Amgen: Analyses confirm Vectibix provides survival benefit over chemotherapy
Amgen announced results from new retrospective analyses of key studies with Vectibix in metastatic colorectal cancer patients. The 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, 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 2016 Congress in Copenhagen. 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 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% 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 of patients responded to Vectibix and chemotherapy, achieving numerically higher response rates over chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab. However, no final conclusions can be made regarding the ability to differentiate treatment regimens for patients with right-sided tumors. The safety profile of the use of Vectibix in combination with FOLFOX-based chemotherapy in mCRC has been previously reported. The aggregate safety data is unchanged by this retrospective analysis of outcomes based on CRC tumor site of origin.