Array BioPharma announces updated results from Phase 3 BEACON CRC trial
Array BioPharma announced updated safety and efficacy results, including OS, from the safety lead-in of the Phase 3 BEACON CRC trial evaluating the triplet combination of encorafenib, a BRAF inhibitor, binimetinib, a MEK inhibitor and cetuximab, an anti-EGFR antibody, in patients with BRAFV600E-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer. The results showed that, at the time of analysis, the OS data were fully mature through 12.6 months and that the median OS had not yet been reached. The one-year overall survival rate for this cohort was 62%. These data were presented in an oral presentation at the ESMO 20th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer in Barcelona, Spain. The median progression-free survival for patients treated with the triplet was 8 months and is similar between patients receiving one prior line of therapy and patients receiving two prior lines of therapy. The confirmed overall response rate was 48% and among the 17 patients who received only one prior line of therapy the ORR was 62%. The triple combination was generally well-tolerated with no unexpected toxicities. The most common grade 3 or 4 adverse events seen in at least 10% of patients were fatigue, anemia, increased blood creatine kinase and increased aspartate aminotransferase. The presentation also referenced updated, mature Phase 2 results for the doublet of encorafenib and cetuximab that showed a mOS of 9.3 months, mPFS of 4.2 months and an ORR of 24%. The data cutoff for that analysis was January 2018 with the last patient enrolled in April of 2015. Enrollment in the randomized portion of the BEACON CRC trial is ongoing.