publication date: Oct. 20, 2016
Colorectal Cancer Analysis Confirms Vectibix Survival Benefit vs. Chemo +/- Bevacizumab
A retrospective analysis of the PEAK study in mCRC patients with RAS wild-type primary tumors of left-sided origin showed that patients receiving Vectibix plus FOLFOX6 as first-line treatment achieved 43.4 months median overall survival (OS), an increase of 11.4 months when compared to FOLFOX6 plus bevacizumab.
Additionally, for this patient population, the retrospective analysis of the PRIME study showed Vectibix plus FOLFOX4 increased OS by 6.7 months when compared to FOLFOX4 alone. These data were presented today at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2016 Congress.
Vectibix is sponsored by Amgen Inc.
The PEAK and PRIME retrospective analyses, respectively, also showed that mCRC patients with RAS wild-type tumors of left-sided origin receiving Vectibix plus FOLFOX chemotherapy achieved median progression-free survival (PFS) of 14.6 months, an increase of 3.1 months when compared to FOLFOX plus bevacizumab, and 12.9 months, an increase of 3.7 months when compared to FOLFOX chemotherapy alone.
The retrospective analyses found that approximately 80 percent of tumors originate in the left side of the colon. Additionally, tumors originating in the right side of the colon are currently associated with a poorer prognosis than tumors originating in the left side of the colon. In patients with RAS wild-type mCRC with tumors originating on the right side, a subgroup … Continue reading CCL Oct 2016 – Analysis Confirms Vectibix Survival Benefit vs. Chemo +/- Bevacizumab
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