AstraZeneca and MSD’s Lynparza (olaparib) Receive MHLW Approval as Adjuvant Treatment for BRCA-Mutated HER2-Negative High-Risk Early Breast Cancer


The approval was based on the P-III (OlympiA) trial evaluating Lynparza vs PBO in patients with gBRCAm, high-risk HER2- early breast cancer prior treated with neoadjuvant or adjuvant CT. The trial was sponsored by NRG Oncology in the US & by AstraZeneca outside the US
The results showed an improvement in iDFS with a 42% reduction in risk of invasive breast cancer recurrences, new cancers, or death & improvement in OS with a 32% reduction in risk of death. The safety & tolerability profile was consistent with prior trials
Lynparza was approved in the US for gBRCAm, HER2- high-risk early breast cancer, based on P-III (OlympiA) trial results & was approved in the US, EU, Japan & other countries for gBRCAm, HER2-, metastatic breast cancer

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