Andrew Johns, MD, on Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma: Data on Tivozanib in Pretreated Patients
2024 ASCO GU Cancers Symposium
Andrew Johns, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses efficacy, safety, and tolerability data on tivozanib. The agent yielded a modest clinical benefit in a minority of patients with advanced clear cell renal cell carcinoma who received prior immune checkpoint–based therapies, cabozantinib, and lenvatinib with or without everolimus (Abstract 419).
Thomas Powles, MD, of Barts Cancer Institute, Cancer Research UK Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre, and Queen Mary University of London, discusses outcomes reported by patients with previously treated renal cell carcinoma (RCC), taking part in the phase III LITESPARK-005 study. Belzutifan was associated with a prolonged time to deterioration, fewer disease-specific symptoms, and better quality of life compared with everolimus (Abstract 361).
Michiel S. Van Der Heijden, MD, PhD, of the Netherlands Cancer Institute, discusses phase III results from the global EV-302 study, showing that enfortumab vedotin-ejfv plus pembrolizumab improves outcomes in patients with previously untreated locally advanced metastatic urothelial carcinoma compared with chemotherapy. Overall survival benefit was observed across select prespecified subgroups. According to Dr. Van Der Heijden, this immunotherapy combination is a potential new standard of care for first-line locally advanced metastatic urothelial carcinoma (Abstract LBA530).
Amanda Nizam, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, discusses results from the UNITE study, which shows patients with advanced urothelial cancer who were treated with enfortumab vedotin-ejfv (EV) after switch maintenance avelumab had outcomes consistent with data with EV in platinum- and immune checkpoint inhibitor–refractory disease (Abstract 537).
Maha H.A. Hussain, MD, of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University, discusses phase II findings from the BRCAAway trial. This study showed that in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer with BRCA1/2 or ATM alterations, abiraterone and prednisone plus olaparib was well tolerated and resulted in a longer progression-free survival than either agent alone or sequentially.
Enrique Grande, MD, of MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid, discusses findings from the CABATEN/GETNE-T1914 study, in which cabozantinib plus atezolizumab showed modest activity in patients with locally advanced or metastatic adrenocortical carcinoma, a rare malignancy with a poor prognosis and limited therapeutic options. According to Dr. Grande, the existence of long-lasting responders makes it worthwhile to continue investigating predictive factors that may help to select patients for this combination therapy (Abstract 1).