Publication-only abstracts (abstract number preceded by an "e"), published in conjunction with the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting but not presented at the Meeting, can be found online only.
A retrospective study of low-dose apatinib combined with S-1 in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer—Non-Small Cell Metastatic
2019 ASCO Annual Meeting
J Clin Oncol 37, 2019 (suppl; abstr e20666)
Author(s): Tong Zhou, Xiaoyue Zhou, Peng Li, Changling Wu, Changsong Zhang, Huajie Dong, Hongjun Lu, Martin Qi, Yang Ling; Department of Medical Oncology, Changzhou Cancer Hospital of Soochow University, Changzhou, China; The Medical Department, 3D Medicines Inc., Shanghai, China
Background: Currently regimen for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) failing from standard treatment is deficient. This retrospective study aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of low-dose apatinib in combination with S-1 therapy in this NSCLC setting. Methods: In this retrospective study, advanced NSCLC patients who failed from standard treatment in Changzhou Cancer Hospital of Soochow University were screened for eligibility. Progression-free survival (PFS) was set as the primary endpoint. Overall response rate (ORR), disease control rate (DCR), Overall survival (OS) and safety profile were considered to be the secondary endpoints. Results:31 eligible patients were included in this study. The median PFS (mPFS) was 102 days (95% CI: 57-147). 7 patients (23%; 95% CI: 11-38%) achieved an objective response and the DCR was maintained in 23 patients (75%; 95% CI: 58-86%). The median OS (mOS) was 422 days (95% CI: 148-696).Patients with smoking had a tendency for shorter overall survival without significant differences (HR = 4.105, 95% CI: 0.874-19.288, P = 0.074). Treatment-related grade 3 toxicity was observed in five patients (16%) and the common grade 1 or 2 adverse events were fatigue (42%), hypertension (32%), and hand-foot-skin reaction (23%). Conclusions: Combination of low-dose apatinib and S-1 could be effective and tolerable for advanced NSCLC patients failed from standard treatment, but further exploration in larger clinical trials is needed.