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FDA approves Braftovi + cetuximab for the treatment of BRAFV600E-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) after prior therapy.- Pfizer

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Published:10th Apr 2020
Pfizer Inc.announced that the FDA has approved Braftovi (encorafenib) in combination with cetuximab (marketed as Erbitux) for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) with a BRAF V600E mutation, as detected by an FDA-approved test, after prior therapy. The approval is based on results from the BEACON CRC trial, the only Phase III trial to specifically study patients with previously treated metastatic CRC with a BRAF V600E mutation. Based on results from the BEACON CRC trial, Braftovi plus cetuximab showed a median overall survival (OS) of 8.4 months (95% CI: 7.5, 11.0) compared with 5.4 months (95% CI: 4.8, 6.6) for Control (irinotecan with cetuximab or FOLFIRI with cetuximab) ([HR 0.60, (95% CI: 0.45, 0.79), p=0.0003]). Additionally, Braftovi VI plus cetuximab showed an improved objective response rate (ORR) of 20% (95% CI: 13%, 29%) compared with 2% (95% CI: 0%, 7%) for Control (p<0.0001) and median progression-free survival (mpfs) was 4.2 months with braftovi plus cetuximab (95% ci: 3.7, 5.4) versus 1.5 months with control (95% ci: 1.4, 1.7) ([hr 0.40, (95% ci: 0.31, 0.52), p><0.0001]). “braf mutations are estimated to occur in up to 15% of people with metastatic colorectal cancer and represent a poor prognosis for these patients,” said scott kopetz, m.d., ph.d., facp, associate professor of gastrointestinal medical oncology at the university of texas md anderson cancer center. “as the first-and-only targeted regimen for people with brafv600e -mutant metastatic crc who have received prior therapy, braftovi in combination with cetuximab is a much-needed new treatment option for these patients.” the most common adverse reactions (ar) ( greater than 25%) seen in patients treated with braftovi in combination with cetuximab were fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, dermatitis acneiform, abdominal pain, decreased appetite, arthralgia and rash.>
Condition: Colorectal Cancer
Type: drug

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