SERENA-4: A Phase III comparison of AZD9833 (camizestrant) plus palbociclib, versus anastrozole plus palbociclib, for patients with ER-positive/HER2-negative advanced breast cancer who have not previously received systemic treatment for advanced disease

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Andre, Fabrice 
Im, Seock-Ah 
Neven, Patrick 
Baird, Richard D 
Ettl, Johannes 
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jats:titleAbstract</jats:title> jats:pBackground: More than two thirds of patients with advanced breast cancer (ABC) have estrogen receptor-positive (ER+), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HER2−) tumors. In most countries, current standard-of-care first-line treatments include an aromatase inhibitor or fulvestrant, a selective ER degrader, combined with cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 inhibitors. Concurrent use of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonists is recommended for men and premenopausal women with ABC. Nevertheless, almost all ABCs eventually become resistant to endocrine therapy and the disease is incurable in these cases. New therapies are needed to combat endocrine therapy resistance, maintain patient health-related quality-of-life, and delay the need for chemotherapy. AZD9833 (camizestrant) is a highly potent, next-generation selective ER degrader and pure ER antagonist that has demonstrated anticancer properties across a range of preclinical models, including those with ER-activating mutations (Scott et al, AACR 2020). A Phase I dose-escalation and expansion study (SERENA-1) has demonstrated that AZD9833 is well tolerated and has a promising antitumor activity when administered alone or in combination with the cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 inhibitor palbociclib (Baird et al, SABCS 2020). SERENA-4 (NCT04711252) is a randomized, multicenter, double-blind, Phase III trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of AZD9833 in combination with palbociclib for patients with ER+/HER2− ABC who have not received systemic treatment in the advanced disease setting. Methods: SERENA-4 will enroll 1342 patients with de novo or recurrent ER+/HER2− ABC who have not previously received systemic treatment for their locoregionally recurrent or metastatic disease. Patients with recurrent disease must have received adjuvant aromatase inhibitor or tamoxifen therapy for at least 24 months without relapse. Patients will be randomized 1:1 to receive oral treatment with either (a) AZD9833 75 mg once daily, palbociclib 125 mg once daily for 21 days followed by 7 days off treatment and a placebo for anastrozole 1 mg once daily or (b) anastrozole 1 mg once daily, palbociclib (same as active arm) and a placebo for AZD9833 75 mg once daily. Men and premenopausal women will also receive a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist. The primary endpoint is progression-free survival (PFS; up to 5 years). Secondary endpoints include overall survival (up to 8 years), second PFS, time to chemotherapy, objective response rate, and changes in health-related quality-of-life measures. Enrollment began in January 2021. As of 02 July 2021, the number of open sites is 57 across 15 countries. Acknowledgments: We thank Julia Mawer, PhD, of Oxford PharmaGenesis, Oxford, UK, for providing medical writing support funded by AstraZeneca Funding: The SERENA-4 trial is funded and overseen by AstraZeneca. © 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. Reused with permission. This abstract was accepted and previously presented at the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting. All rights reserved.</jats:p> jats:pCitation Format: Fabrice André, Seock-Ah Im, Patrick Neven, Richard D Baird, Johannes Ettl, Matthew P Goetz, Erika Hamilton, Hiroji Iwata, Zefei Jiang, Anil Abraham Joy, Vincent Haddad, Andrew Walding, Manuel Selvi Miralles, Cynthia Huang Bartlett, Antonio Llombart-Cussac. SERENA-4: A Phase III comparison of AZD9833 (camizestrant) plus palbociclib, versus anastrozole plus palbociclib, for patients with ER-positive/HER2-negative advanced breast cancer who have not previously received systemic treatment for advanced disease [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 2021 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; 2021 Dec 7-10; San Antonio, TX. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Cancer Res 2022;82(4 Suppl):Abstract nr OT2-11-06.</jats:p>

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32 Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, 3202 Clinical Sciences, 3211 Oncology and Carcinogenesis, Breast Cancer, Estrogen, Clinical Research, Cancer, Clinical Trials and Supportive Activities, 6 Evaluation of treatments and therapeutic interventions, 6.1 Pharmaceuticals, Cancer
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CANCER RESEARCH
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0008-5472
1538-7445
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82
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American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)