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KEYLYNK-010 trial evaluating Keytruda + Lynparza in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer to stop for futility.- Merck Inc., + AstraZeneca

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Published:17th Mar 2022

Merck is discontinuing the study following the recommendation of an independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) after the DMC reviewed data from a planned interim analysis. At the interim analysis, the combination of Keytruda and lYnparza did not demonstrate a benefit in overall survival (OS), one of the study’s dual primary endpoints, compared to the control arm of either abiraterone acetate or enzalutamide. The trial’s other dual primary endpoint, radiographic progression free survival (rPFS), was evaluated at an earlier interim analysis and did not demonstrate improvement compared to the control arm.

The safety profile of Keytruda in combination with Lynparza in this trial was consistent with that observed in previously reported studies for the individual therapies; however, the combination was associated with a higher incidence of grade 3-5 adverse events and drug-related serious adverse events, compared to the control arm. Merck will inform study investigators of the recommendation from the DMC and advise patients in the study to speak to their physician regarding treatment. Data from this study will be presented at an upcoming scientific congress.

Condition: Prostate Cancer
Type: drug

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