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    JCSE01 - Perspectives for Lung Cancer Early Detection (ID 779)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Joint IASLC/CSCO/CAALC Session
    • Track: Screening and Early Detection
    • Presentations: 20
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      JCSE01.02 - Necessity for Early Detection in Lung Cancer and Initial Attempts for Early Detection (ID 11395)

      08:00 - 08:20  |  Presenting Author(s): Annette Maree McWilliams

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      Abstract not provided

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      JCSE01.03 - CT Screening for Early Detection (NLST, UKLS, NELSON, ITALUNG, DANTE, Others) (ID 11396)

      08:20 - 08:40  |  Presenting Author(s): Matthijs Oudkerk

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      JCSE01.04 - Risk Modeling for the Early Detection of Tin Miner Lung Cancer in China (ID 11397)

      08:40 - 09:00  |  Presenting Author(s): You-lin 13910410711 Qiao

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      Abstract

      Result of National Lung Cancer Screening Program has demonstrated a 20% reduced lung cancer mortality with low-dose computed tomography among current or former smokers with a smoking history of 30 or more pack-years[1]. Selecting high risk population for LDCT screening is a key issue for lung cancer screening. Many studies have suggested that lung cancer risk model which incorporating these factors can be more accurate to identify high risk individuals suitable for LDCT screening than the NLST criteria[2]. Thus, more precise evaluation of association between these factors are warranted to developing lung cancer risk models.

      In this study, we developed and internal validated a lung cancer risk model with data of a occupational screening cohort in Yunnan, China with the aim to exploring potential improvement of yield of lung cancer screening with Chest X-ray and Sputum cytology due to the improved risk stratification. This study was a prospective occupational cohort study among tin miners from Yunnan Tin Corporation (YTC) initiated in 1992[3]. Participants were tin miners aged 40 or over and had at least 10 years of underground work or smelting history. Participants also had received annual lung screening from 1992 to 1999, and were annually followed up through December 31, 2001. Previous studies suggested that age, education level, smoking, occupational radon and arsenic exposure, prior chronic bronchitis were risk factors of lung cancer risk in this cohort[4-6]. During the study period, a total of 443 lung cancer deaths were confirmed among 9295 participants. To reduce the potential information bias, 69 lung cancer death with 1 year since enrollment were not included into the analysis.

      To stratified those with higher lung cancer risk, we increased the age criteria from 40 to 50 years old(model 0), then further developed three risk prediction models with multivariate logistic regression respectively, and the predicted probability of lung cancer death for each participants were also calculated based on logistic regression model respectively(table1). The goodness of fit, discrimination and calibration ability of the model performance were evaluated with -2log likelihood, area under the receiver operator characteristic curve (AUC) (C-index) and Hosmer-Lemeshow test. We found that the model incorporated age, gender, smoking, educational prior chronic bronchitis, occupational radon and arsenic had the best discrimination performance with area under ROC as of 0.821(95%CI:0.805-0.836) (figure1a). The calibration performance of this model was also good(Hosmer–Lemeshow type χ2=5.413,p=0.773)(figure1b). The areas under ROC curve of model 2 and model 3 were significantly better than those of model1 and model 0(all p<0.001), however, no difference was found between model 2 and model 3. Besides, Bootstrapping techniques were used for internal validation of the model 3 to Correct for this overfit or optimism, and discrimination C-statistic from C-statics was the same to the original data.

      We stratified the participants into 4 quintiles for the predicted risk of death from lung cancer. The cumulative lung cancer death rate from quintile 1 with lowest risk to quintile 4 having the highest risk increased from 11.51, 47.66, 625.41 to 1732.37 per 105 person-years, while only 2.5% of all lung cancer deaths were in quintile 1 and 2. Similarly, in 210 screen-detected lung cancer deaths, the proportion in quintile 1 and 2 was only 2.4%.

      In conclusion, we have developed and internal validated a lung cancer risk model based on personal and occupation covariates in this occupational population, and this model showed good accuracy for the identification of lung cancer and might assist in identifying individuals at high risk of developing lung cancer in lung cancer screening in this occupational cohort.

      [1] Aberle DR, Adams AM, Berg CD, et al. Reduced lung-cancer mortality with low-dose computed tomographic screening. N Engl J Med. 2011. 365(5): 395-409.

      [2] Tammemägi MC. Application of risk prediction models to lung cancer screening: a review. J Thorac Imaging. 2015. 30(2): 88-100.

      [3] Qiao YL, Taylor PR, Yao SX, et al. Risk factors and early detection of lung cancer in a cohort of Chinese tin miners. Ann Epidemiol. 1997. 7(8): 533-41.

      [4] Lubin JH, Qiao YL, Taylor PR, et al. Quantitative evaluation of the radon and lung cancer association in a case control study of Chinese tin miners. Cancer Res. 1990. 50(1): 174-80.

      [5] Fan YG, Jiang Y, Chang RS, et al. Prior lung disease and lung cancer risk in an occupational-based cohort in Yunnan, China. Lung Cancer. 2011. 72(2): 258-63.

      [6] Yao SX, Lubin JH, Qiao YL, et al. Exposure to radon progeny, tobacco use and lung cancer in a case-control study in southern China. Radiat Res. 1994. 138(3): 326-36.

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      JCSE01.05 - Biomarkers and Liquid Biopsy for Early Detection of Lung Cancer (ID 11398)

      09:00 - 09:20  |  Presenting Author(s): K.C. Allen Chan

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      Abstract

      The analysis of circulating DNA released by tumor cells, frequently known as liquid biopsy, provides a convenient and noninvasive way for the assessment of cancers. The most common application of liquid biopsy is to guide the choice of treatment in lung cancers. The detection of EGFR mutations in the plasma of patients with advanced lung cancers is useful for predicting the response to EGFR TKI treatment. Because of its noninvasive nature and quick turn-around time, liquid biopsy has been proposed to be a first line investigation for the assessment of EGFR mutational status. Another potential application of liquid biopsy is for the screening of early cancers. However, there is a lack of information regarding the biological feasibility of this approach as it is unclear if a small tumor would release sufficiently large amount of DNA into the circulation to allow early detection of the cancer. In this regard, we used nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) as a model to address this biological question. As NPC is closely related to Epstein-Barr virus infection, we developed plasma EBV DNA as a marker for NPC. From 2013 to 2016, we screened over 20,000 asymptomatic men for NPC using a sensitive plasma EBV DNA assay. Subjects with positive test results were further investigated with nasal endoscopy and MRI. Through this arrangement, we identified 34 cases of NPC and almost half of them had stage I disease. Compared with historical cohorts, patients identified by screening had much improved progression-free survivial with a hazard ratio of 0.1. This study clearly demonstrates that a small early cancer can release sufficiently large amount of DNA into the circulation to allow sensitive detection by liquid biopsy. To apply these results to non-viral-associated cancers, we developed a generic cancer test based on copy number aberrations and altered methylation in plasma DNA. This test successfully detect various types of cancers, including lung cancer.

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      JCSE01.06 - Incorporating Artificial Intelligence for Early Detection of Lung Cancer (ID 11399)

      09:20 - 09:40  |  Presenting Author(s): Jie Hu

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      JCSE01.09 - Cluster Trial: Ph2 Biomarker-Integrated Study of Single Agent Alpelisib, Capmatinib, Ceritinib and Binimetinib in advNSCLC (ID 11678)

      10:15 - 10:25  |  Presenting Author(s): Qing Zhou  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu, Xu-Chao Zhang, Hai-Yan Tu, Bin Gan, Bin-Chao Wang, Chong-Rui Xu, Hua-Jun Chen, Ming-ying Zheng, Zhen Wang, Xiao-Yan Bai, Yue-Li Sun, Andrea Myers, Xueting Lv, Yajnaseni Chakraborti, Sylvia Zhao, Jin -Ji Yang

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      Background
      Several genetically altered signaling pathways have been profiled in NSCLC, enabling advanced management of NSCLC using targeted therapies. This study investigated the therapeutic spectrum of NSCLC with uncommon molecular alterations by allocating patients to treatment arms based on molecular aberrations; targeted therapies alpelisib (PI3Kαi), capmatinib (METi), ceritinib (ALKi), and binimetinib (MEKi) were evaluated.The study was based on the umbrella design. Key objectives: investigate feasibility of using one trial for different agents based on biomarker-integrated analysis, assess anti-tumor activity, characterize safety, tolerability and PK profiles of individual agents. Key eligibility criteria: age ≥18 years; ECOG PS ≤2; failed prior treatment/unsuitable for chemotherapy. Documentation of locally determined molecular alterations before treatment allocation was required (alpelisib, 350 mg QD: PIK3CA mutation/amplification; capmatinib, 400 mg BID (tablet): MET IHC overexpression/amplification; ceritinib, 750 mg QD: ALK or ROS1 rearrangement; binimetinib, 45 mg BID: KRAS, NRAS or BRAF mutation).Sixty-six patients with advNSCLC were enrolled (median age 58 years; 65.2% male: alpelisib, n=2; capmatinib, n=16; ceritinib, n=26; binimetinib, n=22). As of Feb 28, 2018, 10 patients in ceritinib and 2 in binimetinib arms were ongoing. Twenty-four patients had confirmed partial responses (36.4%): alpelisib, 0%; capmatinib, 18.8%; ceritinib, 73.1%; binimetinib, 9.1% (Figure). Longest mPFS (14.4 months) was in ceritinib arm. Among the most common treatment-related AEs: alpelisib: malaise, hyperglycemia, dysgeusia; capmatinib: nausea, anemia, peripheral edema, decreased appetite; ceritinib: diarrhea, vomiting, ALT/AST elevation; binimetinib: mouth ulceration, AST, blood CPK increased, rash. Most AEs were grade 1/2.

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      Objective responses/tumor shrinkage were observed in the study; highest ORR and mPFS were observed with ceritinib, although patient numbers differed between arms. All treatments were well tolerated; no new safety signals were observed. This study demonstrated the feasibility of an umbrella trial and importance of precision medicine in the management of advNSCLC with uncommon molecular alterations.

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      JCSE01.10 - A Ph3 Study of Niraparib as Maintenance Therapy in 1L Platinum Responsive Extensive Disease Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients (ID 11679)

      10:25 - 10:35  |  Presenting Author(s): Shun Lu  |  Author(s): Liyan Jiang, Xinghao Ai, Junling Li, Xiaorong Dong, Dan Zhang, Qi Liu

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      Background
      Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) accounts for 15% of lung cancer, characterized by early dissemination and rapid development of chemo-resistant disease after platinum response (60-80%). Less than 2% of extensive disease SCLC (ED-SCLC) patients survive 5 years. The bi-allelic loss or inactivation of TP53 and RB1 is common in SCLC, the poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1), a critical DNA damage repair enzyme, is highly expressed in SCLC, and SCLC is sensitive to platinum based chemotherapy, suggesting that the defect in DNA damage repair pathways plays an important role in SCLC. ZL2306/ Niraparib is a highly selective PARP-1/2 inhibitor which was exclusively licensed for development in China by Zai Laboratory from TESARO. In SCLC PDX model, niraparib demonstrated anti-tumor activities as monotherapy. In addition, niraparib demonstrated promising tumor growth inhibition in maintenance post platinum treatment in platinum sensitive SCLC PDX models. Clinically, in phase III NOVA study, niraparib demonstrated clear clinical benefit as maintenance treatment by significantly extending progression free survival in all platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer patients regardless gBRCA or HRD status which led to the approval by FDA and EMA in ovarian cancer. It is suggested that niraparib maintenance therapy could provide potential clinical benefit in platinum responsive SCLC. ZL-2306-005 is a randomized double-blind multi-center phase 3 study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of niraparib versus placebo as maintenance therapy in ED-SCLC patients who have had responses to platinum based chemotherapy.Approximately 590 Chinese patients with histologically or cytologically confirmed ED-SCLC who have achieved either complete response or partial response to their platinum based chemotherapy to their newly diagnosed disease will be randomized (2:1) to 2 groups, receiving either ZL-2306 or placebo in ZL-2306-005 study. Patients need to complete 4 cycles of etoposide + cisplatin/ carboplatin. All patients will be stratified by gender, LDH level and history of prophylactic cranial irradiation. ZL-2306 will be started with 300mg PO QD for patients with a baseline body weight ≥77 kg and a baseline platelet count ≥150,000/μL, or 200 mg PO QD for patients with a baseline body weight <77 kg or a baseline platelet count <150,000/μL based on RADAR analysis in NOVA study. Patients will remain on treatment until disease progression or intolerable toxicity. The co-primary endpoints are PFS assessed by independent central radiologic review and OS; the secondary endpoints are PFS assessed by investigator, CFI, QoL, safety and tolerability.

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      JCSE01.11 - Dynamic ctDNA Monitoring Revealed Novel Resistance Mechanisms and Response Predictors of Osimertinib Treatment in East Asian NSCLC Patients (ID 14716)

      10:35 - 10:45  |  Presenting Author(s): Jianhua Chang  |  Author(s): Zhihuang Hu, Dongmei Ji, Shannon Chuai, Weina Shen, Junning Cao, Jialei Wang, Xianghua Wu

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      Background

      Advanced NSCLC patients, harboring EGFR T790M, exhibit marked diversity in tumor behavior and response to AZD9291, yet a discriminable molecular profile remains elusive. In addition, although EGFRC797S was involved in 30% of AZD9291 resistance cases in Western patients, mechanisms for the rest patients remain unclear, especially for the East Asian population. We utilized circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) profiling to conduct dynamic monitoring in patients undergoing AZD9291, thus characterizing mutational heterogeneity and genomic evolution.

      Longitudinal plasma samples were collected before, during and post of the AZD9291 treatment in Chinese NSCLC patients with acquired T790M mutation. A ctDNA panel, spanning 160KB of human genome, was used to perform capture-based targeted sequencing that comprises critical exons and introns of 168 genes. The EGFR mutation abundance and dynamic changes of allele fraction (AF) were analyzed with progression-free survival (PFS) after AZD9291 treatment.

      A total of 61 samples were collected longitudinally from 14 patients, of which 9 have experienced progressive disease (PD). Six patients exhibited a rebound of ctDNA prior to radiographic PD, suggesting the potential of ctDNA in early detection of PD. Several acquired mutations were detected with the AZD9291 resistance, including newly identified EGFR G796S, L792H/F/R/V, V802F, V843I mutations, expect for the previously reported RB1 and EGFR C797S, L718Q mutations. Patients with a higher ratio of T790M and EGFRactivating mutation at baseline had a significantly longer PFS (9.6m vs 4.5m, p=0.008). A lower ratio of EGFRactivating mutation AF compared to baseline at first follow-up was significantly correlated with a longer PFS (8.5m vs 5.0m, p=0.027). Furthermore, patients harboring other known driver mutations in addition to T790M at baseline had an inferior PFS (4.9m vs 7.8m, P=0.039).

