Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, FASCO, deputy director, director, Lung Cancer Program, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, professor, assistant dean, Roberto C. Goizueta Distinguished Chair for Cancer Research, director, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine, discusses treatment after osimertinib (Tagrisso) in EGFR-mutant non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
More patients with stage III non–small cell lung cancer received sequential chemoradiation and delayed the time to durvalumab treatment in a real-world setting compared with those enrolled on the phase 3 PACIFIC trial.
Osimertinib (Tagrisso) showcased encouraging efficacy and acceptable safety in patients with EGFR-positive, advanced non–small cell lung cancer. according to real-world findings from an observational, multicenter study.
Treatment with chemotherapy plus immunotherapy did not demonstrate significant clinical benefit over chemotherapy alone in patients with EGFR-mutated non–small cell lung cancer after progression on osimertinib.
Previous exposure to immune checkpoint inhibitors or osimertinib has been linked with poor outcomes in patients with non–small cell lung cancer who were receiving a subsequent atezolizumab-containing regimen.
Adagrasib yielded durable responses and broad disease control, in addition to providing extensive predicted coverage throughout the dosing interval, in patients with KRAS G12C–mutant advanced non–small cell lung cancer.
The fatty acid synthase inhibition caused by AZ12756122 could represent a promising therapeutic alternative to overcome resistance to EGFR TKIs because of the synergistic interaction that it has with osimertinib and its ability to reduce cancer stem cell properties in EGFR-mutant non–small cell lung cancer cell models.
The frontline combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab plus 2 cycles of chemotherapy demonstrated an improvement in overall survival vs chemotherapy alone in patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer regardless of tumor mutational burden status in the tissue or blood.
Final results from 2 phase I expansion cohorts of frontline osimertinib (Tagrisso) presented at the 2019 European Lung Cancer Congress confirmed the efficacy of the third-generation TKI in patients with EGFR-positive non­–small cell lung cancer.
Luis G. Paz-Ares, MD, PhD, chief physician at the Hospital Universitario Doce De Octubre, discusses an integrated analysis of patients with NTRK fusion–positive non–small-cell lung cancer enrolled in the STARTRK-2, STARTRK-1, and ALKA-372-001 trials, which evaluated the safety and efficacy of entrectinib in patients with solid tumors.
Patient reported outcomes according to PD-L1 expression did not show clinically meaningful differences in quality of life with either durvalumab or placebo in patients with stage III non–small cell lung cancer, according to a retrospective analysis of the phase III PACIFIC study.
The initial overall survival analysis of the phase III MYSTIC trial of first-line durvalumab (Imfinzi) alone or in combination with tremelimumab compared with platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with metastatic non–small cell lung cancer, may have been confounded by high rates of post-study immunotherapy given in the control arm.
Antonio Passaro, MD, PhD, of the Division of Thoracic Oncology, European Institute of Oncology, discusses a study that sought to determine the factors that have an impact on 5-year survival among patients treated for metastatic non–small cell lung cancer using ALK TKIs.
Leora Horn, MD, MSc, associate professor of cancer research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, discusses the use of circulating tumor DNA analysis as a means to monitor response to, as well as resistance to, ensartinib in patients with ALK–positive non–small cell lung cancer.
Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, deputy director, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, discusses the significance of the phase III results of the FLAURA trial, which explored osimertinib (Tagrisso) in the frontline setting for patients with EGFR-mutant non