1148P - Octreotide LAR suitable treatment for G1-G2 Thoracic Neuroendocrine Tumors (T-NET): Single center experience

Date 27 September 2014
Event ESMO 2014
Session Poster Display session
Topics Neuroendocrine Tumours
Supportive Measures
Presenter Riccardo Marconcini
Citation Annals of Oncology (2014) 25 (suppl_4): iv394-iv405. 10.1093/annonc/mdu345
Authors R. Marconcini1, I. Petrini1, L. Galli1, E. Vasile1, A. Antonuzzo2, A. Farnesi1, L. Derosa1, E. Bracco1, R. Viglialoro1, A. Falcone3, S. Ricci4
  • 1U.o. Oncologia Medica 2 Universitaria, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria S.Chiara, 56100 - Pisa/IT
  • 2Oncologico, U.O. Oncologia Medica 1, Pisa/IT
  • 3Dept. Of Oncology-presidio Ospedaliero, Polo Oncologico, Ospedale S. Chiara, AOUP, 56100 - Pisa/IT
  • 4Oncologia, Trapianti E Nuove Tecnologie In Medicina, Polo Oncologico - Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana - Istituto Toscano Tumori, 56126 - Pisa/IT



Somatostatin Analogs are useful for treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor (GEP-NET) because increase patients Progression Free Survival (PFS) and Overall Survival (OS). However, limited data are available for T-NET. Therefore, we conducted a retrospective analysis of G1-G2 T-NET patients treated with Octreotide LAR at our Institution.


From June 1997 to April 2012, 15 consecutive metastatic G1-G2 T-NET patients were treated with Octrotide LAR 30 mg fl i.m. every 28 days. Thirteen patients had pulmonary primary site and 2 patients thymic primary site. Nine patients were treatment naïve, 4 patients and 2 patients received one or more lines of chemotherapy, respectively. Toxicities were evaluated according to CTCAE version 4.0, and response according RECIST criteria.


Two (13%) patients experienced partial response, 12 (80%) stable disease, and 1 (7%) patient progressive disease. Partial response was obtained in 2 pulmonary NET. Median number of administrations was 13 (4-72). At a median follow-up of 34,7 months, median OS is not reached (9 patients are still alive). 2-year Survival is 67%. G1-G2 toxicities were diarrhea and asthenia; no G3-G4 toxicities were reported.


In our experience, Octreotide LAR was well tolerated and showed interesting activity in T-NET patients. Despite limited data are available for Somatostatin Analogs treatment in T-NET, our analysis is in line with activity and efficacy demonstrated in prospective trials conducted in GEP-NET.


All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.