      Several novel resistance mechanisms were identified by ctDNA monitoring in the East Asian patients treated with AZD9291. Relative AF of T790M, changes of AF after treatment and the presence of concurrent driver mutations at baseline could predict clinical benefit of AZD9291 treatment.

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      JCSE01.12 - Discussant Oral Abstracts (ID 11681)

      10:45 - 11:00  |  Presenting Author(s): Daniel S.W. Tan

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      JCSE01.13 - Discussant Poster Abstracts (ID 11682)

      11:00 - 11:15  |  Presenting Author(s): Bob T. Li

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      JCSE01.14 - Effects of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy on the Expression of Programmed Death Ligand-1 and Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes in Lung Cancer Tissues (ID 14703)

      11:15 - 11:15  |  Presenting Author(s): Xu Wang  |  Author(s): Wenyu Sun, Kewei Ma

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      Background
      Immune checkpoints programmed death 1(PD1)and its ligand PD-L1,PD-L2 pathways can mediate negative synergistic stimulation signals.Immunotherapy combined with chemotherapy can increase the objective response rate of cancer patients,but the mechanism of combination therapy is not clear.This study aims to analyze the changes of PD-L1,PD-L2 in lung cancer tissues and the changes of TILs ( CD4+,CD8+,CD28+,and CD56+ lymphocytes ) surrounding the tumor before and after neoadjuvant chemotherapy(platinum-based),in order to provide a theoretical basis for relevant clinical studies.Tumor samples were obtained from 26 patients who confirmed primary lung cancer before and after NAC from 2009 to 2016 in the First Hospital of Jilin University. The expression of PD-L1, PD-L2 in lung cancer specimens were assessed by IHC. 5%,10%,20%,30%,50% expression thresholds were used to define PD-L1, PD-L2 positive status, respectively. Of 16 patients ( since the biopsy tissue specimens were limited, only 16 cases of biopsy and postoperative tissue specimens were collected), the expression of TILs around the tumor before and after NAC were assessed by IHC. We analyze the changes of PD-L1 and PD-L2 in lung cancer tissues before and after NAC, the correlation between the changes of PD-L1 in lung cancer tissues and tumor shrink rate, the interval from the end of NAC to operation, pathological type, gender and smoking status. Of 16 patients, the changes of TILs around the tumor before and after NAC were also evaluated. P<0.05 was considered statistically significant.

      1. When using 5%, 10%, and 20% as expression threshold to define PD-L1 positive status, PD-L1 was up-regulated after NAC (P=0.008,P=0.016,P=0.016). However, there were no obviously statistical significance about the expression of PD-L1 when using 30%, 50% expression threshold. The expression of PD-L2 were not show any statistical significance before and after NAC.

      2. Of 16 patients, the expression of CD4+, CD8+ and CD28+ lymphocytes increased after NAC (P=0.014,P=0.038,P=0.021), whereas the change of CD56+ lymphocytes was not statistical significant.

      3. There were no significant difference between the changes of PD-L1 and tumor shrink rate, interval from the end of NAC to operation, pathological type, gender and smoking status .

      1. NAC up-regulates the expression of PD-L1 in lung cancer tissues when the expression thresholds are 5%, 10%, and 20%.

      2. NAC up-regulates the expression of CD4+, CD8+, and CD28+ lymphocytes.

      3. No correlation exists between the variation of PD-L1 and tumor shrink rate, interval from the end of NAC to operation, pathological type, gender and smoking status.

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      JCSE01.15 - Molecular Characteristics of ALK Primary Point Mutations Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer in Chinese Patients (ID 14704)

      11:15 - 11:15  |  Presenting Author(s): Chunwei Xu  |  Author(s): Jinhuo Lai, Wenxian Wang, Quxia Zhang, Wu Zhuang, Yunjian Huang, Youcai Zhu, Yanping Chen, Gang Chen, Meiyu Fang, Tang Feng Lv, Yong Song

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      Background
      Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene rearrangements have been identified in lung cancer at 3-7% frequency, thus representing an important subset of genetic lesions that drive oncogenesis in this disease. While the genetic locus of ALK primary point mutations NSCLC patients is unclear. The aim of this study is to investigate mutations and prognosis of NSCLC harboring ALK primary point mutations.

      A total of 339 patients with non-small-cell lung cancer were recruited between July 2012 and December 2015. The status of ALK primary point mutation and other genes were detected by next generation sequencing.


      ALK gene primary point mutation rate was 8.55% (29/339) in non-small cell lung cancer, including V163L (3 patients), F921Gfs*16 (2 patients), K1416N (2 patients), A585T (2 patients), P1442Q (1 patient), A348T (1 patient), K1525E (1 patient), S737L (1 patient), P115L (1 patient), Q515E (1 patient), E314D (1 patient), R395H (1 patient), S1219F (1 patient), S341G (1 patient), P1543S (1 patient), G129V (1 patient), Q167H (1 patient), L550F (1 patient), T1012M (1 patient), D302Y (1 patient), H755Q (1 patient), H331Q (1 patient), G1474E (1 patient) and E119D (1 patient), and median overall survival (OS) for these patients was 20.0 months. Among them, 27 patients with co-occurring mutations had a median OS of 20.0 months, and median OS of the 2 patients without complex mutations was 8.5 months. Statistically significant difference was found between the two groups (P=0.02). Briefly, patients with (n=8) or without (n=21) co-occurring EGFR mutations had a median OS of 24.0 months and 20.0 months respectively (P=0.73); patients with (n=21) or without (n=8) co-occurring TP53 mutations had a median OS of 20.0 months and 17.0 months respectively (P=0.83).

      EGFR and TP53 gene accompanied may have less correlation with ALK primary point mutation in NSCLC patients. Results of ongoing studies will provide a platform for further research to offer individualized therapy with the purpose of improving outcomes.

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      JCSE01.16 - Positive Correlation Between Whole Genomic Copy Number Variant Scoring and the Grading System in Lung Non-Mucinous Invasive Adenocarcinoma  (ID 14705)

      11:15 - 11:15  |  Presenting Author(s): Zheng Wang  |  Author(s): Shenglei Li, Lin Zhang, Lei He, Di Cui, Chenglong Liu, Yuyan Gong, Bi Liu, Xiaoyu Li, Wang Wu, David Cram, Dongge Liu

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      Background
      Grading systems of Lung adenocarcinoma have been proposed by Sica and Kadota in stage I tumors,but the predominant architectural subtypes grading system is applicable for resection samples mostly. The correlation between the histological subtypes and grading with whole genomic copy number variation(WGCNV) is unknown, and was investigated in lung non-mucinous invasive adenocarcinoma (LNMIA) at this study.The predominant histological subtype from 58 resection specimens of LNMIA and 20 para-cancerous lung tissues were collected by laser microdissection from HE staining FrameSlides PEN-Membrane slides.7 of 58 specimens,two predominant subtypes in one cancerous nodule were collected simultaneously. Whole genome amplification followed by high-throughput sequencing was used to deteted WGCNV with the para-cancerous lung tissues as normal reference set and WGCNV was scored by a particular formula.
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      The letters above the figure show the results of Chi-squared test, and same letters mean no significant difference.

      WGCNV median scores of 5 histological subtypes of LNMIA with three tiered architectural grades are shown in Table1. The WGCNV scores have a positive correlation with either histological subtypes and architectural grading system (Figure1 A and B). The differences of WGCNV scores are detected betweem two predominant subtypes in one cancerous nodule.

      GWCNV scores display a positive correlation with three tiered architectural grading system and may has a potential value to predict prognosis in LNMIA.

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      JCSE01.17 - Weekly Nab-Paclitaxel Plus Carboplatin as Neoadjuvant Therapy for IIIA-N2 Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Prospective Phase II Study (ID 14706)

      11:15 - 11:15  |  Presenting Author(s): Changli Wang  |  Author(s): Yu Zhang, Jian Quan Zhu, Dongsheng Yue, Xiaoliang Zhao, qiang Zhang, Hui Chen

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      Background
      To evaluate the safety and antitumor activity of weekly nab-paclitaxel combined with carboplatin in patients with advanced stage IIIA-N2 NSCLC patients with squamous histologyFrom April 2015 to August 2017, 36 treatment-naive, pathologically diagnosed IIIA-N2 lung squamous cell carcinoma patients were enrolled and given two cycles of weekly nab-paclitaxel (100mg/m2, day1,8,15 of a 21-day cycle) plus Carboplatin (AUC = 5 at day 1, q3w) as neoadjuvant therapy. Then resectability was assessed and surgery was performed for resectable lesions. Post-operative adjuvant chemotherapy regimens is the combination of Nab-paclitaxel (100mg/m2, qw x 6) and carboplatin (AUC 5, Q3W x 2) for patients with PD, adjuvant chemotherapy regimen will be changed. The primary objective is the safety and efficacy, and the secondary objectives are quality of life and the role of prognostic biomarker SPARC.

      Of 36 patients, 3 stopped treatment due to patient decision. 33 were finally evaluated and 1 is still on treatment. Significant tumor volume shrinkage was seen in some patients after the neoadjuvant therapy. 66.7% patients achieved partial response (PR), 21.2% patients achieved stable disease (SD). Disease control (PR +SD) rate was 87.9%. Finally, 23 patients underwent surgical resection, the respectability rate was 69.7%. 12.1% occurred disease progress and failed to achieve resection, including 3 with local progress and 1 with pulmonary metastatic nodule; Among 22 PR pts, 4 failed to achieve resection, in which 1 was due to heart function, the other 3 due to personal unwillingness. 2 of 7 with stable disease failed to achieve resection; the pathological improvement in T stage and N stage before and after treatment was 81.8% (18/22) and 50% (11/22) respectively. The major adverse event was neutropenia (grade I and II) and no serious AE was found.

      Nab-paclitaxel in combination with Carboplatin showed promising ORR rate and resection rate in of IIIA-N2 lung squamous cell carcinoma. The regimen could be a new chemo option as the neoadjuvant treatment. PFS and OS data will be reported after follow up completing.

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      JCSE01.18 - A Multicenter Survey of One Year Survival Among Chinese Patients with Advanced Nonsquamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (CTONG1506) (ID 14707)

      11:15 - 11:15  |  Presenting Author(s): Qing Zhou  |  Author(s): Ping Yu, Yong Song, Xin Zhang, Gongyan Chen, Yi Ping Zhang, Jianhua Chen, Zhuang Yu, Yi Hu, Xia Song, Diansheng Zhong, Guosheng Feng, Lulu Yang, Lujing Zhan, Luan Di Yao, Yun Chen, Yue Gao, Yi-Long Wu

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      Background
      Previous results of CTONG1506 study showed that gene aberration test rate was increasing in Chinese NSCLC patients and first-line treatment was standardized accordingly. This survey further described one year survival of patients with different gene aberration status and under different first-line treatments.

      CTONG1506 was a two-year series cross-sectional study. Patients with advanced nonsquamous NSCLC who were admitted from August 2015 to March 2016 and who received first-line anti-cancer treatment at one of 12 tertiary hospitals across China were included. Data extracted from medical charts were entered into medical record abstraction forms, which were collated for analysis. Survival information was collected one year after patients were admitted to hospital. One year survival rate and its 95% confidence interval were analysed by Kaplan-Meier method.

      A total of 707 patients were analysed, with mean age of 57 years and 56.7% were male. Among the 487 patients who had survival data, 192 were EGFR- mutation positive (86 mutated in exon 19 [one year survival rate 0.90, 95% CI: 0.81-0.94] and 88 mutated in exon 21 [one year survival rate 0.84, 95% CI: 0.75-0.90]), 27 patients were ALK positive and 164 patients were EGFR and ALK wild type. Most EGFRmutation positive patients (128/192) received tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) as first-line treatment and most EGFR wild type patients (155/175) received first-line chemotherapy (Chemo). Pemetrexed was the most common non-platinum chemotherapy-backbone agent (120/155) in platinum doublet regimens. One year survival rates are shown in the table.

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      This national-wide real world study of tertiary hospitals in China revealed that a majority of (>75%) advanced nonsquamous NSCLC patients survived more than one year and was comparable to well-controlled clinical trial results, indicating survival benefits by gene aberration status guided standard of care. This result may be further validated by our on-going two-year survey.

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      JCSE01.19 - ALTER-0303 Study: Tumor Mutation Index (TMI) For Clinical Response to Anlotinib in Advanced NSCLC Patients at 3rd Line (ID 14708)

      11:15 - 11:15  |  Presenting Author(s): Baohui Han  |  Author(s): Jun Lu, Wei Zhang, Bo Yan, Lele Zhang, Jie Qian, Bo Zhang, Shuyuan Wang

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      Background

      Anlotinib is an effective multi-targeted receptor tyrosin kinase inhibitor (TKI) for refractory advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) therapy at 3rd line. ALTER-0303 clinical trial has been revealed that Anlotinib significantly prolongs progression free survival (PFS; Anlotinib: 5.37 months vs Placebo: 1.40 months) and overall survival (OS; Anlotinib: 9.63 months vs Placebo: 6.30 months) with the objective response rate (ORR) of 9.18% and the disease control rate (DCR) of 80.95%. Here, we sought to understand the gene mutation determinants for clinical response to Anlotinib via next generation sequencing (NGS) upon cell-free DNA (cfDNA) and circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) at baseline.

      Totally 437 advanced NSCLC patients enrolled in ALTER-0303 study, and 294 patients received Anlotinib therapy. Of the 294 patients, 80 patients were analyzed in the present study. Capture-based targeted ultradeep sequencing was performed to obtain germline and somatic mutations in cfDNA and ctDNA. Response analyses upon discovery cohort (n = 62) and validation cohort (n = 80) were performed by use of germline and somatic (G+S) mutation burden, somatic mutation burden, nonsynonymous mutation burden, and unfavorable mutation score (UMS), respectively. Based on the above independent biomarkers and their subtype factors, tumor mutation index (TMI) was developed, and then used for response analysis.

