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    19th World Conference on Lung Cancer

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    • Sept 23 - 26, 2018
    • Total Presentations: 2384

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    MA05 - Improving Outcomes in Locoregional NSCLC II (ID 901)

    • Type: Mini Oral Abstract Session
    • Track: Treatment of Locoregional Disease - NSCLC
    • Presentations: 12
    • Moderators:
    • Coordinates: 9/24/2018, 13:30 - 15:00, Room 105
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      MA05.02 - PACIFIC Subgroup Analysis: Pneumonitis in Stage III, Unresectable NSCLC Patients Treated with Durvalumab vs. Placebo After CRT (ID 13876)

      13:35 - 13:40  |  Presenting Author(s): Johan F. Vansteenkiste  |  Author(s): Jarushka Naidoo, Corinne Faivre-Finn, Mustafa Özgüroğlu, Augusto Villegas, Davey Daniel, Shuji Murakami, Rina Hui, Ki Hyeong Lee, Byoung Chul Cho, Kaoru Kubota, Lynne Poole, Catherine Wadsworth, Phillip A. Dennis, Scott J Antonia

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      Background

      In the Phase 3 PACIFIC study of durvalumab versus placebo in patients with stage III, unresectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after concurrent chemoradiotherapy (cCRT), on-treatment pneumonitis or radiation pneumonitis (‘pneumonitis’) occurred in both arms with similar rates of grade 3/4 pneumonitis (durvalumab, 3.4%; placebo, 2.6%). We performed exploratory analyses to further characterize time to onset and duration of pneumonitis and examine its relationship with underlying risk factors, including patient characteristics and prior CRT.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      PACIFIC (NCT02125461) was a randomized, double-blind study of patients with WHO PS 0/1 without progression after ≥2 cycles of platinum-based cCRT. Patients were stratified by age, sex, and smoking history and randomized (2:1) 1–42 days after completing cCRT to durvalumab 10 mg/kg IV Q2W or placebo up to 12 months. Potential associations between the presence of the AE pneumonitis (investigator assessed with review/adjudication by study sponsor) and baseline characteristics or patient disposition were investigated.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      As of Feb 13, 2017, 709 patients had received treatment; 33.6% on durvalumab and 24.9% on placebo had any-grade pneumonitis. Treatment exposure was similar in patients with or without pneumonitis across both arms. Median time to onset of pneumonitis from treatment start was the same for both durvalumab and placebo, 55.0 days (73.0 and 76.5 days from RT completion). Pneumonitis was self-limited, with median durations of 64.0 and 57.0 days, respectively. Patients with pneumonitis were more likely to be Asian (47.9% vs 17.6%) or have EGFR mutations (11.0% vs 3.8%); however, the proportions of patients with pneumonitis and these risk factors were numerically lower with durvalumab than with placebo (Asian: 44.4% [71/160] vs 57.6% [34/59]; EGFRm: 10.6% [17/160] vs 11.9% [7/59]), suggesting no apparent interaction with treatment. There were no apparent associations of pneumonitis with baseline respiratory disorders, prior RT dose, or prior cisplatin or carboplatin use. Previous induction CT was more commonly associated with the absence of pneumonitis in both treatment arms (durvalumab: 30.1% vs 17.5%; placebo: 31.5% vs 20.3%). The presence of pneumonitis was associated with greater discontinuation due to AEs (durvalumab: 25.6% vs 10.2%; placebo: 18.6% vs 6.8%) regardless of treatment.

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      Rates of pneumonitis were higher in Asian patients and those with EGFRm, as previously reported. Durvalumab did not increase pneumonitis in patients with these risk factors. There were no differences in treatment exposure in patients based on the presence/absence of pneumonitis. Multivariate analyses may further assist in the discernment of etiologic risks.

