ONCAlert | 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Dr. Robin Jones on Olaratumab and Doxorubicin Combination in Patients with Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Robin Jones,BSc, MB, MRCP, MD
Published Online:12:29 PM, Fri December 4, 2015

 

Robin Jones, BSc, MB, MRCP, MD, oncologist, Royal Marsden Hospital, London, discusses the effectiveness of monoclonal antibody olaratumab in combination with doxorubicin in metastatic soft tissue sarcoma. The treatment was tested in a phase II trial, which randomized patients to either receive doxorubicin alone or doxorubicin in combination with olaratumab.

 

Jones says there was a significant difference in median overall survival in patients who received doxorubicin in combination with olaratumab compared to the monotherapy. He adds that patients had a median overall survival of 25 months in the combination arm, versus a median overall survival of 14.7 months in the doxorubicin alone arm.

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