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Contents


Guidelines

ASCO

Older

ASCO/CCO

Current

Older

ESMO

Older

NCCN

Neoadjuvant therapy

Cisplatin & Docetaxel

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Pless et al. 2015 (SAKK 16/00) 2001-2012 Phase III (C) Cisplatin & Docetaxel, then RT Did not meet primary endpoint of EFS

This trial included patients with Stage IIIA or N2 NSCLC.

Chemotherapy

Subsequent treatment

References

  1. SAKK 16/00: Pless M, Stupp R, Ris HB, Stahel RA, Weder W, Thierstein S, Gerard MA, Xyrafas A, Früh M, Cathomas R, Zippelius A, Roth A, Bijelovic M, Ochsenbein A, Meier UR, Mamot C, Rauch D, Gautschi O, Betticher DC, Mirimanoff RO, Peters S; SAKK Lung Cancer Project Group. Induction chemoradiation in stage IIIA/N2 non-small-cell lung cancer: a phase 3 randomised trial. Lancet. 2015 Sep 12;386(9998):1049-56. Epub 2015 Aug 11. Erratum in: Lancet. 2015 Sep 12;386(9998):1040. link to original article PubMed NCT00030771

Cisplatin & Gemcitabine

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Scagliotti et al. 2011 (CHEST) 2000-2004 Phase III (E-esc) Surgery alone Seems to have superior OS

This trial included patients with Stage IB to IIIA NSCLC.

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 3 cycles

Subsequent treatment

References

  1. CHEST: Scagliotti GV, Pastorino U, Vansteenkiste JF, Spaggiari L, Facciolo F, Orlowski TM, Maiorino L, Hetzel M, Leschinger M, Visseren-Grul C, Torri V. Randomized phase III study of surgery alone or surgery plus preoperative cisplatin and gemcitabine in stages IB to IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Jan 10;30(2):172-8. Epub 2011 Nov 28. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed

Adjuvant therapy

Carboplatin & Paclitaxel

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Strauss et al. 2008 (CALGB 9633) 1996-2003 Phase III (E-esc) Observation Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Preceding treatment

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 4 cycles

References

  1. CALGB 9633: Strauss GM, Herndon JE 2nd, Maddaus MA, Johnstone DW, Johnson EA, Harpole DH, Gillenwater HH, Watson DM, Sugarbaker DJ, Schilsky RL, Vokes EE, Green MR. Adjuvant paclitaxel plus carboplatin compared with observation in stage IB non-small-cell lung cancer: CALGB 9633 with the Cancer and Leukemia Group B, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, and North Central Cancer Treatment Group Study Groups. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Nov 1;26(31):5043-51. Epub 2008 Sep 22. link to original article contains protocol link to PMC article PubMed

Cisplatin & Docetaxel

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DC: Docetaxel & Cisplatin

Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Barlesi et al. 2015 2004-2007 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Cisplatin & Gemcitabine Did not meet primary endpoint of QoL
Wakelee et al. 2017 (ECOG-ACRIN E1505) 2007-2013 Phase III (C) 1. Cisplatin, Docetaxel, Bevacizumab
2. Cisplatin, Gemcitabine, Bevacizumab
3. Cisplatin, Pemetrexed, Bevacizumab
4. Cisplatin, Vinorelbine, Bevacizumab
Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Preceding treatment

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 3 cycles (Barlesi et al. 2015) or 4 cycles (ECOG-ACRIN E1505)

References

  1. Barlesi F, Chouaid C, Crequit J, Le Caer H, Pujol JL, Legodec J, Vergnenegre A, Le Treut J, Fabre-Guillevin E, Loundou A, Auquier P, Simeoni MC, Thomas PA. A randomized trial comparing adjuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine plus cisplatin with docetaxel plus cisplatin in patients with completely resected non-small-cell lung cancer with quality of life as the primary objective. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2015 Jun;20(6):783-90. Epub 2015 Mar 11. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  2. ECOG-ACRIN E1505: Wakelee HA, Dahlberg SE, Keller SM, Tester WJ, Gandara DR, Graziano SL, Adjei AA, Leighl NB, Aisner SC, Rothman JM, Patel JD, Sborov MD, McDermott SR, Perez-Soler R, Traynor AM, Butts C, Evans T, Shafqat A, Chapman AE, Kasbari SS, Horn L, Ramalingam SS, Schiller JH; ECOG-ACRIN. Adjuvant chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab in patients with resected non-small-cell lung cancer (E1505): an open-label, multicentre, randomised, phase 3 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2017 Dec;18(12):1610-1623. Epub 2017 Nov 9. link to original article contains protocol PubMed

Cisplatin & Etoposide

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Arriagada et al. 2004 (IALT) 1995-2000 Phase III (E-esc) Observation Seems to have superior OS

Preceding treatment

Chemotherapy

28-day cycle for 4 cycles

References

  1. IALT: Arriagada R, Bergman B, Dunant A, Le Chevalier T, Pignon JP, Vansteenkiste J; International Adjuvant Lung Cancer Trial Collaborative Group. Cisplatin-based adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with completely resected non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2004 Jan 22;350(4):351-60. link to original article PubMed
    1. Update: Arriagada R, Dunant A, Pignon JP, Bergman B, Chabowski M, Grunenwald D, Kozlowski M, Le Péchoux C, Pirker R, Pinel MI, Tarayre M, Le Chevalier T. Long-term results of the international adjuvant lung cancer trial evaluating adjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy in resected lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Jan 1;28(1):35-42. Epub 2009 Nov 23. link to original article PubMed

Cisplatin & Gemcitabine

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GC: Gemcitabine & Cisplatin

Regimen variant #1, 75/1200 x 4

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Wakelee et al. 2017 (ECOG-ACRIN E1505) 2007-2013 Phase III (C) 1. Cisplatin, Docetaxel, Bevacizumab
2. Cisplatin, Gemcitabine, Bevacizumab
3. Cisplatin, Pemetrexed, Bevacizumab
4. Cisplatin, Vinorelbine, Bevacizumab
Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Preceding treatment

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 4 cycles

Regimen variant #2, 75/1250 x 3

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Barlesi et al. 2015 2004-2007 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Cisplatin & Docetaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of QoL

This trial included patients with Stage IB–III NSCLC.

Preceding treatment

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 3 cycles

References

  1. Barlesi F, Chouaid C, Crequit J, Le Caer H, Pujol JL, Legodec J, Vergnenegre A, Le Treut J, Fabre-Guillevin E, Loundou A, Auquier P, Simeoni MC, Thomas PA. A randomized trial comparing adjuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine plus cisplatin with docetaxel plus cisplatin in patients with completely resected non-small-cell lung cancer with quality of life as the primary objective. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2015 Jun;20(6):783-90. Epub 2015 Mar 11. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  2. ECOG-ACRIN E1505: Wakelee HA, Dahlberg SE, Keller SM, Tester WJ, Gandara DR, Graziano SL, Adjei AA, Leighl NB, Aisner SC, Rothman JM, Patel JD, Sborov MD, McDermott SR, Perez-Soler R, Traynor AM, Butts C, Evans T, Shafqat A, Chapman AE, Kasbari SS, Horn L, Ramalingam SS, Schiller JH; ECOG-ACRIN. Adjuvant chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab in patients with resected non-small-cell lung cancer (E1505): an open-label, multicentre, randomised, phase 3 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2017 Dec;18(12):1610-1623. Epub 2017 Nov 9. link to original article contains protocol PubMed

Cisplatin & Pemetrexed

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CPx: Cisplatin & Pemetrexed

Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Kreuter et al. 2013 (TREAT) 2006-2009 Randomized Phase II (E-switch-ic) Cisplatin & Vinorelbine Did not meet secondary endpoint of OS (*) Superior clinical feasibility rate
Wakelee et al. 2017 (ECOG-ACRIN E1505) 2007-2013 Phase III (C) 1. Cisplatin, Docetaxel, Bevacizumab
2. Cisplatin, Gemcitabine, Bevacizumab
3. Cisplatin, Pemetrexed, Bevacizumab
4. Cisplatin, Vinorelbine, Bevacizumab
Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Groen et al. 2019 (NVALT-8) 2007-2013 Phase III (C) CPx & Nadroparin Did not meet primary endpoint of RFS

In TREAT, this treatment was intended for pathologically confirmed NSCLC stages (according to the TNM staging system version 6) IB, IIA, IIB or T3N1. Efficacy reported for TREAT is based on the 2016 update.

