167P - Efficacy of EGFR-TKIs for lung squamous carcinomas harboring EGFR mutation: A multicenter study and pooled analysis of published reports

Date 15 April 2016
Event European Lung Cancer Conference 2016 (ELCC) 2016
Session Poster lunch
Topics Anticancer Agents
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Biological Therapy
Presenter Yongmei Liu
Citation Journal of Thoracic Oncology (2016) 11 (supplement 4): S57-S166. S1556-0864(16)X0004-4
Authors Y. Liu1, Y. Zhang1, L. Zhang2, B. Liu3, X. Zhou1, Y. Li1, L. Zhou1, Y. Gong1, Y. Wang1, Y. Lu1
  • 1Department Of Thoracic Cancer, West China Hospital, Huaxi, Sichuan University, 610041 - Chengdu/CN
  • 2Department Of Medical Oncology, Cancer Centre Sun Yat-Sen University, 510060 - Guangzhou/CN
  • 3Pulmonary Tumor Ward, Sichuan Cancer Hospital, 610041 - Chengdu/CN



Due to the low epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation rate of squamous cell carcinoma (SQC) of lung, the efficacy of epidermal growth factor receptor–tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) for lung SQC with EGFR mutations is unclear. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of EGFR-TKIs for these patients.


We retrospectively analyzed 45 patients with advanced or recurrent lung SQC harboring EGFR mutation who were treated with EGFR-TKIs from 3 cancer centers to investigate the efficacy. Then a pooled analysis on the efficacy of EGFR-TKIs was performed in 115 patients including 70 patients selected from 25 published reports.


In our multicenter study, for the SQC patients treated with EGFR-TKIs, the objective response rate (ORR), the disease control rate (DCR), the median progression free survival (PFS) and median overall survival (OS) were 42.2%, 75.6%, 5.1 months and 17.2 months, respectively. In pooled analysis, the ORR, DCR, PFS and OS of SQC patients were 39.1%, 71.3%, 5.6 months and 15.0 months, respectively.


Comparing with historical data, EGFR-TKIs seem to be less effective in EGFR-mutated SQC than in adenocarcinoma (ADC). Some EGFR-mutant SQC could obtain clinical benefit from EGFR-TKIs. Further study is needed to identify this part of patients.

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Legal entity responsible for the study

West China Hospital, Sichuan University


West China Hospital, Sichuan University


All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.