Monday, October 17, 2022

Pembrolizumab Delivers Promising Results in Advanced Clear Cell Gynecologic Cancer

 This is an edited version of an article written by Jason Ryan and published in OncLive Oct. 17, 2022

Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) monotherapy induced durable clinical outcomes in heavily pretreated patients with clear cell gynecologic cancer (CCGC), according to findings from the phase 2 PEACOCC trial (NCT03425565).

Forty-eight patients were included in the analysis. The progression-free survival (PFS) rate was 43.8% (n = 21/48; 90% CI, 31.5%-56.6%) at 12 weeks, exceeding the established lower bound of 15%. Eighteen (37.5%) patients had progressive disease, and 6 (12.5%) progressed and died.

Translational sample analysis is ongoing. Investigators said these results justify further evaluation of pembrolizumab as the new standard of care for advanced CCGC.

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