David H. Harpole, Jr, MD, on Perioperative Durvalumab Plus Chemotherapy in Resectable NSCLC
IASLC 2023 WCLC
David H. Harpole, Jr, MD, of Duke University Medical Center, discusses further exploratory analyses of patients with EGFR-mutated resectable non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) enrolled in the phase III AEGEAN study. In this trial, perioperative durvalumab plus neoadjuvant chemotherapy, vs neoadjuvant chemotherapy alone, significantly improved event-free survival and pathologic complete response (Abstract OA12.06).
Xiuning Le, MD, PhD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses results of the VISION trial, the largest on-treatment liquid biopsy biomarker data set of a MET inhibitor in patients with MET exon 14 non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Tepotinib showed durable efficacy in this population.
Ilias Houda, MD, PhD Candidate, of Amsterdam University Medical Centers, discusses the differing opinions of thoracic surgeons when it comes to resection for stage III non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The international EORTC survey showed there is no consensus, although respondents were more likely to consider some stage III TNM combinations to be potentially resectable.
Shirish M. Gadgeel, MD, of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute, discusses a 5-year follow-up study of patients with metastatic non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who were treated with pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy. According to Dr. Gadgeel, the findings continue to support the use of pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy as a standard-of-care first-line treatment, including in tumors with a PD-L1 tumor proportion scores of less than 1%.
Yasir Y. Elamin, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses findings from the BRIGHTSTAR study, in which brigatinib with local consolidative therapy was found to be safe in patients with ALK-rearranged advanced non–small cell lung cancer. This regimen yielded promising outcomes when compared with historical outcomes with brigatinib alone (Abstract OA22.04).
Gilberto de Lima Lopes, Jr, MD, MBA, of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami, comments on four presentations from the 2023 World Conference on Lung Cancer for which he served as discussant: the global landscape of three types of lung cancer (squamous cell, adenocarcinoma, and small cell); findings from the Australian Registry and Biobank of Thoracic Cancers; the Registry of Genetic Alterations of Taiwan by comprehensive next-generation sequencing; and treatment decisions in octogenarians with non-small cell lung cancer.