Positive data for Lynparza in prostate cancer

Thursday 30 September 2021

United Kingdom

Lynparza (olaparib) has generated more positive data in prostate cancer, this time as a potential first-line treatment for men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer with or without mutations in homologous recombination repair (HRR) genes. A Phase 3 trial comparing Lynparza against placebo when given in addition to the prostate cancer drug abiraterone showed a statistically significant improvement in radiographic progression-free survival, the developers AstraZeneca Plc and Merck & Co Inc, announced on 24 September.