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Poster Discussion session - Breast cancer, metastatic

4196 - Ribociclib (RIBO) + letrozole (LET) in male patients (pts) with hormone receptor-positive (HR+), human epidermal growth factor receptor-2–negative (HER2–) advanced breast cancer (ABC) and no prior endocrine therapy (ET) for ABC: Preliminary subgroup results from the phase 3b CompLEEment-1 trial


21 Oct 2018


Poster Discussion session - Breast cancer, metastatic


Cytotoxic Therapy

Tumour Site

Breast Cancer


Claudio Zamagni


C. Zamagni1, M. Campone2, I. Kudryavcev3, U. Brown-Glaberman4, P.H. Cottu5, A. Ring6, J. Lu7, M. Martín8, M. De Laurentiis9, K. Zhou10, J. Wu10, L. Menon10, H.A. Azim11

Author affiliations

  • 1 Addarii Medical Oncology Unit, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi-"F.Addarii", 40138 - Bologna/IT
  • 2 Medical Oncology, ICO Institut de Cancerologie de l'Ouest René Gauducheau, 44805 - Saint-Herblain/FR
  • 3 Department Of Medicinal And Antitumor Chemotherapy, Kaluga regional clinical cancer center, Kaluga/RU
  • 4 Division Of Hematology / Oncology, University of New Mexico Cancer Center, Albuquerque/US
  • 5 Department Of Medical Oncology, Institut Curie, 75248 cedex5 - Paris/FR
  • 6 Medical Oncology, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey/GB
  • 7 Keck School Of Medicine, Division Of Medical Oncology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles/US
  • 8 Instituto De Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón, Ciberonc, Geicam, Universidad Complutense, Madrid/ES
  • 9 Department Of Breast And Thoracic Oncology, Istituto Nazionale Tumori “Fondazione G. Pascale”, Napoli/IT
  • 10 Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover/US
  • 11 Department Of Clinical Oncology, Cairo Oncology Center Cairo University-CairoCure, 12311 - Cairo/EG


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Abstract 4196


CDK4/6 inhibitor RIBO is approved for use in combination with an aromatase inhibitor for the treatment of HR+, HER2– ABC in postmenopausal women with no prior therapy for ABC, based on the significantly prolonged progression-free survival versus placebo + LET observed in the pivotal phase 3 MONALEESA-2 trial (Hortobagyi et al. NEJM 2016). However, relatively rare pt subsets such as men with HR+, HER2– ABC were not included in that trial. Here, we report early safety results for men enrolled in CompLEEment-1, an open-label, phase 3b trial evaluating RIBO+LET as first-line therapy in an expanded pt population.


Pts with HR+, HER2– ABC, ≤1 line of prior chemotherapy, and no prior ET for ABC received RIBO (600 mg/day, 3 wk on/1 wk off) + LET (2.5 mg/day); men and premenopausal women received concomitant goserelin (3.6-mg subcutaneous implant every 28 days). The primary outcome was safety and tolerability. A pre-planned interim analysis was conducted ~15 months after first pt first visit.


Of the first 1,008 pts enrolled who completed 56 days of follow-up or discontinued before the data cut-off, 20 were men. Median age was 63.5 years and all had an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status ≤1; 45.0% had stage IV disease at diagnosis. The most common sites of metastasis were lung (75.0%), lymph nodes (40.0%), and liver (20.0%). The most frequent adverse events (AEs) were hot flush (30.0%), neutropenia (20.0%), and constipation (20.0%). Grade ≥3 AEs included neutropenia (4 pts, 20.0%), increased alanine aminotransferase (2 pts, 10.0%), and increased aspartate aminotransferase (1 pt, 5.0%). QT prolongation was infrequent, occurring in 3 (15.0%) men; all events were grade 1/2. Dose reduction or interruption due to AEs occurred in 35.0% of men; 2 discontinued treatment due to AEs.


Preliminary results from the CompLEEment-1 study demonstrate the safety and tolerability of first-line RIBO+LET+goserelin in male pts, consistent with previous reports in female pts. NCT02941926.

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Editorial Acknowledgement

Financial support for medical editorial assistance was provided by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. We thank Holly C. Cappelli, PhD, ProEd Communications, Inc., for her medical editorial assistance with this abstract.

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