Real-world evidence for secukinumab in UK patients with psoriatic arthritis or radiographic axial spondyloarthritis: interim 2-year analysis from SERENA

Karl Gaffney, Nicola Gullick, Kirsten Mackay, Yusuf Patel, Raj Sengupta, Tom Sheeran, Louise Hemmings, Paula Pamies

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Objectives: The aim was to evaluate retention rates for secukinumab in patients with active PsA or radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (r-axSpA) treated in routine UK clinical practice. Methods: SERENA (CAIN457A3403) is an ongoing, non-interventional, international study of patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis, active PsA or active r-axSpA, who had received secukinumab for ≥16 weeks before enrolment. The primary objective of this interim analysis was to assess treatment retention rates in patients with PsA or r-axSpA who were enrolled and followed for ≥2 years at centres in the UK. The safety analysis set includes all patients who received at least one dose of secukinumab. The target population set includes all patients who fulfilled the patient selection criteria. Results: The safety set comprised 189 patients (PsA, n = 81; r-axSpA, n = 108), and the target population set comprised 183 patients (PsA, n = 78; r-axSpA, n = 105). In the safety set, 107 patients (45 of 81 with PsA and 62 of 108 with r-axSpA) had previously received a biologic agent. Retention rates were similar between patients with PsA and r-axSpA after 1 year (PsA 91.0%, 95% CI: 84.0, 98.0; r-axSpA 89.2%, 95% CI: 82.7, 95.7) and 2 years (PsA 77.6%, 95% CI: 67.6, 87.7; r-axSpA 76.2%, 95% CI: 67.4, 85.0) of observation. Overall, 17.5% of patients (33 of 189) experienced at least one treatment-related adverse event, and 12.7% of patients (24 of 189) discontinued secukinumab because of adverse events. Conclusion: This analysis of real-world data from the UK demonstrates high retention rates for secukinumab over 2 years in patients with PsA or r-axSpA, with a favourable safety profile.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberrkad055
JournalRheumatology Advances in Practice
Issue number3
Early online date21 Aug 2023
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023


  • drug survival
  • PsA
  • radiographic axial spondyloarthritis
  • real-world evidence
  • secukinumab

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