Preceding treatment

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 4 cycles

References

  1. TREAT: Kreuter M, Vansteenkiste J, Fischer JR, Eberhardt W, Zabeck H, Kollmeier J, Serke M, Frickhofen N, Reck M, Engel-Riedel W, Neumann S, Thomeer M, Schumann C, De Leyn P, Graeter T, Stamatis G, Zuna I, Griesinger F, Thomas M; TREAT investigators; AIO Lung Cancer Study Group; LLCG Leuven Lung Cancer Group. Randomized phase 2 trial on refinement of early-stage NSCLC adjuvant chemotherapy with cisplatin and pemetrexed versus cisplatin and vinorelbine: the TREAT study. Ann Oncol. 2013 Apr;24(4):986-92. Epub 2012 Nov 15. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00349089
    1. Update: Kreuter M, Vansteenkiste J, Fischer JR, Eberhardt WE, Zabeck H, Kollmeier J, Serke M, Frickhofen N, Reck M, Engel-Riedel W, Neumann S, Thomeer M, Schumann C, De Leyn P, Graeter T, Stamatis G, Griesinger F, Thomas M; TREAT investigators. Three-year follow-up of a randomized phase II trial on refinement of early-stage NSCLC adjuvant chemotherapy with cisplatin and pemetrexed versus cisplatin and vinorelbine (the TREAT study). J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Jan;11(1):85-93. link to original article PubMed
  2. ECOG-ACRIN E1505: Wakelee HA, Dahlberg SE, Keller SM, Tester WJ, Gandara DR, Graziano SL, Adjei AA, Leighl NB, Aisner SC, Rothman JM, Patel JD, Sborov MD, McDermott SR, Perez-Soler R, Traynor AM, Butts C, Evans T, Shafqat A, Chapman AE, Kasbari SS, Horn L, Ramalingam SS, Schiller JH; ECOG-ACRIN. Adjuvant chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab in patients with resected non-small-cell lung cancer (E1505): an open-label, multicentre, randomised, phase 3 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2017 Dec;18(12):1610-1623. Epub 2017 Nov 9. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  3. NVALT-8: Groen HJM, van der Heijden EHFM, Klinkenberg TJ, Biesma B, Aerts J, Verhagen A, Kloosterziel C, Pieterman R, van den Borne B, Smit HJM, Hoekstra O, Schramel FMNH, van der Noort V, van Tinteren H, Smit EF, Dingemans AC; NVALT Study Group. Randomised phase 3 study of adjuvant chemotherapy with or without nadroparin in patients with completely resected non-small-cell lung cancer: the NVALT-8 study. Br J Cancer. 2019 Aug;121(5):372-377. Epub 2019 Jul 24. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NTR1250/1217

Cisplatin & Vinblastine

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Arriagada et al. 2004 (IALT) 1995-2000 Phase III (E-esc) Observation Seems to have superior OS

Note: Exact days for parts of the regimen were not specified by Arriagada et al. 2004. This vinblastine schedule is extrapolated from regimen information in Table 1 in which vinblastine is said to be given "weekly from days 1 to 29" and "then every 2 weeks after day 43 until last cisplatin administration.

Preceding treatment

Chemotherapy

12-week course

References

  1. IALT: Arriagada R, Bergman B, Dunant A, Le Chevalier T, Pignon JP, Vansteenkiste J; International Adjuvant Lung Cancer Trial Collaborative Group. Cisplatin-based adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with completely resected non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2004 Jan 22;350(4):351-60. link to original article PubMed
    1. Update: Arriagada R, Dunant A, Pignon JP, Bergman B, Chabowski M, Grunenwald D, Kozlowski M, Le Péchoux C, Pirker R, Pinel MI, Tarayre M, Le Chevalier T. Long-term results of the international adjuvant lung cancer trial evaluating adjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy in resected lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Jan 1;28(1):35-42. Epub 2009 Nov 23. link to original article PubMed

Cisplatin & Vindesine

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Arriagada et al. 2004 (IALT) 1995-2000 Phase III (E-esc) Observation Seems to have superior OS

Note: Exact days for parts of the regimen were not specified by Arriagada et al. 2004. This vindesine schedule is extrapolated from regimen information in Table 1 in which vindesine is said to be given "weekly from days 1 to 29" and "then every 2 weeks after day 43 until last cisplatin administration.

Preceding treatment

Chemotherapy

12-week course

References

  1. IALT: Arriagada R, Bergman B, Dunant A, Le Chevalier T, Pignon JP, Vansteenkiste J; International Adjuvant Lung Cancer Trial Collaborative Group. Cisplatin-based adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with completely resected non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2004 Jan 22;350(4):351-60. link to original article PubMed
    1. Update: Arriagada R, Dunant A, Pignon JP, Bergman B, Chabowski M, Grunenwald D, Kozlowski M, Le Péchoux C, Pirker R, Pinel MI, Tarayre M, Le Chevalier T. Long-term results of the international adjuvant lung cancer trial evaluating adjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy in resected lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Jan 1;28(1):35-42. Epub 2009 Nov 23. link to original article PubMed

Cisplatin & Vinorelbine

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CVb: Cisplatin & Vinorelbine

Regimen variant #1, cisplatin 50 mg/m2, 2 weeks out of 4

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Winton et al. 2005 (JBR.10) 1994-2001 Phase III (E-esc) Observation Seems to have superior OS
Kreuter et al. 2013 (TREAT) 2006-2009 Randomized Phase II (C) Cisplatin & Pemetrexed Did not meet secondary endpoint of OS (*) Superior clinical feasibility rate

Note: Reported efficacy for TREAT is based on the 2016 update.

Preceding treatment

Chemotherapy

28-day cycle for 4 cycles

Regimen variant #2, cisplatin 75 mg/m2, q3wk

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Wakelee et al. 2017 (ECOG-ACRIN E1505) 2007-2013 Phase III (C) 1. Cisplatin, Docetaxel, Bevacizumab
2. Cisplatin, Gemcitabine, Bevacizumab
3. Cisplatin, Pemetrexed, Bevacizumab
4. Cisplatin, Vinorelbine, Bevacizumab
Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Preceding treatment

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 4 cycles

Regimen variant #3, cisplatin 100 mg/m2, q4wk

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Douillard et al. 2006 (ANITA) 1994-2000 Phase III (E-esc) Observation Seems to have superior OS
Arriagada et al. 2004 (IALT) 1995-2000 Phase III (E-esc) Observation Seems to have superior OS