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    OA05 - Clinical Trials in IO (ID 899)

    • Type: Oral Abstract Session
    • Track: Advanced NSCLC
    • Presentations: 8
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    • Coordinates: 9/24/2018, 13:30 - 15:00, Room 106
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      OA05.03 - Safety and Clinical Activity of Adoptive Cell Transfer Using Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TIL) Combined with Nivolumab in NSCLC (ID 14388)

      13:50 - 14:00  |  Presenting Author(s): Ben C. Creelan  |  Author(s): Jamie K Teer, Eric M Toloza, John E Mullinax, Ana M Landin, Jhanelle Elaine Gray, Tawee T Tanvetyanon, Matthew C Taddeo, David R Noyes, Linda L Kelley, Bin Fang, John M Koomen, Amod A Sarnaik, Sungjune Kim, Eric B. Haura, Scott J Antonia

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      Background

      Adoptive transfer of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) can cause durable regression by recognition of neoantigens unique to the patient. NSCLC TIL has synergistic preclinical activity with nivolumab, and we hypothesized it may induce remissions in anti-PD1-refractory patients. We initiated a phase I trial with the primary objective to characterize the safety and preliminary activity of the combination.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      Metastases from patients with Stage 4 NSCLC were resected, morselized, cultured, and tested for autologous reactivity. Reactive TIL fragments were pooled and cryopreserved. Patients received nivolumab over 8 weeks. Patients with progressive disease (PD) proceeded to lymphodepletion cyclophosphamide/fludarabine (Cy/Flu), TIL, and IL-2. Tumor whole exome sequencing, transcriptomics, and LC-MS/MS peptide sequencing was performed. TCR-Vß rearrangements were analyzed from tumor, TIL, and pre-/post-infusion peripheral lymphocytes.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      Of 14 patients enrolled to date, 13 had successful ex vivo TIL expansion from resected metastases. TIL had high proliferative capacity, expanding to median 81 billion CD3+ cells infused per patient (range 27–138 billion) and median 27% of fragments were autologously reactive (range 0-67%). Demographics: median age 54 (range 44-74), median TMB 4 mutations/MB (range 0.9–25), median PD-L1 proportion-score 0% (range 0–100%), and 4 had LKB1 allelic inactivation. Predicted neoantigens correlated with variants on proteomic sequencing. Outcomes: 9 patients had confirmed PD on nivolumab, and proceeded to receive Cy/Flu/TIL/IL-2. No unexpected serious adverse reactions (SUSARs) were identified. Of these 9 patients, 7 had reduction in sum of target lesions at Day+28 CT scan (Figure 1). Peripheral lymphocytes expanded at Days 2-7 in the majority of patients. In patients tested to date, TIL clonotypes persisted through Day+100, and CCR7+CD95+CD45RA+ stem cell-like memory (TSCM) cells were increased at post-infusion timepoints.

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      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      Adoptive cell transfer with TIL and nivolumab for NSCLC had acceptable toxicity and preliminary activity in this ongoing trial.

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

    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
    • Track:
    • Presentations: 112
    • Moderators:
    • Coordinates: 9/24/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      P1.01-02 - Long-Term Outcomes with First-Line Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab in Advanced NSCLC: 3-Year Follow-Up from CheckMate 012 (ID 12380)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Presenting Author(s): Scott J Antonia  |  Author(s): Scott N. Gettinger, Hossein Borghaei, Jonathan W. Goldman, Julie R. Brahmer, Neal E. Ready, David E Gerber, Laura Q Chow, Rosalyn Juergens, Scott A. Laurie, Frances A Shepherd, Xuemei Li, Ang Li, William J. Geese, Matthew D. Hellmann

      • Abstract

      Background

      CheckMate 012 (NCT01454102) is a phase 1 study evaluating several nivolumab monotherapy/combination regimens as first-line treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). CheckMate 012 was the first study to suggest the benefit of nivolumab plus ipilimumab in NSCLC. In the phase 3 study CheckMate 227, nivolumab plus ipilimumab recently demonstrated significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) as well as more frequent, deeper, and more durable responses versus chemotherapy in patients with chemotherapy-naive advanced NSCLC and high tumor mutational burden (TMB). Here, we provide 2-year follow-up results for nivolumab plus ipilimumab from CheckMate 012. Three-year results, the longest follow-up to date for an immuno-oncology combination in NSCLC, will be presented.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      Eligible patients had recurrent stage IIIb or stage IV chemotherapy-naive NSCLC and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status 0–1. Patients received nivolumab 3 mg/kg every 2 weeks plus ipilimumab 1 mg/kg every 12 weeks (n=38) or every 6 weeks (n=39) until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or consent withdrawal; pooled results of these two cohorts are presented. Endpoints included safety/tolerability (primary); objective response rate and PFS (secondary); and overall survival (OS), chemotherapy-free survival (CFS), and efficacy by TMB status (exploratory).

