Neeraj Agarwal, MD, on Prostate Cancer: Phase III Trial Update on Cabozantinib, Atezolizumab, and Hormonal Therapy
2024 ASCO GU Cancers Symposium
Neeraj Agarwal, MD, of Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, discusses results of the CONTACT-2 trial, which showed cabozantinib plus atezolizumab improved radiographic progression–free survival of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer vs a second novel hormonal therapy (NHT) in patients who had experienced disease progression on a prior NHT and have extrapelvic nodal or visceral disease. The benefits were more pronounced in patients with liver metastasis and in those who previously received docetaxel (Abstract 18).
Saby George, MD, of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses pharmacokinetics, efficacy, and safety results from CheckMate 67T, a phase III trial comparing the use of subcutaneous vs intravenous nivolumab in patients with advanced or metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma who have received prior systemic therapy (Abstract LBA360).
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).
Thomas Powles, MD, of Barts Cancer Institute, Cancer Research UK Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre, and Queen Mary University of London, discusses overall survival results from the phase III KEYNOTE-564 study of adjuvant pembrolizumab vs placebo in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma (Abstract LBA359).
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).
Rohit K. Jain, MD, MPH, of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, discusses a novel phase II trial of pembrolizumab plus cabozantinib. The study showed this combination may be efficacious as first-line therapy for patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma, including those who are ineligible for cisplatin. Further investigation with a focus on predictive biomarkers is ongoing (Abstract 539).