FLAURA2 Phase III trial shows positive results with Tagrisso plus chemotherapy demonstrating strong improvement in progression-free survival for patients with EGFR-mutated advanced lung cancer
Posted on May 22, 2023
AstraZeneca’s Tagrisso presented positive results from the FLAURA2 Phase III trial in combination with chemotherapy. The results demonstrated a clinically meaningful improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) compared to Tagrisso alone for patients with locally advanced (Stage IIIB-IIIC) or metastatic (Stage IV) epidermal growth factor receptor-mutated (EGFRm) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Safety results and discontinuation rates due to adverse events were consistent with the established profiles of each medicine. At the time of this analysis, the overall survival (OS) data were immature and will be formally assessed at a subsequent analysis.
Each year, there are an estimated 2.2 million people diagnosed with lung cancer globally with 80-85% of patients diagnosed with NSCLC, the most common form of lung cancer. Approximately 70% of people are diagnosed with advanced NSCLC. Additionally, about 10-15% of NSCLC patients in the US and Europe, and 30-40% of patients in Asia have EGFRm NSCLC.
Pasi A. Jänne, MD, PhD, medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and principal investigator for the FLAURA2 trial, said: “As the global standard of care for EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer, osimertinib monotherapy has transformed the treatment landscape allowing many patients the opportunity to achieve improved survival. FLAURA2 provides compelling evidence that the addition of chemotherapy to osimertinib can provide a new option for patients and clinicians that further improves outcomes compared to osimertinib alone and as such, can further delay treatment resistance and disease progression.”
Susan Galbraith, Executive Vice President, Oncology R&D, AstraZeneca, said: “These significant FLAURA2 results show Tagrisso has the potential to offer patients in the first-line setting a new treatment option that can extend the time they live without their disease progressing. This meaningfully builds on successive trials which have demonstrated improved clinical benefit with Tagrisso in patients with EGFR-mutated lung cancer.”
These results add to the extensive body of evidence for Tagrisso in EGFRm NSCLC, which has improved patient outcomes in both early-stage disease in the ADAURA Phase III trial and late-stage disease in the FLAURA Phase III trial. Tagrisso has also shown proven clinical activity in treating central nervous system (CNS) metastases across settings.
As part of AstraZeneca’s ongoing commitment to treating patients as early as possible in lung cancer, Tagrisso is also being investigated in unresectable NSCLC in the pivotal LAURA Phase III trial, with results expected later this year.
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