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      With 2 years of follow-up, no new safety signals were observed. Thirty-three of 77 patients (43%) achieved objective responses, including six investigator-assessed complete responses (8%), three of which were complete pathological responses. Responses were durable (median duration of response, not reached; range, 1.4+ to 27.9+ months). The 2-year PFS rate was 29%. At the time of database lock, 32 of 34 patients (94%) with OS ≥2 years were alive, with four (12%) remaining on treatment and progression-free; 14 (41%) were off treatment and progression-free without subsequent therapy. Three-year follow-up results to be presented include OS, PFS, and select data on CFS, efficacy by TMB status, and characteristics of long-term survivors.

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      With long-term follow-up, nivolumab plus ipilimumab continued to demonstrate durable clinical benefit and a consistent safety profile as first-line treatment for patients with advanced NSCLC.

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    P1.04 - Immunooncology (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 936)

    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
    • Track:
    • Presentations: 36
    • Moderators:
    • Coordinates: 9/24/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      P1.04-32 - Phase I/II Study of the A2AR Antagonist NIR178 (PBF-509), an Oral Immunotherapy, in Patients (pts) with Advanced NSCLC (ID 12495)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Presenting Author(s): Alberto A. Chiappori  |  Author(s): Charles C. Williams, Ben C. Creelan, Tawee T Tanvetyanon, Jhanelle Elaine Gray, Eric B. Haura, Dung Tsa Chen, Ram Thapa, Amer Beg, Theresa Boyle, Mansee Sangani, Eric Morris, Aiyang Tao, Felipe Hurtado, Luigi Manenti, Julio Castro, Scott J Antonia

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      Background

      Background: ATP is catabolized to adenosine in the tumor microenvironment, leading to excess adenosine and immunosuppressive effects via immune checkpoint protein adenosine 2A receptor (A2AR). NIR178 is an oral A2AR antagonist that selectively binds and inhibits A2AR, reactivating T cell-mediated antitumor immune response. This Phase I/II study evaluated NIR178 in previously treated pts with advanced NSCLC (NCT02403193).

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      Methods: Pts (ECOG PS 0─1) had received ≥1 prior line of therapy; EGFR/ALK pts had failed prior TKI therapy. Objectives: primary – determine MTD of single-agent NIR178; secondary – efficacy endpoints, PK, and evaluation of PD-L1 expression.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      Results: At 13 Dec 2017 data cut-off, 24 pts had been treated: median age 68 yrs, 46% male; 79% received prior immunotherapy; 22/24 (92%) pts had discontinued (due to progression [n=13], death [n=2], AEs [n=2] or other reasons [n=5]) and 2/24 (8%) pts remained on treatment. Dose levels evaluated: 80 (n=3), 160 (n=3), 320 (n=7), 480 (n=6), 640 mg BID (n=5). There was 1 DLT: Gr 3 nausea (640 mg). The most frequent (≥20%) any-Gr AEs regardless of causality were nausea (67%), fatigue (63%), dyspnea (46%), vomiting (33%), chest pain and other (29%), gastroesophageal reflux disease, anemia, diarrhea (all 25%), anorexia, back pain, generalized muscle weakness and cough (all 21%). Drug-related Gr 3 AEs were pneumonitis (8%) and nausea (4%); no Gr 4 AEs were reported. Potential immune-related any-Gr AEs were rash (8%), pneumonitis (8%), hypothyroidism, increased ALT/AST (all 4%). NIR178 systemic exposure (Cmax, AUC) increased more than proportionally with dose. Efficacy data for 17/24 treated pts demonstrated responses and SD across the dose range, including 1 confirmed CR (480 mg) and 1 PR (80 mg), both in immunotherapy-naïve pts. Durable SD >44 wks with tumor shrinkage was observed in 2 ongoing immunotherapy-exposed pts. Disease control was seen in pts with both high and low baseline PD-L1 expression.

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      Conclusions: NIR178 was well tolerated; AEs were manageable and there were no Gr 4 drug-related AEs. Immune-related AEs may indicate immune stimulation. Clinical benefit was observed in immunotherapy-exposed and -naïve pts irrespective of PD-L1 status.