Preceding treatment

Chemotherapy

28-day cycle for 4 cycles

References

  1. IALT: Arriagada R, Bergman B, Dunant A, Le Chevalier T, Pignon JP, Vansteenkiste J; International Adjuvant Lung Cancer Trial Collaborative Group. Cisplatin-based adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with completely resected non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2004 Jan 22;350(4):351-60. link to original article PubMed
    1. Update: Arriagada R, Dunant A, Pignon JP, Bergman B, Chabowski M, Grunenwald D, Kozlowski M, Le Péchoux C, Pirker R, Pinel MI, Tarayre M, Le Chevalier T. Long-term results of the international adjuvant lung cancer trial evaluating adjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy in resected lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Jan 1;28(1):35-42. Epub 2009 Nov 23. link to original article PubMed
  2. JBR.10: Winton T, Livingston R, Johnson D, Rigas J, Johnston M, Butts C, Cormier Y, Goss G, Inculet R, Vallieres E, Fry W, Bethune D, Ayoub J, Ding K, Seymour L, Graham B, Tsao MS, Gandara D, Kesler K, Demmy T, Shepherd F; National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group; National Cancer Institute of the United States Intergroup JBR.10 Trial Investigators. Vinorelbine plus cisplatin vs observation in resected non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2005 Jun 23;352(25):2589-97. link to original article PubMed
    1. Update: Butts CA, Ding K, Seymour L, Twumasi-Ankrah P, Graham B, Gandara D, Johnson DH, Kesler KA, Green M, Vincent M, Cormier Y, Goss G, Findlay B, Johnston M, Tsao MS, Shepherd FA. Randomized phase III trial of vinorelbine plus cisplatin compared with observation in completely resected stage IB and II non-small-cell lung cancer: updated survival analysis of JBR-10. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Jan 1;28(1):29-34. Epub 2009 Nov 23. link to original article link to PMC article PubMed
  3. ANITA: Douillard JY, Rosell R, De Lena M, Carpagnano F, Ramlau R, Gonzáles-Larriba JL, Grodzki T, Rodrigues Pereira J, Le Groumellec A, Lorusso V, Clary C, Torres AJ, Dahabreh J, Souquet PJ, Astudillo J, Fournel P, Artal-Cortes A, Jassem J, Koubkova L, His P, Riggi M, Hurteloup P. Adjuvant vinorelbine plus cisplatin versus observation in patients with completely resected stage IB-IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer (Adjuvant Navelbine International Trialist Association [ANITA]): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Oncol. 2006 Sep;7(9):719-27. link to original article PubMed ISRCTN95053737
  4. TREAT: Kreuter M, Vansteenkiste J, Fischer JR, Eberhardt W, Zabeck H, Kollmeier J, Serke M, Frickhofen N, Reck M, Engel-Riedel W, Neumann S, Thomeer M, Schumann C, De Leyn P, Graeter T, Stamatis G, Zuna I, Griesinger F, Thomas M; TREAT investigators; AIO Lung Cancer Study Group; LLCG. Randomized phase 2 trial on refinement of early-stage NSCLC adjuvant chemotherapy with cisplatin and pemetrexed versus cisplatin and vinorelbine: the TREAT study. Ann Oncol. 2013 Apr;24(4):986-92. Epub 2012 Nov 15. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00349089
    1. Update: Kreuter M, Vansteenkiste J, Fischer JR, Eberhardt WE, Zabeck H, Kollmeier J, Serke M, Frickhofen N, Reck M, Engel-Riedel W, Neumann S, Thomeer M, Schumann C, De Leyn P, Graeter T, Stamatis G, Griesinger F, Thomas M; TREAT investigators. Three-year follow-up of a randomized phase II trial on refinement of early-stage NSCLC adjuvant chemotherapy with cisplatin and pemetrexed versus cisplatin and vinorelbine (the TREAT study). J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Jan;11(1):85-93. link to original article PubMed
  5. ECOG-ACRIN E1505: Wakelee HA, Dahlberg SE, Keller SM, Tester WJ, Gandara DR, Graziano SL, Adjei AA, Leighl NB, Aisner SC, Rothman JM, Patel JD, Sborov MD, McDermott SR, Perez-Soler R, Traynor AM, Butts C, Evans T, Shafqat A, Chapman AE, Kasbari SS, Horn L, Ramalingam SS, Schiller JH; ECOG-ACRIN. Adjuvant chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab in patients with resected non-small-cell lung cancer (E1505): an open-label, multicentre, randomised, phase 3 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2017 Dec;18(12):1610-1623. Epub 2017 Nov 9. link to original article contains protocol PubMed

Induction chemotherapy for locally advanced disease

Carboplatin & Paclitaxel

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PC: Paclitaxel & Carboplatin

Regimen variant #1, 6/200

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Huber et al. 2006 (CTRT99/97) 1997-2002 Non-randomized portion of RCT
Belani et al. 2005 (LAMP) 1998-2001 Phase II
Vokes et al. 2007 (CALGB 39801) 1998-2002 Phase III (E-esc) No induction Did not meet primary endpoint of OS50%

Note: this is a component of a sequential treatment protocol; to our knowledge there are no references to support using it as a stand-alone treatment.

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 2 cycles

Subsequent treatment

Regimen variant #2, 6/225

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Hoang et al. 2012 (ECOG 3598) 2000-2006 Phase III (C) See link See link

Note: this is a component of a sequential treatment protocol; to our knowledge there are no references to support using it as a stand-alone treatment.

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 2 cycles

Subsequent treatment

References

  1. LAMP: Belani CP, Choy H, Bonomi P, Scott C, Travis P, Haluschak J, Curran WJ Jr. Combined chemoradiotherapy regimens of paclitaxel and carboplatin for locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a randomized phase II locally advanced multi-modality protocol. J Clin Oncol. 2005 Sep 1;23(25):5883-91. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  2. CTRT99/97: Huber RM, Flentje M, Schmidt M, Pöllinger B, Gosse H, Willner J, Ulm K; Bronchial Carcinoma Therapy Group. Simultaneous chemoradiotherapy compared with radiotherapy alone after induction chemotherapy in inoperable stage IIIA or IIIB non-small-cell lung cancer: study CTRT99/97 by the Bronchial Carcinoma Therapy Group. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Sep 20;24(27):4397-404. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  3. CALGB 39801: Vokes EE, Herndon JE 2nd, Kelley MJ, Cicchetti MG, Ramnath N, Neill H, Atkins JN, Watson DM, Akerley W, Green MR; CALGB. Induction chemotherapy followed by chemoradiotherapy compared with chemoradiotherapy alone for regionally advanced unresectable stage III non-small-cell lung cancer: Cancer and Leukemia Group B. J Clin Oncol. 2007 May 1;25(13):1698-704. Epub 2007 Apr 2. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  4. ECOG 3598: Hoang T, Dahlberg SE, Schiller JH, Mehta MP, Fitzgerald TJ, Belinsky SA, Johnson DH. Randomized phase III study of thoracic radiation in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin with or without thalidomide in patients with stage III non-small-cell lung cancer: the ECOG 3598 study. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Feb 20;30(6):616-22. Epub 2012 Jan 23. link to original article link to PMC article contains verified protocol PubMed

Cisplatin & Vinblastine

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Dillman et al. 1990 (CALGB 8433) 1984-1987 Phase III (E-esc) No induction Seems to have superior OS (*)
Sause et al. 1995 (RTOG 88-08) 1989-1992 Phase III (E-esc) No induction Seems to have superior OS
Curran et al. 2011 (RTOG 9410) 1994-1998 Phase III (C) See link See link

Note: this is a component of a sequential treatment protocol; to our knowledge there are no references to support using it as a stand-alone treatment. Reported efficacy for CALGB 8433 is based on the 1996 update.

Chemotherapy

5-week course

Subsequent treatment

  • RT x 60 to 63 Gy

References

  1. CALGB 8433: Dillman RO, Seagren SL, Propert KJ, Guerra J, Eaton WL, Perry MC, Carey RW, Frei EF 3rd, Green MR. A randomized trial of induction chemotherapy plus high-dose radiation versus radiation alone in stage III non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 1990 Oct 4;323(14):940-5. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
    1. Update: Dillman RO, Herndon J, Seagren SL, Eaton WL Jr, Green MR. Improved survival in stage III non-small-cell lung cancer: seven-year follow-up of Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) 8433 trial. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1996 Sep 4;88(17):1210-5. link to original article PubMed
  2. RTOG 88-08: Sause WT, Scott C, Taylor S, Johnson D, Livingston R, Komaki R, Emami B, Curran WJ, Byhardt RW, Turrisi AT, Dar AR, Cox JD. Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 88-08 and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) 4588: preliminary results of a phase III trial in regionally advanced, unresectable non-small-cell lung cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1995 Feb 1;87(3):198-205. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
    1. Update: Sause W, Kolesar P, Taylor S IV, Johnson D, Livingston R, Komaki R, Emami B, Curran W Jr, Byhardt R, Dar AR, Turrisi A 3rd. Final results of phase III trial in regionally advanced unresectable non-small cell lung cancer: Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, and Southwest Oncology Group. Chest. 2000 Feb;117(2):358-64. link to original article PubMed
  3. RTOG 9410: Curran WJ Jr, Paulus R, Langer CJ, Komaki R, Lee JS, Hauser S, Movsas B, Wasserman T, Rosenthal SA, Gore E, Machtay M, Sause W, Cox JD. Sequential vs concurrent chemoradiation for stage III non-small cell lung cancer: randomized phase III trial RTOG 9410. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2011 Oct 5;103(19):1452-60. Epub 2011 Sep 8. Erratum in: J Natl Cancer Inst. 2012;104(1):79. link to original article link to PMC article PubMed

Definitive therapy for locally advanced disease

Carboplatin, Paclitaxel, RT

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PC & RT: Paclitaxel, Carboplatin, Radiation Therapy

Regimen variant #1, 2/40/60

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Yamamoto et al. 2010 (WJTOG0105) 2001-2005 Phase III (E-switch-ic) 1. MVP & RT
2. Carboplatin, Irinotecan, RT
Inconclusive whether non-inferior OS

Chemotherapy

Radiotherapy

6-week course

Regimen variant #2, 2/45/60

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Lu et al. 2010 (ID99-303) 2000-2006 Phase III (C) PC, AE-941, RT Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Hoang et al. 2012 (ECOG 3598) 2000-2006 Phase III (C) See link See link
Bradley et al. 2015 (RTOG 0617) 2007-2011 Phase III (C) 1. Carboplatin, Paclitaxel, Cetuximab, concurrent RT Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
2. Carboplatin, Paclitaxel, high-dose RT
3. Carboplatin, Paclitaxel, Cetuximab, high-dose RT
Superior OS
Liang et al. 2017 2007-2011 Phase III (C) EP & RT Might have inferior OS

Note: to our knowledge, this regimen was not tested as an experimental arm in an RCT prior to becoming a standard comparator arm.

