A daily dose of osimertinib at 160 mg was well-tolerated with clinical activity observed in patients with EGFR exon 20-mutant non–small cell lung cancer, according to results from the phase 2 ECOG-ACRIN 5162 trial.
Treatment with high-dose osimertinib showed positive survival and central nervous system progressive disease control in a real-world cohort of patients with EGFR-mutant non–small cell lung cancer, but these results were not statistically significant.
The FDA has approved ramucirumab in combination with erlotinib for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non–small cell lung cancer harboring EGFR exon 19 deletions or exon 21 mutations.
"Adjuvant osimertinib is the first targeted agent in a global randomized trial to show a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in disease-free survival in patients with stage IB/II/IIIA EGFR mutation–positive non–small cell lung cancer."
Interim findings of the ongoing phase II ZENITH20 trial demonstrated that poziotinib induced a 68.7% disease control rate when used as treatment of patients with pretreated non–small cell lung cancer harboring an EGFR exon 20 insertion.
In a Targeted Oncology case-based peer perspectives live discussion, Charu Aggarwal, MD, MPH, discussed systemic treatment options for stage III non–small cell lung cancer, based on a real case of a 63-year-old male patient.
Brain metastasis responses were elicited from treatment with pembrolizumab in patients with non–small cell lung cancer, in a PD-L1–positive cohort of a phase II clinical trial conducted by researchers at Yale Cancer Center. According to a YCC press release, pembrolizumab prolonged overall survival with limited toxicity in these patients.
The FDA has provided clearance to an Investigational New Drug application for GT103 for the treatment of solid tumors. A phase I clinical trial will be initiated to evaluate this novel targeted immunotherapy in patients with refractory non–small cell lung cancer, announced Grid Therapeutics, LLC.