Incyte’s IDO1 update on its Keytruda combo scores some positive reviews
Incyte’s latest cut on the data from a Phase I/II study of its combination therapy adding Merck’s checkpoint star Keytruda to its closely watched IDO1 enzyme inhibitor epacadostat for melanoma is continuing to impress observers. And that is all boding well for a newly launched Phase III study.
By all means, it’s still early days on outcomes, but in this new package released ahead of ESMO there was an improvement in the objective response data, which hit an ORR of 55% (or 12 out of 22 patients) among all patients, including 5 complete responses (23%) and 7 partial responses (32%). Among treatment-naive patients the ORR was 58% and other tumor types being studied demonstrated ORRs ranging from 27% to 60%, notes RBC.
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