FIRST AND ONLY
*Estimate is based on IQVIA US sales and prescription data from April 2017 to May 2019.
A Phase 2, open-label, single-arm, multicenter trial
†According to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) v1.1 as measured by blinded independent central review committee.
‡Assessed by independent central review committee.
§Absence of significant clinical deterioration was defined as no new or worsening symptoms, no change in performance status for ≥ 2 weeks, and no need for salvage therapy.
Patient characteristics in the 2nd-line+ cohort
In a Phase 2, open-label, single-arm, multicenter study of 88 patients with mMCC whose disease progressed on or after chemotherapy for distant metastatic disease
Complete responses were also observed
||Response criteria were defined according to RECIST v1.1.
35% (n=31/88) of study patients had received 2 or more lines of previous therapy
Responses were observed regardless of PD-L1 tumor expression or presence of Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV)
The median duration of response had not yet been reached at the time of analysis, with a minimum follow-up of 12 months.
29 of 88 patients had a complete or partial response2
In the JAVELIN Merkel 200 study2:
In a subsequent analysis of the JAVELIN Merkel 200 study, with a minimum follow-up of 2 years (data cutoff on September 26, 2017), which did not account for censoring
¶These data on duration of response are based on different data with a minimum of 2 years of follow-up in all patients (EMR 100070-003 Part A; cutoff date: September 26, 2017). The relative frequencies presented do not account for censoring.
In this follow-up analysis, the minimum follow-up was 24 months.
aFatigue is a composite term that includes fatigue and asthenia.
bInfusion-related reaction is a composite term that includes drug hypersensitivity, hypersensitivity, chills, pyrexia, back pain, and hypotension.
cPeripheral edema is a composite term that includes peripheral edema and peripheral swelling.
dMusculoskeletal pain is a composite term that includes back pain, myalgia, neck pain, and pain in extremity.
eAbdominal pain is a composite term that includes abdominal pain and abdominal pain upper.
fRash is a composite term that includes rash maculopapular, erythema, and dermatitis bullous.
gPruritus is a composite term that includes pruritis and pruritis generalized.
hDyspnea is a composite term that includes dyspnea and dyspnea exertional.
*Excluding temporary dose interruption for infusion-related reactions where infusion was restarted the same day.
The median duration of exposure to BAVENCIO was 4 months (range: 2 weeks to 21 months). 40% of patients received BAVENCIO for more than 6 months and 14% were treated for more than one year
No new safety signals were observed in a 2-year follow-up3
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Poor historical survival in metastatic MCC8
MCC is rare, but the incidence is growing
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