Real-world Analysis of Workup at Disease Progression and Implementation of Osimertinib for EGFR+ NSCLC

2019-10-01 07:54:59 | BioPortfolio


Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) have greatly improved prognosis of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), with tumor responses in the majority of cases and a median overall survival currently exceeding 2.5 years. However, clinical courses vary widely and eventual treatment failure is inevitable. The most common resistance mechanism against first- and second-generation EGFR inhibitors is the EGFR T790M mutation, which emerges in about 50% of cases and is amenable to next-line treatment with the third-generation compound osimertinib. However, experience in everyday clinical practice shows that implementation of EGFR TKI sequencing is often problematic, for example because a considerable number of EGFR+ NSCLC patients failing first- and second-generation EGFR inhibitors do not undergo T790M mutation testing at the time of disease progression. This study will use patient records to analyze the clinical course of EGFR+ NSCLC patients treated with first- and second-generation EGFR inhibitors at the Thoraxklinik Heidelberg (Germany) during the past years. The main aim is to analyze the diagnostic and therapeutic measures, including implementation of osimertinib, taken at the time of disease progression as well as their effect on patient outcome in a real-world, routine clinical setting.

Study Design


EGFR Positive Non-small Cell Lung Cancer


Thoraxklinik Heidelberg gGmbH - Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg


Enrolling by invitation


Thoraxklinik Heidelberg gGmbH - Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg

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A quinazoline derivative and ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENT that functions as a PROTEIN KINASE INHIBITOR for EGFR associated tyrosine kinase. It is used in the treatment of NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER.

Malignant neoplasm arising from the epithelium of the BRONCHI. It represents a large group of epithelial lung malignancies which can be divided into two clinical groups: SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER and NON-SMALL-CELL LUNG CARCINOMA.

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