Efficacy and safety of durvalumab with olaparib in metastatic or recurrent endometrial cancer (phase II DOMEC trial)

Gynecol Oncol. 2022 May;165(2):223-229. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2022.02.025. Epub 2022 Mar 11.


Background: Patients with advanced endometrial cancer have a poor prognosis, and treatment options are limited. The investigator-initiated, multicenter, phase II DOMEC trial (NCT03951415) is the first trial to report data on efficacy and safety of combined treatment with PD-L1 and PARP inhibition for advanced endometrial cancer.

Patients and methods: Patients with metastatic or recurrent endometrial cancer were enrolled. Patients received durvalumab 1500 mg intravenously q4w and olaparib 300 mg 2dd until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or patient withdrawal. Patients with at least 4 weeks of treatment were evaluable for analysis. The primary endpoint was progression-free survival at 6 months. Evidence for efficacy was defined as progression-free survival at 6 months in ≥50% of patients. Secondary endpoints included safety, objective response and overall survival.

Results: From July 2019, through November 2020, 55 patients were enrolled. At data cut-off (September 2021), 4 of the 50 evaluable patients were still on treatment. Seventeen patients (34%) were progression-free at 6 months. Objective response rate was 16% (95% CI, 8.3 to 28.5) with 1 complete and 7 partial responses. With a median follow-up of 17.6 months, median progression-free survival was 3.4 months (95% CI, 2.8 to 6.2) and median overall survival was 8.0 months (95% CI, 7.5 to 14.3). Grade 3 treatment-related adverse events occurred in 8 patients (16%), predominantly anemia. There were no grade 4 or 5 treatment-related adverse events.

Conclusion: The combination of durvalumab and olaparib was well tolerated, but did not meet the prespecified 50% 6-month progression-free survival in this heterogeneous patient population with advanced endometrial cancer.

Keywords: Durvalumab; Endometrial cancer; Immune checkpoint inhibitor; Olaparib; PARP inhibitor.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial, Phase II
  • Multicenter Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / adverse effects
  • Endometrial Neoplasms* / drug therapy
  • Endometrial Neoplasms* / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local* / pathology
  • Phthalazines
  • Piperazines


  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Phthalazines
  • Piperazines
  • durvalumab
  • olaparib