Mark M. Awad, MD, PhD, on NSCLC: Neoadjuvant Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab vs Chemotherapy
ESMO Congress 2023
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).
Peter Schmid, MD, PhD, of Queen Mary University of London, discusses phase III findings from the KEYNOTE-522 study, which showed neoadjuvant pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy followed by adjuvant pembrolizumab continues to improve event-free survival compared with neoadjuvant chemotherapy alone in patients with early-stage triple-negative breast cancer, regardless of pathologic complete response (Abstract LBA18).
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).
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).
Benjamin Besse, MD, PhD, of the Gustave Roussy Cancer Centre, discusses new findings on AZD7789, which targets PD-1 and TIM-3, in patients with stage IIIB–IV non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with previous anti–PD-L1 therapy. This bispecific antibody showed manageable safety and preliminary efficacy at tolerable doses (Abstract 1313MO).
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).