Preceding treatment

  • ECOG 3598: PC induction x 2

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 2 cycles

Radiotherapy

6-week course

Subsequent treatment

  • RTOG 0617: PC consolidation x 2

Regimen variant #3, 2/45/63

Study Evidence
Belani et al. 2005 (LAMP) Phase II

Preceding treatment

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 2 cycles

Radiotherapy

  • Concurrent radiation therapy: 1.8 Gy fractions x 25 fractions, then 2 Gy fractions x 9 fractions

7-week course

Subsequent treatment

  • PC consolidation x 2

Regimen variant #4, 2/50/66

Study Evidence
Vokes et al. 2007 (CALGB 39801) Non-randomized portion of RCT

Preceding treatment

Chemotherapy

  • Carboplatin (Paraplatin) AUC 2 IV over 30 minutes once per day on days 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 36, 43, given second
  • Paclitaxel (Taxol) 50 mg/m2 IV over 60 minutes once per day on days 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 36, 43, given first

Radiotherapy

7-week course

References

  1. LAMP: Belani CP, Choy H, Bonomi P, Scott C, Travis P, Haluschak J, Curran WJ Jr. Combined chemoradiotherapy regimens of paclitaxel and carboplatin for locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a randomized phase II locally advanced multi-modality protocol. J Clin Oncol. 2005 Sep 1;23(25):5883-91. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  2. CALGB 39801: Vokes EE, Herndon JE 2nd, Kelley MJ, Cicchetti MG, Ramnath N, Neill H, Atkins JN, Watson DM, Akerley W, Green MR; CALGB. Induction chemotherapy followed by chemoradiotherapy compared with chemoradiotherapy alone for regionally advanced unresectable stage III non-small-cell lung cancer: Cancer and Leukemia Group B. J Clin Oncol. 2007 May 1;25(13):1698-704. Epub 2007 Apr 2. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  3. ID99-303: Lu C, Lee JJ, Komaki R, Herbst RS, Feng L, Evans WK, Choy H, Desjardins P, Esparaz BT, Truong MT, Saxman S, Kelaghan J, Bleyer A, Fisch MJ. Chemoradiotherapy with or without AE-941 in stage III non-small cell lung cancer: a randomized phase III trial. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2010 Jun 16;102(12):859-65. Epub 2010 May 26. link to original article link to PMC article contains protocol PubMed
  4. WJTOG0105: Yamamoto N, Nakagawa K, Nishimura Y, Tsujino K, Satouchi M, Kudo S, Hida T, Kawahara M, Takeda K, Katakami N, Sawa T, Yokota S, Seto T, Imamura F, Saka H, Iwamoto Y, Semba H, Chiba Y, Uejima H, Fukuoka M. Phase III study comparing second- and third-generation regimens with concurrent thoracic radiotherapy in patients with unresectable stage III non-small-cell lung cancer: West Japan Thoracic Oncology Group WJTOG0105. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Aug 10;28(23):3739-45. Epub 2010 Jul 12. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  5. ECOG 3598: Hoang T, Dahlberg SE, Schiller JH, Mehta MP, Fitzgerald TJ, Belinsky SA, Johnson DH. Randomized phase III study of thoracic radiation in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin with or without thalidomide in patients with stage III non-small-cell lung cancer: the ECOG 3598 study. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Feb 20;30(6):616-22. Epub 2012 Jan 23. link to original article link to PMC article contains verified protocol PubMed
  6. RTOG 0617: Bradley JD, Paulus R, Komaki R, Masters G, Blumenschein G, Schild S, Bogart J, Hu C, Forster K, Magliocco A, Kavadi V, Garces YI, Narayan S, Iyengar P, Robinson C, Wynn RB, Koprowski C, Meng J, Beitler J, Gaur R, Curran W Jr, Choy H. Standard-dose versus high-dose conformal radiotherapy with concurrent and consolidation carboplatin plus paclitaxel with or without cetuximab for patients with stage IIIA or IIIB non-small-cell lung cancer (RTOG 0617): a randomised, two-by-two factorial phase 3 study. Lancet Oncol. 2015 Feb;16(2):187-99. Epub 2015 Jan 16. link to original article contains verified protocol link to PMC article PubMed NCT00533949
    1. Update: Bradley JD, Hu C, Komaki RR, Masters GA, Blumenschein GR, Schild SE, Bogart JA, Forster KM, Magliocco AM, Kavadi VS, Narayan S, Iyengar P, Robinson CG, Wynn RB, Koprowski CD, Olson MR, Meng J, Paulus R, Curran WJ Jr, Choy H. Long-Term Results of NRG Oncology RTOG 0617: Standard- Versus High-Dose Chemoradiotherapy With or Without Cetuximab for Unresectable Stage III Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2020 Mar 1;38(7):706-714. Epub 2019 Dec 16. link to original article link to PMC article PubMed
    2. Dataset: Project Data Sphere
  7. Liang J, Bi N, Wu S, Chen M, Lv C, Zhao L, Shi A, Jiang W, Xu Y, Zhou Z, Wang W, Chen D, Hui Z, Lv J, Zhang H, Feng Q, Xiao Z, Wang X, Liu L, Zhang T, Du L, Chen W, Shyr Y, Yin W, Li J, He J, Wang L. Etoposide and cisplatin versus paclitaxel and carboplatin with concurrent thoracic radiotherapy in unresectable stage III non-small cell lung cancer: a multicenter randomized phase III trial. Ann Oncol. 2017 Apr 1;28(4):777-783. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT01494558

Carboplatin, Vinorelbine, RT

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Strøm et al. 2013 (Conrad) 2006-2011 Phase III (E-esc) Carboplatin & Vinorelbine Superior OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 4 cycles

Radiotherapy

References

  1. Conrad: Strøm HH, Bremnes RM, Sundstrøm SH, Helbekkmo N, Fløtten O, Aasebø U; Norwegian Lung Cancer Study Group. Concurrent palliative chemoradiation leads to survival and quality of life benefits in poor prognosis stage III non-small-cell lung cancer: a randomised trial by the Norwegian Lung Cancer Study Group. Br J Cancer. 2013 Sep 17;109(6):1467-75. Epub 2013 Aug 20. link to original article link to PMC article contains verified protocol PubMed ISRCTN63778716

Carboplatin & RT

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Carboplatin & RT: Carboplatin & Radiation Therapy

Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Atagi et al. 2012 (JCOG0301) 2003-2010 Phase III (E-esc) RT Seems to have superior OS

Chemotherapy

Radiotherapy

References

  1. JCOG0301: Atagi S, Kawahara M, Yokoyama A, Okamoto H, Yamamoto N, Ohe Y, Sawa T, Ishikura S, Shibata T, Fukuda H, Saijo N, Tamura T; JCOG Lung Cancer Study Group. Thoracic radiotherapy with or without daily low-dose carboplatin in elderly patients with non-small-cell lung cancer: a randomised, controlled, phase 3 trial by the Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG0301). Lancet Oncol. 2012 Jul;13(7):671-8. Epub 2012 May 22. link to original article contains protocol PubMed

Cisplatin & RT

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Cisplatin & RT: Cisplatin & Radiation Therapy

Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Schaake-Koning et al. 1992 1984-1989 Phase III (E-esc) 1. Cisplatin & RT (weekly dosing) Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
2. RT Superior OS

