Patient-reported outcomes with durvalumab by PD-L1 expression and prior chemoradiotherapy-related variables in unresectable, stage III non-small-cell lung cancer

Marina C Garassino, Luis Paz-Ares, Rina Hui, Corinne Faivre-Finn, Alex Spira, David Planchard, Mustafa Özgüroğlu, Davey Daniel, David Vicente, Shuji Murakami, Corey Langer, Suresh Senan, David Spigel, Anna Rydén, Yiduo Zhang, Cathy O'Brien, Phillip A Dennis, Scott J Antonia

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Aim: We retrospectively investigated the impact of tumor PD-L1 expression and prior chemoradiotherapy (CRT)-related variables on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) from PACIFIC. Patients & methods: PACIFIC was a Phase III study of durvalumab versus placebo after CRT in patients with unresectable, stage III non-small-cell lung cancer. If available, pre-CRT tumor tissue was tested for PD-L1 tumor-cell expression, scored at prespecified (25%) and post-hoc (1%) cut-offs. PROs were assessed using EORTC QLQ C30/-LC13. Results: Similar to the intent-to-treat (ITT) population, most PROs remained stable over time across PD-L1 and CRT subgroups, with few clinically relevant differences between treatment arms. Time to deterioration was generally similar to the ITT population. Conclusion: Neither PD-L1 expression nor prior CRT-related variables influenced PROs with durvalumab therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1165-1184
Number of pages20
JournalFuture Oncology
Issue number10
Early online date15 Feb 2021
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

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