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Imfinzi + Lynparza and Imfinzi alone both significantly improved progression-free survival in advanced endometrial cancer when added to chemotherapy

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Published:26th May 2023

Positive high-level results from the DUO-E Phase III trial showed Imfinzi (durvalumab) in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy followed by either Imfinzi plus Lynparza (olaparib) or Imfinzi alone as maintenance therapy both demonstrated a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) compared to standard-of-care chemotherapy alone in patients with newly diagnosed advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer

There was a greater clinical benefit observed with the combination of Imfinzi and Lynparza as maintenance treatment. Overall survival (OS) data were immature at the time of this analysis however, a favourable trend was observed for both treatment regimens.

Endometrial cancer is the 6th most common cancer in women worldwide, with over 417,000 patients diagnosed and over 97,000 deaths in 2020. Diagnoses are expected to rise by almost 40% by 2040. The current standard of care for advanced endometrial cancer is chemotherapy. However, long-term outcomes in 1st-line endometrial cancer remain poor and novel treatment options are needed.

Shannon N. Westin, Professor of Gynaecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and principal investigator of the DUO-E trial, said: “These exciting data demonstrate durvalumab immunotherapy can significantly delay disease progression for patients with endometrial cancer and the addition of the PARP inhibitor olaparib can improve the benefit further. These combinations could provide physicians with new treatment approaches to improve outcomes for patients.”

DUO-E trial: The DUO-E trial (GOG 3041/ENGOT-EN10) is a three-arm, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre Phase III trial of 1st-line Imfinzi in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy (carboplatin and paclitaxel) followed by Imfinzi with Lynparza or Imfinzi alone as maintenance therapy versus platinum-based chemotherapy alone as a treatment for patients with newly diagnosed advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer. The DUO-E trial randomised 699 patients with newly diagnosed or recurrent Stage III or IV epithelial endometrial carcinoma (excluding sarcomas) to receive either 1120mg of Imfinzi or placebo, given every three weeks in combination with standard-of-care platinum-based chemotherapy. Following cessation of chemotherapy, patients were given either 1500mg of Imfinzi or placebo every four weeks as maintenance, either in combination with 300mg BID (2x150mg tablets, twice a day) of Lynparza or placebo until progressive disease for 24 months. The dual primary endpoint was PFS. Mismatch repair (MMR) status was one of the stratification factors. Key secondary endpoints included OS, objective response rate (ORR), duration of response (DoR) and safety and tolerability. The trial was conducted in 253 study locations across 22 countries including the US, Europe, South America and Asia.

Condition: Endometrial Cancer
Type: drug

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