Presidential Symposium III
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LBA6_PR - Nivolumab (nivo) plus chemotherapy (chemo) versus chemo as first-line (1L) treatment for advanced gastric cancer/gastroesophageal junction cancer (GC/GEJC)/esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC): First results of the CheckMate 649 study
The abstract concludes: NIVO is the first PD-1 inhibitor to demonstrate superior OS and PFS in combination with chemo vs chemo alone in previously untreated pts with advanced GC/GEJC/EAC, with a manageable safety profile. NIVO + chemo represents a potential new standard 1L treatment option for these pts.
- CheckMate -649, a Phase 3 Trial Evaluating Opdivo (nivolumab) Plus Chemotherapy vs. Chemotherapy, Meets Primary Endpoints Demonstrating Superior Overall Survival and Progression-Free Survival in First-Line Treatment of Gastric and Esophageal Cancers. August 11, 2020.
LBA7_PR - Nivolumab plus chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone in patients with previously untreated advanced or recurrent gastric/gastroesophageal junction (G/GEJ) cancer: ATTRACTION-4 (ONO-4538-37) study
The abstract concludes: PFS was significantly improved in N+C vs. C, achieving the primary objective. The combination of nivolumab and chemotherapy, which demonstrated clinically meaningful efficacy in PFS and ORR with a manageable safety profile but not statistically significant improvement in OS, can be considered a new first-line treatment option in advanced or recurrent G/GEJ cancer.
- N Boku et al. Safety and efficacy of nivolumab in combination with S-1/capecitabine plus oxaliplatin in patients with previously untreated, unresectable, advanced, or recurrent gastric/gastroesophageal junction cancer: interim results of a randomized, phase II trial (ATTRACTION-4).
LBA8_PR - Pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy versus chemotherapy as first-line therapy in patients with advanced esophageal cancer: The phase 3 KEYNOTE-590 study
The abstract concludes: Pembro + chemo provided superior OS, PFS, and ORR vs chemo, with a manageable safety profile in pts with untreated, advanced esophageal and EGJ cancer. These data demonstrate that 1L pembro + chemo is a new standard of care in this pt population.
- Nichole Tucker. KEYNOTE-590 Demonstrates OS Benefit With Pembrolizumab Plus Chemotherapy in Advanced Esophageal Cancer. August 19, 2020
LBA9_PR - Adjuvant nivolumab in resected esophageal or gastroesophageal junction cancer (EC/GEJC) following neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy (CRT): First results of the CheckMate 577 study
The abstract concludes: Adjuvant nivolumab is the first therapeutic to provide a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in DFS vs placebo and a well-tolerated safety profile in patients with resected EC/GEJC, who have received neoadjuvant CRT. These results represent the first treatment advance in many years for these patients, potentially establishing adjuvant nivolumab as a new standard of care.