Population Pharmacokinetics of Glasdegib in Patients With Advanced Hematologic Malignancies and Solid Tumors

Swan Lin, Naveed Shaik, Giovanni Martinelli, Andrew J. Wagner, Jorge Cortes, Ana Ruiz-Garcia

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Glasdegib is an inhibitor of the Hedgehog pathway recently approved in the United States for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. A population pharmacokinetic analysis was conducted to characterize the kinetic behavior of glasdegib and its sources of variability (covariates) by utilizing data from 269 patients with cancer treated with oral glasdegib doses ranging from 5 to 640 mg/d. Nonlinear mixed-effects modeling was conducted using NONMEM (v.7.3) and Perl-speaks NONMEM (v.4.2.0). The estimated apparent total clearance, apparent central volume of distribution, and apparent peripheral volume of distribution were 6.27 L/h, 3.32 L, and 279.2 L, respectively. Age, sex, race, and hepatic function were not significant covariates on glasdegib pharmacokinetic parameters. Baseline body weight, percentage bone marrow blasts, creatinine clearance, and use of moderate or strong cytochrome P450 3A inhibitors were statistically significant covariates on apparent total clearance; however, the magnitude of the effects was not considered clinically meaningful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)605-616
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Clinical Pharmacology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Hedgehog
  • Smoothened inhibitor
  • acute myeloid leukemia
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
  • population pharmacokinetics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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