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    P1.16 - Treatment of Early Stage/Localized Disease (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 948)

    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
    • Track:
    • Presentations: 64
    • Moderators:
    • Coordinates: 9/24/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      P1.16-04 - Outcomes of Patients < 70 or ≥70 Years of Age in PACIFIC (ID 13012)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Presenting Author(s): Mark A Socinski  |  Author(s): Mustafa Özgüroğlu, Augusto Villegas, Davey Daniel, David Vicente, Shuji Murakami, Rina Hui, Jhanelle Elaine Gray, Keunchil Park, Mark David Vincent, Francesco Perrone, Lynne Poole, Catherine Wadsworth, Phillip A. Dennis, Scott J Antonia

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      Background

      In the Phase 3 PACIFIC study of durvalumab versus placebo in patients with stage III, unresectable NSCLC without progression after concurrent chemoradiotherapy (cCRT), the co-primary endpoint PFS was significantly longer with durvalumab (stratified HR 0.52, 95% CI, 0.42–0.65; P<0.0001). In a prespecified analysis, PFS benefit with durvalumab was observed regardless of a 65-year age cutoff. However, median age at NSCLC diagnosis is 70 (CA Cancer J Clin, 2014). We therefore performed subgroup analyses to explore outcomes using a 70-year age cutoff.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      PACIFIC (NCT02125461) was a Phase 3, randomized, double-blind, all-comers study of patients with WHO PS 0/1 who did not progress following ≥2 cycles of platinum-based cCRT. Patients were stratified by age, sex, and smoking history and randomized (2:1) 1–42 days after cCRT to receive durvalumab 10 mg/kg IV Q2W or placebo up to 12 months. Co-primary endpoints were PFS (BICR, RECIST v1.1) and OS (not available). Secondary endpoints included ORR, time to death/distant metastasis (TTDM), and safety. Between-treatment endpoint comparisons were performed for patients <70 and ≥70 years.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      As of Feb 13, 2017, 713 patients were randomized; 78% and 22% were <70 and ≥70 years, respectively. Baseline patient and tumor characteristics were generally well balanced across subgroups. However, patients ≥70 were more likely to be male, have PS 1, and, within the placebo arm, to be Asian. Older patients more commonly received carboplatin-based CT than younger patients. Durvalumab demonstrated PFS benefit compared with placebo, regardless if patients were <70 years (median 16.9 vs 5.6 months, HR=0.53, 95% CI: 0.42–0.67) or ≥70 years (median 12.3 vs 6.1 months, HR=0.62, 95% CI: 0.41–0.95). Durvalumab improved TTDM (<70 years: HR=0.53, 95% CI: 0.39–0.71; ≥70 years: HR=0.66, 95% CI: 0.39–1.13) and ORR (<70 years: 27.6% vs 15.4%; ≥70 years: 31.9% vs 17.6%) regardless of age. Younger patients on durvalumab received treatment longer (median total duration 45.5 vs 36.0 weeks). Regardless of treatment, older patients discontinued more due to AEs (durvalumab: 22.0% vs 13.7%; placebo: 16.1% vs 7.8%) and had more grade 5 AEs (durvalumab: 10.9% vs 2.7%; placebo: 9.1% vs. 4.5%). Among patients receiving durvalumab, older patients experienced more all-cause SAEs (42.6% vs 24.9%) and grade 3/4 AEs (41.6% vs 29.4%) but fewer AESIs (56.4% vs 67.9%) than younger patients.

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      Patients achieved clinical benefit with durvalumab regardless of age. Increased AEs/SAEs observed in older patients across treatments may reflect age/cCRT related morbidity.

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      P1.16-05 - Effect of Induction Chemotherapy in the PACIFIC Study (ID 13864)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Presenting Author(s): David R. Spigel  |  Author(s): Johan F. Vansteenkiste, Martin Reck, Heather A Wakelee, Mustafa Özgüroğlu, Davey Daniel, Augusto Villegas, David Vicente, Rina Hui, Shuji Murakami, Luis Paz-Ares, Lynne Poole, Catherine Wadsworth, Phillip A. Dennis, Scott J Antonia

