Overall survival was statistically significantly improved with tebentafusp compared with investigator’s choice of therapy as treatment of patients with metastatic uveal melanoma in the phase 3 IMCgp100-202 study.
The strategy of adding the plasmid IL-12 agent tavokinogene telseplasmid to pembrolizumab led to deep systemic responses in patients with actively progressing anti–PD-1–refractory advanced melanoma, according to interim results from the KEYNOTE-695 clinical trial.
During a virtual presentation for the 38th Annual Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium, Janice M. Mehnert, MD explained the science behind selecting the optimal adjuvant therapy for patients with BRAF-mutant melanoma. The options Mehnert weighed were immunotherapy and BRAF-targeted therapy.
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.