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    P1.01 - Poster Session/ Treatment of Advanced Diseases – NSCLC (ID 206)

    • Event: WCLC 2015
    • Type: Poster
    • Track: Treatment of Advanced Diseases - NSCLC
    • Presentations: 1
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      P1.01-052 - Retreatment with Platinum-Based Regimen for Patients with Metastatic NSCLC Is a Reasonable Therapy (ID 2444)

      09:30 - 17:00  |  Author(s): S. Melinamani

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      Standard first-line therapy in stage IV NSCLC patients remains a platinum-based regimen. Currently, there are limited FDA approved agents for second line therapy following progressive disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the response to retreatment with platinum-based regimens upon progression in a group of platinum-sensitive patients.

      Patients with stage IV NSCLC previously treated with a platinum-based first-line regimen were retrospectively reviewed. We examined the outcomes of 52 patients retreated with a platinum-based regimen upon progression between February 2002 and March 2015. Patients were evaluated for response rate, progression free survival, overall survival and platinum reactions.

      Of the 52 patients reviewed, 31 were women (59.6%) and 21 were men (40.4%). Median age was 62.6 (range 42-89) and adenocarcinoma was the most prevalent histology (86.5%). The response rate for retreatment was 21.15%. A notable 57.69% of patients had stable disease. The median PFS for the first line platinum regimen was 9.2 months (CI 95%; 6.28-12.13) and for the retreatment was 4.8 months (CI 95%; 3.17-6.42). The median OS from diagnosis was 23.31 months (CI 95%; 11.76-34.85). A platinum reaction was noted in 9 of the patients (17.3%) though none were fatal.

      Patients with prolonged PFS with frontline chemotherapy appear to benefit from retreatment with a platinum-based regimen. This cohort demonstrated by a PFS of 4.8 months upon retreatment. Patients with prolonged progression free survivals with frontline chemotherapy may be reasonable candidates to consider for retreatment with a platinum-based regimen.

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