Background BRAF/MEK-inhibitor combinations have a central role in the treatment of BRAF V600–mutant melanoma based on demonstrated benefits on progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). Because of these meaningful improvements in outcome, mature landmark analyses of PFS and OS, as well as analyses of some prognostic subgroups, require long-term follow-up. Here we report an […]

Background Checkpoint inhibitors and targeted therapies have improved outcomes in pts with BRAF V600–mutant advanced melanoma; however, many pts progress and new treatment (tx) strategies are needed. BRAF inhibition increases T-cell infiltration, melanoma antigen expression, and PD-1/PD-L1 expression, which may lead to synergistic activity with anti–PD-1 therapy. Methods COMBI-i is investigating first-line S 400 mg […]

Background Early CheckMate 067 data showed maintenance of QoL in patients with advanced melanoma treated with NIVO with or without IPI based on 1-year data; however, the long-term QoL of these patients has not been evaluated previously. The patient-reported outcomes (PRO) analyses presented here for CheckMate 067 is the first time QoL results have been […]

Background Adjuvant pembrolizumab showed significantly longer recurrence-free survival than placebo in patients with resected stage III melanoma in the KEYNOTE-054 study. KEYNOTE-716 (NCT03553836) is a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multicenter phase 3 study of adjuvant pembrolizumab in patients with surgically resected high-risk stage II melanoma. Methods Key eligibility criteria are age ≥12 y with newly diagnosed, […]

Background Tilsotolimod (IMO-2125) is a Toll-like receptor (TLR) 9 agonist with potent immunostimulating activity. In an ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical study in patients with advanced melanoma who progressed on or after anti-PD-1 therapy (NCT02644967), intratumoral (IT) tilsotolimod with ipilimumab was well-tolerated, demonstrating durable responses (including complete response > 21 months), dendritic cell activation, type I […]

Background Since 2015, ipilimumab (Ipi) is an approved treatment for stage III melanoma based on a significantly (P=0.0013) prolonged recurrence-free survival (RFS) (Eggermont et al, Lancet Oncology, 2015). At a median follow-up of 5.3 years, RFS (HR=0.76) and distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS) (HR=0.76), assessed by an IRC, and overall survival (OS) (HR=0.72) were prolonged in […]

Background In both previous 18- and 24-month follow-up reports from CheckMate 238, NIVO demonstrated significantly longer recurrence-free survival (RFS) than ipilimumab (IPI) in patients (pts) with resected stage IIIB/C or stage IV melanoma. Here we provide a more comprehensive analysis of treatment-related adverse events (TRAEs) for NIVO over discrete follow-up intervals and an investigation of […]

Background Nivolumab combined with ipilimumab is active in melanoma brain metastases, with intracranial response rates > 55% and durable survival in treatment naïve patients (pts) (Long GV et al Lancet Onc 2018; Tawbi H et al NEJM 2018). We seek to determine if the addition of stereotactic radiotherapy (SRS) results in improved intracranial outcomes. Methods […]

Background Malignant melanoma is a dangerous disease with increasing incidence. Over the past several years, medical advancements have allowed for markedly improved therapeutic options. In patients with BRAF V600E or V600K mutations, the use of various BRAF inhibitors in combination with MEK inhibitors have been approved for stage III unresectable and metastatic disease. Therefore, we […]

Background First-line treatment with D+T demonstrated prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with BRAF V600–mutant unresectable or metastatic melanoma. With 5 years of follow-up, we report survival and describe characteristics of patients in the phase 3 COMBI-d and COMBI-v trials with long-term benefit. Methods Pooled 5-year landmark data for patients treated […]