech companies, Amgen’s growing portfolio of medicines tackle some of the biggest healthcare burdens facing society today.

The Amgen community in the UK and Ireland is one of Amgen’s largest outside of the company headquarters in California and is a European hub for research and development. More than 500 people at Amgen in the UK and Ireland contribute to the journey that turns molecules into medicines.


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Job code: UKI-510-0222-00007

Date of Preparation: March 2022