EMD Serono and Pfizer to Terminate P-III JAVELIN Head and Neck 100 Study Evaluating Bavencio + CRT for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck

EMD Serono and Pfizer to Terminate its P-III JAVELIN Head and Neck 100 Study Evaluating Bavencio + CRT for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck

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  • The P-III JAVELIN Head and Neck 100 study involve assessing of Bavencio (avelumab) + CRT followed by avelumab maintenance vs CRT alone in 697 patients with previously untreated LA SCCHN
  • The companies have accepted DMC’s recommendation to terminate the P-III JAVELIN Head and Neck 100 study as it did not meet its 1EPs i.e. improvement in PFS. A detailed analysis of the Phase III JAVELIN Head and Neck 100 study is being conducted and results will be shared with the scientific community
  • Bavencio is a PD-L1 antibody, acts by blocking the interaction of PD-L1 with PD-1 receptors. In Nov’2014, Merck KGaA and Pfizer signed an agreement to co-develop and co-commercialize Bavencio

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