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Proffered Paper 1 – Genitourinary tumours, non-prostate

4397 - An adaptive, biomarker directed platform study in metastatic urothelial cancer (BISCAY) with durvalumab in combination with targeted therapies


28 Sep 2019


Proffered Paper 1 – Genitourinary tumours, non-prostate


Tumour Site

Urothelial Cancer


Thomas Powles


Annals of Oncology (2019) 30 (suppl_5): v356-v402. 10.1093/annonc/mdz249


T.B. Powles1, A. Balar2, G. Gravis3, R. Jones4, A. Ravaud5, J. Florence6, P. Grivas7, D.P. Petrylak8, M. Galsky9, J. Carles10, S. Sridhar11, H. Arkenau12, D. Carroll13, J. DeCesare14, F. Mercier15, D. Hodgson16, J. Stone17, J. Cosaert18, D. Landers19

Author affiliations

  • 1 Genitourinary Oncology, Barts Cancer Institute, EC1M 6BE - London/GB
  • 2 Oncology, NYU Langone, New York/US
  • 3 Medical Oncology, Institute Paoli Calmettes, 13274 - Marseille/FR
  • 4 Beatson West Of Scotland Cancer Centre, University of Glasgow, G12 0YN - Glasgow/GB
  • 5 Medical Oncology, CHU Bordeaux Hopital St. André, 33000 - Bordeaux/FR
  • 6 Oncologie Medicale, Centre Francois Balesse, 14000 - CAEN/FR
  • 7 Hematology Oncology, University of Washington Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 98109-4405 - Seattle/US
  • 8 Medical Oncology, Yale Cancer Center, 06510 - New Haven/US
  • 9 Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiHospital, 10029 - New York/US
  • 10 Medical Oncology Dept., Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, 08035 - Barcelona/ES
  • 11 Medical Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, M5G 2M9 - Toronto/CA
  • 12 Scri, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, W1G 6AD - London/GB
  • 13 Imed Biotech Unit, AstraZeneca, Cambridge/GB
  • 14 Imed Biotech Unit, AstaZeneca, Melbourn/GB
  • 15 Imed Biotech Unit, AstaZeneca, SG8 6HB - Melbourn/GB
  • 16 Imed Biotech Unit, AstraZeneca, Boston/US
  • 17 Imed Biotech Unit, AstraZeneca, CB2 1PG - Cambridge/GB
  • 18 Imed Biotech Unit, AstraZeneca, SG8 6HB - Melbourn/GB
  • 19 Imed Biotech Unit, AstraZeneca, Macclesfield/GB


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Abstract 4397


Durvalumab (D), a PD-L1 inhibitor with efficacy in platinum refractory advanced urothelial cancer (UC), was investigated by combining with targeted therapy inhibitors (FGFR1,2,3, PARP, TORC 1 + 2) with a PD-L1 monotherapy arm (D alone) as a non-randomized control. An FGFRi monotherapy arm was also included.


Platinum refractory, immuno-therapy naïve UC patients were allocated, depending on tumour DNA alterations determined by next generation sequencing (NGS), to: arm A (randomisation of D + FGFRi AZD4547 vs AZD4547 monotherapy: for FGFR mutations/fusions), arm B (D + PARPi olaparib: for BRCA1/2, ATM and HRR gene alterations (GA) and unselected patients), arm E (D + mTORi vistusertib: enriched for TSC1/2 and RICTOR GA). Arm D (D only) followed by Arm F (D + STAT3 mRNA ASO danvatirsen) for patients without “actionable” GA. Primary objectives included safety and tolerability. Key secondary objectives included assessment of ORR and OS rate. Efficacy analysis was explored based on PD-L1 expression and tumour mutational burden (TMB).


As of March 2019, of 393 patients’ whose tumours were screened with NGS, 154 started study drug and had a baseline tumor assessment. Confirmed responses were assessed according to RECIST 1.1 and ranged from 20% to 29% (Table). TMB and PD-L1 were inconsistent across arms (e.g. 38% TMB high for Arm E vs 5% in Arm A combination and 17% in Arm D). D monotherapy (n = 29) had an ORR of 28% [80% CI 17% - 41%] with 12% [80% CI 3.2% - 28%] and 45% [80% CI 24% - 63%] of patients alive and progression free and alive at 12 months, respectively. Complete responses were not prominent in any study arm. Arms A, D and E completed earlier than arms B and F. Data will be updated based on additional follow-up.Table:


AZD4547 (A)AZD4547 + durvalumab (A)Vistusertib + durvalumab (E)durvalumab (D)
TMB high > 10M/MB20%5%38%17%
ORR (RECIST1.1) 80% CI20% 7.6%; 39%29% 16%; 45%21% 11%; 34%28% 17%; 41%
Discontinued due to AE20%33%38%10%


Combination treatments with durvalumab are tolerated. Clinical activity was seen in all arms of the study including both biomarker-selected and unselected individuals.

Clinical trial identification

NCT02546661; 11-Sep-2015.

Editorial acknowledgement

Legal entity responsible for the study

AstraZeneca AB, 151 85 Södertälje, Sweden.




