Data from GARNET study indicates robust activity of dostarlimab in patients with advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer

TESARO, an oncology-focused business acquired by GlaxoSmithKline plc, announced the presentation of data from the Phase 1/2 GARNET study evaluating dostarlimab in women with recurrent or advanced endometrial cancer who progressed on or after a platinum-based regimen. These data were presented at the 2019 Society for Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in Honolulu, Hawaii. The preliminary results demonstrate clinically meaningful and durable response rates of dostarlimab (anti-PD-1 antibody, formerly TSR-042), in this patient population, regardless of microsatellite instability status. In addition, the safety findings indicate that dostarlimab is well tolerated with a safety profile consistent with what is expected of anti-PD-1 therapy.

Further data from the GARNET study will be analysed using the RECIST 1.1 criteria to support regulatory filing for dostarlimab in endometrial cancer at the end of 2019.

Mary Lynne Hedley, Ph.D., President and Chief Operating Officer of TESARO, said, “Currently, treatment options for women with advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer are limited, with only one FDA-approved agent for a subset of these patients. We intend to use these and other data from the GARNET study to seek regulatory approval of dostarlimab to potentially address the critical unmet treatment needs of women whose disease has progressed. The data presented today evaluating dostarlimab in women with recurrent/advanced endometrial cancer, combined with earlier data in patients with non-small cell lung cancer, reinforces the potential of dostarlimab in treating patients with a variety of solid tumours.”

Endometrial cancer (EC) is the most common gynaecologic malignancy in the U.S. There are limited treatment options for women whose disease progresses on or after first-line therapy. EC can be classified as microsatellite stable (MSS/75%) or microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H/25%). Currently, there is only one approved therapy in the recurrent EC setting for the subset of patients with MSI-H tumours, and no approved treatments for patients with MSS EC who have recurred after platinum-based chemotherapy.

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