Chemotherapy

Radiotherapy

  • Concurrent radiation therapy as follows:
    • Weeks 1 & 2: 3 Gy fractions, five fractions per week
    • Weeks 3 to 5: no radiation
    • Weeks 6 & 7: 2.5 Gy fractions, five fractions per week

7-week course

References

  1. Schaake-Koning C, van den Bogaert W, Dalesio O, Festen J, Hoogenhout J, van Houtte P, Kirkpatrick A, Koolen M, Maat B, Nijs A, Renaud A, Rodrigus P, Schuster-Uitterhoeve L, Sculier JP, van Zandwijk N, Bartelink H. Effects of concomitant cisplatin and radiotherapy on inoperable non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 1992 Feb 20;326(8):524-30. link to original article contains protocol PubMed

Cisplatin, Docetaxel, RT

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DC & RT: Docetaxel, Cisplatin, Radiation Therapy
DP & RT: Docetaxel, Platinol (Cisplatin), Radiation Therapy

Regimen variant #1, 20/20

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Oh et al. 2013 (KASLC 0401) 2005-2007 Phase III (C) 1. TP & RT
2. GP & RT
Did not meet primary endpoint of ORR
Ahn et al. 2015 (KCSG-LU05-04) 2005-2011 Non-randomized portion of RCT

In KCSG-LU05-04, no benefit was observed to giving post-definitive consolidation.

Chemotherapy

Radiotherapy

6-week course

Subsequent treatment

  • KCSG-LU05-04: Cisplatin & Docetaxel consolidation versus no further treatment

Regimen variant #2, 40/40

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Segawa et al. 2010 (OLCSG 0007) 2000-2005 Phase III (E-switch-ic) MVP & RT Might have superior OS

Chemotherapy

28-day cycle for 2 cycles

Radiotherapy

References

  1. OLCSG 0007: Segawa Y, Kiura K, Takigawa N, Kamei H, Harita S, Hiraki S, Watanabe Y, Sugimoto K, Shibayama T, Yonei T, Ueoka H, Takemoto M, Kanazawa S, Takata I, Nogami N, Hotta K, Hiraki A, Tabata M, Matsuo K, Tanimoto M. Phase III trial comparing docetaxel and cisplatin combination chemotherapy with mitomycin, vindesine, and cisplatin combination chemotherapy with concurrent thoracic radiotherapy in locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: OLCSG 0007. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Jul 10;28(20):3299-306. Epub 2010 Jun 7. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  2. KASLC 0401: Oh IJ, Kim KS, Kim YC, Ban HJ, Kwon YS, Kim YI, Lim SC, Chung WK, Nam TK, Song JY, Yoon MS, Ahn SJ. A phase III concurrent chemoradiotherapy trial with cisplatin and paclitaxel or docetaxel or gemcitabine in unresectable non-small cell lung cancer: KASLC 0401. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2013 Dec;72(6):1247-54. Epub 2013 Oct 5. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  3. KCSG-LU05-04: Ahn JS, Ahn YC, Kim JH, Lee CG, Cho EK, Lee KC, Chen M, Kim DW, Kim HK, Min YJ, Kang JH, Choi JH, Kim SW, Zhu G, Wu YL, Kim SR, Lee KH, Song HS, Choi YL, Sun JM, Jung SH, Ahn MJ, Park K. Multinational randomized phase III trial with or without consolidation chemotherapy using docetaxel and cisplatin after concurrent chemoradiation in inoperable stage III non-small-cell lung cancer: KCSG-LU05-04. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Aug 20;33(24):2660-6. Epub 2015 Jul 6. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00326378

Cisplatin, Etoposide, RT

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EP & RT: Etoposide, Platinol (Cisplatin), Radiation Therapy

Regimen variant #1, 45 Gy with response-adapted treatment

Study Evidence
Albain et al. 2002 (SWOG 9019) Phase II
Albain et al. 2009 (RTOG 93-09) Non-randomized portion of RCT

Chemotherapy

28-day cycle for 2 cycles

Radiotherapy

  • Concurrent radiation therapy, 1.80 Gy fractions x 25 fractions (total dose: 45 Gy), to start within 24 hours of cycle 1 day 1

5-week course

Subsequent treatment

  • SWOG 9019: Patients were re-imaged with CT scan (bone scan and head imaging were only done if patients had new symptoms), and those without progression or new metastatic disease received an additional 2.00 Gy per day x 8 fractions for a total of 61 Gy administered overall
  • RTOG 93-09: Additional radiation to 61 Gy, then cisplatin & etoposide consolidation versus surgery, then cisplatin & etoposide consolidation

Regimen variant #2, 60 to 66 Gy

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Kelly et al. 2008 (SWOG S0023) 2001-2005 Non-randomized portion of RCT
Hanna et al. 2008 (HOG Lun 01-24) 2002-2006 Non-randomized portion of RCT
Liang et al. 2017 2007-2011 Phase III (C) PC & RT Might have superior OS

Chemotherapy

28-day cycle for 2 cycles

Radiotherapy

  • Concurrent radiation therapy, 1.80 to 2.00 Gy fractions x 30 to 33 fractions (total dose: 60 to 66 Gy)

6- to 6.5-week course

Subsequent treatment

  • SWOG S0023: Docetaxel x 3, then gefitinib versus placebo
  • HOG Lun 01-24: Docetexal consolidation versus observation
  • Liang et al. 2017: Optional consolidation chemotherapy

Regimen variant #3, 66 Gy, split cisplatin

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Fournel et al. 2005 (NPC 95-01) 1996-2000 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Cisplatin & Vinorelbine, then RT Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Note: this is an experimental arm that did not meet its primary endpoint; included here because it was eventually used to establish this regimen as a standard comparator.

Chemotherapy

28-day cycle for 2 cycles

Radiotherapy

6.5-week course

Subsequent treatment

Regimen variant #4, 69.6 Gy (hyperfractionated)

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Curran et al. 2011 (RTOG 9410) 1994-1998 Phase III (E-switch-ic) 1. Cisplatin, Vinblastine, RT Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
2. Cisplatin & Vinblastine, then RT Might have superior OS

Chemotherapy

28-day cycle for 2 cycles

Radiotherapy

  • Concurrent radiation therapy, 1.20 Gy fractions (total dose: 69.6 Gy), given twice per day for 5 days per week, starting on cycle 1 day 1

