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Pivotal phase III IMpower010 study data show Tecentriq helps certain people with early lung cancer live significantly longer without their disease returning- Genentech/Roche

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Last updated:24th Sep 2021
Published:20th May 2021
Genentech, a member of the Roche Group announced interim results from the Phase III IMpower010 study, showing for the first time that treatment with Tecentriq (atezolizumab) following surgery and chemotherapy reduced the risk of disease recurrence or death (disease-free survival; DFS) by 34% (hazard ratio [HR]=0.66, 95% CI: 0.50-0.88) in people with Stage II-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), whose tumors express PD-L1?1%, compared with best supportive care (BSC).
Genentech, a member of the Roche Group announced interim results from the Phase III IMpower010 study, showing for the first time that treatment with Tecentriq (atezolizumab) following surgery and chemotherapy reduced the risk of disease recurrence or death (disease-free survival; DFS) by 34% (hazard ratio [HR]=0.66, 95% CI: 0.50-0.88) in people with Stage II-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), whose tumors express PD-L1?1%, compared with best supportive care (BSC). In this population, median DFS was not yet reached for Tecentriq compared with 35.3 months for BSC. In the larger population of all randomized Stage II-IIIA study participants, Tecentriq reduced the risk of disease recurrence or death by 21% (HR=0.79, 95% CI: 0.64-0.96) after a median follow-up of 32.2 months. In this population, Tecentriq increased DFS by a median of seven months (42.3 months vs. 35.3 months with BSC). Safety data for Tecentriq were consistent with its known safety profile and no new safety signals were identified. The full results of IMpower010 will be presented in the lung cancer oral abstract session (Abstract #8500) on Sunday, June 6 (8:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT) at the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting. The goal of adjuvant therapy is to lower the risk of recurrence and provide the best opportunity for a cure. Still, about half of all patients with Stage I-III NSCLC eventually develop disease recurrence following curative-intent treatment. Adjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy is the current standard of care for patients with completely resected early-stage NSCLC (Stage IB-IIIA) who are at a high-risk of disease recurrence or relapse. This treatment provides a modest 4-5% improvement in five-year survival compared with observation. Follow-up will continue with planned analyses of DFS in the overall intent-to-treat (ITT) population, including Stage IB patients, which at the time of analysis did not cross the threshold, and overall survival (OS) data, which were immature at the time of interim analysis. In the overall randomized population of study participants, adverse events (AEs) occurred in 92.7% of people receiving Tecentriq, compared with 70.7% of those receiving BSC. Grade 3 or 4 events occurred in 21.8% of people treated with Tecentriq compared with 11.5% in the BSC group; 0.8% of people in the Tecentriq group experienced a Grade 5 AE. As anticipated, the addition of up to one year of Tecentriq following chemotherapy led to a higher number of AEs compared with BSC.
Condition: Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
Type: drug