93PD - Afatinib (A) vs gefitinib (G) in patients with EGFR mutation-positive (EGFRm+) NSCLC: Updated OS data from the phase IIb trial LUX-Lung 7 (LL7)

Date 07 May 2017
Event ELCC 2017
Session Targeted therapies and immunotherapies
Topics Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer, Locally Advanced
Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy
Lung and other Thoracic Tumours
Presenter Jesus Corral
Citation Annals of Oncology (2017) 28 (suppl_2): ii28-ii51. 10.1093/annonc/mdx091
Authors J. Corral1, K. Park2, J.C. Yang3, T. Mok4, E. Tan5, K. O'Byrne6, V. Hirsh7, M. Boyer8, J. Fan9, L. Zhang10
  • 1Department Of Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocio, 41013 - Sevilla/ES
  • 2Samsung Medical Center Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul/KR
  • 3National Taiwan University Hospital and Cancer Center, Taipei/TW
  • 4Key Laboratory Of South China, Department Of Clinical Oncology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong/CN
  • 5National Cancer Center, Singapore/SG
  • 6Princess Alexandra Hospital and Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane/AU
  • 7McGill University, Montreal/CA
  • 8Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, Camperdown/AU
  • 9Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ridgefield/US
  • 10Cancer Centre Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou/CN



A, an irreversible ErbB family blocker, and G, a reversible EGFR TKI, are approved for 1st-line treatment (tx) of advanced EGFRm+ NSCLC. In LL7, A (40 mg/d) significantly improved PFS (HR 0.73 [95% CI 0.57–0.95], p = 0.017), ORR (70 vs 56%, p = 0.008) and time to tx failure (TTF; HR 0.73 [0.58–0.92], p = 0.007) vs G (250 mg/d) in this setting; the primary OS analyses (data cut-off 8 Apr 16) showed a non-significant difference in OS between A and G (median 27.9 vs 24.5 mos; HR 0.86 [0.66–1.12], p = 0.258) that was consistent across subgroups. Here, we present updated OS data.


LL7 assessed A vs G in tx-naïve pts with EGFRm+ (Del19/L858R) stage IIIb/IV NSCLC. Co-primary endpoints were PFS, TTF and OS. Other endpoints: ORR and AEs.


Data cut-off for the updated OS analysis was 12 Dec 16. Median follow-up for OS was 49.2 mos. 73/77% (A/G) of pts had ≥1 subsequent systemic anti-cancer tx after discontinuation of A/G. 48/56% (A/G) received a subsequent EGFR TKI; 31 (19%)/26 (16%) pts (A/G) received a 3rd-gen EGFR TKI. Updated median OS was 27.9 vs 24.5 mos with A vs G (HR 0.85 [0.66–1.09], p = 0.1950). Landmark 24-mo and 30-mo OS with A vs G was 61 vs 51% and 48 vs 40%, respectively; 48-mo OS was 28% with A vs 20% with G. In patients treated with A, ≥30-mo survival rates were generally similar across countries of origin and mean average dose received. Similar OS trends were observed with A vs G in pts with Del19 (30.7 vs 26.4 mos; HR 0.82 [0.59–1.15]) and L858R (25.0 vs 21.2 mos; HR 0.89 [0.61–1.31]) mutations. There was a trend towards improved OS with A vs G in pts who received a 3rd-gen EGFR TKI (NE vs 48.3 mos; HR 0.49 [0.20–1.19]). In patients treated with A, consistent OS outcomes were observed across age groups (median, mos: 28.9 [<60 years]; 30.1 [<65 years]; 28.9 [<75 years]; 27.9 [≥75 years]). Updated PFS, TTF and ORR (at primary OS data cut-off, 8 Apr 16) were similar to the primary analyses, and all were significantly improved with A vs G; the AE profile of A and G was virtually unchanged since the primary analysis.


In this updated OS analysis, there was no significant difference in OS with A vs G. A trend favouring A, generally consistent across subgroups, was observed.

Clinical trial identification

Clinical Trials.gov Identifier: NCT01466660

Legal entity responsible for the study

Boehringer Ingelheim


Boehringer Ingelheim


K. Park: Participated on advisory boards for Astellas, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Clovis Oncology, Eli Lilly, Hanmi, Merck & Co., Inc., Novartis, and Roche. J.C-H. Yang: Ad board and honoraria: BI, Lilly, Bayer, Roche/Genentech/Chugai, Astellas, MSD, Merck Serono, Pfizer, Novartis, Clovis, Celgene, Merrimack, Yuhan Pharmaceuticals, BMS, Ono pharmaceutical Daiichi, Sankyo, AZ. T. Mok: Receipt of grants/research supports: AstraZeneca, BI, Pfizer, Novartis, SFJ, Roche, MSD, Clovis Oncology, BMS. Receipt of honoraria or consultation fees: AstraZeneca, Roche/Genentech, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, BI, Merck Serono, MSD, Janssen, Clovis Oncology, BioMarin, GSK, Novartis, SFJ Pharmaceutical, ACEA Biosciences, Inc., Vertex Pharmaceuticals, BMS, AVEO & Biodesix, Prime Oncology, Amgen. Participation in a company sponsored speaker’s bureau: AstraZeneca, Roche/Genentech, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, BI, MSD, Amgen, Janssen, Clovis Oncology, GSK, Novartis, BMS, PrIME Oncology. Stock shareholder: Sanomics Limited. K. O\'Byrne: Ad board, speaker bureau, travel to international conferences and honoraria: AZ, BMS, Roche-Genentech, MSD, Pfizer, BI. Ad board and speaker bureau: Novartis. 3 Patents: 1 on novel drugs, 2 on biomarkers, IP held by Queensland University of Technology. V. Hirsh: Has received advisory board honoraria from Boehringer Ingelheim, AstraZeneca, Roche, Merck, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Amgen, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. M. Boyer: Ad board: BMS, Merck Sharpe and Dohme, Pfizer Board of Directors: IASLC Research: Pfizer, Genentech, BI, AZ, Novartis, Merck Sharpe and Dohme, Clovis Honoraria: Merck Sharpe and Dohme, BI, BMS, AZ. J. Fan: Boehringer Ingelheim employee. All other authors have declared no conflicts of interest.