Osimertinib Improves Progression-Free Survival for EGFR-Positive NSCLC in the Phase III FLAURA Trial

On July 27, it was announced that the phase III FLAURA trial showed a statistically significant and clinically meaningful progression-free survival benefit with osimertinib (Tagrisso) compared to current first-line standard-of-care treatment (erlotinib [Tarceva] or gefitinib [Iressa]) in previously untreated patients with locally advanced or metastatic epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation–positive non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Sean Bohen, Executive Vice President, Global Medicines Development and Chief Medical Officer at AstraZeneca, said, “The strong results from the FLAURA trial are very exciting news for patients with EGFR mutation-positive non–small cell lung cancer, providing physicians with a potential new first-line treatment option to improve outcomes in this disease. We will now initiate discussions with global health authorities on the data and regulatory submissions.”

The efficacy, safety and tolerability profiles for osimertinib, erlotinib, and gefitinib were consistent with current knowledge. A full evaluation of the FLAURA data is ongoing. Further results will be presented at a forthcoming medical meeting.

The content in this post has not been reviewed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) and does not necessarily reflect the ideas and opinions of ASCO®.


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