INDIANAPOLIS, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that data from a number of studies across the company's oncology product portfolio will be presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, May 31-June 4, 2019. Data from 23 oral presentations and posters underscore Lilly Oncology's focus on making a meaningful difference in the lives of people living with cancer, especially those with hard-to-treat tumor types.
"Lilly data at this year's ASCO demonstrate our commitment to offering treatment solutions for patients with the greatest need. We look forward to sharing these findings, with the hope that they will shed light on our progress and future opportunities in difficult-to-treat cancers," said Maura Dickler, M.D., vice president, late phase development, Lilly Oncology. "We are excited to present the first results from RELAY, a Phase 3 study of ramucirumab in metastatic EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer. Lilly will also share early-phase data from several investigational molecules as well as results from collaborative studies. This includes updated findings from the Phase 3 KEYNOTE-189 study of the pemetrexed-pembrolizumab-platinum chemotherapy combination, which has been established as the standard of care for the treatment of first-line metastatic nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer."
Lung Cancer Data at ASCO
Lilly has a decades-old heritage in developing practice-changing medicines for the treatment of lung cancer. Lilly has developed multiple thoracic oncology treatments and continues to study marketed products and investigational molecules in new combinations and settings where they could help specific patient populations.
RELAY is a global, randomized, double-blind Phase 3 trial evaluating ramucirumab in combination with erlotinib, compared to placebo in combination with erlotinib, as a first-line treatment in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have activating EGFR mutations.
The KEYNOTE-189 trial, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 study, evaluated pemetrexed in combination with pembrolizumab and cisplatin or carboplatin compared with pemetrexed in combination with placebo and cisplatin or carboplatin, in untreated patients with metastatic nonsquamous NSCLC, regardless of PD-L1 expression. The KEYNOTE-189 study was conducted by Merck (known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada) in collaboration with Lilly.
Dr. Dickler added, "In addition to our lung cancer data at ASCO this year, we will present results of the Phase 3 ANNOUNCE trial, which studied olaratumab in combination with doxorubicin in soft tissue sarcoma. Unfortunately, this study did not confirm a survival benefit seen in a prior Phase 2 trial. We believe it's important to share these results to inform the scientific community and to apply these learnings to the future investigation of new therapies in this heterogeneous and difficult-to-treat cancer."
Select studies, along with the dates, times and locations of their data sessions, are highlighted below.
Abstract #9000: RELAY: A multinational, double-blind, randomized Phase 3 study of erlotinib (ERL) in combination with ramucirumab (RAM) or placebo (PL) in previously untreated patients with epidermal growth factor receptor mutation-positive (EGFRm) metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (Kazuhiko Nakagawa)
Abstract #2528: Ramucirumab (Ram) and durvalumab (Durva) treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), gastric/gastroesophageal junction (G/GEJ) adenocarcinoma, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) following progression on systemic treatment(s) (Yung-Jue Bang)
Abstract #4073: Ramucirumab (RAM) for sorafenib intolerant patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and elevated baseline alpha fetoprotein (AFP): Outcomes from two randomized phase 3 studies (REACH, REACH2) (Josep M Llovet)
Abstract #9013: KEYNOTE-189: Updated OS and progression after the next line of therapy (PFS2) with pembrolizumab (pembro) plus chemo with pemetrexed and platinum vs placebo plus chemo for metastatic nonsquamous NSCLC (Shirish M. Gadgeel)
Abstract #LBA3: ANNOUNCE: A randomized, placebo (PBO)-controlled, double-blind, phase (Ph) III trial of doxorubicin (dox) + olaratumab versus dox + PBO in patients (pts) with advanced soft tissue sarcomas (STS) (William D. Tap)
Abstract #1017: A phase II study of abemaciclib in patients (pts) with brain metastases (BM) secondary to HR+, HER2- metastatic breast cancer (MBC) (Carey K. Anders)
