2019 ASCO Annual Meeting!
Session: Lung Cancer—Non-Small Cell Metastatic
Type: Poster Session
Time: Sunday June 2, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Hall A
Randomized open-label study of M7824 versus pembrolizumab as first-line (1L) treatment in patients with PD-L1 expressing advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer—Non-Small Cell Metastatic
2019 ASCO Annual Meeting
Poster Board Number:
Poster Session (Board #437a)
J Clin Oncol 37, 2019 (suppl; abstr TPS9114)
Author(s): Myung-Ju Ahn, Fabrice Barlesi, Enriqueta Felip, Edward B. Garon, Claudio Marcelo Martin, Tony S. K. Mok, Everett E. Vokes, Laureen S. Ojalvo, Andre Koenig, Isabelle Dussault, Luis G. Paz-Ares; Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France; Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain; Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; Alexander Fleming Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina; The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, China; University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences, Chicago, IL; EMD Serono, Billerica, MA; Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany; University Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain
Background: Transforming growth factor β (TGF- β) promotes tumor progression via immune- and non–immune-related processes. M7824 is an innovative first-in-class bifunctional fusion protein composed of 2 extracellular domains of TGF-βRII (a TGF-β“trap”) fused to a human IgG1 monoclonal antibody against PD-L1. Targeting these independent and complementary pathways may restore and enhance antitumor responses. An expansion cohort of the NCT02517398 study of patients with advanced NSCLC (n = 80) treated with M7824 in the second-line setting presented at ESMO 2018 showed an objective response rate of 86% in the subgroup with high PD-L1 tumor expression at the recommended phase 2 dose (1200 mg intravenously [IV] every 2 weeks [Q2W]). Observed data support the hypothesis that M7824 may be superior to other PD-(L)1 inhibitors, including pembrolizumab, for the treatment of NSCLC. Based on the promising antitumor activity and manageable safety profile, this study will evaluate M7824 treatment in patients with advanced NSCLC in the 1L setting. Methods: Here we present a global, randomized trial comparing M7824 vs pembrolizumab in the 1L treatment of patients with metastatic NSCLC with high PD-L1 expression levels. Patients in this study must have a histologically confirmed diagnosis of advanced NSCLC with high PD-L1 expression on tumor cells (defined as either ≥80% by the Dako 73-10 pharmDx kit or ≥50% by the Dako 22C3 pharmDx kit since both assays are expected to select a similar patient population at their respective cut-offs). ECOG performance status must be 0 or 1. Patients must not have received prior systemic treatment for advanced NSCLC. Patients with tumors with actionable mutations (for which targeted therapy is locally approved) are not eligible. Patients will receive 1200 mg Q2W or pembrolizumab 200 mg Q3W as an IV infusion until confirmed disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or trial withdrawal. Dual primary endpoints are progression-free survival and best overall response; key secondary endpoints include overall survival, duration of response, and safety. Estimated enrollment is 300 patients. Clinical trial information: NCT03631706