1244P - Double blind randomized phase III study of maintenance Pazopanib® (Pz) versus placebo (P) in non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients (pts) non...

Date 27 September 2014
Event ESMO 2014
Session Poster Display session
Topics Anticancer Agents
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Biological Therapy
Presenter Mary O'Brien
Citation Annals of Oncology (2014) 25 (suppl_4): iv426-iv470. 10.1093/annonc/mdu349
Authors M.E.R. O'Brien1, R. Gaafar2, B. Hasan3, J. Menis4, T. Cufer5, S. Popat6, P. Woll7, V. Surmont8, V. Georgoulias9, A. Montes10, F.H. Blackhall11, I. Hennig12, G. Schmid-Bindert13, P. Baas14
  • 1Medical Oncology, Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, SW3 6JJ - London/GB
  • 2Medical Oncology Departmen, NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE, Cairo/EG
  • 3Statistics, EORTC, 1200 - Brussels/BE
  • 4Medical Department, EORTC Headquarters, 1200 - Brussels/BE
  • 5Department Of Medical Oncology, UNIVERSITY CLINIC GOLNIK, Golnik/SI
  • 6Department Of Medicine, Royal Marsden HospitalNHS Foundation Trust, GB-SW3 6JJ - London/GB
  • 7Department Of Oncology, Weston Park Hospital Cancer Research Centre, Sheffield/GB
  • 8Thoracic Oncology, Gent University Hospital, Ghent/BE
  • 9Department Of Medical Oncology, UNIVERSITY GENERAL HOSPITAL HERAKLION, Crete/GR
  • 10Guys Hospital - Department Of Oncology - Management Offices - Bermondsey Wing 4th Floor, Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital NHS Trust, SE1 9RT - London/GB
  • 11Medical Oncology, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester/GB
  • 12Clinical Oncology, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust-City Hospital Campus, Nottingham/GB
  • 13Dept. Of Thoracic Oncology, Universit, DE-68167 - Mannheim/DE
  • 14Department Of Thoracic Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, 1066 CX - Amsterdam/NL



Switch maintenance is an effective strategy in advanced NSCLC treatment. Pz is an orally active, multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), potentially effective in lung cancer. EORTC 08092 evaluated Pz given as maintenance following standard first line platinum-based chemotherapy (CT) in pts with advanced NSCLC.


Pts with non-progressive disease after 4-6 cycles of CT were randomized to receive either Pz 800 mg/day or matched placebo until progression or unacceptable toxicity. The primary endpoint was overall survival (OS) and secondary endpoints were progression-free survival (PFS) and safety. Assuming 80% power and 5% 2-side type I error and taking into account an Interim Analysis (IA) for futility based on PFS, 587 pts had to be randomized in order to improve median overall survival (OS) from 9.7 to 12.7 months.


After 102 pts were randomized to Pz (n = 50) or P (n = 52), the trial was prematurely stopped due to an early IA. Median age was 64 years in both arms. Baseline characteristics for Pz and P arms (%): male/female: 57/43 and 55/45; squamous/non-squamous-cell: 78/22 and 82/18; ECOG PS 0/1/2: 21/75/4 and 36/64/0; Prior Chemotherapy Response CR-PR/SD: 27/73 and 32/68; current/former/never smoker/NA: 8/67/19/6 and 22/52/22/4. OS was not significantly different, median 17.4 months(m) for Pz vs. 12.3 m for P (adjusted HR was 0.72 [95% CI 0.40-1.28]; p = 0.257). Median PFS was 4.3 m vs. 3.2 m (HR 0.67, [95% CI 0.43,1.03]), p = 0.068. PFS rates at 4 months were 56% and 45% respectively. Pz was well tolerated: the majority of treatment-related adverse events (AEs) were grade 1/2. Reported grade 3/4 AEs (% Pz vs. P) were neutropenia (8% vs. 0%), hypertension (38% vs. 8%) and elevated SGPT (6% vs. 0%). Only 22% of pts receiving Pz withdrew due to a treatment-related AE.


Switch maintenance with Pazopanib following platinum-based chemotherapy in pts with advanced NSCLC was well tolerated. This study was stopped for futility following an IA due to lack of efficacy judging by a stringent criteria for PFS.


M.E.R. O'Brien: Advisory work for MSD, Boeringher Ingelheim, Pierre Fabre, Biomarin, Immunogen, Celgene. Funding attendance at conferences Boeringher ingelheim. All other authors have declared no conflicts of interest.