      Our data indicated that the patients harbouring less mutations are better response to Anlotinib therapy (G+S muatation burden, cutoff = 4000, Median PFS: 210 days vs 127 days, p = 0.0056; somatic mutation burden, cutoff = 800, Median PFS: 210 days vs 130 days; p = 0.0052; nonsynonymous mutation burden, cutoff = 50, Median PFS: 209 days vs 130 days; p = 0.0155; UMS, cutoff = 1, Median PFS: 210 days vs 131 days; p = 0.0016). TMI is an effective biomarker for Anlotinib responsive stratification (Median PFS: 210 days vs 126 days; p= 0.0008; AUC = 0.76, 95% CI: 0.62 to 0.89) upon discovery cohort and validation cohort (Median PFS: 210 days vs 127 days; p = 0.0006). Lastly, integrative analysis of TMI and IDH1 mutation suggested a more promising result for Anlotinib responsive stratification upon validation cohort (Median PFS: 244 days vs 87 days; p < 0.0001; AUC = 0.90, 95% CI: 0.82 to 0.97).This study provide a biomarker of TMI to stratify Anlotinib underlying responders, that may improve clinical outcome for Anlotinib therapy on refractory advanced NSCLC patients at 3rd line. Clinical trial information: NCT02388919.

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      JCSE01.20 - Outcome in Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients with Cerebral Recurrence After Prior Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation  (ID 14710)

      11:15 - 11:15  |  Presenting Author(s): Lei Zhao  |  Author(s): Jindong Guo, Xuwei Cai, Xiaolong Fu

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      Background
      Prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) is a standard therapy for both limited small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and extensive SCLC patients with good responses to first-line treatment. The aim of this study was to examine outcomes in SCLC patients in a single institution who underwent cerebral recurrence after prior PCI.

      We retrospectively examined the medical records of 219 consecutive SCLC patients who had initially received PCI(25 Gray in 10 fractions) between June 2007 to June 2017. Data were analyzed with regard to age, sex, smoking status, treatment, disease stage, data of PCI, time to cerebral recurrence, site of cerebral recurrence, re-irradiation after cerebral recurrence and time to death. Survival was estimated by the Kaplan-Meier method. Multivariate analyses were performed by the log-rank and Cox’s proportional hazard model test.

      Of the 219 patients undergoing PCI, 180(82.2%) were LD-SCLC and 39(17.8%) were ED-SCLC. The median age was 59 years and the median follow-up time was 23.7 months. The median overall survival (OS) of all patients from the time of diagnosis was 39.0 months (95%CI, 29.6–48.4), in LD-SCLC it was 47.0 months (95%CI, 35.4–58.6), and in ED-SCLC it was 19.0 months (95%CI, 17.0–21.0). The difference was statistically significant with P=0.000.

      Forty-six patients (21.0%) were diagnosed with cerebral recurrence. 30(65.2%) of these presented with oligometastatic disease and 16(34.8%) had non-oligometastatic disease. Cox multivariate analysis identified disease stage (P=0.043) was the only significantly favorable prognostic factor for cerebral recurrence. The median survival time from PCI was 21.0 months (95%CI, 12.5–29.5), in oligmetastatic disease it was 35.0 months (95%CI, 19.0–51.0), and in non-oligometastatic disease it was 16.0 months (95%CI, 12.1–19.9). The difference was statistically significant with P=0.007. Meanwhile, the median time from PCI to cerebral recurrence was 11.0 months (95%CI, 9.5–12.5), in oligmetastatic disease it was 11.0 months (95%CI, 6.7–15.3), and in non-oligometastatic disease it was 10.0 months (95%CI, 8.4–11.6). There was no statistical significance between the two.

      Among forty-six patients with cerebral recurrence, 34 patients underwent re-irradiation using either Re-WBRT (11patients, 23.9%) or SRS /SRT (23patients, 50.0%), another 12 patients (26.1%) did not accept radiotherapy to brain. The median survival time from cerebral recurrence was 10 months (95%CI, 4.1-16.0) for re-irradiation and 4 months (95%CI, 2.3-5.8) for no radiotherapy group, respectively. The difference was statistically significant with P=0.000.

      PCI remains standard therapy for SCLC patients with good responses to first-line treatment. Cerebral recurrence is inevitable, however, cerebral re-irradiation after recurrence is proven to be beneficial for survival.


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      JCSE01.21 - Different Responses to Osimertinib in Primary and Acquired EGFR T790M-Mutant NSCLC Patients (ID 14711)

      11:15 - 11:15  |  Presenting Author(s): Shuyuan Wang  |  Author(s): Bo Zhang, Baohui Han

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      Background
      Primary EGFR T790M could be occasionally identified by routine molecular testing in tyrosine kinase inhibitor TKI-naive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. This study was aimed to compare clinical characteristics of primary and acquired T790M mutations and their responses to Osimertinib in NSCLC patients.
      We collected clinical characteristics of patients diagnosed with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation from 2012 to 2017 in Shanghai Chest Hospital. For patients with primary and acquired T790M mutations, the responses to Osimertinib were analyzed.Primary T790M was identified in 1.03% (61/5900) of TKI-naive patients. Acquired T790M was detected in 45.50% (96/211) of TKI-treated patients. T790M always coexisted with sensitizing EGFR mutations. Primary T790M was always coexisted with 21L858R (45/61) whereas acquired T790M was coexisted with 19del (61/96). Among them, 18 patients with primary T790M mutation acquired Osimertinib and 75 patients with acquired T790M mutation received Osimertinib. The median progression-free survival (mPFS) of Osimertinib in primary T790M group was greatly longer than that in acquired T790M group (18.0 months:95% CI:15.0-21.0 VS 10.0months:95% CI:8.3-11.7, P=0.016). The DCR of both groups were 89.3% and 100%. In primary T790M group, the mPFS of concomitant occurrence of 20 T790M and 21 L858R or 19del were 15.7m and 24.0 m, respectively. In acquired T790M group, the mPFS of concomitant occurrence of 20 T790M and 21 L858R or 19del were 11.0m and 10.0m, respectively.

      Primary and acquired T790M-mutation patients showed different molecular characteristics. Both of them may respond to Osimertinib. However, primary T790M patients showed greater survival benefits from Osimertinib than acquired T790M patients.

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      JCSE01.22 - Differential Molecular Mechanisms Associated with Dramatic and Gradual Progression in NSCLC Patients with Intrathoracic Dissemination (ID 14713)

      11:15 - 11:15  |  Presenting Author(s): Ying Chen  |  Author(s): Bao Hua, Wei Li, Chao Zhang, Wen-Fang Tang, Ao Wang, Xue Wu, Jing-Hua Chen, Jian Su, Yang W. Shao, Yi-Long Wu, Wen-Zhao Zhong

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      Background
      Lung cancer is a highly heterogeneous disease with diverse clinical outcomes. The pleural cavity is a frequent metastasis site of proximal lung cancer. Better understanding of its underlining molecular mechanisms associated with dramatic and gradual progression of pleural metastasis in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is essential for prognosis, intervention and new therapy development.We performed whole-exome sequencing (WES) of matched primary lung adenocarcinoma and pleural metastatic tumors from 26 lung cancer patients with dramatic progression (DP, n=13) or gradual progression (GP, n=13). Somatic alterations at both genome-wide level and gene level were detected. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis and multivariate Cox regression models were applied to analyze the association between different somatic alterations and clinical parameters.We first analyzed the differences in somatic alterations between AP and RP group in the primary tumors, and identified higher somatic copy number alteration (SCNA) level in DP group compared to GP group, which is significantly (p=0.016) associated with poorer progression-free survival (PFS). More specifically, patients with chromosome 18q loss in the primary tumor showed a trend (p=0.107) towards poorer PFS. PTEN (p=0.002) and GNAS (p=0.002) mutations are enriched in the primary tumors of DP group, and are associated with poorer PFS. Furthermore, pleural metastatic tumors harbor a relatively higher level of mutation burden (p=0.105) and significantly increased SCNA (p=0.035) compared to the primary tumors.NSCLC patients in the attenuated progression group have more stable genomes. High level of genomic instability, GNAS and PTENmutations, as well as chromosome 18q loss are associated with rapid progression.

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      JCSE01.22a - Tislelizumab Combined With Chemotherapy as First-Line Treatment in Chinese Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer (ID 14702)

      11:15 - 11:15  |  Presenting Author(s): Jie Wang  |  Author(s): Jun Zhao, Zhijie Wang, Zhiyong Ma, Jiuwei Cui, Yongqian Shu, Zhe Liu, Ying Cheng, Shiang Jiin Leaw, Jian Li, Fan Xia

      • Abstract

      Background
      Immune checkpoint inhibitors have shown efficacy in patients with NSCLC as monotherapy and in combination with chemotherapy. Tislelizumab is a humanized IgG4 monoclonal antibody to PD‑1 specifically engineered to minimize FcϒR binding on macrophages, possibly minimizing negative interactions with other immune cells. In a phase 1 study, tislelizumab was generally well tolerated and showed antitumor activity; 200mg IV Q3W was established as the recommended dose.

      This multi-arm phase 2 study, consisting of safety run-in and dose-extension phases, assessed tislelizumab in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy (by tumor histology) as a potential first-line treatment for Chinese patients with lung cancer. All patients received tislelizumab at 200mg Q3W in combination with 4–6 cycles of platinum-doublet until disease progression. Nonsquamous (nsq) NSCLC patients received pemetrexed + platinum Q3W for 4 cycles followed by pemetrexed maintenance, while squamous (sq) NSCLC patients received paclitaxel + platinum (A) or gemcitabine + platinum (B) Q3W, and small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients received etoposide + platinum Q3W. Tumor response (RECIST v1.1) and safety/tolerability were evaluated.

      As of 21 Feb 2018, 48 patients (median age, 62 years [range: 36–75], 71% male, 71% current/former smokers) received tislelizumab treatment (median, 3 cycles [range: 1–7]); 44 patients remain on the study. Across the four cohorts, confirmed and unconfirmed partial responses were observed in 13 and 9 patients, respectively (Table). The most frequent AEs were chemotherapy-related hematologic toxicities. The most commonly reported grade ≥3 treatment-related AEs were neutropenia (20.8%) and anemia (12.5%); the most common grade 3 immune-related AEs were pyrexia (6.3%) and rash (6.3%). One sq‑NSCLC patient experienced a fatal myocarditis/myositis following one cycle of paclitaxel/cisplatin; all other treatment-related AEs were managed/resolved by study-drug interruption (n=15) or discontinuation (n=4) and appropriate treatment.

      Best Overall Response (Patients With ≥1 Post-Baseline Tumor Assessment)

      nsq-NSCLC (n=9)

      sq-NSCLC [A] (n=12 )

      sq-NSCLC [B] (n=5 )

      SCLC (n=8)

      Total

      (N=34)

      PR

      4 (44.4)

      9 (75)

      4 (80)

      5 (62.5)

      22 (64.7)

      Confirmed PR

      1 (11.1)

      4 (33.3)

      4 (80)

      4 (50)

      13 (38.2)

      Unconfirmed PR

      3 (33.3)

      5 (41.7)

      0 (0)

      1 (12.5)

      9 (26.5)

      SD

      3 (33.3)

      2 (16.7)

      1 (20)

      2 (25)

      8 (23.5)

      PD

      1 (11.1)

      0 (0)

      0 (0)

      1 (12.5)

      2 (5.9)

      NE

      1 (11.1)

      1 (8.3)

      0 (0)

      0 (0)

      2 (5.9)

      Data presented as n (%).

      Abbreviations: nsq-NSCLC, non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer; NE, not evaluable; PD, progressive disease; PR, partial response; SCLC, small cell lung cancer; SD, stable disease; sq-NSCLC, squamous non-small cell lung cancer.

      Tislelizumab, in combination with platinum doublets, demonstrated preliminary antitumor activity and was generally well tolerated in patients with advanced lung cancer.

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    MS12 - Immunotherapy and RT (ID 791)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Mini Symposium
    • Track: Treatment of Locoregional Disease - NSCLC
    • Presentations: 4
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      MS12.01 - Biology IO+RT (ID 11449)

      15:15 - 15:35  |  Presenting Author(s): Dirk De Ruysscher

      • Abstract

      Abstract

      Checkpoint inhibitors have changed the outcome of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in first and in second line, with improved progression-free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS) and quality of life.

      Radiotherapy has consistently been shown to activate key elements of the immune system that are responsible for resistance for immune therapy. Radiation upregulates MHC-class I molecules that many cancer cells lack or only poorly express, tumor-associated antigens, provokes immunogenic cell death, activates dendritic cells, decreases regulatory T-cells (Tregs) in the tumor, broadens the T-cell repertoire and increases T-cell trafficking, amongst many other effects. Radiation may convert a completely or partly poorly or non-immunogenic tumor immunogenic. Radiotherapy in combination with different forms of immune therapy such as anti-PD-(L)1, anti-CTLA4,immunocytokines, dendritic cell vaccination and Toll-like receptor agonists improved consistently local tumor control and very interestingly, lead to better systemic tumor control (the “abscopal” effect) and the induction of specific anti-cancer immunity with a memory effect. Moreover, as PD1/PD-L1 is upregulated by radiation and radiation can overcome resistance for PD-(L)1 blockage, their combination is logical. The best timing, sequencing and dosing of all modalities is a matter of intense research, but in pre-clinical models, the concurrent administration of anti-PD-(L)1 was superior to sequential.

      Clinical studies in NSCLC such as the subgroup analysis of the KEYNOTE-001 trial, the PACIFIC trial and the phase II results of NICOLAS support the rationale to view radiation as an immunotherapeutic drug that may enhance the immune response without limiting side effects when combined with the correct immunotherapy drugs for a given tumor and patient.

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      MS12.02 - Clinical Data Available (ID 11450)

      15:35 - 15:55  |  Presenting Author(s): Feng-Ming (Spring) Kong

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      Abstract

      The role of radiation is evolving in the era of immunotherapy. The abscopal effect of radiation on immune modulation has been discussed and researched greatly during recent days, and there is a significant amount of laboratory data suggesting its positive effect on tumor control. This presentation will focus on an objective review of clinical evidences for the clinical significant outcomes of radiation on immune function aiming to maximize the positive effect of Radiation Immunomodulation. Standing from the clinic, I will not only review the GOOD side of abscopal effect, i.e. the increased tumor control distant from a focused local radiation, and examine the BAD effect of radiation immunomodulation, i.e. radiation immunosuppressive effect which can worsen the tumor control outcome and overall survival. Starting from an overview of these two conflicted effects of all solid tumors in general, the presentation will specifically focus on the literature of radiation immunomodulation effects in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Predictive and correlative biomarkers for both GOOD and BAD effects will also be reviewed through thorough literature search. The ultimate goal of this presentation is to motivate us, the oncologists to search, and research on finding a way to deliver a more effective radiation therapy and a more effective way of combined therapy with radiation and immunotherapy, to maximize the GOOD abscopal benefit while minimize the BAD effects of radiation on immunofunction.

