Immunotherapy prolongs survival in recurrent, persistent or metastatic cervical cancer

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Published: 18 Sep 2021
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Prof Bradley Monk - University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, USA

Prof Bradley Monk talks to ecancer for the ESMO 2021 meeting about the results from the phase III KEYNOTE-826 study which looked at the addition of pembrolizumab to chemotherapy for recurrent, persistent or metastatic cervical cancer.

He explains that this was a randomised, double-blind study of 617 patients where the addition of pembrolizumab was compared to placebo on top of carboplatin/cisplatin and paclitaxel.

Prof Monk reports that the study met primary endpoints of overall survival and progression free survival with a 33% improvement in patients that were alive at 2 years in the all-comers subgroup.

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