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    Mini Oral session II (ID 63)

    • Event: ELCC 2019
    • Type: Mini Oral session
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    • Coordinates: 4/11/2019, 16:40 - 17:40, Room C
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      85O - Prevalence of programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) by demographic, disease and sample characteristics in unresectable, stage III NSCLC (PACIFIC) (ID 305)

      16:40 - 17:40  |  Author(s): Catherine Wadsworth

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      PACIFIC (NCT02125461) was a randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial evaluating the immune checkpoint inhibitor durvalumab in patients (pts) with unresectable, Stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who did not have disease progression after concurrent chemoradiotherapy (cCRT). Both primary endpoints of progression-free survival and overall survival were met and significantly improved with durvalumab, with similar safety, versus placebo (Antonia et al, NEJM 2017; 2018). We report exploratory analyses of the prevalence of tumour PD-L1 expression by baseline pt, disease and sample characteristics and by response to prior treatment for pts in PACIFIC.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Methods

      If available (provision of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumour resection or biopsy samples was optional), archived pre-cCRT tumour tissue was tested retrospectively for PD-L1 tumour cell (TC) expression using the VENTANA PD-L1 (SP263) immunohistochemistry assay and scored at validated pre-specified (≥25%) and post-hoc (≥1%) cutoffs. Overall PD-L1 prevalence (regardless of treatment arm) was summarised by pt subgroups defined by various characteristics, and assessed using a Pearson’s chi-squared test for between-group differences.

      20c51b5f4e9aeb5334c90ff072e6f928 Results

      Of 713 randomized pts, 451 (63.2%) were evaluable for PD-L1 status. Among PD-L1-evaluable pts, 67.2% (303/451) had TC ≥ 1% and 35.3% (159/451) had TC ≥ 25% (similar to previous reports in metastatic NSCLC). PD-L1 prevalence by various characteristics at the TC ≥ 1% cut-off are reported in the table.

      fd69c5cf902969e6fb71d043085ddee6 Conclusions

      There were no important differences noted in PD-L1 prevalence between relevant subgroups at the TC ≥ 1% or TC ≥ 25% cut-offs (latter data to be presented). PD-L1 status was unaffected by sample type or age or biopsy location, suggesting expression is stable from pre-cCRT diagnostic biopsies, and supports the use of either primary tumour or lymph node biopsies for PD-L1 testing.

      b651e8a99c4375feb982b7c2cad376e9 Clinical trial identification


      7a6a3ffa2dadc03a6151ee2c4d6fa383 Editorial acknowledgement

      Medical writing support, which was in accordance with Good Publication Practice (GPP3) guidelines, was provided by Andrew Gannon of Cirrus Communications, an Ashfield company, and was funded by AstraZeneca.

      934ce5ff971f1ab29e840a35e3ca96e9 Legal entity responsible for the study


      213f68309caaa4ccc14d5f99789640ad Funding


      682889d0a1d3b50267a69346a750433d Disclosure

      D. Planchard: Personal fees: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, BMS, MSD, Pfizer, Novartis, Roche, Celgene, outside the submitted work. M.C. Garassino: Personal fees: AstraZemeca, Roche, BMS, MSD outside the conduct of this study. L. Paz-Ares: Advisory board fees: BMS, Lilly, MSD, AstraZeneca, Roche, Pfizer, Novartis, Incyte, Merk, Boehringer Ingelheim. C. Faivre-Finn: Research funding:AstraZeneca, MSD. A. Spira: Advisory fees, institutional research support: AstraZeneca. Y. Gu, J. Whiteley, M. Scott, J. Walker: Employment, stock: AstraZeneca. C. Wadsworth, P.A. Dennis: Employment, stock: AstraZeneca, outside the conduct of the study. A-M. Boothman: Employment, stock options: AstraZeneca, outside the conduct of the study. M. Ratcliffe: Consultant fees: AstraZeneca, outside the conduct of the study. All other authors have declared no conflicts of interest.


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