Clovis Oncology announces new recommendations for Rubraca for treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

Friday May 29, 2020 0 comments Tags: Boulder, Clovis Oncology, Rucaparib, Patrick J. Mahaffy

BOULDER -- Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS), today announced that the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) updated its Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for Prostate Cancer to include new recommendations for Rubraca (rucaparib) tablets.Clovis_Oncology_logoUSE 

In addition to its ovarian cancer recommendations, Rubraca is now recommended in the NCCN Guidelines for the treatment of BRCA-mutant patients with mCRPC under second-line treatment and subsequent therapy as a Category 2A recommendation inclusive of the following:

Rucaparib is a treatment option for patients with mCRPC and a pathogenic BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation (germline and/or somatic) who have been treated with androgen receptor-directed therapy and a taxane-based chemotherapy. If the patient is not fit for chemotherapy, rucaparib can be considered even if taxane-based therapy has not been given.

“We are pleased that the NCCN has acknowledged the importance of novel targeted therapies for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer, and the need for new treatment options for patients with BRCA mutations, including Rubraca, the first PARP inhibitor approved for these patients,” said Patrick J. Mahaffy, president and CEO of Clovis Oncology.

“In particular, in the current COVID-19 environment, many patients would prefer to avoid chemotherapy, which requires frequent clinical visits, in favor of an oral agent that can be delivered directly to and taken at home.”

NCCN Guidelines are the recognized standard for clinical direction and policy in cancer care and are the most thorough and frequently updated clinical practice guidelines available in any area of medicine. 

The NCCN prostate cancer panel’s decision to include Rubraca as a Category 2A preferred option for the treatment of patients with a BRCA mutation for second-line treatment and subsequent therapy was based on the results of the Phase 2 TRITON2 study.

The American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 192,000 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2020, and the GLOBOCAN Cancer Fact Sheets estimated that approximately 450,000 men in Europe were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018.