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    Lunch & Poster Display session (ID 58)

    • Event: ELCC 2019
    • Type: Poster Display session
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    • Presentations: 1
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    • Coordinates: 4/11/2019, 12:30 - 13:00, Hall 1
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      140P - Brigatinib experience on the ALK project (ID 576)

      12:30 - 13:00  |  Presenting Author(s): Fabio Gomes

      • Abstract


      The ALK Project established a network across the UK with the aim to analyse treatment patterns/outcomes and promote collaborations and research. The treatment pathway for ALK+ patients has been revolutionised in recent years.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Methods

      A multicentre retrospective analysis across 32 NHS hospitals/trusts identified 196 ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who were offered treatment by Dec-2018. Patients who received brigatinib during their treatment pathway were selected. The primary aims were 2-years overall survival (OS) and median OS from start of brigatinib. The secondary aims were objective response rate (ORR), incidence of grade 3-4 toxicity and 5-years/median OS from diagnosis of advanced NSCLC.

      20c51b5f4e9aeb5334c90ff072e6f928 Results

      A total of 50 patients were included with 48% being males, 70% never smoked tobacco and the median age at diagnosis was 50 years. 66% of patients developed brain metastasis at some point during their care and 52% had brain metastasis at the start of brigatinib. Brigatinib was used as the first, second or subsequent ALK inhibitor in 18%, 50% and 32% of cases, respectively. 82% of patients were exposed to other ALK inhibitors during their treatment pathway and 46% received chemotherapy prior to the start of any ALK inhibitor. On a median follow-up (since start of brigatinib) of 10 months, patients stayed on brigatinib for a median of 9 months (95% CI, 3.1-14.9), reaching 14 months (95%CI 11.0-19.9) if no brain metastasis (p = 0.15). The overall ORR was 64% and the incidence of grade 3-4 toxicity was 16%. Median OS from start of brigatinib was not reached and the 2-years OS according to brain metastasis was 61% or 83%, in favour of those without brain metastasis (p = 0.037). The median OS from diagnosis of advanced NSCLC was not reached and the 5-years OS was 55%.

      fd69c5cf902969e6fb71d043085ddee6 Conclusions

      Brigatinib is well tolerated and an effective treatment even in heavily pre-treated patients or in those with brain metastasis. A nationwide collaboration is possible and revealed the remarkable survival improvements for ALK+ patients with the development of newer generations of ALK inhibitors.

      b651e8a99c4375feb982b7c2cad376e9 Legal entity responsible for the study

      The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

      213f68309caaa4ccc14d5f99789640ad Funding

      Has not received any funding.

      682889d0a1d3b50267a69346a750433d Disclosure

      All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.