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      MS12.03 - Ongoing Studies (ID 11451)

      15:55 - 16:15  |  Presenting Author(s): Francoise Mornex

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      MS12.04 - Implications for Routine Practice (ID 11452)

      16:15 - 16:35  |  Presenting Author(s): Paul Mitchell

      • Abstract

      Abstract

      Over the last 3 years checkpoint inhibitors (CPI) have become established as key components in the treatment of stage III and IV NSCLC. The established CPI are PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors and more recently CTLA4 inhibitors, with ongoing research into other modulators of T-cell function. Used alone, these agents have their greatest efficacy in a subset of patients while combination with other treatment modalities may enhance efficacy. Already concurrent pembrolizumab and chemotherapy has been shown to be more effective than chemotherapy alone for first-line metastatic NSCLC. 1 In the clinic there are two major issues to consider when combining immunotherapy and radiotherapy. The first is safety, particularly when irradiating lung or the brain. The second issue is, can we harness radiotherapy to improve the efficacy of immunotherapy?

      Pneumonitis is a major concern when combining radiotherapy to the lung. Lower dose palliative radiotherapy is less of a concern but when treating primary lung cancer with curative intent, especially concurrent with chemotherapy, toxicity may impact on patient survival. In the phase III PACIFIC trial, of the 476 stage III NSCLC patients who received concurrent chemoradiation to the lung followed by durvalumab consolidation, grade ≥3 pneumonitis was 4.5% and no different from chemoradiation alone. 2 In 93 stage III patients treated with concurrent chemoradiation followed by 12 months pembrolizumab consolidation grade ≥3 pneumonitis was 6.5%. 3 We now have safety data for stage III patients with nivolumab given concurrently with thoracic chemoradiotherapy, followed by consolidation nivolumab. For the 58 patients evaluable for toxicity in the NICOLAS trial, grade ≥3 pneumonitis was 10.3%. 4

      We now also have safety data for SABR (Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy) combined with CPI. Seventy nine patients (53 NSCLC) received SABR to multiple metastases, followed within 7 days by pembrolizumab. The toxicity was as expected for pembrolizumab alone. 5 Similarly Campbell has reported on treatment with concurrent SABR and pembrolizumab with either melanoma or NSCLC, with no increased toxicity. 6 Treating brain melanoma metastases with radiosurgery concurrent with ipilimumab in 57 patients, Mortier found toxicity to be as expected for immunotherapy alone 7 , while a similar study by the same group found toxicity was not increased beyond that for pembrolizumab alone.

      There have been multiple reports, mostly of single cases, whereby local radiotherapy to a tumour causes shrinkage of a distant non-irradiated metastasis, termed an abscopal effect. 8 It is hoped that likewise radiotherapy will enhance the effectiveness of CPI. Prior to CPI entering the clinic, in the START trial stage III patients treated with consolidation tecemotide (liposomal MUC1) vaccine following concurrent chemoradiation showed a 10 month survival advantage not seen in those who had received sequential chemoradiotherapy. 9,10 Although overall the START trial was negative for the primary endpoint, this suggested that concurrent chemoradiotherapy might enhance immunogenicity. In the PACIFIC trial of stage III NSCLC, all patients received concurrent chemoradiation. Patients randomised to a year of consolidation durvalumab had markedly improved PFS (HR 0.52) irrespective of tumour PD-L1 expression, and overall survival data are awaited. 2 There are also now data suggesting an outcome benefit for NSCLC patients treated with concurrent SABR and CPI. In the PEMBRO-RT trial 74 NSCLC patients were randomised to receive SABR (3 x 8GY) to a single metastasis followed within 7 days by pembrolizumab, or pembrolizumab alone. 11 All endpoints trended in favour of the combination. The primary endpoint of response rate at 12 weeks was 39% vs 21% (p=0.28), for SABR + CPI vs CPI respectively, while PFS (HR 0.61 p=0.08) and OS (HR 0.58 p=0.1) favoured combined SABR and pembrolizumab. A similar trial, NIVORAD, is being conducted by the ALTG co-operative group, where patients are randomised to receive nivolumab with or without SABR to a metastasis site during week 2. 12

      There are now good data to indicate that combining CPI and radiotherapy is safe, including radiotherapy to the lung and to the brain. Sequential concurrent chemoradiation in stage III NSCLC followed by durvalumab is highly effective. Emerging data suggest that radiotherapy may enhance the effectiveness of immunotherapy in stage IV disease but further randomised data are required.

      1 Gandhi L. Pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy in metastatic NSCLC. N Engl J Med 2018: 378; 2078-2092

      2 Antonia S. Durvalumab after chemoradiotherapy in stage III NSCLC. N Engl J Med 2017; 377: 1919-1929

      3 Durm G. Phase II trial of concurrent chemoradiation with consolidation pembrolizumab in patients with unresectable stage III NSCLC. J Clin Oncol 2018; 36: suppl. abstract 8500

      4 Peters S. Safety evaluation of nivolumab added concurrently to radiotherapy in a standard first-line chemo-RT regimen in unresectable locally advanced NSCLC – the ETOP NICOLAS phase II trial. J Clin Oncol 2018; 36: suppl. abstract 8510

      5 Luke J. Safety and clinical activity of pembrolizumab and multisite stereotactic body radiotherapy in patients with advanced solid tumours. J Clin Oncol 2018; 36: 1611-1618

      6 Campbell AM. Final results of a phase 1 prospective trial evaluating the combination of stereotactic body radiotherapy with concurrent pembrolizumab in patients with metastatic NSCLC or melanoma. J Cin Oncol 2018; 36: suppl. abstract 9099

      7 Mortier L. Ipilimumab combined with stereotactic radiosurgery in melanoma patients with brain metastases: A multicentre, open label, phase 2 trial. J Clin Oncol 2018; 38: suppl. abstract 9250

      8 Siva S. Asbcopal effects after conventional and stereotactic lung irradiation of NSCLC. J Thorac Oncol 2013.

      9 Butts C. Tecemotide (L-BLP-25) versus placebo after chemoradiotherapy for stage III NSCLC (START): a randomized double-blind phase 3 trial. Lancet Oncol 2014; 15(1): 59-68

      10 Mitchell PL. Tecemotide in unresectable stage III NSCLC in the phase III START study: updated overall survival, further endpoints and biomarker analysis. Ann Oncol 2015; 26; 1134-1142

      11 Theelen WSME. Randomized phase II study of pembrolizumab after stereotactic body radiotherapy versus pembrolizumab alone in patients with advanced NSCLC: The PEMBRO-RT study. J Clin Oncol 2018; 36: suppl. abstract 9023

      12 Mitchell PLR. NIVORAD: a randomised phase 2 trial of nivolumab and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy in advanced NSCLC progressing after first or second line chemotherapy. J Clin Oncol 2017; 35: suppl. TPS9097



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    JCSE01 - Perspectives for Lung Cancer Early Detection (ID 779)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Joint IASLC/CSCO/CAALC Session
    • Track: Screening and Early Detection
    • Presentations: 3
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      JCSE01.09 - Cluster Trial: Ph2 Biomarker-Integrated Study of Single Agent Alpelisib, Capmatinib, Ceritinib and Binimetinib in advNSCLC (ID 11678)

      10:15 - 10:25  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

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      Background
      Several genetically altered signaling pathways have been profiled in NSCLC, enabling advanced management of NSCLC using targeted therapies. This study investigated the therapeutic spectrum of NSCLC with uncommon molecular alterations by allocating patients to treatment arms based on molecular aberrations; targeted therapies alpelisib (PI3Kαi), capmatinib (METi), ceritinib (ALKi), and binimetinib (MEKi) were evaluated.The study was based on the umbrella design. Key objectives: investigate feasibility of using one trial for different agents based on biomarker-integrated analysis, assess anti-tumor activity, characterize safety, tolerability and PK profiles of individual agents. Key eligibility criteria: age ≥18 years; ECOG PS ≤2; failed prior treatment/unsuitable for chemotherapy. Documentation of locally determined molecular alterations before treatment allocation was required (alpelisib, 350 mg QD: PIK3CA mutation/amplification; capmatinib, 400 mg BID (tablet): MET IHC overexpression/amplification; ceritinib, 750 mg QD: ALK or ROS1 rearrangement; binimetinib, 45 mg BID: KRAS, NRAS or BRAF mutation).Sixty-six patients with advNSCLC were enrolled (median age 58 years; 65.2% male: alpelisib, n=2; capmatinib, n=16; ceritinib, n=26; binimetinib, n=22). As of Feb 28, 2018, 10 patients in ceritinib and 2 in binimetinib arms were ongoing. Twenty-four patients had confirmed partial responses (36.4%): alpelisib, 0%; capmatinib, 18.8%; ceritinib, 73.1%; binimetinib, 9.1% (Figure). Longest mPFS (14.4 months) was in ceritinib arm. Among the most common treatment-related AEs: alpelisib: malaise, hyperglycemia, dysgeusia; capmatinib: nausea, anemia, peripheral edema, decreased appetite; ceritinib: diarrhea, vomiting, ALT/AST elevation; binimetinib: mouth ulceration, AST, blood CPK increased, rash. Most AEs were grade 1/2.

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      Objective responses/tumor shrinkage were observed in the study; highest ORR and mPFS were observed with ceritinib, although patient numbers differed between arms. All treatments were well tolerated; no new safety signals were observed. This study demonstrated the feasibility of an umbrella trial and importance of precision medicine in the management of advNSCLC with uncommon molecular alterations.

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      JCSE01.18 - A Multicenter Survey of One Year Survival Among Chinese Patients with Advanced Nonsquamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (CTONG1506) (ID 14707)

      11:15 - 11:15  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract
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      Background
      Previous results of CTONG1506 study showed that gene aberration test rate was increasing in Chinese NSCLC patients and first-line treatment was standardized accordingly. This survey further described one year survival of patients with different gene aberration status and under different first-line treatments.

      CTONG1506 was a two-year series cross-sectional study. Patients with advanced nonsquamous NSCLC who were admitted from August 2015 to March 2016 and who received first-line anti-cancer treatment at one of 12 tertiary hospitals across China were included. Data extracted from medical charts were entered into medical record abstraction forms, which were collated for analysis. Survival information was collected one year after patients were admitted to hospital. One year survival rate and its 95% confidence interval were analysed by Kaplan-Meier method.

      A total of 707 patients were analysed, with mean age of 57 years and 56.7% were male. Among the 487 patients who had survival data, 192 were EGFR- mutation positive (86 mutated in exon 19 [one year survival rate 0.90, 95% CI: 0.81-0.94] and 88 mutated in exon 21 [one year survival rate 0.84, 95% CI: 0.75-0.90]), 27 patients were ALK positive and 164 patients were EGFR and ALK wild type. Most EGFRmutation positive patients (128/192) received tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) as first-line treatment and most EGFR wild type patients (155/175) received first-line chemotherapy (Chemo). Pemetrexed was the most common non-platinum chemotherapy-backbone agent (120/155) in platinum doublet regimens. One year survival rates are shown in the table.

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      This national-wide real world study of tertiary hospitals in China revealed that a majority of (>75%) advanced nonsquamous NSCLC patients survived more than one year and was comparable to well-controlled clinical trial results, indicating survival benefits by gene aberration status guided standard of care. This result may be further validated by our on-going two-year survey.

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      JCSE01.22 - Differential Molecular Mechanisms Associated with Dramatic and Gradual Progression in NSCLC Patients with Intrathoracic Dissemination (ID 14713)

      11:15 - 11:15  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract
      • Slides

      Background
      Lung cancer is a highly heterogeneous disease with diverse clinical outcomes. The pleural cavity is a frequent metastasis site of proximal lung cancer. Better understanding of its underlining molecular mechanisms associated with dramatic and gradual progression of pleural metastasis in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is essential for prognosis, intervention and new therapy development.We performed whole-exome sequencing (WES) of matched primary lung adenocarcinoma and pleural metastatic tumors from 26 lung cancer patients with dramatic progression (DP, n=13) or gradual progression (GP, n=13). Somatic alterations at both genome-wide level and gene level were detected. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis and multivariate Cox regression models were applied to analyze the association between different somatic alterations and clinical parameters.We first analyzed the differences in somatic alterations between AP and RP group in the primary tumors, and identified higher somatic copy number alteration (SCNA) level in DP group compared to GP group, which is significantly (p=0.016) associated with poorer progression-free survival (PFS). More specifically, patients with chromosome 18q loss in the primary tumor showed a trend (p=0.107) towards poorer PFS. PTEN (p=0.002) and GNAS (p=0.002) mutations are enriched in the primary tumors of DP group, and are associated with poorer PFS. Furthermore, pleural metastatic tumors harbor a relatively higher level of mutation burden (p=0.105) and significantly increased SCNA (p=0.035) compared to the primary tumors.NSCLC patients in the attenuated progression group have more stable genomes. High level of genomic instability, GNAS and PTENmutations, as well as chromosome 18q loss are associated with rapid progression.

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    MA02 - Improving Outcomes for Patients with Lung Cancer (ID 895)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Mini Oral Abstract Session
    • Track: Advanced NSCLC
    • Presentations: 1
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      MA02.03 - ASTRIS: A Real World Treatment Study of Osimertinib in Patients with EGFR T790M-Positive NSCLC (ID 12972)

      10:40 - 10:45  |  Presenting Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      Osimertinib is a third-generation, CNS-active EGFR-TKI that potently and selectively inhibits both EGFR-TKI sensitizing and EGFR T790M resistance mutations. We report results from a second planned protocol, optimal interim analysis of the ongoing ASTRIS study (NCT02474355).

      Method

      Eligible patients receive osimertinib 80 mg once daily. Inclusion criteria: stage IIIB/IV T790M-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); T790M status confirmed locally by validated test, not restricted by sample type; prior EGFR-TKI therapy received; WHO performance status (PS) 0−2; acceptable organ and bone marrow function and no history of interstitial lung disease (ILD) or QTc prolongation. Asymptomatic, stable CNS metastases are permitted. The primary efficacy outcome is overall survival (OS).