References

  1. SWOG 9019: Albain KS, Crowley JJ, Turrisi AT 3rd, Gandara DR, Farrar WB, Clark JI, Beasley KR, Livingston RB. Concurrent cisplatin, etoposide, and chest radiotherapy in pathologic stage IIIB non-small-cell lung cancer: a Southwest Oncology Group phase II study, SWOG 9019. J Clin Oncol. 2002 Aug 15;20(16):3454-60. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  2. NPC 95-01: Fournel P, Robinet G, Thomas P, Souquet PJ, Léna H, Vergnenégre A, Delhoume JY, Le Treut J, Silvani JA, Dansin E, Bozonnat MC, Daurés JP, Mornex F, Pérol M; Groupe Lyon-Saint-Etienne d'Oncologie Thoracique; Groupe Français de Pneumo-Cancérologie. Randomized phase III trial of sequential chemoradiotherapy compared with concurrent chemoradiotherapy in locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: Groupe Lyon-Saint-Etienne d'Oncologie Thoracique-Groupe Français de Pneumo-Cancérologie NPC 95-01 Study. J Clin Oncol. 2005 Sep 1;23(25):5910-7. Epub 2005 Aug 8. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  3. SWOG S0023: Kelly K, Chansky K, Gaspar LE, Albain KS, Jett J, Ung YC, Lau DH, Crowley JJ, Gandara DR. Phase III trial of maintenance gefitinib or placebo after concurrent chemoradiotherapy and docetaxel consolidation in inoperable stage III non-small-cell lung cancer: SWOG S0023. J Clin Oncol. 2008 May 20;26(15):2450-6. Epub 2008 Mar 31. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  4. HOG Lun 01-24: Hanna N, Neubauer M, Yiannoutsos C, McGarry R, Arseneau J, Ansari R, Reynolds C, Govindan R, Melnyk A, Fisher W, Richards D, Bruetman D, Anderson T, Chowhan N, Nattam S, Mantravadi P, Johnson C, Breen T, White A, Einhorn L; Hoosier Oncology Group; US Oncology. Phase III study of cisplatin, etoposide, and concurrent chest radiation with or without consolidation docetaxel in patients with inoperable stage III non-small-cell lung cancer: the Hoosier Oncology Group and U.S. Oncology. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Dec 10;26(35):5755-60. Epub 2008 Nov 10. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  5. RTOG 93-09: Albain KS, Swann RS, Rusch VW, Turrisi AT 3rd, Shepherd FA, Smith C, Chen Y, Livingston RB, Feins RH, Gandara DR, Fry WA, Darling G, Johnson DH, Green MR, Miller RC, Ley J, Sause WT, Cox JD. Radiotherapy plus chemotherapy with or without surgical resection for stage III non-small-cell lung cancer: a phase III randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2009 Aug 1;374(9687):379-86. Epub 2009 Jul 24. link to original article contains verified protocol link to PMC article PubMed
  6. RTOG 9410: Curran WJ Jr, Paulus R, Langer CJ, Komaki R, Lee JS, Hauser S, Movsas B, Wasserman T, Rosenthal SA, Gore E, Machtay M, Sause W, Cox JD. Sequential vs concurrent chemoradiation for stage III non-small cell lung cancer: randomized phase III trial RTOG 9410. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2011 Oct 5;103(19):1452-60. Epub 2011 Sep 8. Erratum in: J Natl Cancer Inst. 2012;104(1):79. link to original article link to PMC article PubMed
  7. Liang J, Bi N, Wu S, Chen M, Lv C, Zhao L, Shi A, Jiang W, Xu Y, Zhou Z, Wang W, Chen D, Hui Z, Lv J, Zhang H, Feng Q, Xiao Z, Wang X, Liu L, Zhang T, Du L, Chen W, Shyr Y, Yin W, Li J, He J, Wang L. Etoposide and cisplatin versus paclitaxel and carboplatin with concurrent thoracic radiotherapy in unresectable stage III non-small cell lung cancer: a multicenter randomized phase III trial. Ann Oncol. 2017 Apr 1;28(4):777-783. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT01494558

Cisplatin, Vinblastine, RT

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Curran et al. 2011 (RTOG 9410) 1994-1998 Phase III (E-switch-ic) 1. Cisplatin, Etoposide, RT Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
2. Cisplatin & Vinblastine, then RT Seems to have superior OS

Chemotherapy

Radiotherapy

5-week course

References

  1. RTOG 9410: Curran WJ Jr, Paulus R, Langer CJ, Komaki R, Lee JS, Hauser S, Movsas B, Wasserman T, Rosenthal SA, Gore E, Machtay M, Sause W, Cox JD. Sequential vs concurrent chemoradiation for stage III non-small cell lung cancer: randomized phase III trial RTOG 9410. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2011 Oct 5;103(19):1452-60. Epub 2011 Sep 8. Erratum in: J Natl Cancer Inst. 2012;104(1):79. link to original article link to PMC article PubMed

Cisplatin, Vinorelbine, RT

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Eberhardt et al. 2015 (ESPATUE) 2004-2013 Phase III (E-switch-ooc) Surgery Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Preceding treatment

  • Cisplatin & Paclitaxel

Chemotherapy

Radiotherapy

References

  1. ESPATUE: Eberhardt WE, Pöttgen C, Gauler TC, Friedel G, Veit S, Heinrich V, Welter S, Budach W, Spengler W, Kimmich M, Fischer B, Schmidberger H, De Ruysscher D, Belka C, Cordes S, Hepp R, Lütke-Brintrup D, Lehmann N, Schuler M, Jöckel KH, Stamatis G, Stuschke M. Phase III Study of Surgery Versus Definitive Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy Boost in Patients With Resectable Stage IIIA(N2) and Selected IIIB Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer After Induction Chemotherapy and Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy (ESPATUE). J Clin Oncol. 2015 Dec 10;33(35):4194-201. Epub 2015 Nov 2. link to original article PubMed

Radiation therapy

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RT: Radiation Therapy

Regimen variant #1, 20 Gy

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Ball et al. 1997 1988-1993 Phase III (C) 5-FU & RT Seems to have inferior OS

Radiotherapy

5-day course

Regimen variant #2, 45 Gy + 18 Gy boost (63 Gy total)

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Curran et al. 2011 (RTOG 9410) 1994-1998 Phase III (C) See link See link
Belani et al. 2005 (LAMP) 1998-2001 Phase II

Preceding treatment

Radiotherapy

7-week course

Regimen variant #3, 60 Gy

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Morton et al. 1991 1983-1987 Phase III (C) MACC & RT Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Clamon et al. 1999 (CALGB 9130) 1991-NR Phase III (C) Carboplatin & RT Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Bradley et al. 2002 (RTOG 93-04) 1994-1998 Phase III (C) Beta-interferon & RT Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Groen et al. 2004 1995-1998 Phase III (C) Carboplatin & RT Did not meet primary endpoint of OS24
Atagi et al. 2012 (JCOG0301) 2003-2010 Phase III (C) Carboplatin & RT Seems to have inferior OS

Preceding treatment

Radiotherapy

One course

References

  1. Morton RF, Jett JR, McGinnis WL, Earle JD, Therneau TM, Krook JE, Elliott TE, Mailliard JA, Nelimark RA, Maksymiuk AW, Drummond RG, Laurie JA, Kugler JW, Anderson RT. Thoracic radiation therapy alone compared with combined chemoradiotherapy for locally unresectable non-small cell lung cancer: a randomized, phase III trial. Ann Intern Med. 1991 Nov 1;115(9):681-6. link to original article PubMed
  2. Ball D, Smith J, Bishop J, Olver I, Davis S, O'Brien P, Bernshaw D, Ryan G, Millward M. A phase III study of radiotherapy with and without continuous-infusion fluorouracil as palliation for non-small-cell lung cancer. Br J Cancer. 1997;75(5):690-7. link to PMC article PubMed
  3. CALGB 9130: Clamon G, Herndon J, Cooper R, Chang AY, Rosenman J, Green MR; CALGB; ECOG. Radiosensitization with carboplatin for patients with unresectable stage III non-small-cell lung cancer: a phase III trial of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. J Clin Oncol. 1999 Jan;17(1):4-11. link to original article PubMed
  4. RTOG 93-04: Bradley JD, Scott CB, Paris KJ, Demas WF, Machtay M, Komaki R, Movsas B, Rubin P, Sause WT. A phase III comparison of radiation therapy with or without recombinant beta-interferon for poor-risk patients with locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (RTOG 93-04). Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2002 Apr 1;52(5):1173-9. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  5. Groen HJ, van der Leest AH, Fokkema E, Timmer PR, Nossent GD, Smit WJ, Nabers J, Hoekstra HJ, Hermans J, Otter R, van Putten JW, de Vries EG, Mulder NH. Continuously infused carboplatin used as radiosensitizer in locally unresectable non-small-cell lung cancer: a multicenter phase III study. Ann Oncol. 2004 Mar;15(3):427-32. link to original article PubMed
  6. LAMP: Belani CP, Choy H, Bonomi P, Scott C, Travis P, Haluschak J, Curran WJ Jr. Combined chemoradiotherapy regimens of paclitaxel and carboplatin for locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a randomized phase II locally advanced multi-modality protocol. J Clin Oncol. 2005 Sep 1;23(25):5883-91. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  7. RTOG 9410: Curran WJ Jr, Paulus R, Langer CJ, Komaki R, Lee JS, Hauser S, Movsas B, Wasserman T, Rosenthal SA, Gore E, Machtay M, Sause W, Cox JD. Sequential vs concurrent chemoradiation for stage III non-small cell lung cancer: randomized phase III trial RTOG 9410. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2011 Oct 5;103(19):1452-60. Epub 2011 Sep 8. Erratum in: J Natl Cancer Inst. 2012;104(1):79. link to original article link to PMC article PubMed
  8. JCOG0301: Atagi S, Kawahara M, Yokoyama A, Okamoto H, Yamamoto N, Ohe Y, Sawa T, Ishikura S, Shibata T, Fukuda H, Saijo N, Tamura T; JCOG Lung Cancer Study Group. Thoracic radiotherapy with or without daily low-dose carboplatin in elderly patients with non-small-cell lung cancer: a randomised, controlled, phase 3 trial by the Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG0301). Lancet Oncol. 2012 Jul;13(7):671-8. Epub 2012 May 22. link to original article contains protocol PubMed

