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    P1.06 - Poster Session 1 - Prognostic and Predictive Biomarkers (ID 161)

    • Event: WCLC 2013
    • Type: Poster Session
    • Track: Biology
    • Presentations: 1
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      P1.06-019 - Common and uncommon EGFR mutations and their impact on response to EGFR tyrosine-kinase inhibitors and platinum-based chemotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): Latin-American Consortium for the Investigation of Lung Cancer (CLICaP) (ID 1728)

      09:30 - 16:30  |  Author(s): M. Juárez-Villegas

      • Abstract

      An association has been well-established between common EGFR mutations and response to reversible and irreversible direct EGFR tyrosine-kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs); however, there is a significant lack of information about the impact of uncommon mutations on outcomes such as overall response (OR), progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) rates after being exposed to EGFR-TKIs or platinum-based chemotherapy (CT).

      Information regarding 186 NSCLC patients from three Latin-American countries was analysed. Tests were made for EGFR and KRAS mutations; the clinical and pathological characteristics and the presence of common and uncommon EGFR mutations were considered according to OR, PFS and OS rates concerning EGFR-TKIs and CT.

      79.5% of the patients had common EGFR mutations and 20.5% uncommon mutations, including complex alterations. Lepidic and acinar histological subtypes were associated with higher common EGFR mutation frequency (p= 0.010). Patients having an OR to EGFR-TKIs treatment also had an OR to CT (p< 0.001). Patients harbouring common EGFR mutations had greater sensitivity to EGFR-TKIs than those having uncommon mutations (63.8% [IC 95% 51.1-76.5] vs 32.4% [20.0-44.7] p< 0.0001). Median PFS regarding EGFR-TKIs (16.4 [12-21.1] vs 4.1 months [1.9-5.9]) and CT (16 [10.9-21] vs 4.3 months [0.9-12.9]) was better in patients having common EGFR mutations compared to patients carrying uncommon mutations. The median OS of patients treated with EGFR-TKIs that harbored common EGFR mutations (37.3 months [33.2-41]) was longer compared to those patients who harbored uncommon mutations (17.4 months [12.9-21.8]).

      Our findings suggest that patients with EGFR uncommon mutations, could receive platinum-based chemotherapy as first line of treatment and EGFR-TKIs can be reserved as second or third line treatment options.