      Result

      From Sept 18, 2015, first patient in, to Oct 20 2017 data cut-off (DCO), 3014 patients were enrolled across 16 countries and received ≥1 dose of osimertinib (full analysis set [FAS]): median follow-up 7.9 months (range <1−24), median age 62 yrs (27–92), 64% female, 69% Asian, 30% White, 11% WHO PS 2, 45% prior chemotherapy, 34% prior radiotherapy. All patients had T790M-positive status, identified from tissue in 1610 patients (53%), plasma ctDNA in 1241 patients (41%) and from other sources in 162 patients (5%). At DCO, 1276 patients (42%) had discontinued treatment (1738 [58%] ongoing); median duration of exposure 7.4 months (<1–25); 1289 patients (43%) had a progression-free survival (PFS) event, 1276 (42%) had a time to treatment discontinuation (TTD) event, and 593 (20%) had died. In patients evaluable for response, the investigator-assessed clinical response rate was 56.6% (1625/2872; 95% confidence interval [CI] 54.7, 58.4). In the FAS, estimated median PFS was 11.0 months (95% CI 10.6, 11.1), median TTD was 12.6 months (95% CI 12.2, 13.7), and median OS was not reached (OS at 12 months was 75.8% (95% CI 73.7, 77.8). Adverse events (AEs) leading to dose modification and treatment discontinuation were reported in 321 patients (11%) and 147 patients (5%), respectively. Serious AEs were reported in 505 patients (17%). ILD/pneumonitis-like events were reported in 41 patients (1%), and QTc prolongation in 48 patients (2%).

      Conclusion

      ASTRIS, the largest reported study of osimertinib in T790M-positive NSCLC, demonstrates clinical activity similar to that observed in the osimertinib clinical trial program with no new safety signals.

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    MA15 - Colliding Approaches - EGFR and Immunotherapy (ID 916)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Mini Oral Abstract Session
    • Track: Targeted Therapy
    • Presentations: 2
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      MA15.01 - Strong PD-L1 Expression Predicts Poor Response and de Novo Resistance to EGFR TKIs Among Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients with EGFR Mutation (ID 12920)

      13:30 - 13:35  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      This study evaluated whether tumor expression of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) predicted the response of EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs).

      Method

      We retrospectively evaluated patients who received EGFR-TKIs for advanced NSCLC between April 2016 and September 2017 at the Guangdong Lung Cancer Institute. None of them were enrolled in clinical studies, and their EGFR and PD-L1 statuses were simultaneously evaluated.

      Result

      Among the 101 eligible patients, strong PD-L1 expression significantly decreased the objective response rate (ORR) compared with those with weak or negative PD-L1 expression (35.7% vs 63.2% vs 67.3%, P=0.002) as well as shortened progression-free survival (PFS, 3.8months vs 6.0months vs 9.5months, P<0.001), regardless of EGFR mutation types (19del or L858R). Furthermore, positive PD-L1 expression was predominantly observed among patients with de novo resistance rather than acquired resistance to EGFR-TKIs (66.7% vs 30.2%, P=0.009). Notably, patients with de novo resistance had a high proportion of dual positive for PD-L1 and CD8 (46.7%, 7/15). Finally, one patient with de novo resistance to EGFR-TKIs and dual positivity for PD-L1 and CD8 experienced a favorable response to anti-PD-1 therapy.1.png

      Conclusion

      This study uncovered the adverse impact of PD-L1 expression on the efficacy of EGFR- TKIs, especially in those with de novo resistance NSCLC, which inclined to reshape an inflamed immune phenotype of dual positive for PD-L1 and CD8 and showed potential therapeutic sensitivity to PD-1 blockade.

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      MA15.06 - Circulating Tumor DNA Portrays the Resistance Landscape to a Novel Third Generation EGFR Inhibitor, AC0010 (ID 13641)

      14:05 - 14:10  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      In a Phase I/II dose-escalation and expansion study conducted at Guangdong Lung Cancer Institute, AC0010 demonstrated promising efficacy and good tolerability in advanced NSCLC patients with EGFR T790M-mediated resistance to previous EGFR TKIs, (NCT02330367). As disease progression (PD) with EGFR T790M-directed therapy also emerges over time, we investigated the resistance mechanisms to AC0010 in this study.

      Method

      Serial ctDNA samples obtained from patients who developed PD with AC0010 were analyzed using ultra-deep sequencing capturing 295 cancer-related genes. Alterations that were absent before treatment and acquired at PD or that increased in abundance during treatment were identified as putative resistance mechanisms.

      Result

      Longitudinal plasma samples were obtained from 23 patients who progressed on AC0010 (data cut-off October 14, 2016; figure1). Putative resistance mechanisms to AC0010 were identified in 19/23 patients (>1 putative resistance mechanism was detected in some patients). EGFR amplification was the predominant resistance mechanism (21.1% [4/19 patients]), followed by TP53 loss of heterozygosity (15.8% [3/19]). EGFR C797S mutation, Met amplification and mutations in the PI3KCA pathway each occurred in 10.5% of patients (2/19). SCLC transformation, ERBB2 amplification, CD79A_A32G mutation, CDKN2A_R80 mutation, CRLF2 amplification, MLH1 amplification, Rb1 loss, and concurrent rise in the allelic fraction of tumor suppressor gene TP53 and Rb1 were each detected in 5.3% of patients (1/19). In a patient with PD following single-agent AC0010 and EGFR amplification as the putative resistance mechanism to AC0010, subsequent treatment with AC0010 plus nimotuzumab (EGFR monoclonal antibody) successfully overcame resistance, resulting in a response that lasted for 7.7 months.

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      Conclusion

      The resistance landscape to AC0010 appears to differ from that described previously with osimertinib. In this cohort of patients in China, EGFR amplification was the predominant resistance mechanism to AC0010 and could be potentially overcome by EGFR dual inhibition.

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    MA16 - Novel Mechanisms for Molecular Profiling (ID 917)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Mini Oral Abstract Session
    • Track: Advanced NSCLC
    • Presentations: 1
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      MA16.10 - Clinical Utility of Cerebrospinal Fluid Cell-Free DNA for Clarifying Genetic Features of Leptomeningeal Metastases in ALK Rearrangement NSCLC (ID 12142)

      14:35 - 14:40  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      Leptomeningeal metastases (LM) were associated with a poor prognosis in non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). LM were much more frequent in EGFR mutant patients, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cell-free DNA (cfDNA) has shown unique genetic profiles of LM in patients harboring EGFR mutations in our previous studies. However, studies in ALK positive NSCLC patients with LM are scarce.

      Method

      Lung cancer patients with ALK rearrangement were screened from Sept 2011 to Feb 2018 at our institute. Leptomeningeal metastases were diagnosed by MRI or CSF cytology or next-generation sequencing (NGS) of CSF cfDNAs. Paired plasma were also tested by NGS.

      Result

      LM were diagnosed in 22 (7.6%) of 288 ALK rearrangement patients with lung cancer. A total of 11 ALK positive patients with LM were enrolled with CSF cfDNA tested by NGS (one case used CSF precipitates instead of CSF cfDNA). Paired plasma were available in 11 patients. Driver genes were detected in 75.0% CSF samples and 45.5% plasma respectively (P=0.214). Max allele fractions were higher in CSF cfDNA than in plasma (40.8% versus 0%, P=0.021). ALK variant 1 (E13:A20) was detected in 3 cases of CSF and paired plasma, respectively. ALK variant 2 (E20:A20) was identified in 5 cases of CSF and 1 paired plasma. Multiple copy number variants (CNV) were mainly found in CSF cfDNA, including EGFR copy number gains. Resistance mutations including gatekeeper gene ALK G1202R was identified in CSF cfDNA with ALK variant 1 and ALK G1269A was detected in plasma. The detection rate of TP53 was 45.4% versus 27.3% in CSF cfDNA and plasma.

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      Conclusion

      CSF cfDNA was more sensitive than plasma to reveal genetic features of ALK-fusion LM, confirming its role as a liquid biopsy medium for LM in driver gene positive NSCLC.

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    MA24 - Genomic Evolution, KEAP 3 and More Non-Coding RNA (ID 928)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Mini Oral Abstract Session
    • Track: Biology
    • Presentations: 1
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      MA24.01 - Genomic Evolution Trajectory Depicts Invasiveness Acquisition from Pre-invasive to Invasive Adenocarcinoma (ID 11840)

      10:30 - 10:35  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      Accumulation of molecular abnormalities may depict evolution trajectories of tumor initiation and development. However, the genomic profile of early stage adenocarcinoma and molecular mechanism of invasiveness acquisition from pre-invasive to invasive adenocarcinoma remains barely explored.

      Method

      We simultaneously collected 20 patients with adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) (n=5), minimally invasive adenocarcinoma (MIA) (n=5) and stage IA adenocarcinoma (lepidic/acinar predominant) (n=10). Whole exon sequencing (WES) was performed in pre-invasive adenocarcinoma with multi-region specimens and stage IA adenocarcinoma. Analysis of genomic alteration among different pathological status was performed and tumor mutation burden (TMB) was calculated as well as six mutation types individually. Enriched pathways of each pathology were measured through KEGG analysis.

      Result

      Baseline characteristics was generated through heatmap with smokers (2/20, 10%) and EGFR mutation (13/20, 65%) among whole population. AIS/MIA indicated much lower number of mutations than invasive adenocarcinoma (IAC) while TMB revealed the same trend without statistical significance. Multi-region sequencing showed high heterogeneity of single nucleotide variation (SNV) in AIS and MIA. Unique SNV presented dominant proportion in initial status. Cluster analysis showed higher copy number variation in AIS/MIA than IAC with cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) enriched in AIS/MIA while variety pathway enrichment in IAC through KEGG analysis. C>A transversions held major proportion in early stage adenocarcinoma and a significant increase in the proportion of C>T and C>G mutation was exhibited when evolving into IAC.

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      Conclusion

      Intratumor heterogeneity may occur in the very beginning of adenocarcinoma. High copy number variation was dominant event for AIS/MIA while higher tumor mutation burden was seen in IAC. Tobacco signature encompassing C>A transversions dominates the early development of adenocarcinoma and APOBEC signature may play a potential role in acquisition of cancer invasiveness.

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    MA25 - Oligometastasis: Defining, Treating, and Evaluating (ID 929)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Mini Oral Abstract Session
    • Track: Oligometastatic NSCLC
    • Presentations: 1
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      MA25.06 - RPA Analysis for Oligometastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Smoking Combine T3/4 Patients May Not Be Benefit from Local Consolidative Treatment (ID 11994)

      14:05 - 14:10  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      In the literature on oligometastasis, the relative importance of local consolidative treatment (LCT) has been gradually accepted. This study set out to investigate the prognosis heterogeneity and the effect of LCT for oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer patients.

      Method

      We identified 436 patients in Guangdong General Hospital (GGH) from 2009 to 2016 with oligometastatic disease, and the factors predictive of overall survival (OS) were evaluated using Cox regression. Risk stratifications were defined using recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) on training set (2009~2014), which were further confirmed on validation set (2015-2016). And the effect of LCT for different risk groups was further examined by Kaplan-Meier method.

      Result

      Factors predictive of OS were: T stage (p=0.001), N stage (p=0.008), metastatic sites (p=0.031) and EGFR status (p=0.043). Prognostic risk RPA model was established, 4 risk groups were identified: Group I, never smokers and N0 disease (3-year OS: 55.6%, median survival time (MST)=42.8m); Group II, never smokers and N+ disease (3-year OS: 32.8%, MST=26.5m); Group III, smokers and T1/T2 disease (3-year OS: 23.3%, MST=19.4m); and Group IV, smokers and T3/T4 disease (3-year OS: 12.5%, MST=11.1m). Among four groups, OS significant differences were observed according to LCT except group IV (p=0.45).

      Conclusion

      This retrospective study identified the poor prognostic population (smoking combine T3/4 disease) of oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer patients, and this population may not be benefit from local consolidative therapy.

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    MA26 - New Therapies and Emerging Data in ALK, EGFR and ROS1 (ID 930)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Mini Oral Abstract Session
    • Track: Targeted Therapy
    • Presentations: 1
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      MA26.11 - Effects of Dose Modifications on the Safety and Efficacy of Dacomitinib for EGFR Mutation-Positive NSCLC (ID 13318)

      14:40 - 14:45  |  Presenting Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      In patients with EGFR mutation-positive advanced stage NSCLC, first-line dacomitinib significantly improved PFS, OS, DoR and time to treatment failure vs gefitinib (ARCHER 1050; NCT01774721).1,2 Dacomitinib starting dose was 45 mg QD for all patients, with reductions to 30 or 15 mg QD permitted. We explored effects of dacomitinib dose reduction on safety and efficacy in this ongoing study.

      Method

      Patients with newly diagnosed stage IIIB/IV or recurrent NSCLC harboring an EGFR mutation (exon 19 del or exon 21 L858R) randomized to dacomitinib received 45 mg PO QD. Study endpoints and protocol-defined dose reduction parameters were previously described.1 We evaluated reasons for dose reductions, and their effects on incidence and severity of common adverse events (AEs) and key efficacy endpoints (PFS, OS, ORR). Data cutoff dates: 17-Feb-2017 (OS), 29-Jul-2016 (other endpoints).

      Result

      Overall, 150 (66.1%) patients dose reduced for AEs (87 and 63 reduced to 30 and 15 mg QD as lowest dose, respectively); most commonly for skin toxicities (62.6%) and diarrhea (14.0%). Median time to each successive dose reduction was ~12 weeks. Incidence and severity of AEs declined following dose reduction, including grade ≥3 diarrhea (11.3% before vs 4.0% after), dermatitis acneiform (15.3% vs 6.7%), stomatitis (3.3% vs 2.7%) and paronychia (7.3% vs 4.7%).

      PFS was similar in dose-reduced and all dacomitinib-treated patients (Figure).

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      Median OS results were also similar (dose-reduced patients: 36.7 mo [95% CI: 32.6, NR]; all dacomitinib-treated patients: 34.1 mo [95% CI: 29.5, 37.7] as were ORRs (dose-reduced patients: 79.3% [95% CI: 72.0, 85.5]; all dacomitinib-treated patients: 74.9% [95% CI: 68.7, 80.4]).

      Conclusion

      Efficacy was similar in the dose-reduced patients and the overall study population. Incidence/severity of dacomitinib-related AEs decreased with dose reduction, thereby allowing patients to continue treatment.

      References:

      Wu, et al. Lancet Oncol. 2017.

