Geneva: At the ESMO IO 2017 conference underway in Geneva, the data of the meeting is the IMpower150 phase 3 trial data that will be presented later today by Dr Martin Reck (Grosshandsdorf).
Genentech/Roche have announced a press release ahead of the presentation (Link).
This is the first phase 3 lung cancer immunotherapy trial that combines a VEGF inhibitor (bevacizumab/Avastin), along with a PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitor (atezolizumab/Tecentriq) together with chemotherapy (carboplatin plus paclitaxel).
While we’ve not seen the actual data curves yet, we spoke to Dr Dan Chen (Genentech) about what we can expect to see later today in Geneva, and importantly, we also discussed the significance of the findings from the IMpower150 study.
As Dr Chen told BSB, “this trial is a lot of firsts.”
If you have an interest in lung cancer or immunotherapy, do follow #ESMOImmuno17 on Twitter, as this is data could potentially be practice changing and have a major impact on the lung cancer treatment landscape.