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      Background

      The Phase 3 PACIFIC study of patients with stage III, unresectable NSCLC without progression after concurrent chemoradiotherapy (cCRT) demonstrated significantly longer PFS with durvalumab versus placebo (stratified HR 0.52; 95% CI 0.42–0.65; P<0.0001). Overall, 26% and 29% in the durvalumab and placebo groups, respectively, received induction chemotherapy (ICT) before cCRT. Here, we report exploratory analyses of baseline characteristics, disposition, and outcomes from this study based on the presence or absence of prior ICT.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      PACIFIC (NCT02125461) was a Phase 3, randomized, double-blind study of patients with WHO PS 0/1 and any tumor PD-L1 status without progression after ≥2 cycles of platinum-based cCRT. Patients were stratified by age, sex and smoking history and randomized (2:1) to durvalumab 10 mg/kg IV Q2W or placebo up to 12 months. Co-primary endpoints were PFS (blinded independent central review, RECIST v1.1) and overall survival (not available). We investigated associations between the presence/absence of ICT and disposition, baseline characteristics, and efficacy and safety endpoints.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      As of February 13, 2017, 713 patients were randomized; 27% had prior ICT. Baseline characteristics were similar between treatment arms; however, patients with ICT were generally younger, less frequently Asian, had lower incidence of squamous histology, and more often had stage IIIB disease. There were no differences between groups in terms of prior RT dose. PFS benefit with durvalumab was demonstrated irrespective of ICT use (ICT: HR=0.61, 95% CI, 0.41–0.88; no ICT: HR=0.54, 95% CI, 0.42–0.69). Similarly, ORR with durvalumab was numerically higher than with placebo irrespective of ICT use (ICT: 16.1% vs 13.1%; no ICT: 32.9% vs 17.1%). ICT did not affect treatment duration for durvalumab or placebo. Between-treatment safety differences were minimal across subgroups; however, patients with ICT experienced fewer SAEs, treatment-related SAEs and pneumonitis/radiation pneumonitis regardless of treatment arm.

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      Durvalumab demonstrated clinical benefit irrespective of ICT. The safety profile of durvalumab was consistent in patients with or without ICT. A lower rate of toxicity was observed in patients with ICT regardless of treatment arm.

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      P1.16-06 - Expanded Efficacy and Safety Analysis of PACIFIC Based on a PD-L1 Cutpoint of 25% (ID 12992)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Presenting Author(s): Alexander Spira  |  Author(s): David Planchard, Byoung Chul Cho, Mustafa Özgüroğlu, Davey Daniel, Augusto Villegas, David Vicente, Rina Hui, Shuji Murakami, Luis Paz-Ares, Anne-Marie Boothman, Lynne Poole, Catherine Wadsworth, Phillip A. Dennis, Scott J Antonia

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      Background

      In the Phase 3 PACIFIC study of patients with stage III, unresectable NSCLC without progression after concurrent chemoradiotherapy (cCRT), PFS was significantly longer with durvalumab versus placebo (stratified HR 0.52; 95% CI 0.42–0.65; P<0.0001). We report exploratory analyses of PACIFIC outcomes by PD-L1 expression assessed in tumor samples collected prior to cCRT.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      PACIFIC (NCT02125461) was a Phase 3, randomized, double-blind study of patients with WHO PS 0/1 without progression after ≥2 cycles of platinum-based cCRT. Eligibility was irrespective of PD-L1 expression; archived samples were optional for testing (VENTANA PD-L1 [SP263] assay). No samples were obtained after cCRT, prior to infusion with durvalumab or placebo. Patients were randomized (2:1) to durvalumab 10 mg/kg IV Q2W or placebo up to 12 months, stratified by age, sex and smoking history. Co-primary endpoints were PFS (blinded independent central review, RECIST v1.1) and OS (not available). Secondary endpoints included ORR and safety. We investigated associations between subgroups of patients with PD-L1 expression on tumor cells (TC) of <25% or ≥25% and efficacy.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      As of February 13, 2017, 713 patients were randomized; 451 (63.3%) had known PD-L1 status (TC<25%, 64.7%; TC≥25%, 35.3%; Table). Baseline characteristics and prior therapy (including best response to prior therapy) were generally well balanced between arms across both PD-L1 subgroups. PFS benefit with durvalumab was demonstrated irrespective of PD-L1 status (HR 0.59; 95% CI, 0.43–0.82 for TC<25% and HR 0.41; 95% CI, 0.26–0.65 for TC≥25%) (Table). ORR was greater with durvalumab compared to placebo regardless of PD-L1 status (Table). The overall safety profile of durvalumab in each PD-L1 subgroup was consistent with the ITT population treated with durvalumab.