      Mok, et al. J Clin Oncol. 2018.

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    OA10 - Right Patient, Right Target & Right Drug - Novel Treatments and Research Partnerships (ID 910)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Oral Abstract Session
    • Track: Targeted Therapy
    • Presentations: 1
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      OA10.07 - Resistance Mechanisms of Osimertinib in Chinese Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients: Analysis from AURA17 Trial (ID 12693)

      11:35 - 11:45  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      Osimertinib is approved for metastatic NSCLC patients with EGFR T790M mutation after progression from TKI therapy. Despite impressive tumor responses, drug resistance usually develops. The resistance mechanisms of osimertinib are emerging but studies with large cohorts of Chinese patients and association with clinical outcomes are lacking. Here we report a biomarker study of osimertinib using plasma samples from 107 Chinese patients who had progressed by 24 months after LSFD (Oct. 2017) of AURA17 (NCT02442349), the 2nd-line pivotal trial in China.

      Method

      Serial plasma cell-free DNA (cfDNA) were collected from baseline until progressive disease (PD) by investigator assessment. Capture-based 75-gene NGS panel with unique molecular index (UMI) system was used to identify resistance mechanisms to osimertinib by comparing paired cfDNA at baseline and PD. Droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) was used to dynamically monitor EGFR mutation changes (L858R, Ex19Del, T790M and C797S) during treatment course. Association of cfDNA biomarkers based on valid test results with objective response rate (ORR), progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) from DCO3 (Mar. 20, 2018) was analyzed.

      Result

      The 107 patients were with ORR of 68.2%, median PFS of 8.2 months, and median OS of 21.5 months. Eight-two had detectable EGFR sensitizing mutations (L858R or Ex19Del) in their PD cfDNA samples. Among them, 15 had acquired EGFR C797S, all in cis with T790M, and with no enrichment for L858R or Ex19Del (6 and 9, respectively). The median time of C797S detection from plasma was 2.8 (1.2-8.4) months prior to PD. EGFR L718Q, I744T, C775Y, G796S/D, T854I mutations, or amplification were found in 11 patients. Aberrations in bypass tracks including AKT2, ALK, DDR2, ERBB2/3, HRAS, JAK1/2, KRAS, MET, NTRK1, PIK3CA, RIT1, etc. were observed in 45 patients.

      Clearance of EGFR sensitizing mutations at weeks 3 of treatment was associated with favorable ORR (78.7% vs. 33.3%), PFS (9.6 vs. 4.0 months, p<0.001) and OS (21.5 vs. 11.7 months, p<0.001). Clearance of EGFR sensitizing mutations at weeks 6 of treatment was also associated with favorable ORR (80.0% vs. 36.8%) and PFS (8.3 vs. 4.2 months, p<0.001). Presence of T790M at PD was correlated with longer PFS (12.3 vs. 5.5 months, p<0.001) and OS (21.3 vs. 13.2 months, p=0.045). Acquired or enriched TP53 alterations at PD were associated with worse PFS (4.2 vs. 8.3 months, p=0.008).

      Conclusion

      Our study revealed diverse resistance mechanisms to osimertinib in Chinese NSCLC patients and urged for new drug discovery or combination strategies to overcome this clinical challenge.

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    P1.01 - Advanced NSCLC (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 933)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
    • Track:
    • Presentations: 5
    • Moderators:
    • Coordinates: 9/24/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      P1.01-112 - Osimertinib vs Standard of Care (SoC) EGFR-TKI as First-Line Treatment in Chinese Patients With EGFRm Advanced NSCLC (ID 12211)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      Osimertinib is an irreversible, central nervous system (CNS) active EGFR-TKI, selective for both EGFRm and T790M resistance mutations. FLAURA (NCT02296125) is a PhIII, double-blind, randomized study assessing efficacy and safety of osimertinib vs SoC EGFR-TKI (erlotinib/gefitinib) in first-line patients with EGFRm advanced NSCLC. FLAURA results (556 patients, globally) are published. We present the China cohort results.

      Method

      The cohort included self-identified Chinese patients, enrolled in China. Eligible patients: ≥18 years, Ex19del/L858R EGFRm advanced NSCLC, no prior EGFR-TKI/systemic anti-cancer therapy for advanced disease. Neurologically stable patients with CNS metastases were allowed, if definitive treatment/corticosteroids were completed ≥2 weeks before enrolment. Patients were randomized 1:1 to osimertinib 80 mg once daily (qd) orally or SoC EGFR-TKI (gefitinib 250 mg qd orally selected by all Chinese sites), stratified by mutation status (Ex19del/L858R). Primary endpoint: progression-free survival (PFS) by RECIST v1.1, per investigator. Data cutoff: 10/01/2018.

      Result

      Overall, 136 patients were randomized (osimertinib n=71; SoC n=65); 19 were also included in the global analysis. Baseline characteristics were balanced across arms (osimertinib/SoC): female 61/71%; smoking history 25/23%; WHO performance status 1 90/80%; Ex19del 51/51%, L858R 49/49%; CNS metastases 24/32%.

      Efficacy endpoint Osimertinib
      n=71
      SoC
      n=65

      PFS events, total patients
      (% maturity)

      40
      (56%)
      51
      (78%)
      PFS hazard ratio (HR)*
      (95% CI)
      0.56 (0.37, 0.85); p=0.007
      Median PFS, months
      (95% CI)
      17.8
      (13.6, 20.7)
      9.8
      (8.3, 13.8)
      Objective response rate (ORR),
      % (95% CI)
      83%
      (72, 91)
      75%
      (63, 85)

      Median duration of response (DoR), months
      (95% CI)

      16.4
      (12.3, NC)
      10.9
      (8.3, 13.8)
      *A hazard ratio <1 favours osimertinib.

      PFS benefit was observed across all subgroups, irrespective of EGFR mutation status and including patients with/without CNS metastases at study entry. Median total treatment duration: osimertinib, 18.9 months; SoC, 13.6 months. No new safety signals were reported. Numerical increase in grade ≥3 AEs was reported in the osimertinib arm (49%) versus SoC arm (23%). Most grade ≥3 AEs in the osimertinib arm were investigator-reported laboratory and disease-related AEs; incidence of non-laboratory-related events was low. AEs leading to discontinuation: osimertinib, 13%; SoC, 6%. In the osimertinib arm, most AEs leading to discontinuation were fatal disease-related events.

      Conclusion

      Osimertinib improved PFS vs SoC EGFR-TKI (HR: 0.56) as first-line treatment in Chinese patients with EGFRm advanced NSCLC, consistent with the global analysis.

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      P1.01-55 - Unique Genetic Profiles from Cerebrospinal Fluid Could Predict Survival of EGFR-Mutant NSCLC with Leptomeningeal Metastases (ID 12369)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      Leptomeningeal metastases (LM) are more frequent in NSCLC with EGFR mutations;and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) could reveal the unique genetic profiles of LM in our previous studies, but whether they could predict the overall survival (OS) of LM remains unknown.

      Method

      EGFR-mutant NSCLC patients with LM were enrolled,and clinical data and genetic profiles detected by Next-generation sequencing were collected. We further drew nomogram with endpoint of OS after LM, then performed index of concordance (C-index) and survival analysis to evaluate predictive role.

      Result

      In total, 61 patients were enrolled and all with genetic profiles from CSF. Patents with high copy number variations (CNVs) or harboring CDK6, TP53 exon5 or FGF19 in CSF demonstrated significant poorer OS than those without (Fig. 1). Cox regression analysis indicated CNVs, CDK6,CDKN2A,TP53,MET and NTRK1 as prognostic factors and further selected for nomogram (Fig. 2). C-index of nomogram was 0.743, indicating the moderate predictive effect. In the calibration curves, we scored the patients based on the model, using bisection and trisection methods to divide into low and high points groups; and low, medium and high points groups (Fig. 3), and significant difference were found in both the survival analyses (NA versus 7.47months, P<0.01) and (NA, 10.33 versus 4.43 months, P<0.01) respectively. Patients who received Osimertinib after LM seemed to have longer OS than those who did not (14.5 months versus 7.7 months) but without significant difference(P=0.10); however interestingly, in those with EGFR T790M negative who took Osimertinib after LM by themselves obtained survival benefit than those who did not(NA versus 7.7 months, P=0.04), and the results needed to be validated.

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      Conclusion

      Unique genetic profiles from CSF could well predict OS of LM. High CNVs, CDK6, TP53 exon5 or FGF19 in CSF in CSF may be related to poor prognosis of LM.

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      P1.01-97 - Cluster Trial: Ph2 Biomarker-Integrated Study of Single Agent Alpelisib, Capmatinib, Ceritinib and Binimetinib in advNSCLC (ID 12065)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Presenting Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      Several genetically altered signaling pathways have been profiled in NSCLC, enabling advanced management of NSCLC using targeted therapies. This study investigated the therapeutic spectrum of NSCLC with uncommon molecular alterations by allocating patients to treatment arms based on molecular aberrations; targeted therapies alpelisib (PI3Kαi), capmatinib (METi), ceritinib (ALKi), and binimetinib (MEKi) were evaluated.

      Method

      The study was based on the umbrella design. Key objectives: investigate feasibility of using one trial for different agents based on biomarker-integrated analysis, assess anti-tumor activity, characterize safety, tolerability and PK profiles of individual agents. Key eligibility criteria: age ≥18 years; ECOG PS ≤2; failed prior treatment/unsuitable for chemotherapy. Documentation of locally determined molecular alterations before treatment allocation was required (alpelisib, 350 mg QD: PIK3CA mutation/amplification; capmatinib, 400 mg BID (tablet): MET IHC overexpression/amplification; ceritinib, 750 mg QD: ALK or ROS1 rearrangement; binimetinib, 45 mg BID: KRAS, NRAS or BRAF mutation).

      Result

      Sixty-six patients with advNSCLC were enrolled (median age 58 years; 65.2% male: alpelisib, n=2; capmatinib, n=16; ceritinib, n=26; binimetinib, n=22). As of Feb 28, 2018, 10 patients in ceritinib and 2 in binimetinib arms were ongoing. Twenty-four patients had confirmed partial responses (36.4%): alpelisib, 0%; capmatinib, 18.8%; ceritinib, 73.1%; binimetinib, 9.1% (Figure). Longest mPFS (14.4 months) was in ceritinib arm. Among the most common treatment-related AEs: alpelisib: malaise, hyperglycemia, dysgeusia; capmatinib: nausea, anemia, peripheral edema, decreased appetite; ceritinib: diarrhea, vomiting, ALT/AST elevation; binimetinib: mouth ulceration, AST, blood CPK increased, rash. Most AEs were grade 1/2.

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      Conclusion


      Objective responses/tumor shrinkage were observed in the study; highest ORR and mPFS were observed with ceritinib, although patient numbers differed between arms. All treatments were well tolerated; no new safety signals were observed. This study demonstrated the feasibility of an umbrella trial and importance of precision medicine in the management of advNSCLC with uncommon molecular alterations.

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      P1.01-98 - A Phase IIIb Trial of Afatinib in EGFRm+ NSCLC: Analyses of Outcomes in Patients with Brain Metastases or Dose Reductions (ID 12906)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Presenting Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      We previously reported interim results of a large (n=479) open-label, single-arm Phase IIIb study of afatinib in EGFR TKI-naïve patients with EGFRm+ NSCLC, in a setting similar to ‘real-world’ practice (Wu et al, WCLC, 2017). In this broad population of Asian patients, the tolerability profile of afatinib was predictable and manageable. Adverse events (AEs) were consistent with the LUX-Lung 3, 6 and 7 trials; 3.8% of patients discontinued due to drug-related AEs. Progression-free survival (PFS) and time to symptomatic progression (TTSP) was encouraging, in patients with both common and uncommon EGFR mutations. TTSP data suggested effective treatment beyond progression. Here, we assess the impact of baseline brain metastases and use of dose reductions on efficacy outcomes.

      Method

      Patients with locally advanced/metastatic EGFRm+ NSCLC were recruited in China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore and Taiwan. Afatinib 40mg/day was given until disease progression (investigator-assessed) or lack of tolerability. Treatment-related AEs could be managed by protocol-specified tolerability-guided dose adjustment.

      Result

      At data cut-off (13 Feb 2017), patient characteristics were as follows: median age, 59.0 years; female, 52.4%; EGFR mutations: Del19+/-L858R+/-uncommon, 86.0%; uncommon only, 14.0%; ECOG PS0, 19.8%; PS1, 78.1%. Prior chemotherapy lines: 0, 59.7%; 1, 30.1%; ≥2, 10.2%.

      Overall, dose reductions from 40mg/day to 30mg/day occurred in 119 patients (25%). Incidences of the most frequently reported AEs before and after dose reduction were (any grade): diarrhea, 96/51%; rash/acne, 69/58%; stomatitis, 65/42%; (≥grade 3) diarrhea, 27/4%; rash/acne, 24/11%; stomatitis, 11/5%. A total of 96 patients had a dose reduction during the first six months; median PFS in this subgroup was 14.1 months (95% CI: 10.0–19.3) versus 11.33 (10.7–13.6) months in those who remained on the starting dose (n=383); HR=1.37 (1.01–1.85), p=0.041. Median TTSP was 17.7 (13.5–23.7) and 14.7 (12.7–17.0) months, respectively; HR=1.26 (0.92–1.72), p=0.15.

      Among 92 patients (19.2%) with brain metastases at baseline, median PFS was 10.9 (8.3–14.3) months, versus 12.4 (10.8–13.9) months in those without metastases (n=387); HR=1.23 (0.91–1.65), p=0.18. Median TTSP was 14.8 (12.7–20.7) and 15.4 (12.9–18.0) months, respectively; HR=1.0 (0.71–1.40), p=1.0.

      Conclusion

      These findings demonstrate that tolerability-guided dose adjustment of afatinib is an effective measure to reduce treatment-related AEs, while maintaining therapeutic efficacy. TTSP was similar between patients with and without brain metastasis. This is additional evidence for the efficacy of afatinib in patients with brain metastases.

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      P1.01-99 - Detecting HER2 Alterations by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) in Patients with Advanced NSCLC from the United States and China (ID 11285)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      Advances in NGS have led to an increase in identifying specific actionable gene alterations across tumor types. We collected data on HER2 gene alterations detected by NGS from patients with advanced NSCLC and analyzed clinical characteristics and HER2 targeted treatments.

