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Merck Serono Is Hoping It Pays To Plan Ahead With New Phase III Trial For Tecemotide

This article was originally published in Pharmaceutical Approvals Monthly

Executive Summary

Merck Serono will conduct a second Phase III study of lung cancer vaccine tecemotide in patients treated concurrently with chemotherapy and radiation. The START trial, which also dosed patients receiving sequential therapy, failed but the predefined, concurrently treated subgroup showed greater median overall survival compared to placebo.

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