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      Durvalumab demonstrated clinical benefit and had a well-tolerated, manageable safety profile irrespective of PD-L1 status obtained from archival tumor samples prior to cCRT.

      PD-L1 TC<25%

      PD-L1 TC≥25%

      Durvalumab (n=187)

      Placebo
      (n=105)

      Durvalumab (n=115)

      Placebo
      (n=44)

      Completed 12 months treatment, n (%)

      74 (39.6)

      35 (33.3)

      55 (47.8)

      13 (29.5)

      PFS*

      Median (95% CI), months

      16.9 (11.0–NR)

      6.9 (5.0–11.0)

      17.8 (11.1–NR)

      3.7 (2.0–13.2)

      HR (95% CI)

      0.59 (0.43–0.82)

      0.41 (0.26–0.65)

      ORR

      n=170

      n=96

      n=108

      n=40

      n (%)

      [95% CI]

      50 (29.4)

      [22.7–36.9]

      19 (19.8)

      [12.36–29.17]

      31 (28.7)

      [20.4–38.2]

      6 (15.0)

      [5.71–29.84]

      *In the overall ITT population, median PFS was 16.8 months (95% CI, 13.0–18.1) with durvalumab (n=476) vs. 5.6 months (95% CI, 4.6–7.8) with placebo (n=237), with an HR of 0.52 (95% CI, 0.42–0.65; P<0.001) (stratified log-rank); PD-L1 assessment was not required in the study; in PD-L1 unknown patients, median PFS was 14.0 months (95% CI, 9.2–NR) with durvalumab (n=174) vs. 6.4 months (95% CI, 3.8–9.0) with placebo (n=88), with an HR of 0.59 (95% CI, 0.42–0.83) (unstratified Cox proportional hazards model); ORR for n evaluable patients included unconfirmed responses. ITT, intention-to-treat; NR, not reached; ORR, objective response rate; PFS, progression-free survival.

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    PL02 - Presidential Symposium - Top 5 Abstracts (ID 850)

    • Type: Plenary Session
    • Track: Advanced NSCLC
    • Presentations: 11
    • Moderators:
    • Coordinates: 9/25/2018, 08:15 - 09:45, Plenary Hall
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      Background

      In the global, Phase 3 PACIFIC study (Antonia 2017; NCT02125461), durvalumab significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) versus placebo in Stage III, unresectable NSCLC patients without progression after chemoradiotherapy (CRT) (stratified HR, 0.52; 95% CI, 0.42–0.65; P<0.001). This was the first major advance in this disease setting for many years. Here we report the second primary endpoint overall survival (OS) for PACIFIC.

      Patients with WHO PS 0/1 (any PD-L1 tumor status) who received ≥2 cycles of platinum-based CRT were randomized (2:1) 1–42 days post-CRT to durvalumab 10 mg/kg IV Q2W or placebo up to 12 months, stratified by age, sex, and smoking history. Primary endpoints were PFS from randomization (blinded independent central review; RECIST v1.1) and OS (interim analysis reported). Secondary endpoints included time to death or distant metastasis (TTDM) and PFS2 (time to second progression) from randomization and safety. Time to first/second subsequent therapy or death (TFST/TSST) were supportive assessments for PFS/PFS2.

      Between May 2014 and April 2016, 713 patients were randomized of whom 709 received treatment (durvalumab, n=473; placebo, n=236). As of March 22, 2018 (data cutoff), median follow-up duration was 25.2 months (range, 0.2–43.1). After discontinuation, 41.0% and 54.0% in the durvalumab and placebo groups received subsequent anticancer therapy; overall, 8.0% and 22.4% received additional immunotherapy. Durvalumab significantly improved OS versus placebo (stratified HR 0.68, 99.73% CI, 0.469–0.997; P=0.00251), with the median not reached (NR; 95% CI, 34.7 months–NR) and 28.7 months (95% CI, 22.9–NR), respectively. Durvalumab improved OS in all pre-specified subgroups. Updated PFS remained similar (stratified HR 0.51, 95% CI, 0.41–0.63), with medians of 17.2 and 5.6 months with durvalumab and placebo, respectively. Durvalumab improved the updated TTDM (stratified HR 0.53, 95% CI, 0.41–0.68), as well as PFS2 (stratified HR 0.58, 95% CI, 0.46–0.73), TFST (stratified HR 0.58, 95% CI, 0.47–0.72) and TSST (stratified HR 0.63, 95% CI, 0.50–0.79). Within the durvalumab and placebo groups, 30.5% and 26.1% had grade 3/4 any-causality AEs, 15.4% and 9.8% discontinued due to AEs, and no new safety signals were identified.

