Peter Schmid, MD, PhD, on Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Updated Results on Pembrolizumab Plus Chemotherapy
ESMO Congress 2023
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).