T. Powles: Honoraria (self): AstraZeneca, Roche, MSD, Pfizer, Novartis, Seattle Genetics, Ipsen; Research grant / Funding (institution): AstraZeneca, Roche, MSD. A. Balar: Honoraria (self): AstraZeneca; Roche-Genentech; Merck; Advisory / Consultancy: AstraZeneca, Genentech/Roche, Merck, Incyte, Seattle Genetics, DragonFly, Nektar; Research grant / Funding (institution): Merck, Genentech/Roche, Seattle Genetics, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, Nektar; Shareholder / Stockholder / Stock options: EpiVax Oncology. G. Gravis: Travel / Accommodation / Expenses: BMS; Pfizer; Janssen; Ipsen. R. Jones: Honoraria (self): AstraZeneca; MSD; Merck Serono; Roche; BMS; Janssen; Astellas; Honoraria (institution): AstraZeneca, Janssen, Astellas; Advisory / Consultancy: AstraZeneca; MSD; Roche; BMS; Pfizer; Janssen; Astellas; Research grant / Funding (institution): Roche; Pfizer; AstraZeneca; Travel / Accommodation / Expenses: BMS; MSD; Astellas. A. Ravaud: Honoraria (self), Advisory / Consultancy, Travel / Accommodation / Expenses: Pfizer; BMS; AstraZeneca; Roche; MSD; Ipsen; Research grant / Funding (institution): Pfizer. J. Florence: Advisory / Consultancy: Roche; Ipsen; AstraZeneca; Janssen; Tesaro; BMS; Pfizer; Novartis; Sanofi; Astellas; Research grant / Funding (institution): Astellas; Travel / Accommodation / Expenses: Roche; Ipsen; AstraZeneca; Janssen; Tesaro; BMS. P. Grivas: Advisory / Consultancy: Merck & Co; Genentech; Dendreon; Bayer; Pfizer; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Exelixis; AstraZeneca; Biocept; Clovis Oncology; EMD Serono; Seattle Genetics; Foundation Medicine; Driver Inc.; QED Therapeutics; Heron Therapeutics; Janssen; Speaker Bureau / Expert testimony: Genentech; Bristol-Myers Squibb;; Travel / Accommodation / Expenses: AstraZeneca; Clovis Oncology; Research grant / Funding (institution): Merck & Co.; Genentech; Bayer; Mirati; Oncogenex; AstraZeneca; Pfizer; Clovis Oncology; Bavarian Nordic; Immunomedics. D.P. Petrylak: Advisory / Consultancy: Ada Cap (Advanced Accelerator Applications), Amgen, Astellas, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol Myer Squibb, Clovis, Eli Lilly, Exelixis, Incyte, Janssen, Pfizer, Pharmacyclics, Roche Laboratories, Seattle Genetics, Urogen; Research grant / Funding (institution): Ada Cap (Advanced Accelerator Applications), Astellas, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Clovis, Eli Lilly, Endocyte, Genentech, Innocrin, MedImmune, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Progenics, Roche Laboratories, Sanofi Aventis, Seattle Genetics; Shareholder / Stockholder / Stock options: Bellicum, Tyme. M. Galsky: Advisory / Consultancy: AstraZeneca, BMS, Genentech, Merck, Pfizer, Dracen, Dragonfly Therapeutics, Astellas, Seattle Genetics, Janssen; Research grant / Funding (institution): AstraZeneca, BMS, Merck, Dendreon, Roche-Genentech. J. Carles: Advisory / Consultancy: Bayer; Johnson & Johnson; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Astellas Pharma; Pfizer; Sanofi; MSD Oncology; Roche; AstraZeneca; Speaker Bureau / Expert testimony: Bayer; Johnson & Johnson; Asofarma; Astellas Pharma; Research grant / Funding (institution): AB Science, Aragon Pharmaceuticals, Arog Pharmaceuticals, INC, Astellas Pharma, AstraZeneca AB, Aveo Pharmaceuticals INC, Bayer AG, Blueprint Medicines Corporation, BN Immunotherapeutics INC, Boehringer Ingelheim España, S.A., Bristol-Myers Squibb Intern. S. Sridhar: Advisory / Consultancy: AstraZeneca, Roche, Merck, BMS, Bayer, Janssen, Astellas. H. Arkenau: Leadership role: Sarah Cannon Research Institute; Research grant / Funding (self): AstraZeneca; Roche; BMS; Novartis; GSK; Servier; Astellas; Array; Iovance; Cytomx; Research grant / Funding (institution): Sarah Cannon Research Institute; Travel / Accommodation / Expenses: Iovance. D. Carroll: Travel / Accommodation / Expenses, Shareholder / Stockholder / Stock options, Full / Part-time employment: AstraZeneca; Spouse / Financial dependant: Azeria Therapeutics. J. DeCesare: Shareholder / Stockholder / Stock options, Full / Part-time employment: AstraZeneca. F. Mercier: Full / Part-time employment: AstraZeneca; Shareholder / Stockholder / Stock options: Stat Process sarl (Paris, France) - CRO; Health Data Process (Alicante, Spain) - CRO. D. Hodgson: Shareholder / Stockholder / Stock options, Non-remunerated activity/ies: AstraZeneca. J. Stone: Shareholder / Stockholder / Stock options, Full / Part-time employment: AstraZeneca; Shareholder / Stockholder / Stock options: GSK. J. Cosaert: Full / Part-time employment: AstraZeneca. D. Landers: Research grant / Funding (institution): Clinical Experimental Pharmacology Group, CRUK Manchester Institute, Manchester, UK; AstraZeneca; Full / Part-time employment: AstraZeneca.

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