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Elotuzumab, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone in RRMM: final overall survival results from the phase 3 randomized ELOQUENT-2 study

Sep 4, 2020 | Magazine: Blood Cancer Journal

Meletios A Dimopoulos, Sagar Lonial, Darrell White, Philippe Moreau, Katja Weisel, Jesus San-Miguel, Ofer Shpilberg, Sebastian Grosicki, Ivan Špička, Adam Walter-Croneck, Hila Magen, Maria-Victoria Mateos, Andrew Belch, Donna Reece, Meral Beksac, Andrew Spencer, Heather Oakervee, Robert Z Orlowski, Masafumi Taniwaki, Christoph Röllig, Hermann Einsele, Morio Matsumoto, Ka Lung Wu, Kenneth C Anderson, Ying-Ming Jou, Alex Ganetsky, Anil K Singhal, Paul G Richardson


Prolonging overall survival (OS) remains an unmet need in relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM). In ELOQUENT-2 (NCT01239797), elotuzumab plus lenalidomide/dexamethasone (ERd) significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) versus lenalidomide/dexamethasone (Rd) in patients with RRMM and 1-3 prior lines of therapy (LoTs).

We report results from the pre-planned final OS analysis after a minimum follow-up of 70.6 months, the longest reported for an antibody-based triplet in RRMM.

Overall, 646 patients with RRMM and 1-3 prior LoTs were randomized 1:1 to ERd or Rd. PFS and overall response rate were co-primary endpoints. OS was a key secondary endpoint, with the final analysis planned after 427 deaths. ERd demonstrated a statistically significant 8.7-month improvement in OS versus Rd (median, 48.3 vs 39.6 months; hazard ratio, 0.82 [95.4% Cl, 0.68-1.00]; P = 0.0408 [less than allotted α of 0.046]), which was consistently observed across key predefined subgroups.

No additional safety signals with ERd at extended follow-up were reported. ERd is the first antibody-based triplet regimen shown to significantly prolong OS in patients with RRMM and 1-3 prior LoTs. The magnitude of OS benefit was greatest among patients with adverse prognostic factors, including older age, ISS stage III, IMWG high-risk disease, and 2-3 prior LoTs.

CITATION  Blood Cancer J. 2020 Sep 4;10(9):91.  doi: 10.1038/s41408-020-00357-4