515P - FOLFOXIRI plus bevacizumab (BV) or plus anti-EGFR antibodies in RAS and BRAF wild-type (wt) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients (pts): Ana...

Date 29 September 2014
Event ESMO 2014
Session Poster Display session
Topics Anticancer Agents
Colon and Rectal Cancer
Translational Research
Basic Principles in the Management and Treatment (of cancer)
Biological Therapy
Presenter Lisa Salvatore
Citation Annals of Oncology (2014) 25 (suppl_4): iv167-iv209. 10.1093/annonc/mdu333
Authors L. Salvatore1, C. Cremolini1, F. Loupakis1, G. Masi1, M. Schirripa1, F. Marmorino1, F. Bergamo2, V. Zagonel3, G. Aprile4, G. Allegrini5, G. Tonini6, A. Zaniboni7, D. Amoroso8, C. Boni9, T. Gamucci10, C. Pinto11, D.C. Corsi12, M. D'Amico13, S. Bracarda14, A. Falcone1
  • 1U.o. Oncologia Medica 2 Universitaria, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria S.Chiara, 56100 - Pisa/IT
  • 2U.o.oncologia Medica, Istituto Oncologico Veneto IRCCS, 35128 - Padova/IT
  • 3Department Of Oncology, IOV-IRCCS, 35138 - Padova/IT
  • 4Oncologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria, Udine/IT
  • 5Medical Oncology Unit, Pontedera Hospital, Pontedera/IT
  • 6Medical Oncology, Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, 00128 - Roma/IT
  • 7Oncology Department, Fondazione Poliambulanza, IT-25124 - Brescia/IT
  • 8U.o.c. Oncologia Medica, Ospedale "Versilia", 55041 - Lido di Camaiore/IT
  • 9Oncology Dept., Arcispedale S. Maria NuovaDivisione di Oncologia, IT-42100 - Reggio Emilia/IT
  • 10Oncologia Medica, Ospedale SS Trinità, 03039 - Sora/IT
  • 11Medical Oncology, Policlinico S.Orsola Malpighi, Bologna/IT
  • 12Oncologia Medica, Ospedale San Giovanni Calibita - Fatebenefratelli, IT-00186 - Roma/IT
  • 13Oncologia Medica, Ospedali Galliera, Genova/IT
  • 14Department Of Oncology, Ospedale San Donato and U.O.C. of Medical Oncology, 52100 - Arezzo/IT



Achieving an initial relevant and rapid tumor shrinkage may be an important objective in mCRC pts. The triplet FOLFOXIRI is a highly active regimen. The aim of the present analysis is to explore the impact of FOLFOXIRI plus BV or anti-EGFRs in determining tumor response in RAS and BRAF wt pts treated in clinical trials by the GONO group.


37 and 64 RAS and BRAF wt pts treated with FOLFOXIRI plus panitumumab and FOLFOXIRI plus cetuximab in TRIP and MACBETH trial respectively and evaluable for response were included in the anti-EGFR group (N = 101); 62 RAS and BRAF wt pts treated with FOLFOXIRI plus BV in the TRIBE trial and evaluable for response were included in the BV group. Best response according to RECIST, early tumor shrinkage (ETS) and deepness of response (DoR) in the two groups were analysed. Pts achieving a >20% reduction in the sum of longest diameters of RECIST target lesions at week 8 compared to baseline were defined as early responders. Since pts in TRIBE and TRIP trials received up to 12 cycles of treatment, while pts in MACBETH trial received up to 8 cycles, DoR was defined as the relative change in the sum of longest diameters of RECIST target lesions at the nadir within the first 8 cycles of treatment, compared to baseline.


83 pts (82%) in the anti-EGFR group and 44 pts (71%) in the BV group achieved a RECIST response (p = 0.120). Early response was reported in 70 out of 95 evaluable pts (74%) and in 36 out of 58 evaluable pts (62%) in the anti-EGFR and in the BV group, respectively (p = 0.150). The median ETS in the anti-EGFR group was significantly higher than in the BV group (40.8% vs 26.4%, p = 0.003). A significantly better DoR was achieved in the anti-EGFR group as compared to the BV group (median DoR: 48.6% vs 37.8%, p = 0.005).


Both FOLFOXIRI plus BV and FOLFOXIRI plus an anti-EGFR allow to achieve impressive results in terms of RECIST response rate (71% and 82% respectively) in the first-line treatment of RAS and BRAF wt mCRC pts. According to the present exploratory analysis the use of anti-EGFRs may be associated with an higher extent of ETS and a better DoR.


A. Falcone: Consultant, honoraria and research funding: Roche, Merck, Amgen Consultant and honoraria: Sanofi Aventis, Bayer, Celgene. All other authors have declared no conflicts of interest.