Consolidation or maintenance after definitive therapy for inoperable disease

Carboplatin & Paclitaxel

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence
Belani et al. 2005 (LAMP) 1998-2001 Phase II
Bradley et al. 2015 (RTOG 0617) 2007-2011 Non-randomized portion of RCT

Preceding treatment

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 2 cycles

References

  1. LAMP: Belani CP, Choy H, Bonomi P, Scott C, Travis P, Haluschak J, Curran WJ Jr. Combined chemoradiotherapy regimens of paclitaxel and carboplatin for locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a randomized phase II locally advanced multi-modality protocol. J Clin Oncol. 2005 Sep 1;23(25):5883-91. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  2. RTOG 0617: Bradley JD, Paulus R, Komaki R, Masters G, Blumenschein G, Schild S, Bogart J, Hu C, Forster K, Magliocco A, Kavadi V, Garces YI, Narayan S, Iyengar P, Robinson C, Wynn RB, Koprowski C, Meng J, Beitler J, Gaur R, Curran W Jr, Choy H. Standard-dose versus high-dose conformal radiotherapy with concurrent and consolidation carboplatin plus paclitaxel with or without cetuximab for patients with stage IIIA or IIIB non-small-cell lung cancer (RTOG 0617): a randomised, two-by-two factorial phase 3 study. Lancet Oncol. 2015 Feb;16(2):187-99. Epub 2015 Jan 16. link to original article contains verified protocol link to PMC article PubMed NCT00533949
    1. Update: Bradley JD, Hu C, Komaki RR, Masters GA, Blumenschein GR, Schild SE, Bogart JA, Forster KM, Magliocco AM, Kavadi VS, Narayan S, Iyengar P, Robinson CG, Wynn RB, Koprowski CD, Olson MR, Meng J, Paulus R, Curran WJ Jr, Choy H. Long-Term Results of NRG Oncology RTOG 0617: Standard- Versus High-Dose Chemoradiotherapy With or Without Cetuximab for Unresectable Stage III Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2020 Mar 1;38(7):706-714. Epub 2019 Dec 16. link to original article link to PMC article PubMed
    2. Dataset: Project Data Sphere

Durvalumab monotherapy

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Antonia et al. 2017 (PACIFIC) 2014-2016 Phase III (E-RT-esc) Placebo Superior OS (*)

Note: reported efficacy is based on the 2018 update.

Preceding treatment

  • "Two or more cycles (defined according to local practice) of platinum-based chemotherapy (containing etoposide, vinblastine, vinorelbine, a taxane [paclitaxel or docetaxel], or pemetrexed) concurrently with definitive radiation therapy (54 to 66 Gy), in which the mean dose to the lung was less than 20 Gy, the V20 (the volume of lung parenchyma that received 20 Gy or more) was less than 35%, or both."

Immunotherapy

14-day cycle for up to 26 cycles (1 year)

References

  1. PACIFIC: Antonia SJ, Villegas A, Daniel D, Vicente D, Murakami S, Hui R, Yokoi T, Chiappori A, Lee KH, de Wit M, Cho BC, Bourhaba M, Quantin X, Tokito T, Mekhail T, Planchard D, Kim YC, Karapetis CS, Hiret S, Ostoros G, Kubota K, Gray JE, Paz-Ares L, de Castro Carpeño J, Wadsworth C, Melillo G, Jiang H, Huang Y, Dennis PA, Özgüroğlu M; PACIFIC Investigators. Durvalumab after chemoradiotherapy in stage III non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2017 Nov 16;377(20):1919-1929. Epub 2017 Sep 8. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
    1. Update: Antonia SJ, Villegas A, Daniel D, Vicente D, Murakami S, Hui R, Kurata T, Chiappori A, Lee KH, de Wit M, Cho BC, Bourhaba M, Quantin X, Tokito T, Mekhail T, Planchard D, Kim YC, Karapetis CS, Hiret S, Ostoros G, Kubota K, Gray JE, Paz-Ares L, de Castro Carpeño J, Faivre-Finn C, Reck M, Vansteenkiste J, Spigel DR, Wadsworth C, Melillo G, Taboada M, Dennis PA, Özgüroğlu M; PACIFIC Investigators. Overall survival with durvalumab after chemoradiotherapy in stage III NSCLC. N Engl J Med. 2018 Dec 13;379(24):2342-2350. Epub 2018 Sep 25. link to original article PubMed

Advanced or metastatic disease, first-line

Carboplatin & Docetaxel

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DCb: Docetaxel & Carboplatin

Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Fossella et al. 2003 (TAX 326) 1998-2000 Phase III (E-RT-switch-ic) 1. Cisplatin & Docetaxel Not reported
2. Cisplatin & Vinorelbine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Booton et al. 2006 (BTOG1) 2001-2002 Phase III (E-switch-ic) 1. MIC
2. MVP
Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Groen et al. 2011 (NVALT-4) 2003-2007 Phase III (C) Carboplatin, Docetaxel, Celecoxib Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Lynch et al. 2010 (BMS099) 2005-2006 Phase III (C) Carboplatin, Docetaxel, Cetuximab Did not meet primary endpoint of PFS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 5 cycles (NVALT-4), 6 cycles (BMS099), or indefinitely

References

  1. TAX 326: Fossella F, Rodrigues Pereira J, von Pawel J, Pluzanska A, Gorbounova V, Kaukel E, Mattson KV, Ramlau R, Szczesna A, Fidias P, Millward M, Belani CP. Randomized, multinational, phase III study of docetaxel plus platinum combinations versus vinorelbine plus cisplatin for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: the TAX 326 study group. J Clin Oncol. 2003 Aug 15;21(16):3016-24. Epub 2003 Jul 1. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  2. BTOG1: Booton R, Lorigan P, Anderson H, Baka S, Ashcroft L, Nicolson M, O'Brien M, Dunlop D, O'Byrne K, Laurence V, Snee M, Dark G, Thatcher N. A phase III trial of docetaxel/carboplatin versus mitomycin C/ifosfamide/cisplatin (MIC) or mitomycin C/vinblastine/cisplatin (MVP) in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a randomised multicentre trial of the British Thoracic Oncology Group (BTOG1). Ann Oncol. 2006 Jul;17(7):1111-9. Epub 2006 Apr 7. link to original article PubMed
  3. BMS099: Lynch TJ, Patel T, Dreisbach L, McCleod M, Heim WJ, Hermann RC, Paschold E, Iannotti NO, Dakhil S, Gorton S, Pautret V, Weber MR, Woytowitz D. Cetuximab and first-line taxane/carboplatin chemotherapy in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: results of the randomized multicenter phase III trial BMS099. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Feb 20;28(6):911-7. Epub 2010 Jan 25. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  4. NVALT-4: Groen HJ, Sietsma H, Vincent A, Hochstenbag MM, van Putten JW, van den Berg A, Dalesio O, Biesma B, Smit HJ, Termeer A, Hiltermann TJ, van den Borne BE, Schramel FM. Randomized, placebo-controlled phase III study of docetaxel plus carboplatin with celecoxib and cyclooxygenase-2 expression as a biomarker for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: the NVALT-4 study. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Nov 10;29(32):4320-6. Epub 2011 Oct 11. link to original article PubMed

Carboplatin & Etoposide

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Klastersky et al. 1990 (EORTC 07861) 1987-1989 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Cisplatin & Etoposide Might have inferior ORR

Chemotherapy

3- to 4-week cycles

References

  1. EORTC 07861: Klastersky J, Sculier JP, Lacroix H, Dabouis G, Bureau G, Libert P, Richez M, Ravez P, Vandermoten G, Thiriaux J, Cordier R, Finet C, Berchier MC, Sergysels R, Mommen P, Paesmans M. A randomized study comparing cisplatin or carboplatin with etoposide in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Protocol 07861. J Clin Oncol. 1990 Sep;8(9):1556-62. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed

Carboplatin & Gemcitabine

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GC: Gemcitabine & Carboplatin
GCa: Gemcitabine & Carboplatin
GCb: Gemcitabine & Carboplatin

Regimen variant #1, 4/1000

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Helbekkmo et al. 2007 2003-2004 Phase III (E-switch-ic) VC Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Note: AUC was calculated using the Chatelut formula.

