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Poster display session: Biomarkers, Gynaecological cancers, Haematological malignancies, Immunotherapy of cancer, New diagnostic tools, NSCLC - early stage, locally advanced & metastatic, SCLC, Thoracic malignancies, Translational research

907 - EVIDENS: An observational study of Nivolumab-treated patients in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) in a Real-world Setting: initial results on 1394 Patients (NCT03382496, BMS sponsored)


20 Oct 2018


Poster display session: Biomarkers, Gynaecological cancers, Haematological malignancies, Immunotherapy of cancer, New diagnostic tools, NSCLC - early stage, locally advanced & metastatic, SCLC, Thoracic malignancies, Translational research



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Adrien Dixmier


Annals of Oncology (2018) 29 (suppl_8): viii493-viii547. 10.1093/annonc/mdy292


A. Dixmier1, D. Debieuvre2, C. Raspaud3, J.B. Auliac4, N. Benoit5, P. Bombaron6, B. Asselain7, A. Dumont8, P. Lamoureux9, N. Goyard10, D. Moro-Sibilot11, M. Perol12, F. Barlesi13, C. Audigier Valette14

Author affiliations

  • 1 Pneumologie Et Oncologie Thoracique, C.H.R. Orleans - La Source, 45100 - Orleans/FR
  • 2 Service De Pneumologie, Hôpital Emile Muller, GHRMSA, 68100 - Mulhouse/FR
  • 3 Pneumologie, Clinique Pasteur, 31076 - Toulouse/FR
  • 4 Pneumologie, CH François Quesnay, 78201 - Mantes La Jolie/FR
  • 5 Pneumologie, Clinique de l'Europe, 80000 - Amiens/FR
  • 6 Pneumologie-cancérologie, Hôpital privé Jean Mermoz, 69008 - Lyon/FR
  • 7 Biostatistics, Institut Curie, 75005 - Paris/FR
  • 8 Immuno-oncology Lung Medical Affairs, Bristol-Myers Squibb, 92500 - Rueil-Malmaison/FR
  • 9 Excellence Opérationnelle Médicale, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Vandoeuvre les Nancy/FR
  • 10 Global Clinical Trial Strategy And Operations, Bristol-Myers Squibb, 92500 - Rueil-Malmaison/FR
  • 11 Pneumologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Grenoble Alpes, 38700 - Grenoble/FR
  • 12 Cancérologie Médicale, Centre Léon Bérard, 69008 - Lyon/FR
  • 13 Service D'oncologie Multidisciplinaire Et Innovations Thérapeutiques, Aix-Marseille Université; Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille, 13015 - Marseille/FR
  • 14 Pneumology, Hospital Sainte Musse, 83100 - Toulon/FR


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Abstract 907


Nivolumab demonstrated efficacy and safety in patients previously treated for advanced NSCLC in two phase 3 trials: CheckMate 017 and 057. Real‐world data in a large unselected population are needed to support these results. EVIDENS aims to describe clinical characteristics of NSCLC patients treated with nivolumab in real-life in France and to assess its efficacy and safety.


EVIDENS is an observational, multicenter, longitudinal cohort study of adult NSCLC patients treated with nivolumab in a representative sample of general hospitals, university hospitals and private clinics in France. From Dec 2016 to Nov 2017, 186 sites participated in the study. We report here a pre-planned analysis including patients with confirmed NSCLC treated with at least one dose of nivolumab with a minimum of 6 months of follow-up. Kaplan-Meier estimates were derived for PFS and medians with their 95% confidence intervals.


At data cut off April 20, 2018, 1394 NSCLC patients received nivolumab, including 434 (31.1%) with Squamous (Sq)-NSCLC and 960 (68.9%) with non-Sq-NSCLC. Baseline patient characteristics were representative of a standard advanced NSCLC population: median age 66.0 years (range 35-91), 69.2% men, 89.6% current and former smokers, 83.2% PS 0-1. 279 (20.0%) patients had brain metastases and 41 (2.9%) patients had active autoimmune disease. PD-L1 was tested in 187 patients and expressed (≥1%) in 121 (64.7%) patients. Of the 828 non-Sq NSCLC patients tested, 46 (5,5%) had EGFR mutations. Nivolumab was administered in 2nd and ≥3rd line for 74.4% and 25.3% of patients respectively. Median PFS since inclusion was 3 months (95%CI 2.96-3.61). Adverse events occurred in 885 (63.5%) patients, including 145 (10.4%) grade 3/4 events.


These preliminary results of EVIDENS confirm both the activity and safety profile of nivolumab in the ≥2nd line setting in usual clinical practice, including patient populations under-represented in pivotal clinical trials. Outcomes over a longer follow-up period (minimum potential 12 months) and OS data will be presented during the congress.

Clinical trial identification


Legal entity responsible for the study

Bristol-Myers Squibb France.


Bristol-Myers Squibb France.

Editorial Acknowledgement


A. Dixmier: Bristol Myers Squibb, Roche. D. Debieuvre: Consulting: Roche; Honoraria : AstraZeneca, Chugai, Lilly, Roche, Novartis, Pfizer, MSD, BMS; Funding for research: Roche, AstraZeneca, Lilly, BMS, Boehringer Ingelheim, Chiesi, Chugai, Janssen, Pfizer, MSD, Novartis, GSK, Sandoz; Expertise (board): Roche, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, MSD, BMS, Novartis; Honoraria (congress invitation): Roche, Boehringer Ingelheim, Novartis, Pierre Fabre, Pfizer, Mundipharma, BMS. C. Raspaud: Novartis, Boehringer-Ingelheim, GSK, Chiesi, BMS, MSD, AstraZeneca, SOS O2, Agir Adom, Lilly. J.B. Auliac: Advisory board: BMS, Roche, AstraZeneca, Boehringer; Grant: BMS, Roche, AstraZeneca, Boehringer, MSD, Amgen, Pfizer. N. Benoit: BMS, AstraZeneca. P. Bombaron: BMS, Novartis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Roche, Amgen. B. Asselain: Scientific Committee, Speaker: BMS. A. Dumont, P. Lamoureux, N. Goyard: Employee: BMS. D. Moro-Sibilot: Advisory board: Roche, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, BMS, MSD, Lilly, Boehringer, Abbvie, Takeda Corporate; Sponsored research: Boehringer, Abbvie. M. Perol: Honoraria for Advisory Board: BMS. C. Audigier Valette: Principal investigator for clinical trials: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, BMS, Novartis, Roche; Consulting/Advisory board: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, BMS, Lilly, Novartis, MSD, Pfizer, Roche; Speaker: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, BMS, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche. All other authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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