      Method

      Patients diagnosed with advanced NSCLC and underwent NGS testing from Jun 2014 to Dec 2017 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and Guangdong General Hospital (GGH) were included. NGS platforms were MSK-IMPACTTM in MSK and GeneSeek or BurnStone in GGH. Descriptive statistics are used in data analysis.

      Result

      2200 patients from MSK and 490 patients from GGH underwent NGS testing. HER2 mutation and/or amplification were detected in 91/2200(4.1%) patients and 28/490(5.7%) patients from MSK and GGH respectively. Clinical characteristics were listed in Table1. 37.4%(34/91) and 21.4%(6/28) patients from MSK and GGH received HER2 targeted therapies. More patients were enrolled to HER2 inhibitors clinical trials in MSK(24.2%) than GGH(7.1%). The characteristics of HER2 alterations are summarized in Table2.

      Table 1. Comparison of HER2 alterations in advanced NSCLC patients from U.S. and China

      MSK

      N (%)

      GGH

      N (%)

      Total Patients

      91

      28

      Age at Diagnosis (years)

      <=60

      34 (37.4%)

      13 (46.4%)

      >60

      57 (62.6%)

      15 (53.6%)

      Sex

      Male

      37 (40.7%)

      14 (50%)

      Female

      54 (59.3%)

      14 (50%)

      Smoking History

      Former/Current Smoker

      53 (58.2%)

      7 (25%)

      Non-Smoker

      38 (41.8%)

      21 (75%)

      Histology

      Adenocarcinoma

      84 (92.3%)

      25 (89.3%)

      Squamous Cell Carcinoma

      5 (5.5%)

      0

      Misc

      2 (2.2%)

      3 (10.7%)

      HER2 status

      Mutation

      48 (52.7%)

      16 (57.1%)

      Amplification

      32 (35.2%)

      11 (39.3%)

      Mutation + Amplification

      11 (12.1%)

      1 (3.6%)

      HER2 targeted treatment

      34 (37.4%)

      6 (21.4%)

      Enrolled to HER2 inhibitors clinical trials

      22 (24.2%)

      2 (7.1%)

      Table 2. HER2 alteration in advanced NSCLC patients from U.S. and China combined

      NGS Result

      Mutation Only

      N (%)

      Amplification Only

      N (%)

      Mutation + Amplification

      N (%)

      Total Patients 64 43 12

      Age at Diagnosis (years)

      <=60

      31 (48.4%)

      20 (46.5%)

      8 (66.7%)

      >60

      33 (51.6%)

      23 (35.9%)

      4 (33.3%)

      Sex

      Male

      39 (60.9%)

      19 (44.2%)

      7 (58.3%)

      Female

      25 (39.1%)

      24 (55.8%)

      5 (41.7%)

      Smoking History

      Former/Current Smoker

      31 (48.4%)

      24 (55.8%)

      5 (41.7%)

      Non-Smoker

      33 (51.6%)

      19 (44.2%)

      7 (58.3%)

      Histology

      Adenocarcinoma

      58 (90.6%)

      39 (90.7%)

      12 (100%)

      Squamous Cell Carcinoma

      1 (1.6%)

      4 (9.3%)

      0

      Misc

      5 (7.5%)

      0

      0

      HER2 targeted treatment

      Yes

      19 (29.7%)

      14 (32.6%)

      7 (58.3%)

      No

      45 (70.3%)

      29 (67.4%)

      5 (41.7%)

      Conclusion

      The incidence and clinical characteristics of HER2 alterations in advanced NSCLC were similar between two large cancer centers in the U.S. and China. These data support U.S.-China collaboration in clinical trials for patients with rare molecular subsets of NSCLC to accelerate new cancer drug development.

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    P1.03 - Biology (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 935)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
    • Track:
    • Presentations: 1
    • Moderators:
    • Coordinates: 9/24/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      P1.03-34 - Combined Molecular and Radiological Evaluation Unveils Three Subtypes of Disease Progression to a Third Generation EGFR TKI (ID 12055)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      The definition of disease progression (PD) to EGFR TKIs has evolved from RECIST to a combination of clinical and RECIST evaluation. Patients with dramatic, local or gradual progression to third generation EGFR TKIs have been tailored to different subsequent treatment strategies. However, little is known about progression to third generation EGFR TKIs from molecular perspective.

      Method

      Longitudinal plasma samples were collected from T790M-positive patients who progressed on a third generation EGFR TKI AC0010 in a phase I/II study in Guangdong Lung Cancer Institute. A pre-defined and unified molecular and radiological evaluation of PD were performed. Ultra-deep sequencing capturing 295 cancer-related genes was performed to track the changes in ctDNA to depict molecular PD, which was defined by acquired SNV/SCNV, or ≥20% increase in allelic fraction/copy number of pre-existing SNV /SCNV or both. Radiological PD was defined by RECIST.

      Result

      As of October 2016, 102 serial plasma samples from 23 patients with clinical PD were included. Three subtypes of PD to AC0010 were revealed (Fig1). Molecular PD occurred prior to radiological PD in 43.5% of patients (10/23), with an average lead time of 3.0 months. Molecular PD occurred concurrently with radiological PD in 39.1% of patients (9/23). Interestingly, 17.4% of patients (4/23) experienced radiological PD prior to molecular PD, with molecular PD occurred during AC0010 continuation beyond progression (CBPD) in 3 patients. Of patients experienced clinical stable PD in extracranial lesions, radiological PD occurring prior to molecular PD group (n=2) demonstrated longer duration of AC0010 CBPD than molecular PD occurring prior to (n=3) or concurrently with radiological PD groups (n=4) (Median, 5.6 months vs. 1.9 months vs. 1.8 months).

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      Conclusion

      Our study revealed 3 distinct subtypes of PD to AC0010, providing insights into PD by combining molecular and radiological evaluation and might guide the optimal time for treatment switch and personalized subsequent treatments.

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    P1.11 - Screening and Early Detection (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 943)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
    • Track:
    • Presentations: 1
    • Moderators:
    • Coordinates: 9/24/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      P1.11-18 - A Classification-Based Machine Learning Method Reveals Exosomal miRNA Biomarkers for Patients with Pulmonary Ground Glass Nodule (ID 12462)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      Non-invasive detection of lung cancer is of critical importance but has proven challenging due to the rate of false-negative diagnosis with current tests. Plasma exosomes have been implicated as a non-invasive diagnostic source. However, little high throughput screening has been done in the early-stage lung cancer and problems such as bias of enrollment, less rigorous identification exists. This study aimed to reveal the plasma exosome-derived miRNA biomarkers for early-stage lung cancer patients, especially those with ground glass nodule (GGN).

      Method

      Pre-operative and paired post-operative plasma samples from patients with solitary pulmonary nodule and healthy volunteers were prospectively collected. Finally 38 malignant nodules, 7 benign nodules and 5 healthy volunteers were enrolled. The malignant nodules included 9 pure GGNs, 11 mixed GGNs and 18 solid nodules. Exosomes were collected from 1mL plasma and were isolated with 3D Medicine EV isolation kit. Exosomal miRNA profiling was performed using miRNA-seq. And an exosomal miRNA diagnostic model for patients with malignant nodules was constructed by using support vector machine (SVM).

      Result

      In general, malignant nodules, benign nodules and healthy volunteers were indistinguishable based on overall clustering. Regarding to malignant nodules, pure GGNs and solid nodules could be separated under principal component analysis (PCA), and the mixed GGNs presented a transitional state between the pure GGNs and the solid nodules. Ultimately, a two-dimensional SVM diagnostic model for discriminating malignant and benign nodules was established. The optimal miRNA combination could reach an area under curve (AUC) of 0.96, with sensitivity and specificity of 94.7% and 91.7%, respectively.

      Conclusion

      This preliminary analysis highlights the potential of exosomal miRNA based liquid biopsy for non-invasive detection of early-stage lung cancer. The SVM model seems could effectively distinguish pulmonary nodules, but needs further verified.

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    P1.13 - Targeted Therapy (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 945)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
    • Track:
    • Presentations: 1
    • Moderators:
    • Coordinates: 9/24/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      P1.13-02 -  eXalt3: Phase 3 Randomized Study Comparing Ensartinib to Crizotinib in Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients (ID 13294)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      Ensartinib (X-396) is a novel, potent ALK small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). It is well-tolerated and has shown promising activity in NSCLC patients in a phase 1/2 study in patients that were both ALK TKI naïve and patients that received prior crizotinib, as well as those with CNS metastases. The safety profile of ensartinib appears to be different from other ALK TKIs.

      Method

      In this global, phase 3, open-label, randomized study, approximately 270 patients with ALK+ NSCLC who have received no prior ALK TKI and up to one prior chemotherapy regimen will be randomized with stratification by prior chemotherapy (0/1), performance status (0-1/2), brain metastases at screening (absence/presence), and geographic region (Asia /other), to receive oral ensartinib (225 mg, once daily) or crizotinib (250mg, twice daily) until disease progression or intolerable toxicity.

      Eligibility also includes patients ≥ 18 years of age, stage IIIB or IV ALK+ NSCLC. Patients are required to have measurable disease per RECIST 1.1, adequate organ function, and an ECOG PS of ≤2. Adequate tumor tissue (archival or fresh biopsy) must be available for central testing. The primary endpoint is progression-free survival assessed by independent radiology review based on RECIST v. 1.1 criteria. Secondary efficacy endpoints include overall survival, response rates (overall and central nervous system [CNS]), PFS by investigator assessment, time to response, duration of response, and time to CNS progression. The study has > 80% power to detect a superior effect of ensartinib over crizotinib in PFS at a 2-sided alpha level of 0.05.

      Phase 3 recruitment began in June, 2016 and currently has 98 active sites in 21 countries. The duration of recruitment will be approximately 28 months. This study is registered with ClinicalTrials.Gov as NCT02767804.

      Result

      Section not applicable

      Conclusion

      Section not applicable

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    P2.01 - Advanced NSCLC (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 950)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
    • Track:
    • Presentations: 2
    • Moderators:
    • Coordinates: 9/25/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      P2.01-18 - Differential Molecular Mechanisms Associated with Dramatic and Gradual Progression in NSCLC Patients with Intrathoracic Dissemination (ID 12979)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      Lung cancer is a highly heterogeneous disease with diverse clinical outcomes. The pleural cavity is a frequent metastasis site of proximal lung cancer. Better understanding of its underlining molecular mechanisms associated with dramatic and gradual progression of pleural metastasis in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is essential for prognosis, intervention and new therapy development.

      Method

      We performed whole-exome sequencing (WES) of matched primary lung adenocarcinoma and pleural metastatic tumors from 26 lung cancer patients with dramatic progression (DP, n=13) or gradual progression (GP, n=13). Somatic alterations at both genome-wide level and gene level were detected. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis and multivariate Cox regression models were applied to analyze the association between different somatic alterations and clinical parameters.

      Result

      We first analyzed the differences in somatic alterations between AP and RP group in the primary tumors, and identified higher somatic copy number alteration (SCNA) level in DP group compared to GP group, which is significantly (p=0.016) associated with poorer progression-free survival (PFS). More specifically, patients with chromosome 18q loss in the primary tumor showed a trend (p=0.107) towards poorer PFS. PTEN (p=0.002) and GNAS (p=0.002) mutations are enriched in the primary tumors of DP group, and are associated with poorer PFS. Furthermore, pleural metastatic tumors harbor a relatively higher level of mutation burden (p=0.105) and significantly increased SCNA (p=0.035) compared to the primary tumors.

      Conclusion

      NSCLC patients in the attenuated progression group have more stable genomes. High level of genomic instability, GNAS and PTEN mutations, as well as chromosome 18q loss are associated with rapid progression.
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      P2.01-52 - Identification of Leptomeningeal Metastasis-Specific Exosomal miRNA Signatures in Cerebrospinal Fluids of NSCLC Patients (ID 13074)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      Leptomeningeal metastasis (LM) is a devastating complication with poor prognosis in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. The confirmed diagnosis of LM usually involves neurological evaluation, MRI imaging, and cytopathology analysis of limited tumor cells from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Exosomes are extracellular vesicles in body fluids enriched with microRNAs (miRNAs), which have been implicated to participate in brain metastasis. Here, we aimed to identify LM-specific exosomal miRNA signatures in NSCLC patients to elucidate their potential role in LM mechanism and to predict LM via liquid biopsy.

      Method

      Exosomes prepared from CSF and plasma samples of 39 advanced NSCLC patients with (LM+) or without (LM-) LM as well as 12 non-cancer individuals (NC) were underwent small RNA next-generation sequencing. For patients in the LM+ group, paired plasma samples were taken before (PLM+pre) and upon (PLM+post) LM diagnosis. Exosomal miRNA profiles were subjected for differential expression analysis, pathway enrichment analysis, and signature discovery.

      Result

      Unsupervised hierarchical clustering of the miRNA expression profiles clearly separated CSF samples into LM+ and LM free groups (LM- and NC). Interestingly, these samples were stratified based on their LM status only, regardless of their intraparenchymal metastasis status. In total, 247 (185 up and 62 down-regulated) miRNAs were identified differentially presented in the LM+ CSF exosome samples compared to the LM- and NC groups. Top altered miRNAs include dramatically up-regulated miR-200 family and down-regulated miR-144/451 cluster. Predicted gene targets of these top-regulated miRNAs were significantly enriched in Ras/MAPK/PI3K-AKT signaling, endocytosis pathways, and so on. Promisingly, a signature of five CSF exosomal miRNAs (let-7e-5p, miR-28-3p, miR-375, miR-200a-3p, and miR-486-5p) was identified for classification of LM+ patients with 100% sensitivity and 100% specificity. Due to the higher background complexity, we only identified one miRNA (miR-24-3p) was significantly up-regulated and one miRNA (miR-92b-5p) was significantly down-regulated in LM+ patients’ plasma-derived exosomes (PLM+pre and PLM+post) compared with the LM free group (PLM- and PNC). However, a combined signature of seven miRNAs (miR-24-3p, miR-223-3p, miR-340-5p, miR-27a-3p, miR-423-5p, miR-2110 and miR-342-5p) from PLM+pre samples was identified for the prediction of future LM with 81% sensitivity and 76% specificity.

      Conclusion

      NSCLC patients with LM present a remarkably distinct CSF exosomal miRNA signature, which may involve in the progression of LM, and can be used as diagnostic biomarkers for LM. Furthermore, the identification miRNA signature in the pre-LM plasma samples suggests the potential use of liquid biopsy to predict LM for better patient care.

