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Chemobiologic Treatment of Advanced Adenocarcinoma:Role of VEGF Inhibition Heather Wakelee, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Oncology Stanford University/Stanford Cancer Center
Angiogenic Switch 1-2 mm The Angiogenic Switch • Small tumor • Nonvascular • “Dormant” • Larger tumor • Vascular • Metastatic potential
VEGF: Targeted Approaches - Antibody Bevacizumab Tyrosine kinase inhibitors Antiligand blocking antibodies Anti-receptor blocking antibodies Adapted from Noonberg and Benz. Drugs. 2000;59:753.
Bevacizumab in Advanced NSCLC • Phase III ECOG 4599 • 878 patients: Carboplatin/Paclitaxel +/- Bevacizumab • PFS 6.2 vs 4.5 mo, response 35% vs 15% • MST 12.3 mo (10.3 mo control) • Phase III AVAiL • 1043 patients: Cisplatin/Gemcitabine +/- Bevacizumab • PFS HR 0.75, p.003 at 7.5 mg/kg 0.85, p.046 at 15 mg/kg • RR 32% vs 20% • MST 13.6m (7.5); 13.4m (15); 13.1m (plac), NS Johnson. JCO. 22:2184-91, 2004, Sandler. NEJM. 355: 3542-52, 2006, Manegold. ASCO. 2007, abstr LBA 7514.
Bevacizumab in Special Populations Women – age/sex interaction Elderly – with caution Anti-coagulated – Safe Brain Metastases – Safe Squamous Histology – Not Safe
E4599: Age/Sex/Bevacizumab Interaction • Eligible patients from E4599 (N=850) were divided into male and female cohorts by treatment (-/+ BEV) • Separated into age groups of < 60 or >/= 60 yo • Survival calculated for each cohort • Known prognostic factors such as performance status, weight loss, and stage were also compared for each sex/age cohort using two-sided Fisher’s exact tests Wakelee et al. Lung Cancer 2012
Age/Sex/BevacizumabAge 60 Cut-Point Wakelee et al. Lung Cancer 2012
Younger women (under 60) receiving bevacizumab experienced a more substantial survival benefit (bev = 15.5 mo; control = 11.0 mo). Wakelee et al. Lung Cancer 2012
Elderly on E4599 No added toxicity on MO19390 in those > 65, nor in AVAiL Laskin JTO 7:203, 2012 Ramalingam JCO 2008, 26:60
Bevacizumab Prognostic Factors: E4599 • Baseline ICAM associated w/ RR and OS +/- bevacizumab • Pts w/ low baseline ICAM: RR 32% vs 14%; P = 0.02 • Pts w/ low baseline ICAM: 1 yr survival 65% vs 25%; better overall survival (P = 0.00005) • Pts w/ high VEGF levels had better RR to bevacizumab, but no survival benefit • Pts w/ stable E-selectin (baseline to wk 7) had better OS with bevacizumab (p = 0.05) Dowlatti Clin CA Res;2008;14:1407
ECOG 1505 Adj Chemo +/- BevacizumabAccrual 1100+/1500 RANDOM I Z E ELIGIBLE: Resected IB-IIIA ≥Lobectomy No prior chemo No planned XRT STRATIFIED: -Stage (IB[≥4cm],II, IIIA-N2, IIIA-T3N1) -Histology -Gender -Chemo regimen Chemotherapy x 4 cycles Chemotherapy x 4 cycles Plus Bevacizumab x 1 year • Investigator choice of 4 chemo regimens • Cis/Vinorelbine, Cis/Docetaxel, Cis/Gemcitabine, Cis/Pemetrexed
VEGFR-TKI Activity in NSCLC • Vandetanib improved symptoms in combination with second-line chemotherapy • Improved PFS with docetaxel, but no FDA approval • Cediranib w/ 1st-line chemo WAS promising (BR.24) • Phase III trial halted for toxicity • Sorafenib single agent promising results, but toxic with carboplatin/paclitaxel (ESCAPE trial) • Motesanib did not improve OS when added to carboplatin/paclitaxel (MONET1) • Multiple ongoing trials with sunitinib, axitinib, vatalanib, pazopanib, BIBF1120, ABT869, others
Anti-VEGF Therapy in NSCLC: No Biomarkers, Small Steps Forward • Bevacizumab increases RR and PFS when added to first-line chemotherapy for NSCLC, improved OS in 1/2 trials • Okay w/ anti-coag, brain mets, caution in elderly • No VEGFR-TKI to date has improved the efficacy of chemotherapy, including motesanib at ASCO 2011 • VDA-ASA404 and decoy receptor, aflibercept, failed to improve outcomes when added to chemotherapy in NSCLC • Single-agent promise seen with sorafenib, sunitinib and others, but no confirmatory phase III trial data yet • Novel agents in development: other VDAs, other antibodies (ramucirumab - VEGFR-2 ab) • Predictive and prognostic markers are in development to help guide patient selection, but none validated to date • ICAM, VEGF levels, VEGF polymorphisms, C/AFs…
Saturday, February 11, 2012Hollywood, Florida Co-Chairs Rogerio C Lilenbaum, MD Mark A Socinski, MD Co-Chair and Moderator Neil Love, MD Faculty Chandra P Belani, MD John Heymach, MD, PhD Pasi A Jänne, MD, PhD Thomas J Lynch Jr, MD Heather Wakelee, MD