Shirish M. Gadgeel, MD, on Pembrolizumab Plus Chemotherapy for Metastatic NSCLC: 5-Year Follow-up
IASLC 2023 WCLC
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%.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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).