Three-year overall survival update from the PACIFIC trial. 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting Abstracts

Jhanelle Elaine Gray, Augusto E. Villegas, Davey B. Daniel, David Vicente, Shuji Murakami, Rina Hui, Takayasu Kurata, Alberto Chiappori, Ki Hyeong Lee, Byoung Chul Cho, David Planchard, Luis G. Paz-Ares, Corinne Faivre-Finn, Johan F. Vansteenkiste, David R. Spigel, Catherine Wadsworth, Maria Taboada, Phillip A. Dennis, Mustafa Ozguroglu, Scott Joseph Antonia

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Background: In the phase 3 PACIFIC study of patients with unresectable, Stage III NSCLC without progression after chemoradiotherapy (CRT), durvalumab demonstrated significant improvements versus placebo in the primary endpoints of progression-free survival (HR, 0.52; 95% CI, 0.42–65; P <0.0001) and overall survival (OS; HR, 0.68; 95% CI, 0.53–0.87; P = 0.00251). Safety was similar and durvalumab had no detrimental effect on patient-reported outcomes. Here, we report 3-year OS rates for all patients randomized in the PACIFIC study. Methods: Patients with WHO PS 0/1 (any tumor PD-L1 status) who received ≥2 cycles of platinum-based CRT were randomized (2:1), 1–42 days following CRT, to receive durvalumab 10 mg/kg intravenously every 2 weeks or placebo, up to 12 months, and stratified by age, sex, and smoking history. OS was analyzed using a stratified log-rank test in the ITT population. Medians and OS rates at 12, 24 and 36 months were estimated by Kaplan-Meier method. Results: In total, 713 patients were randomized of whom 709 received treatment (durvalumab, n = 473; placebo, n = 236). The last patient had completed the protocol-defined 12 months of study treatment in May 2017. As of January 31, 2019 (data cutoff), 48.2% of patients had died (44.1% and 56.5% in the durvalumab and placebo groups, respectively). The median duration of follow-up was 33.3 months (range, 0.2–51.3). Updated OS remained consistent with that previously reported (stratified HR 0.69, 95% CI, 0.55–0.86), with the median not reached (NR; 95% CI, 38.4 months–NR) with durvalumab versus 29.1 months (95% CI, 22.1–35.1) with placebo. The 12-, 24- and 36-month OS rates with durvalumab and placebo were 83.1% versus 74.6%, 66.3% versus 55.3%, and 57.0% versus 43.5%, respectively. After discontinuation, 43.3% and 57.8% in the durvalumab and placebo groups, respectively, received subsequent anticancer therapy (9.7% and 26.6% subsequently received immunotherapy). OS subgroup results will be presented. Conclusions: Updated OS data from PACIFIC, including 3-year survival rates, underscore the long-term clinical benefit with durvalumab following CRT and further establish the PACIFIC regimen as the standard of care in this population. Clinical trial information: NCT02125461
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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