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    Poster Display Session (ID 63)

    • Event: ELCC 2017
    • Type: Poster Display Session
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    • Presentations: 1
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    • Coordinates: 5/07/2017, 12:30 - 13:00, Hall 1
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      106P - Brain metastases (BM) development in molecular selected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients included in clinical trials (ID 305)

      12:30 - 13:00  |  Author(s): A. Martinez de Castro

      • Abstract

      The molecular profiling of patients (p) with advanced NSCLC identifies several oncogenic drivers that can be targeted with selective inhibitors. We aimed to assess the characteristics and brain development of p with molecular alterations at our center treated with targeted agents.

      EGFR, KRAS, HER2 mutated p and ALK, ROS1 and RET rearrangements positive p enrolled onto clinical trials between 2009 and 2015 at our center were included in this analysis. A cohort of wild type (WT) adenocarcinoma p was selected as comparator. Overall survival (OS) was estimated by the Kaplan Meier method.

      200 p were collected (76 WT, 45 EGFR, 51 ALK, 21 KRAS, 3 ROS1, 2 HER2 and 2 RET). Median age 57 years (26-82), 52% men, 60% performance status (PS) 1, 59% smokers, 98% stage IV and 92% adenocarcinoma. First treatment was selective inhibitor in 73% of EGFR and 58% of ALK p. Median follow up was 23 months (m) (95% CI 1.6-104.6). The OS (immature with 58% of deaths) was 33m for all p and 57m EGFR, 40m ALK, 31m KRAS and 19m WT. We found differences in OS for molecular selected population vs WT (55m vs 19 m p < 0.001), women (55m vs 23m, p = 0.002), PS 0/1 vs PS2 (21 vs 7m, p < 0.001) and non-smokers (51 vs 23 m smokers, p = 0.002). Brain metastases were detected in 86 p (36 ALK, 25 WT, 14 EGFR, 8 KRAS, 2 ROS and 1 RET) and 87% received local therapy. BM were more frequent in women, non-smokers and ALK p (p < 0.001). BM developed at a median of 6m from diagnosis of NSCLC (6m molecular selected and 5m WT, p = 0.44) and median OS after development of BM was 14m (28m EGFR, 26m ALK and 8m WT, p < 0.001). No differences in OS were detected in p with or without BM (p > 0.05). Independently of target agent, we did not found significant differences in OS p with BM treated with local therapy vs systemic treatment (p > 0.005). P who initiated the EGFR and ALK inhibitors after diagnosis of BM had greater benefit than those p who began treatment before diagnosis of BM (86m vs 57m for EGFR and 55m vs 35m for ALK respectively, p > 0.05 in both).

      Molecular selected p treated with targeted agents have prolonged survival. Brain metastases is a frequent site of disease progression, but the prognosis of these p is impressive independently of local therapies.

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      All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.