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    EP1.01 - Advanced NSCLC (ID 150)

    • Event: WCLC 2019
    • Type: E-Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
    • Track: Advanced NSCLC
    • Presentations: 1
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    • Coordinates: 9/08/2019, 08:00 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      EP1.01-83 - Efficacy and Safety of EGFR-TKI Rechallenge Treatment in Elderly Patients with Advanced NSCLC Harboring Sensitive EGFR Mutations (Now Available) (ID 81)

      08:00 - 18:00  |  Author(s): Takayuki Kaburagi

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      Epidermal growth factor receptor–tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR–TKI) is effective as first-line chemotherapy for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring sensitive EGFR mutations. However, whether the efficacy of second-line EGFR–TKI treatment after first-line EGFR–TKI treatment was poorly studied in elderly patients aged ≥ 75 years harboring sensitive EGFR mutations. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of EGFR-TKI re-administration after first-line EGFR–TKI treatment in elderly patients with NSCLC harboring sensitive EGFR mutations.


      Between October 2002 and December 2015, 22 elderly patients with advanced NSCLC harboring sensitive EGFR mutations who were initiated on EGFR–TKI Rechallenge at four Japanese institutions were included in this study.

      The eligibility criteria were histologically or cytologically confirmed NSCLC, unresectable stage III/IV disease, and a drug-sensitive EGFR mutation (exon 19 deletion or exon 21 L858R).

      All patients were initially treated with gefitinib (250 mg/day) or erlotinib (150 mg/day) and after recurrence, re-administration of EGFR-TKIs (gefitinib, erlotinib, afatinib) was performed as a secondary chemotherapy


      Ultimately, 22 cases of this study were studied. The median age was 77.5 years (range 75-87 years).

      Although it was a retrospective analysis, even with re-administration of EGFR-TKI rechallenge, the response rate was 23%, PFS 5.26 months, OS (after EGFR-TKI rechallenge) 14.4 months (the administration lines were 2, 3 and 4 lines ).


      Until now it was said that EGFR-TKI rechallenge does not contribute to OS in LUX-LUNG 1 and so on.

      On the other hand, there are also reports on the usefulness of EGFR-TKI rechallenge.

      From the results of this study it can be said that it can be one of the options among the limited treatment options for elderly EGFR positive lung cancer.

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