ENCORAFENIB PLUS CETUXIMAB AS A NEW STANDARD OF CARE FOR PREVIOUSLY TREATED BRAF V600E-MUTANT METASTATIC COLORECTAL CANCER: UPDATED SURVIVAL RESULTS AND SUBGROUP ANALYSES FROM THE BEACON STUDY

BEACON CRC evaluated encorafenib plus cetuximab with or without binimetinib versus investigators’ choice of irinotecan or FOLFIRI plus cetuximab in patients with BRAF V600E-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), after progression on 1-2 prior regimens. In the previously reported primary analysis, encorafenib, binimetinib plus cetuximab (ENCO/BINI/CETUX; triplet) and encorafenib plus cetuximab (ENCO/CETUX; doublet) regimens improved overall survival (OS) and objective response rate (ORR; by blinded central review) versus standard of care. The purpose of this analysis was to report updated efficacy and safety data.

In the BEACON CRC study, encorafenib plus cetuximab improved OS, ORR, and progression-free survival in previously treated patients in the metastatic setting compared with standard chemotherapy. Based on the primary and updated analyses, encorafenib plus cetuximab is a new standard care regimen for previously treated patients with BRAF V600E mCRC.

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