Hossein Borghaei, DO, on Nonsquamous NSCLC: Findings on Sitravatinib Plus Nivolumab vs Docetaxel
ESMO Congress 2023
Hossein Borghaei, DO, of Fox Chase Cancer Center, discusses phase III findings from the SAPPHIRE study of sitravatinib plus nivolumab vs docetaxel in patients with previously treated, advanced nonsquamous non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (Abstract LBA63).
Ze-rui Zhao, PhD, of China’s Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, discusses new phase II findings on stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with sequential immunochemotherapy as a neoadjuvant treatment of patients with resectable non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This therapy yielded a high major pathologic response rate, according to Dr. Zhao (Abstract LBA60).
Jonathan D. Spicer, MD, PhD, of McGill University, discusses findings from the KEYNOTE-671 study of perioperative pembrolizumab for patients with resectable early-stage non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Neoadjuvant pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy followed by resection and adjuvant pembrolizumab improved overall survival compared with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and resection alone in stage II, IIIA, or IIIB (N2) disease (Abstract LBA56).
Mark M. Awad, MD, PhD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses phase III findings from the CheckMate 816 trial, which showed a potential clinical benefit to neoadjuvant nivolumab plus ipilimumab vs chemotherapy in patients with resectable non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (Abstract 1261O).
Nadia Harbeck, MD, PhD, of Munich’s LMU University Hospital and the Ludwig Maximilian University, discusses an interim analysis of the monarchE trial on adjuvant abemaciclib plus endocrine therapy for patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative, high-risk early breast cancer. The data showed this regimen continued to reduce the risk of developing invasive and distant disease recurrence well beyond the completion of treatment. The improvement at 5 years is consistent with a carryover effect and further supports the use of the CDK4/6 inhibitor abemaciclib in this population (Abstract LBA17).
Tina Cascone, MD, PhD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses new phase III findings from the CheckMate 77T trial of patients with previously untreated resectable stage II–IIIB non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The trial showed clinically meaningful improvement in event-free survival with neoadjuvant nivolumab plus chemotherapy followed by surgery and adjuvant nivolumab vs chemotherapy or placebo (Abstract LBA1).