Merck details PhII TIGIT/PD-1 fail in lung cancer
Nine months after revealing that its TIGIT/PD-1 combo failed a mid-stage lung cancer study, Merck is spelling out the full results — with the combo missing all the primary and secondary endpoints.
Despite the flop, Merck kept going with a slate of Phase III studies it had already launched for the candidate, a coformulation of vibostolimab — Merck’s TIGIT antibody — and its star checkpoint drug Keytruda. The first readout for these studies is expected to arrive in 2025, and the company said the data from the Phase II KeyVibe-002 trial will inform the program.
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