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A Phase I trial of the combination produced a higher response rate in fulvestrant-pretreated patients than capivasertib alone.

The large BRCA1 deletion, which was not captured by initial genetic testing, might be the reason for the patient's exceptional response to a PARP inhibitor. 

Under the agreement, AstraZeneca will be able to use ImaginAb's CD8 ImmunoPET technology in its clinical trials in North America and Europe.

Myriad has partnered with Japanese firm SRL, a subsidiary of Miraca Group, to commercialize its BRACAnalysis Diagnostic System in Japan.

The company filed the application based on the PAOLA-1 data, which showed HRD-positive ovarian cancer patients saw pronounced benefit from the combo.

Based on cost-effectiveness estimates and a lack of comparison against afatinib, NICE will recommend against using osimertinib for first-line treatment of NSCLC.  

The partners will extend the lung cancer biomarker study to countries in and outside Europe, and see if liquid biopsy could offer benefits to tissue-based testing.

AstraZeneca and Merck also announced they have filed for approval of Lynparza in patients who have mutations in more than a dozen homologous recombination repair genes.

The drug is approved as a maintenance treatment for platinum-responsive metastatic pancreatic cancer patients with germline BRCA1/2 mutations.

Investigators at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium reported median progression free survival of 16.4 months for those who got the target dose of the drug.

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