      Durvalumab demonstrated statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in OS compared with placebo, supported by secondary endpoints such as PFS2. PACIFIC is the first study to show a survival advantage following CRT in this population, providing compelling evidence for the unprecedented benefit of durvalumab treatment as the standard of care.

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    PR02 - Press Conference (ID 1000)

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    P2.01 - Advanced NSCLC (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 950)

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      P2.01-21 - Antigen Cascade Triggering Correlates with Prolonged Survival in Advanced NSCLC Patients Undergone PD-1 Blockade with Nivolumab. (ID 13724)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Presenting Author(s): PIERPAOLO Correale  |  Author(s): Rocco Giannicola, Graziella D'Arrigo, Pierpaolo Pastina, Valerio Nardone, Cirino Botta, Vito Barbieri, Giovanni Tripepi, Marika Monoriti, Luigi Pirtoli, Rita Saladino, Antonia Falzea, Pierosandro Tagliaferri

      • Abstract
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      Background

      Programmed-cell-death receptor-1 (PD-1) blockade by Nivolumab mAb is a promising treatment for metastatic (m) NSCLC patients, which may yield dramatic improvement in benefit and survival. It acts by rescuing the antitumor activity of PD-1-inactivated tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes, residual of a pre-existing immune-reaction naturally occurring or consequential to prior radio/chemo-therapy. T-cell rescue is indispensable for the immediate response to the treatment, however, in order to obtain a prolonged effect on patients’ survival continuous immune-priming able to supply fresh immune-effectors with antitumor activity, appears to be indispensable. We have thus investigated, whether Nivolumab treatment is also able to promote antigen cascade and cross-priming measured as occurrence of auto-antibody and auto-immunity and whether these effects are predictive of positive outcome in mNSCLC patients

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      This is a multi-institutional retrospective study including ninety-eight mNSCLC patients who received Nivolumab therapy (3mg/kg every 15 days) between September 2015 and March 2018. These patients had received at least a previous line of platinum-based doublet +/- bevacizumab. Log-rank test and Mantel-Cox analysis were carried-out to correlate patients’ PFS and OS with different parameters including baseline and post-treatment levels of inflammatory markers (CPR, ESR, LDH); ANA, ENA, ASMA auto-antibodies (AAbs); hormone-profiling; Th1, Th2, Th17 cytokines; regulatory-T-cells, different CTL subsets, and natural killers.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      We recorded a PFS and OS of 12.5 [95%CI:9.9-15.0] and 15.3 [95%CI:12.8-17.9] months, respectively, not correlated to histology, number of previous chemotherapy lines, radiotherapy, or TKI use. A better outcome was found in males (OS, HR=2.3, 95%CI: 1.1-4.8, P=0.028), in those who presented autoimmunity signs (PFS: 17.2 vs. 6.7 months; HR=0.30, 95% CI: 0.15-0.57, p<0.001; OS:20.8 vs. 9.7 days; HR=0.24, 95% CI: 0.11-0.50, p<0.001) and those who showed early rise (within thirty days) of one (score 1, HR=0.235, 95% CI: 0.084-0.654. P=0.018) or more AAbs (score 2 HR= 0.22, 95% CI: 0.081-0.624, P= 0.001). Finally, Cox analysis revealed a predictive role for treatment-related early increase in eosinophil cell counts (OS, HR: 0.68, 95% CI: 0.57-0.81, P=0.031).

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      Antigen cascade triggering measured as early occurrence of ANA ENA, ASMA AABs and subsequently, self-limiting autoimmunity is strongly predictive of longer survival in mNSCLC patients receiving treatment with Nivolumab. Additionally, the occurrence of AAbs strongly supports the occurrence of Nivolumab- dependent antigen cascade and cross-priming. These results offers a strong rationale to design future perspective trials in NSCLC patients.

