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

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
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    • Coordinates: 9/24/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      P1.13-01 - Anti-EGF Antibodies Increase the Effect of ALK and MEK Inhibitors in ALK and KRAS NSCLC and CRC Cell Lines (ID 13160)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Presenting Author(s): Silvia Garcia - Roman

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      Immunization against Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) has demonstrated efficacy in a phase III trial including unselected NSCLC patients, and we have recently shown that antibodies generated by vaccination (anti-EGF VacAbs) potentiate the effects of TKIs in EGFR-mut cells growing in vitro. In this study, we aimed to determine if anti-EGF VacAbs show antitumor activity in KRAS-mutant (mut) and Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) translocated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and colorectal cancer (CRC) cells, alone or in combination.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      Anti-EGF VacAbs were generated in rabbits. Cell lines were treated with anti-EGF VacAbs alone and in combination with ALK TKIs, trametinib and standard chemotherapeutic agents in ALK translocated (H3122, E13;A20 (v1) and H2228, E6;A20 (v3)) and lung (A549 and H23) and colon (DLD1 and LS174T) KRAS-mut cell lines. Cell viability was analyzed by MTT, changes of total and phosphorylated proteins by Western blot and emergence of resistance by direct microscopic examination in low density cultures.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      Anti-EGF VacAbs suppressed EGF-induced cell proliferation and inhibited EGFR phosphorylation signaling in all cell lines tested. In combination, the anti-EGF VacAbs significantly enhanced the antitumor activity of alectinib and crizotinib in H2228 cells and trametinib in A549, H23 and DLD1 cells. In these cell lines, the antibodies decreased Erk ½ and Akt phosphorylation. Finally, the addition of the anti-EGF VacAbs to the culture medium significantly delayed the emergence of resistant clones to alectinib and crizotinib in H2228 cells. In previous experiments, H2228 cells had shown a stronger dependency on the EGF/EGFR pathway than H3122. Results for the combination with standard chemotherapy in KRAS-mut cell lines will be presented at the meeting.

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      Anti-EGF VacAbs decreased cell proliferation and inhibited EGFR activation in lung and colon ALK translocated and KRAS-mut cell lines. In addition, they potentiated the effects of trametinib in KRAS-mut cells and TKIs in ALK translocated cells (v3), where they also prevented the emergence of resistance to alectinib and crizotinib. Two clinical trials are currently testing anti-EGF vaccination in advanced NSCLC; the Epical Phase I/II trial, in combination with EGFR TKIs in EGFR-mut patients; and the BV-NSCLC-002 Phase III trial, in combination with chemotherapy in EGFR-wt.


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