Abstract #1042: Next-generation sequencing (NGS) results among hormone receptor-positive (HR+), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HER2-) metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients treated with a CDK4 & 6 inhibitor: A retrospective observational study based on real-world data (Erika Paige Hamilton)
Abstract # TPS10066: A phase I study of LOXO-292, a highly selective RET inhibitor, in pediatric patients with RET-altered cancers (Steven G. DuBois)
Abstract #10045: First experience of LOXO-292 in the management of pediatric patients with RET-altered cancers (Ulrike Gerdemann)
Abstract #2548: Phase 1 study of LY3022855, a colony-stimulating factor-1 receptor (CSF-1R) inhibitor, in patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) or metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (MCRPC) (Karen A. Autio)
Abstract #3001: A phase I dose escalation (DE) study of ERK inhibitor, LY3214996, in advanced (adv) cancer (CA) patients (pts) (Shubham Pant)
Abstract #5009: Phase 1b/2 study of enzalutamide (ENZ) with LY3023414 (LY) or placebo (PL) in patients (pts) with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) after progression on abiraterone (Christopher Sweeney)
Abstract #3091: A phase Ib study of prexasertib, a checkpoint kinase (CHK1) inhibitor, and LY3023414, a dual inhibitor of class I phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) and the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) in patients with advanced solid tumors (David S. Hong)
Abstract #5537: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase Ib/II study of ralimetinib, a p38 MAPK inhibitor, plus gemcitabine (G) and carboplatin (C) versus GC for women with recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer (Ignace Vergote)
Abstract #TPS2654: A phase Ia/b study of TIM-3/PD-L1 bispecific antibody in patients with advanced solid tumors (Matthew David Hellmann)
Abstract #4124: A phase Ib dose-escalation and cohort-expansion study of safety and activity of the transforming growth factor (TGF) β receptor I kinase inhibitor galunisertib plus the anti-PD-L1 antibody durvalumab in metastatic pancreatic cancer (Davide Melisi)
Global Patient Outcomes & Real World Evidence
Abstract #2035: Clinical characteristics, treatment (Tx) patterns, and overall survival (OS) in advanced (Adv) NSCLC patients (Pts) with and without brain metastases (BM) (Emily Nash Smyth)
Abstract #2014: Genomic characterization of lung tumors and metastatic (Met) sites in advanced (Adv) NSCLC (Melinda D. Willard)
Abstract #7504: Sintilimab for relapsed/refractory (r/r) extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma (ENKTL): A multicenter, single-arm, phase 2 trial (ORIENT-4) (Rong Tao)
Abstract #4042: Efficacy and safety of sintilimab in combination with XELOX in first-line gastric or gastroesophageal junction carcinoma (GC/GEJC) (Nong Xu)
Abstract #7533: Sintilimab for relapsed/refractory classical Hodgkin's lymphoma: Extended follow-up on the multicenter, single-arm phase II ORIENT-1 study (Hang Su)
Abstract #8531: Efficacy and safety of neoadjuvant PD-1 blockade with sintilimab in resectable squamous non-small cell lung cancer (sqNSCLC) (Ning Li)
Abstract #7534: Circulating tumor DNA to predict response and resistance by anti-PD-1 therapy in Chinese relapsed/refractory classic Hodgkin lymphoma (Hang Su)
About Lilly Oncology
For more than 50 years, Lilly has been dedicated to delivering life-changing medicines and support to people living with cancer and those who care for them. Lilly is determined to build on this heritage and continue making life better for all those affected by cancer around the world. To learn more about Lilly's commitment to people with cancer, please visit www.LillyOncology.com.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements (as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) about Lilly's oncology portfolio and pipeline, including ramucirumab, pemetrexed, olaratumab, abemaciclib, LOXO-292, CSF-1R, ERK inhibitor, PI3 KINASE/mTOR, prexasertib, ralimetinib, TIM-3/PD-L1, galunisertib and sintilimab. This press release reflects Lilly's current beliefs. However, as with any pharmaceutical product, there are substantial risks and uncertainties in the process of development and commercialization. Among other risks, there can be no guarantee that these treatment options will receive regulatory approval, or, if approved, that it will achieve intended benefits or become a commercially successful product. For further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, see Lilly's most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by law, Lilly undertakes no duty to update forward-looking statements to reflect events after the date of this release.
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