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    P2.09 - Pathology (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 958)

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      P2.09-17 - A Call to Action: Rapid Collection of Post-Mortem Lung Cancer Tissue in the Community to Enable Lung Cancer Research (ID 12584)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Presenting Author(s): Theresa A Boyle  |  Author(s): Gwendolyn P. Quinn, Mathew B. Schabath, Teresita Munoz-Antonia, Luisa F. Duarte, Christie L. Pratt, Dung Tsa Chen, Laura S. Hair, Scott J Antonia, Alberto A. Chiappori, Ben C. Creelan, Jhanelle Elaine Gray, Charles C. Williams, Eric B. Haura

      • Abstract

      Background

      Posthumous rapid tissue donation (RTD) provides an opportunity to understand treatment-resistant lung cancers with preservation of valuable tumor and non-tumor specimens from primary and metastatic sites.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      Consent to participate in the lung RTD program was obtained during patient care. When death occurred, tumor and paired non-tumor, cytology, and blood specimens were preserved as formalin-fixed and frozen specimens. Tissue sections were evaluated with hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining and programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) immunohistochemistry. Massively parallel sequencing was performed on 11 specimens.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      To date, 21 patients consented to participate in the RTD program. Post-mortem specimens (N=180) were preserved from 9 patients and the other patients remain alive. Evaluation of H&E slides confirmed well-preserved tissue. PD-L1 immunohistochemistry revealed heterogeneous expression between tumor sites. Next generation sequencing provided high quality data on all 11 tested samples.

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      Rapid donation of post-mortem tissue from lung cancer patients is feasible and provides high quality specimens for research. Post-mortem tissue collection of primary and metastatic tumors facilitates studies of tumor mutation evolution, mechanisms of drug resistance, and biomarker expression.

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    P2.15 - Treatment in the Real World - Support, Survivorship, Systems Research (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 964)

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      P2.15-23 - Are there Ethnic Disparities in the Clinical Outcomes of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Hispanic Patients Treated with Immunotherapy? (ID 12359)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Presenting Author(s): Luis E Raez  |  Author(s): Diana Saravia, Teresita Munoz-Antonia, Rossana Ruiz, Doug Cress, Alberto A. Chiappori, Brian Hunis, Daniel Sumarriva, Herman Powery, Luis Alberto Mas Lopez, Gilberto de Lima Lopes, Paola Izquierdo, Scott J Antonia

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      Background

      Immunotherapy outcomes in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are widely available thanks to studies that got the approval of PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors. However a careful review of ethnicity can find that most of the studies were done in Non-Hispanic White or Asian populations. There is little known about the outcomes in Hispanics (H). It is well known that Hispanics (H) in the US seem to have a lower age-adjusted mortality in NSCLC and have a different gene expression profile than NHW with higher prevalence of EGFR mutations.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      We reviewed clinical outcomes in 216 H pts with NSCLC stage IV treated with atezolizumab, nivolumab or pembrolizumab at 4 large cancer centers (Memorial Cancer Institute, University of Miami and Moffitt Cancer Center all of them in Florida (US), and the National Cancer Institute in Peru. These patients have failed at least one line of chemotherapy previously. All of these patients did not have actionable genes (EGFR. ALK, ROS-1). We assessed overall response rate ORR (CR+PR) as main objective and disease control rate (DCR: ORR+SD), median PFS (progression free survival) & overall survival (OS) and PFS at 6m and 12m as secondary objectives.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      Most of the pts were males: 116 (54%), 82% adenocarcinomas and the median age was 65 years (range: 37-88y). The ORR was 16% and the DCR that shows the clinical benefit was 67%. ORR and DCR were similar in adenocarcinomas (20%/68%) and squamous cell carcinomas (17%/64%). The progression free survival (PFS) at 6 months (m) and 12m were 80% and 56% respectively. Median PFS 14.5m and median overall survival were 19m, respectively.

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      ORR for NSCLC pts treated with immunotherapy is 16% in Hispanics treated at 4 cancer centers compared to an expected 20% ORR for NHW as reported in the literature. Therefore it appears that Hispanics might not have a benefit from immunotherapy to the extent that NHWs do. We need a larger cohort and prospective studies to validate these findings.

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