Setback for improved therapy in advanced urothelial cancer

Neither mono nor dual immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy improved survival in multi-nation study

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A bid to harness immune checkpoint blockade to improve first-line therapy for patients with untreated metastatic urothelial cancer has faltered with a phase 3 trial failing to meet primary endpoints, a conference has heard.

The DANUBE trial comparing efficacy of PD-L1 inhibitor durvalumab alone or with CTLA-4 inhibitor tremelimumab against standard-of-care chemotherapy (gemcitabine plus cisplatin or carboplatin), is