LBA5 - CheckMate 214: Efficacy and safety of nivolumab + ipilimumab (N+I) v sunitinib (S) for treatment-naïve advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma...

Date 10 September 2017
Event ESMO 2017 Congress
Session Presidential Symposium II
Presenter Bernard Escudier
Citation Annals of Oncology (2017) 28 (suppl_5): v605-v649. 10.1093/annonc/mdx440
Authors B. Escudier1, N. Tannir2, D.F. McDermott3, O.A. Frontera4, B. Melichar5, E.R. Plimack6, P. Barthelemy7, S. George8, V. Neiman9, C. Porta10, T.K. Choueiri11, T. Powles12, F. Donskov13, P. Salman14, C.K. Kollmannsberger15, B. Rini16, S. Mekan17, M..B. McHenry17, H.H. Hammers18, R.J. Motzer19
  • 1Department Of Medical Oncology, Institut Gustave Roussy, 94805 - Villejuif/FR
  • 2Department Of Genitourinary Oncology, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center Hospital, 77030-3721 - Houston/US
  • 3Oncology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston/US
  • 4Department Of Oncology, Centro Internacional de Estudios Clinicos, Santiago/CL
  • 5Department Of Oncology, Palacky University Medical School and Teaching Hospital, Olomouc,, Olomouc/CZ
  • 6Department Of Hematology/oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 19111-2497 - Philadelphia/US
  • 7Service D'hématologie Et D'oncologie, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, 67000 - Strasbourg/FR
  • 8Department Of Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, NY - Buffalo/US
  • 9Oncology, Davidoff Cancer Center, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva/IL
  • 10Medical Oncology, I.R.C.C.S. San Matteo University Hospital Foundation, Pavia/IT
  • 11Genitourinary Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Women's Hospital, 02215 - Boston/US
  • 12Medical Oncology, Barts Cancer Institute, Cancer Research UK Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre, Queen Mary University of London, London/GB
  • 13Department Of Oncology, Aarhus University Hospital, 8000 - Aarhus C/DK
  • 14Department Of Oncology, Fundacion Arturo Lopez Perez, 750-0921 - Santiago/CL
  • 15Department Of Medicine, British Columbia Cancer Agency, V5Z 4E6 - Vancouver/CA
  • 16Hematology And Medical Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, 44195 - Cleveland/US
  • 17Publications, Bristol-Myers Squibb, 08540 - Princeton/US
  • 18Department Of Hematology And Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore/US
  • 19Medical Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 10065 - New York/US



We report results from the phase 3 CheckMate 214 study of N+I v S for treatment-naïve mRCC.


Adults with measurable clear-cell mRCC, KPS ≥70, and available tumor tissue were randomized 1:1 (stratified by IMDC score; region) to N 3 mg/kg + I 1 mg/kg every 3 wk for 4 doses followed by N 3 mg/kg every 2 wk, or S 50 mg daily orally for 4 wk (6-wk cycles). Co-primary endpoints: ORR, PFS per independent committee (IRRC) and OS all in intermediate/poor risk pts. Overall α for treatment effect = 0.05 (0.001 ORR, 0.009 PFS, 0.04 OS). Efficacy was also evaluated by IMDC risk group and baseline tumor PD-L1 expression.


1096 pts were randomized (N+I: n = 550; S: n = 546). With ∼17.5 mo minimum follow-up, confirmed ORR in intermediate/poor risk pts was 41.6% (9.4% complete response [CR]) v 26.5% (1.2% CR) for N+I v S (P


This phase 3 study showed higher ORR and longer PFS for N+I v S in intermediate/poor risk mRCC, particularly in pts with tumor PD-L1 expression ≥1%, with a manageable safety profile. These results support the use of N+I as a potential first-line treatment for these pts.

Clinical trial identification


Legal entity responsible for the study

Bristol-Myers Squibb


Bristol-Myers Squibb and Ono Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd


B. Escudier: Received honoraria from Bayer, Novartis, Pfizer, BMS, Exelixis, Roche. N.M. Tannir: Received honoraria from or done consulting for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exelixis, Nektar, Novartis, Pfizer, Argos, and Calithera, and has received research funding from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exelixis, Epizyme, Novartis, and Miranti.

D.F. McDermott: Consultant for Genentech, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Merck. Research support from Prometheus Labs. O.A. Frontera: Reports personal fees from Advisory Board, outside the submitted work E.R. Plimack: Served as an advisor or consultant for: Acceleron Pharma; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Genentech, Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Pfizer Inc; Roche Received grants for clinical research from: Acceleron Pharma; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; GlaxoSmithKline; Lilly; Merck & Co., Inc.; Pfizer Inc. S. George: Employment: Amgen; Research funding: BMS, Novartis, Pfizer, Bayer, Acceleron, Agensys; Consulting: BMS, Novartis, Bayer, Astellas, Pfizer, Xcenda, Onclive. C. Porta: Consultant for: GlaxoSmithKline; Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals; Schering-Plough Corporation; Pfizer Inc.; Roche; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Speakers bureau for: GlaxoSmithKline; Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals; Schering-Plough Corporation; Pfizer Inc.; Roche; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Received grants from: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals; Schering-Plough Corporation; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. T.K. Choueiri: Consultant for GlaxoSmithKline; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Pfizer Inc. T. Powles: Honoraria- BMS, Roche AZ, MSD, Novartis. F. Donskov: Research funding: Novartis, GSK, Pfizer. C.K. Kollmannsberger: Honoraria: Pfizer, Novartis, BMS; Consulting: Pfizer, Novartis, BMS, Sanofi, Astellas, Lilly. B. Rini: Consulting: Pfizer, Novartis, Accelion; Research funding: Pfizer, Immatics, BMS, Peleton; Expenses: Pfizer. S. Mekan, M.B. McHenry: Employee of BMS and holds stock options with BMS H.J. Hammers: Consulting: BMS, Exelixis, Pfizer, Cerulean, Bayer; Research funding: SFJ, BMS, Exelixis, Newlink, Pfizer, GSK, Tracon. R.J. Motzer: Consulting: Pfizer, Novartis, Eisai Inc.; Research funding: Exelixis, BMS, Novartis, Pfizer, Genentech/Roche. All other authors have declared no conflicts of interest.