The combination of pembrolizumab plus nab-paclitaxel demonstrated clinically meaningful and sustainable responses, along with prolonged progression-free survival when administered as salvage therapy to patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma.
In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Petros Grivas, MD, PhD, discussed the findings from the phase 3 JAVELIN Bladder 100 study, which evaluated the addition of avelumab to best supportive care in patients with locally advanced, unresectable or metastatic urothelial cancer.
Results from the study, JAVELIN Bladder 100, demonstrated that in patients who have achieved stable disease or better after first-line platinum-based chemotherapy, maintenance avelumab significantly improved both progression-free survival and overall survival compared with best supportive care alone.
Petros Grivas, MD, PhD, discusses the JAVELIN Bladder 100 trial of maintenance avelumab plus best supportive care versus best supportive care alone after platinum-based first-line chemotherapy in patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma.
"While we are disappointed in these study results, Keytruda has been established as an important option in the treatment of metastatic bladder cancer, and we are committed to continuing our research to help more patients with this disease."