The phase 3 COMBI-I clinical trial of spartalizumab plus dabrafenib and trametinib showed no improvement in investigator-assessed progression-free survival in patients with untreated BRAF V600-mutant unresectable or metastatic melanoma, missing the primary end point in part 3 of the study.
The primary end point of investigator-assessed progression-free survival was missed in part 3 of the randomized, Phase 3 COMBI-i study of spartalizumab in combination with dabrafenib and trametinib in patients with untreated BRAF V600-mutant unresectable or metastatic melanoma, according to results presented at the 2020 ESMO Virtual Congress.
The use of encorafenib and binimetinib followed by immunotherapy demonstrated a higher progression-free survival, as well as an objective response rate and median PFS at 1 and 2 years that were consistent with those reported in pivotal studies, according to a presentation by Paolo Ascierto, MD, at the 2020 ESMO Virtual Congress.
Progression-free survival was not improved with the combination of spartalizumab, dabrafenib, and trametinib when administered as treatment of untreated patients with unresectable or metastatic BRAF V600E-mutant cutaneous melanoma compared with dabrafenib plus trametinib alone, missing the primary end point of the phase 3 COMBI-I clinical trial.
Frontline treatment with the immune checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab as monotherapy generated promising activity against cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma with durable responses and a manageable safety profile.
The final data of a personalized tumor lysate, particle-loaded, dendritic cell vaccine demonstrated that patients with stage III or IV melanoma with high-risk of recurrence after complete surgical resection had better survival benefit and disease-free survival rate with the vaccine over placebo, according to a press release from Elios Therapeutics.
A guideline from the American Society of Clinical Oncology addresses 4 clinical questions regarding approaches to systemic treatment for different types and stages of melanoma, in addition to summarizing the trials on which the recommendations were based.
In an interview with Targeted Oncology, following the tweet chat, Shoushtari highlighted the key takeaways from the tweet chat discussion and spoke to how he would make his own treatment decisions for this patient scenario.