Durvalumab for Stage III EGFR-Mutated Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer After Definitive Chemoradiotherapy. Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Aredo, J. V., Mambetsariev, I. n., Hellyer, J. A., Amini, A. n., Neal, J. W., Padda, S. K., McCoach, C. E., Riess, J. W., Cabebe, E. C., Naidoo, J. n., Abuali, T. n., Salgia, R. n., Loo, B. W., Diehn, M. n., Han, S. S., Wakelee, H. A. 2021


In 2018, durvalumab was FDA approved as consolidation immunotherapy for patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT). Whether durvalumab benefits patients with EGFR-mutated NSCLC remains unknown.We conducted a multi-institutional retrospective analysis of patients with unresectable stage III EGFR-mutated NSCLC who completed concurrent CRT. Kaplan-Meier analyses evaluated progression-free survival (PFS) between patients who completed CRT with or without durvalumab.Among 37 patients, 13 initiated durvalumab a median of 20 days after CRT completion. Two patients completed 12 months of treatment, with five patients discontinuing durvalumab due to progression and five due to immune-related adverse events (irAEs). Of 24 patients who completed CRT without durvalumab, 16 completed CRT alone and 8 completed CRT with induction or consolidation EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI). Median PFS was 10.3 months in patients who received CRT and durvalumab versus 6.9 months with CRT alone (log-rank P=0.993). CRT and EGFR TKI was associated with a significantly longer median PFS (26.1 months) compared to CRT and durvalumab or CRT alone (log-rank P=0.023). Six patients treated with durvalumab initiated EGFR TKIs after recurrence, with one developing grade 4 pneumonitis on osimertinib.In this study, patients with EGFR-mutated NSCLC did not benefit with consolidation durvalumab and experienced a high frequency of irAEs. Patients who initiate osimertinib after durvalumab may be susceptible to incident irAEs. Consolidation durvalumab should be approached with caution in this setting and concurrent CRT with induction and/or consolidation EGFR TKIs further investigated as definitive treatment.

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