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    P2.04 - Immunooncology (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 953)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
    • Track:
    • Presentations: 2
    • Moderators:
    • Coordinates: 9/25/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      P2.04-29 - Preliminary Results With Tislelizumab in Chinese Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) (ID 11319)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Presenting Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      NSCLC accounts for 80–85% of all lung cancers and has a poor prognosis at later stages. Immune checkpoint inhibitors have shown efficacy in patients (pts) with advanced NSCLC. Tislelizumab is a humanized IgG4 monoclonal antibody with high affinity/specificity for PD-1. Tislelizumab was specifically engineered to minimize FcϒR binding on macrophages that, based on preclinical evidence, is believed to minimize potentially negative interactions with other immune cells. In a phase 1 study, tislelizumab was generally well tolerated and showed antitumor activity in NSCLC pts; 200 mg IV Q3W was established as the recommended tislelizumab dose.

      Method

      In the ongoing indication-expansion phase of this study, Chinese pts with histologically confirmed NSCLC were enrolled into PD-L1-high (PD-L1+; 10% tumor cells expressing PD-L1) and PD‑L1‑low (PD-L1) cohorts. Antitumor activity (RECIST v1.1) and safety/tolerability (NCI-CTCAE v4.03) were assessed.

      Result

      As of 8 Dec 2017, 42 NSCLC pts (median age 54 yr [range 37–72]) were enrolled; 17 were PD-L1+ and 25 were PD-L1. Most pts were male (69%), former/current smokers (57%), and had received prior therapy (95%). Adenocarcinoma was the most prevalent histology (57%). Median follow-up was 4.5 mo and 23 pts remain on treatment. Of the 39 response-evaluable pts, 4 (n=2/14, PD-L1+; n=2/25, PD-L1) achieved confirmed PR and 20 (n=6/14, PD-L1+; n=14/25, PD‑L1) achieved SD, including 4 (n=2, PD-L1+; n=2, PD‑L1) with unconfirmed PR. Across the study population, ORR was 10% and DCR was 61.5%. ORRs by cohort were 14% (PD‑L1+) and 8% (PD-L1), respectively. Common treatment-related AEs were increased AST (24%), increased ALT (19%), hypothyroidism (12%), and rash (12%). Five grade 3 treatment-related AEs occurred in 4 pts (increased AST [n=2], hyperglycemia, increased ALT, and increased GGT [n=1 each]). No treatment-related grade 5 events were reported.

      Conclusion

      Tislelizumab was generally well tolerated and demonstrated antitumor activity in previously treated pts with advanced NSCLC. A global phase 3 study (NCT03358875) of tislelizumab vs docetaxel as potential second/third-line therapy in NSCLC pts who progressed after a platinum-based regimen is ongoing.

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      P2.04-30 - PD-1/PD-L1 Inhibition Might be an Option for the Treatment of Advanced Primary Pulmonary Lymphoepithelioma-Like Carcinoma (ID 12698)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      Primary pulmonary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) is a rare subtype of non-small-cell lung cancer mostly reported in Asian countries, which is frequently associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. There is no consensus on the choice for the treatment of advanced primary pulmonary LELC. The utility of PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitor to this cancer type remains poorly understood.

      Method

      From January 2008 to April 2017, a total of 53 patients receiving surgical removal and diagnosed as primary pulmonary LELC in Guangdong Lung Cancer Institute (GLCI) were enrolled in this study. Sections formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor samples were stained with PD-L1 antibody (clone E1L3N, Cell Signaling Technology) by immunohistochemistry (IHC). PD-L1 expression more than 1% in tumor cells was considered as PD-L1 positive. Moreover, we reviewed the medical records of 13 primary pulmonary LELC patients who received the treatment of PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors in GLCI. Their clinicopathological characteristics and relevant prognostic data were analyzed.

      Result

      Among the 53 patients with operable disease, the median age was 56 (36-78), there were 26 males and 27 females, 15 smokers and 38 nonsmokers. Positive rates of PD-L1 in the early pulmonary LELC were 78.8% (41/52,one specimen can't evaluate) and 73.1% (38/52) and 23.1% (12/52) respectively at the cutoff values of 1% and 5% and 50% positivity in tumor cells. ORR of PD-1/PD-L1 inhibition in the evaluable 12 patients with advanced LELC was 16.7% (2/12), and DCR was 75.0% (9/12). In the 6 patients with positive PD-L1 expression, ORR was 33.3% (2/6), DCR was 100.0% (6/6). The two responder patients got 55% and 64% shrinkage of the tumors respectively. All patients had no EGFR mutations.

      io in lelc1.tif

      Conclusion

      This preliminary study showed that pulmonary LELCs have remarkably high incidence of PD-L1 expression. PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors might be an option for the treatment of advanced primary pulmonary LELC, which needs further investigation.

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    P2.12 - Small Cell Lung Cancer/NET (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 961)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
    • Track:
    • Presentations: 1
    • Moderators:
    • Coordinates: 9/25/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      P2.12-11 - A Prognostic Model Integrating Immunohistochemistry Markers for Extensive-Disease Small-Cell Lung Cancer (ID 11828)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      Extensive-disease small-cell lung cancer (ED-SCLC) is a subtype of high-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma (HGNEC) with poor prognosis. We tend to build a prognostic nomogram and illustrate the failure pattern of first line etoposide/Irinotecan with paclitaxel (EP/IP) treatment.

      Method

      250 ED-SCLC patients received first line EP/IP treatment were enrolled. Cox regression analysis was used to identify the prognostic factors to establish nomogram. The predictive accuracy of nomogram was evaluated by concordance index (C-index). Further stratification based on Ki67 and brain metastasis was performed through X-tile plot and Kaplan Meier.

      Result

      Cox regression analysis indicated brain metastasis as the prognostic factor and we further selected NSE, gender, TTF-1, Syn, tumor size and smoking status under clinical consideration for nomogram. C-index of nomogram suggested 0.65 with moderate predictive effect. Subgroup analysis showed patients with Ki67 lower than 85% had poorer prognosis than those over 90% (HR 0.59, 95%CI 0.39-0.92, p=0.02). Those without brain metastasis at baseline achieving partial response (PR)/complete response (CR) suggested no prognostic significance in brain progression compared to other progression group.

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      Conclusion

      Established nomogram could well predict prognosis in ED-SCLC. Ki67 might play a potential role in prognosis of SCLC. Application of preventive cranial irradiation might be challenged in ED-SCLC patients without brain metastasis.

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    P2.17 - Treatment of Locoregional Disease - NSCLC (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 966)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
    • Track:
    • Presentations: 1
    • Moderators:
    • Coordinates: 9/25/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      P2.17-32 - Dynamic Monitoring Before and After Neo-Adjuvant Crizotinib in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Brief Report (ID 11829)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      Neo-adjuvant therapy has been considered as an optional approach for locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. While targeted therapy has been widely applied in advanced NSCLC, neo-adjuvant targeted therapy remains poorly explored.

      Method

      We describe four ALK-positive patients with pathological confirmed locally advanced NSCLC receiving neo-adjuvant Crizotinib. All patients received Crizotinib at a starting dose of 250mg twice daily for 1-3 months before surgical resection. One patients provided dynamic monitoring before and after neo-adjuvant therapy through next generation sequencing of plasma and tissue.

      Result

      Three patients were partial response without apparent adverse event before surgery while one received pathological complete response to neo-adjuvant Crizotinib but suffering from grade 4 hepatic damage. One of them had disease recurrence but achieved long duration of response (PFS=15m) through first-line Crizotinib. Dynamic monitoring with both plasma and tissue indicated simultaneously decrease of sensitive ALK-signaling in a patient with partial response (-51%) and no ALK-dependent resistant variants were captured.

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      Conclusion

      Neo-adjuvant Crizotinib may be feasible and well-tolerated in locally advanced disease for complete resection. Crizotinib prior to surgery may provide thorough elimination of circulating molecular residual disease and it did not influence the response of reusing Crizotinib in first-line setting.

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    P3.01 - Advanced NSCLC (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 967)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
    • Track:
    • Presentations: 2
    • Moderators:
    • Coordinates: 9/26/2018, 12:00 - 13:30, Exhibit Hall
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      P3.01-113 - A Multicenter Survey of One Year Survival Among Chinese Patients with Advanced Nonsquamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (CTONG1506) (ID 12337)

      12:00 - 13:30  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      Previous results of CTONG1506 study showed that gene aberration test rate was increasing in Chinese NSCLC patients and first-line treatment was standardized accordingly. This survey further described one year survival of patients with different gene aberration status and under different first-line treatments.

      Method

      CTONG1506 was a two-year series cross-sectional study. Patients with advanced nonsquamous NSCLC who were admitted from August 2015 to March 2016 and who received first-line anti-cancer treatment at one of 12 tertiary hospitals across China were included. Data extracted from medical charts were entered into medical record abstraction forms, which were collated for analysis. Survival information was collected one year after patients were admitted to hospital. One year survival rate and its 95% confidence interval were analysed by Kaplan-Meier method.

      Result

      A total of 707 patients were analysed, with mean age of 57 years and 56.7% were male. Among the 487 patients who had survival data, 192 were EGFR- mutation positive (86 mutated in exon 19 [one year survival rate 0.90, 95% CI: 0.81-0.94] and 88 mutated in exon 21 [one year survival rate 0.84, 95% CI: 0.75-0.90]), 27 patients were ALK positive and 164 patients were EGFR and ALK wild type. Most EGFR mutation positive patients (128/192) received tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) as first-line treatment and most EGFR wild type patients (155/175) received first-line chemotherapy (Chemo). Pemetrexed was the most common non-platinum chemotherapy-backbone agent (120/155) in platinum doublet regimens. One year survival rates are shown in the table.

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      Conclusion

      This national-wide real world study of tertiary hospitals in China revealed that a majority of (>75%) advanced nonsquamous NSCLC patients survived more than one year and was comparable to well-controlled clinical trial results, indicating survival benefits by gene aberration status guided standard of care. This result may be further validated by our on-going two-year survey.

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      P3.01-64 - Preliminary Data of Diverse Therapies in Patients with Advanced Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer Harbouring RET-Rearrangement (ID 13677)

      12:00 - 13:30  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      Activating RET-rearrangement has been discovered to play a crucial role in NSCLC tumorigenesis. However, the lack of specificity narrowed efficacy of multi-kinase inhibitors (MKIs) and the optimal treatment remains unknown. In this study, we compared chemotherapy, immunotherapy and MKIs in this group of patients.

      Method

      We retrospectively evaluated the efficacy of these three treatments in advanced, RET-rearranged NSCLC patients between January 2013 and April 2018 at our institution. RET-rearrangements were assessed by Next-generation sequencing (NGS) or any of FISH, IHC, RT-PCR. Treatment data were collected after the patients had been diagnosed with RET-rearranged advanced NSCLC. Progression-free survival (PFS) was measured from treatment start to disease progression, all-cause mortality or last follow up. Median follow-up time was 5.1months. NGS was performed to assess somatic mutation of available samples.

      Result

      A total of 30 patients with RET-rearrangement were investigated in this study. After the diagnosis, 15 patients, genetic profiles confirmed by NGS, received chemotherapy (n=10), checkpoint-inhibitors (n=7) and RET targeted MKI (n=6) with evaluable response. Several patients take any two of these three treatments as different line therapies. The disease control rate of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, MKI group was 70.0%, 71.43% and 50%, respectively. While the median PFS of three groups was 2.50 months, 2.70 months, 0.30 months, respectively, which of no significance. The NGS data of 10 patients showed that RET-rearrangement co-occurred with several other genes, including TP53, NTRK, CDK4, ERBB4. A low mutation burden (mean 4.5 mutations) was observed (Figure 1).

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      Conclusion

      We confirmed relatively low PFS in advanced RET-rearranged NSCLC with MKIs reported in previous studies. But further investigation is warranted. Treatment with checkpoint-inhibitors seemed to encouragingly prolong PFS but a larger group of patients is needed to draw a definite conclusion.

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    P3.12 - Small Cell Lung Cancer/NET (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 978)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
    • Track:
    • Presentations: 1
    • Moderators:
    • Coordinates: 9/26/2018, 12:00 - 13:30, Exhibit Hall
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      P3.12-10 - Immunogenomic Characteristics of SCLC and LCNEC Redefined Molecular Subgroups (ID 12577)

      12:00 - 13:30  |  Author(s): Yi-Long Wu

      • Abstract

      Background

      While small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) and large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) are distinct classes of high-grade neuroendocrine carcinomas, the differential diagnosis between SCLC and LCNEC remains challenging. In fact SCLC and LCNEC overlap in clinical, histopathologic, cytologic, morphologic and genetic characteristics. Molecular profiling with microarray or next-generation sequencing has provided growing evidence suggesting that both SCLC and LCNEC are biologically heterogeneous and a great part of them are borderline neuroendocrine carcinomas falling between typical SCLC and LCNEC. On account of accumulated knowledge, we speculated that immunogenomically characterizing SCLC and LCNEC collectively as one group, or rather morphologically or cytologically separating SCLC from LCNEC has superior clinical value.

      Method

      We analyzed gene expression profiles of 44 SCLCs, 56 LCNECs and 25 normal lung samples obtained from Gene Expression Omnibus. Unsupervised and supervised analyses were performed to understand molecular characteristics of samples. Pathway and CIBERSORT analyses were employed to obtain immune landscape of SCLC and LCNEC.

      Result

      Unsupervised clustering with 1189 differentially expressed genes revealed 2 distinct molecular subgroups (G1 and G2) of SCLC and LCNEC, which is not associated with histopathology. Targeted pathway analysis found that G1 was marked by activated IL-17, MAPK and Hippo signaling pathways. In contrast, transcriptional factors, such as ASCL1, INSM1, SOX2, and NKX2-1 were significantly up-regulated in G2, but not in G1. Moreover, in silico analysis of cellular composition and expression of immune genes disclosed unique immunoprofiles for G1 and G2. G1 was characterized by enriched CD4 memory cells, M1 macrophages and activated dendritic cells. While G2 was composed of high fractions of memory B cells and naïve CD4 cells. Strikingly, expression of both immunoinhibitors (IL10, PDL1, IDO1) and immunomodulators (OX40L, BAFF, GITR, IL6), as well as MHC class I and II molecules was higher in G1 compared to that in G2.

      Conclusion

      We identified the common intrinsic features and molecular subgroups of SCLC and LCNEC, which are beyond conventional histopathology and better associated with immunogenomics of tumors. Further research is warranted to identify potential clinical implication of SCLC and LCNEC molecular subgroups.