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Session: Gynecologic Cancer

Type: Poster Session

Time: Saturday June 1, 1:15 PM to 4:15 PM

Location: Hall A

KEYNOTE-826: a phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy for first-line treatment of persistent, recurrent, or metastatic cervical cancer.

Cervical Cancer

Gynecologic Cancer

2019 ASCO Annual Meeting

Abstract No:

Poster Board Number:
Poster Session (Board #417b)

J Clin Oncol 37, 2019 (suppl; abstr TPS5595)

Author(s): Ronnie Shapira-Frommer, Jerome Alexandre, Bradley Monk, Tanja N. Fehm, Nicoletta Colombo, Maria V. Caceres, Kosei Hasegawa, Coraline Dubot, Jerry Jing Li, Karen Stein, Stephen Michael Keefe, Krishnansu Sujata Tewari; Sheba Medical Center, Ramat-Gan, Israel; Hôpital Cochin, Paris, France; University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, AZ; University of Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany; University of Milan-Bicocca and Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, Milan, Italy; Instituto Ángel H Roffo, Caba, Argentina; Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Hidaka, Japan; Institut Curie, Paris, France; Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ; University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA

Abstract Disclosures


Background: Cervical cancer arises in the setting of persistent infection with high-risk human papillomavirus subtypes. Many patients with early-stage and locally advanced carcinoma can be salvaged with radical surgery and chemoradiation, respectively. However, women with recurrent/metastatic disease represent a poor prognostic group with high unmet clinical needs. Incorporation of anti-angiogenesis therapy has emerged as a therapeutic option, but the survival benefit of 3.7 months over chemotherapy (CT) alone is modest (Tewari et al. NEJM 2014). Because viral tumor antigen-specific T cells reside predominantly in programmed cell death 1–expressing T-cell compartments, checkpoint inhibition may unleash a diverse antitumor T-cell response. Based on the 14.3% objective response in KEYNOTE-158, the US FDA granted accelerated approval to pembrolizumab (pembro) in June 2018 for second-line therapy and beyond. Methods: KEYNOTE-826 is a phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multinational trial of CT with pembro or with placebo for first-line treatment of recurrent, persistent, or metastatic cervical cancer. Patients not previously treated with CT for recurrence who are not amenable to curative treatment will be randomized 1:1 to CT + pembro 200 mg or placebo every 3 weeks. The CT regimen (paclitaxel 175 mg/m2 + cisplatin 50 mg/m2 or carboplatin AUC 5, with or without bevacizumab 15 mg/kg) will be selected by the investigator before randomization. Stratification factors include metastasis status at diagnosis, bevacizumab use (yes/no), and tumor PD-L1 status (combined positive score <1, 1 to <10, or ≥10). Treatment will continue until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or voluntary patient withdrawal for up to 35 cycles (~2 years). Primary endpoints are progression-free survival (PFS) per RECIST v1.1 assessed by blinded independent central review and overall survival. Secondary endpoints are objective response, duration of response, 12-month PFS, patient-reported quality of life, and safety. Enrollment is ongoing. Clinical trial information: NCT03635567

Other Abstracts in this Sub-Category:


1. Results from neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery compared to chemoradiation for stage Ib2-IIb cervical cancer, EORTC 55994.

Meeting: 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting Abstract No: 5503 First Author: Gemma Kenter
Category: Gynecologic Cancer - Cervical Cancer


2. Recurrence rates in cervical cancer patients treated with abdominal versus minimally invasive radical hysterectomy: A multi-institutional analysis of 700 cases.

Meeting: 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting Abstract No: 5504 First Author: Shitanshu Uppal
Category: Gynecologic Cancer - Cervical Cancer


3. Determination of eligibility criteria for salvage hysterectomy after definitive radiotherapy/concurrent chemoradiotherapy for residual cervical disease.

Meeting: 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting Abstract No: 5524 First Author: Munetaka Takekuma
Category: Gynecologic Cancer - Cervical Cancer