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

    • Event: WCLC 2018
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    • Coordinates: 9/24/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      P1.01-73 - Preliminary Results of the SENECA (SEcond Line NintEdanib in Non-Small Cell Lung CAncer) Trial: An Italian Experience. (ID 13281)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Author(s): Rossana Critelli

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      Nintedanib is a multi-target small-molecule with anti-angiogenetic activity which confers longer progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) as second-line combination treatment with docetaxel versus standard-of-care, in non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (nsNSCLC) patients, giving to rapidly progressing patients the greatest survival benefit. Considering the higher tolerability of weekly docetaxel than docetaxel q3wks in the real-life, the SENECA trial, a phase IIb, open label, Italian multicentre study, aims to evaluate whether treatment with nintedanib and docetaxel could be effective and safe as second-line option in nsNSCLC patients with the two different schedules.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      Patients from eighteen Italian oncologic centres, with stage IIIB/IV non-oncogene addicted nsNSCLC patients, progressing after first-line chemotherapy, have been treated with docetaxel (T1: 33 mg/mq on days 1 and 8 in a 21-days cycle; T2: 75 mg/mq q3wks) plus continuous oral nintedanib, with the possibility of maintenance in case of stabilization or response. Primary endpoint was PFS (by investigator’s assessment), while secondary endpoints included OS, safety and quality-of-life. Study stratifies patients into two cohorts according to relapse-timing (within or over 3 months) from end of first-line chemotherapy.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      From January 2016 to data cut-off, on 30th March 2018, 197 patients have been evaluated: 30 were registered as screening failures, mainly for contraindications to nintedanib use. The 167 patients considered in this preliminary analysis had a median age of 63.4 years (range 35-86), were predominantly male (68.9%), smokers or former-smokers (84.4%) and with ECOG-performance status 0 (72.5%). According to investigator’s choice, 82 patients have been treated with T1 docetaxel (49.1%), 85 (50.9%) with T2 docetaxel (median docetaxel treatment 3.5 and 3.7 21-days cycles, respectively). No significant differences in median PFS have been observed between T1 and T2 (3.83 vs 4.32 months, respectively; HR 0.889 [95% IC 0.598-1.321], p-value=0.559). After a median follow-up of 7.28 months (standard deviation=5.55), a trend of similar OS has emerged in both T1 and T2 (6.63 vs 7.91 months, respectively; HR 0.770 [95% IC 0.484-1.225], p-value=0.270). Survival data of relapse-timing cohorts are not yet mature. Commonest toxicities in T1 and T2 were: fatigue (53.6% vs 65.9%, respectively), diarrhea (50.0% vs 47.0%), afebrile neutropenia (13.4% vs 52.9%) and ALT elevation (29.3% vs 20.0%).

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      The SENECA trial is a real-life Italian experience, whose preliminary results confirm the efficacy and safety of second-line treatment with nintedanib and docetaxel for nsNSCLC patients, regardless from docetaxel schedule, suggesting higher toxicities for docetaxel q3wks.


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