Tesaro says Zejula data 'promising'
Tesaro summarized the results of the TOPACIO and QUADRA trials during an investor briefing held in conjunction with the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting. "The promising data presented at this year's ASCO meeting demonstrated the potential of ZEJULA not only as a monotherapy treatment for women with advanced ovarian cancer, but also in combination with an anti-PD-1 antibody, to provide a meaningful clinical benefit to patients beyond those with BRCA mutations," said Mary Lynne Hedley, Ph.D., President and COO of TESARO. "Our oncology development strategy is focused on rational therapeutic combinations and niraparib and TSR-042, our anti-PD-1 antibody, are the foundation of this strategy. The TOPACIO results support the advancement of combination studies in ovarian cancer and breast cancers and we have initiated preparations for registrational trials of niraparib in combination with TSR-042 in these settings. QUADRA results demonstrated that ZEJULA is active as a late-line treatment for patients beyond those with BRCA mutations, which is the only treatment setting in which PARP inhibitors are approved today, and we intend to submit an sNDA in the fourth quarter of 2018."