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Sustained efficacy of nivolumab/ipilimumab plus 2 cycles of chemotherapy in NSCLC

Presented By
Prof. Martin Reck, Lung Clinic Grosshansdorf, Germany
Conference
ASCO 2021
Trial
Phase 3, CheckMate 9LA
A 2-year update of the CheckMate 9LA trial showed a sustained benefit of first-line treatment with nivolumab plus ipilimumab plus 2 cycles of chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab, which have distinct but complementary mechanisms of action, has shown improved long-term overall survival benefit in advanced NSCLC [1]. In the randomised, phase 3 CheckMate 9LA trial (NCT03215706), first-line nivolumab plus ipilimumab combined with 2 cycles of chemotherapy significantly improved overall survival, progression-free survival, and objective response rate versus 4 cycles of chemotherapy alone [2]. Clinical benefit was observed regardless of PD-L1 expression level and histology. This regimen is now approved in th...


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