Bevacizumab, is a humanized monoclonal antibody to vasculo-endothelial- growth-factor, with anticancer activity in non-small-cell-lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Our previous results from a dose/finding phase I trial in NSCLC patients, demonstrated the anti-angiogenic effects and toxicity of a newest bevacizumab-based combination with fractioned cisplatin and daily oral etoposide. We designed a phase II trial to evaluate in advanced NSCLC patients the antitumor activity and the safety of this novel regimen. In particular, 45 patients (36 males and 9 females), with a mean age of 54 years, an ECOG ≤2, stage III B/IV and NSCLC (28 adenocarcinomas, 11 squamous-cell carcinomas, 2 large-cell carcinomas, 4 undifferentiated carcinomas), were enrolled. They received cisplatin (30 mg/sqm, days 1-3), oral etoposide (50 mg, days 1-15) and bevacizumab (5 mg/kg, day 3) every 3 weeks (mPEBev regimen). Patients who achieved an objective response or stable disease received maintenance treatment with bevacizumab in combination with erlotinib until progression. Grade I-II hematological, mucosal toxicity and alopecia were the most common adverse events. The occurrence of infections (17%), thromboembolic events (4.4%) and severe mood depression (6.7%) was also recorded. A partial response was achieved in 31 (68.8%) patients, disease remained stable in 8 (17.8%) and disease progressed in 6 (13.3%) with a progression-free-survival of 9.53 months (95% CI, 7.7-11.46). Our bio-chemotherapy regimen resulted very active in advanced NSCLC, however, the toxicity associated with the treatment requires strict selection of the patients to enroll in future studies. © 2011 Landes Bioscience.

Correale P., Botta C., Basile A., Pagliuchi M., Licchetta A., Martellucci I., et al. (2011). Phase II trial of bevacizumab and dose/dense chemotherapy with cisplatin and metronomic daily oral etoposide in advanced non-small-cell-lung cancer patients. CANCER BIOLOGY & THERAPY, 12(2), 112-118 [10.4161/cbt.12.2.15722].

Phase II trial of bevacizumab and dose/dense chemotherapy with cisplatin and metronomic daily oral etoposide in advanced non-small-cell-lung cancer patients

Botta C.;
2011

Abstract

Bevacizumab, is a humanized monoclonal antibody to vasculo-endothelial- growth-factor, with anticancer activity in non-small-cell-lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Our previous results from a dose/finding phase I trial in NSCLC patients, demonstrated the anti-angiogenic effects and toxicity of a newest bevacizumab-based combination with fractioned cisplatin and daily oral etoposide. We designed a phase II trial to evaluate in advanced NSCLC patients the antitumor activity and the safety of this novel regimen. In particular, 45 patients (36 males and 9 females), with a mean age of 54 years, an ECOG ≤2, stage III B/IV and NSCLC (28 adenocarcinomas, 11 squamous-cell carcinomas, 2 large-cell carcinomas, 4 undifferentiated carcinomas), were enrolled. They received cisplatin (30 mg/sqm, days 1-3), oral etoposide (50 mg, days 1-15) and bevacizumab (5 mg/kg, day 3) every 3 weeks (mPEBev regimen). Patients who achieved an objective response or stable disease received maintenance treatment with bevacizumab in combination with erlotinib until progression. Grade I-II hematological, mucosal toxicity and alopecia were the most common adverse events. The occurrence of infections (17%), thromboembolic events (4.4%) and severe mood depression (6.7%) was also recorded. A partial response was achieved in 31 (68.8%) patients, disease remained stable in 8 (17.8%) and disease progressed in 6 (13.3%) with a progression-free-survival of 9.53 months (95% CI, 7.7-11.46). Our bio-chemotherapy regimen resulted very active in advanced NSCLC, however, the toxicity associated with the treatment requires strict selection of the patients to enroll in future studies. © 2011 Landes Bioscience.
Correale P., Botta C., Basile A., Pagliuchi M., Licchetta A., Martellucci I., et al. (2011). Phase II trial of bevacizumab and dose/dense chemotherapy with cisplatin and metronomic daily oral etoposide in advanced non-small-cell-lung cancer patients. CANCER BIOLOGY & THERAPY, 12(2), 112-118 [10.4161/cbt.12.2.15722].
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