Ilias Houda, MD, PhD Candidate, on Results of an EORTC Survey on NSCLC Resectability
IASLC 2023 WCLC
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.
Chee K. Lee, PhD, MBBS, of the University of Sydney, discusses findings of the ILLUMINATE study, which showed durvalumab and tremelimumab with chemotherapy yielded antitumor activity in patients with non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors progressed after receiving EGFR inhibitors. This result was especially marked in those with EGFR T790M–negative tumors (Abstract OA09.04).
Tom E. Stinchcombe, MD, of Duke Cancer Institute, discusses an analysis of the rate of second primary lung cancer from the CALGB (Alliance) 140503 trial of lobar vs sublobar resection for T1a N0 non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The data have implications for surveillance and screening strategies for patients with resected stage I disease (Abstract OA12.03).
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).
Seshiru Nakazawa, MD, PhD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses activating the MET tyrosine kinase domain mutation, which has been identified as the sole oncogenic mutation in a small but significant subset of patients with non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). According to Dr. Nakazawa’s findings, this mutation is potentially targetable with currently available MET tyrosine kinase inhibitors.
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.