N Engl J Med 2021 04;384(14):1323-1334
From the Department of Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation, West German Cancer Center, University Hospital Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany (A.R.); Fondazione Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy (W.B.); the Centre for Waldenström's Macroglobulinaemia and Related Conditions, University College London Hospitals National Health Service Foundation Trust, London (S.D.); the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Center, Saitama Medical University Hospital, Saitama, Japan (Y.M.); the Division of Hematology, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC (C.M.B.); the Department of Internal Medicine, Henri-Mondor University Hospital, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Université Paris-Est Créteil, Créteil, France (M.M.); the Division of Hematology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston (D.J.K.), Bioverativ, Cambridge (J.F.), and Sanofi, Waltham (X.J., S.L., C.R., J.M.-A., W.H.) - all in Massachusetts; the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna (B.J.); and the Section for Hematology, Department of Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen (T.H.A.T.), and the Department of Research and Innovation, Haugesund Hospital, Haugesund (S.B.) - both in Norway.
Background: Cold agglutinin disease is a rare autoimmune hemolytic anemia characterized by hemolysis that is caused by activation of the classic complement pathway. Sutimlimab, a humanized monoclonal antibody, selectively targets the C1s protein, a C1 complex serine protease responsible for activating this pathway.
Methods: We conducted a 26-week multicenter, open-label, single-group study to assess the efficacy and safety of intravenous sutimlimab in patients with cold agglutinin disease and a recent history of transfusion. Read More