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

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
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    • Presentations: 1
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    • Coordinates: 9/24/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      P1.01-20 - Phase III Study Comparing Gefitinib (G) to Gefitinib Combined with Carboplatin and Pemetrexed (GCP) for NSCLC with EGFR Mutations (NEJ009). (ID 11263)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Presenting Author(s): Tatsuro Fukuhara

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      Background

      Although EGFR-TKI alone has been a standard first-line treatment for patients with advanced NSCLC with EGFR mutations, our phase II study (NEJ005) showed promising efficacy of GCP. NEJ009, an open-label, randomized phase III study, was conducted to evaluate the superiority of GCP vs G in progression-free survival (PFS), PFS2, and overall survival (OS).

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      Patients with newly diagnosed stage III/IV/recurrent NSCLC harboring EGFR activating mutations (exon 19 deletion or exon 21 L858R) were randomized 1:1 to G 250 mg PO QD or GCP (G 250mg PO QD combined with carboplatin AUC 5 + pemetrexed 500mg/m2, every 3 weeks). The primary endpoints consisting of PFS, PFS2, and OS were sequentially analyzed according to a preplanned gate-keeping method. Secondary endpoints included objective response rate, safety, and quality of life.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      In Sep 2017, a preplanned required number of events of PFS2 was observed. The ITT population included 344 patients with baseline characteristics fairly well balanced between the arms. Although GCP demonstrated significantly better PFS compared to G, there was no difference in PFS2 between the arms as below. Additional OS analysis (G:101 events vs GCP:83 events) revealed that median survival time of GCP was much longer than that of G (52.2 months vs 38.8 months, HR: 0.695, p=0.013).

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      NEJ009 was the first phase III study which evaluated the efficacy of a combination of EGFR-TKI and platinum doublet chemotherapy in untreated advanced NSCLC patients with EGFR mutations. Although GCP regimen failed to demonstrate its superiority in PFS2, it may increase long survivors.

      ITT Population GCP (N=169) G (N=172)
      Median (months) Median (months) HR
      PFS 20.9 11.2 0.493
      [95%CI: 18.0, 24.2] [95%CI: 9.0, 13.4] [95%CI: 0.390, 0.623]
      P<0.001
      PFS2 20.9 21.1 0.891
      [95%CI: 18.0, 24.2] [95%CI: 17.9, 24.9] [95%CI: 0.708, 1.122]
      P=0.806
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    P2.13 - Targeted Therapy (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 962)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
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    • Presentations: 1
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    • Coordinates: 9/25/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      P2.13-18 - A Multicenter Prospective Biomarker Study to Explore Mechanisms of Afatinib Resistance Based on Digita PCR and Next-Generation Sequencing (ID 12187)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Author(s): Tatsuro Fukuhara

      • Abstract

      Background

      Afatinib is an oral irreversible blocker of ErbB-family kinases and shows a pronounced anti-tumor efficacy for advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) positive for activating mutations of EGFR. We applied digital polymerase chain reaction (dPCR) and next-generation sequencing (NGS) to explore mechanisms of afatinib resistance.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      Eligible patients had advanced lung adenocarcinoma with EGFR activating mutations. Tumor and plasma samples were collected before afatinib treatment and after treatment failure with disease progression (systemic progressive disease, SPD). DNA from the samples was analyzed by dPCR and NGS.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      Thirty-five patients were enrolled, with a median follow-up time of 15.8 months. Among 25 patients with SPD, tumor, plasma, or both samples were available for 18, 23, and 16 individuals, respectively. dPCR and NGS detected EGFR T790M mutation in 13 (56.5%) and 11 (47.8%) of 23 plasma samples at SPD, with sensitivity and specificity compared with tumor samples being 83.3% and 70.0% (dPCR) and 50.0% and 70.0% (NGS), respectively. Applying the ratio of the number of T790M alleles to that of activating mutations (T/A) for determination of the T790M positivity improved the sensitivity and specificity of plasma analysis compared with tumor analysis to 83.3% and 100% (dPCR) and 57.1% and 100% (NGS), respectively. Among 25 patients with SPD, the T790M mutation of EGFR alone (n = 11), copy number gain (CNG) of NRAS (n = 1), CNG of MET (n = 1), CNG of EGFR plus T790M (n = 1), and CNG and E545K of PIK3CA plus T790M of EGFR (n = 1) were identified by NGS as putative resistance mechanisms against afatinib. No tumor showed transformation to small cell carcinoma. Median progression-free survival was longer in patients with than in those without T790M at SPD (15.1 versus 10.9 months, P =0.25). Median time to SPD was much longer in patients with than in those without T790M at SPD (17.9 versus 10.9 months, P =0.18).

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      Assessment of T/A ratio with dPCR or NGS improved specificity of plasma analysis for determination of T790M positivity compared with tumor analysis. dPCR and NGS analysis in tumor and plasma samples shed light on exploring mechanisms of afatinib resistance.

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