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BMS LogoThe big news of interest in the oncology landscape this morning is the BMS announcement that the CheckMate–227 study hit its primary endpoint of PFS under certain conditions in previously untreated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

We’ve been covering the 1L NSCLC landscape for a while now and this study was one that was less easy to predict than the others for a number of reasons. I’m pleased to say we got it right, although there are quite a few things to learn from this announcement, not to mention some important implications too.

Here, we continue our coverage on this topic with an analysis based on the latest information…

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After writing about the 1L NSCLC landscape every quarter last year, I was thinking the other day that we were due another update and discussion on this riveting topic again soon and added it to the editorial calendar of topics to write about on BSB.

It was therefore no surprise to hear Merck’s announcement this morning that their phase 3 trial KEYNOTE-189 exploring pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy hit its co-primary endpoints and is now the second study to do so after Genentech/Roche’s announcement for atezolizumab plus chemo plus the VEGF inhibitor, bevacizumab was a success.

Are we at a crossroad for lung cancer?  With many more readouts yet to come competition in this space is certainly heating up dramatically!

Meanwhile, there are a few important implications to consider here, so we sat down and penned an update based on the emerging data and highlight some key insights to consider…

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