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 3 cycles

Regimen variant #2, 5/1000 q3wk

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Grønberg et al. 2009 2005-2006 Phase III (C) Carboplatin & Pemetrexed Did not meet primary endpoint of HRQoL

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 4 cycles

Regimen variant #3, 5/1000 q4wk

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Danson et al. 2003 1997-2001 Phase III (E-switch-ic) 1. MIC
2. MVP
Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Note: this is an experimental arm that did not meet its primary endpoint; included here because other variants of this regimen have demonstrated comparative superiority.

Chemotherapy

28-day cycle for 4 cycles

Regimen variant #4, 5/1200

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Zatloukal et al. 2003 1999-2001 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Cisplatin & Gemcitabine Did not meet primary endpoint of grade 3/4 toxicity
Rudd et al. 2005 1999-2001 Phase III (E-switch-ic) MIC Superior OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

Regimen variant #5, 5/1250 q3wk

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Sederholm et al. 2005 1998-2001 Phase III (C) Gemcitabine Seems to have superior OS
Bepler et al. 2013 (MCC-15005) 2007-2010 Phase III (C) ERCC1 and RRM1 expression-based chemotherapy Did not meet primary endpoint of PFS6
Reck et al. 2016 (KEYNOTE-024) 2014-2015 Phase III (C) Pembrolizumab Inferior OS Inferior HRQoL

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 4 to 6 cycles

Regimen variant #6, 5/1250 q4wk

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Wu et al. 2013 (FASTACT-2) 2009-2010 Phase III (C) Carboplatin & Gemcitabine/Erlotinib Seems to have inferior OS

Note: this cohort was enriched for EGFR mutations and only those patients with an activating EGFR gene mutation were noted to have a treatment benefit in favor of the experimental arm.

Chemotherapy

28-day cycle for 4 cycles

Regimen variant #7, 6/1000

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Kosmidis et al. 2007 2000-2004 Phase III (C) Gemcitabine & Paclitaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycles

Regimen variant #8, 6/1250 ("GCb6")

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Ferry et al. 2017 (BTOG2) 2005-2009 Phase III (E-switch-ic) 1. GC; GC50 Seems to have superior OS
2. GC; GC80 Non-inferior OS
Reck et al. 2016 (KEYNOTE-024) 2014-2015 Phase III (C) Pembrolizumab Inferior OS Inferior HRQoL

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 4 to 6 cycles

Regimen variant #9, 300/1000

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Grigorescu et al. 2002 1997-2000 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Cisplatin & Vinblastine Superior OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycles

References

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Carboplatin & Paclitaxel

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CP: Carboplatin & Paclitaxel
PC: Paclitaxel & Carboplatin
TC: Taxol (Paclitaxel) & Carboplatin

Regimen variant #1, 5/200

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Mok et al. 2009 (IPASS) 2006-2007 Phase III (C) Gefitinib Inferior PFS
Reck et al. 2016 (KEYNOTE-024) 2014-2015 Phase III (C) Pembrolizumab Inferior OS Inferior HRQoL
Rizvi et al. 2020 (MYSTIC) 2015-2016 Phase III (C) Durvalumab Might have inferior OS
Durvalumab & Tremelimumab Did not meet primary endpoints of PFS/OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 4 to 6 cycles

Subsequent treatment

Regimen variant #2, 6/175

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Stathopoulos et al. 2004 2006-2008 Phase III (C) Paclitaxel & Vinorelbine Did not meet primary endpoints of ORR/OS
Lynch et al. 2012 (CA184-041) 2008-2009 Randomized Phase II (C) CP & Ipilimumab Seems to have inferior PFS

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

Regimen variant #3, 6/200

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Socinski et al. 2002 1998-2000 Phase III (E-de-esc) CP; indefinite Did not meet primary endpoint of OS Did not meet primary endpoint of QoL
Kosmidis et al. 2002 1998-2000 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Gemcitabine & Paclitaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Rosell et al. 2002 1996-1997 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Cisplatin & Paclitaxel Seems to have inferior OS
Johnson et al. 2004 NR Randomized Phase II (C) PacCBev Seems to have inferior TTP
Leighl et al. 2005 (NCIC CTG BR.18) 2000-2002 Phase III (C) CP & BMS-275291 Did not meet primary endpoint of OS Less toxic
Ohe et al. 2006 (FACS) 2000-2002 Phase III (E-switch-ic) 1. Cisplatin & Gemcitabine Inconclusive whether non-inferior OS
2. Cisplatin & Irinotecan Inconclusive whether non-inferior OS
3. Cisplatin & Vinorelbine Inconclusive whether non-inferior OS
Herbst et al. 2005 (TRIBUTE) 2001-2002 Phase III (C) CP & Erlotinib Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Schuette et al. 2006 NR Phase III (C) CP; weekly Seems to have non-inferior ORR Mixed toxicity
Blumenschein et al. 2008 (SPIRIT II) NR Phase III (C) CP & Bexarotene Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Hirsh et al. 2011 (A8501001) 2005-2007 Phase III (C) CP & Agatolimod Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Scagliotti et al. 2010 (ESCAPE) 2006-2007 Phase III (C) CP & Sorafenib Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Okamoto et al. 2010 (LETS) 2006-2008 Phase III (C) Carboplatin & S-1 Non-inferior OS
Socinski et al. 2012 (CA031) 2007-2009 Phase III (C) Carboplatin & nab-Paclitaxel Inferior ORR
Lara et al. 2011 (ATTRACT-1) 2008-2009 Phase III (C) CP & Vadimezan Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Langer et al. 2014 (A4021016) 2008-2009 Phase III (C) CP & Figitumumab Might have superior OS
Laurie et al. 2013 (NCIC CTG BR.29) 2008-2011 Phase III (C) CP & Cediranib Did not meet primary endpoint of OS Less toxic
Herbst et al. 2017 (SWOG S0819) 2009-2014 Phase III (C) CP & Cetuximab Did not meet primary endpoints of PFS/OS
Ramalingam et al. 2016 (M10-898) 2012-2013 Randomized Phase II (C) CP & Veliparib Did not meet primary endpoint of PFS
Reck et al. 2016 (KEYNOTE-024) 2014-2015 Phase III (C) Pembrolizumab Inferior OS Inferior HRQoL
Rizvi et al. 2020 (MYSTIC) 2015-2016 Phase III (C) Durvalumab Might have inferior OS
Durvalumab & Tremelimumab Did not meet primary endpoints of PFS/OS

Note: Patients in TRIBUTE received a maximum of 6 cycles. Patients in SWOG S0819 were EGFR FISH positive.

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 3 or more cycles

Subsequent treatment

  • Socinski et al. 2002, upon progression: Paclitaxel
  • KEYNOTE-024: Patients with nonsquamous histology could optionally proceed, after 4 to 6 cycles, to pemetrexed switch maintenance

Regimen variant #4, 6/225

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Kelly et al. 2001 (SWOG 9509) 1996-1998 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Cisplatin & Vinorelbine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Schiller et al. 2002 (ECOG E1594) 1996-1999 Phase III (E-switch-ic) 1. Cisplatin & Docetaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
2. Cisplatin & Gemcitabine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
3. Cisplatin & Paclitaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Lilenbaum et al. 2005 (CALGB 9730) 1997-2000 Phase III (E-esc) Paclitaxel Superior FFS
Herbst et al. 2004 (INTACT 2) 2000-2001 Phase III (C) CP & Gefitinib Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Williamson et al. 2005 (SWOG S0003) 2000-2002 Phase III (C) CP & Tirapazamine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Belani et al. 2008 2000-2004 Phase III (C) CP; weekly paclitaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Treat et al. 2009 (ALPHA A1-99002L) 2000-2005 Phase III (C) 1. Carboplatin & Gemcitabine
2. Gemcitabine & Paclitaxel
Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Kubota et al. 2008 (JMTO LC00-03) 2001-2005 Phase III (C) Gemcitabine & Vinorelbine, then Docetaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Weissman et al. 2011 2004-2005 Phase III (C) GEMOX Did not meet primary endpoint of PFS
Lynch et al. 2010 (BMS099) 2005-2006 Phase III (C) CP & Cetuximab Did not meet primary endpoint of PFS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 4 cycles (Belani et al. 2008), 6 cycles (Weissman et al. 2011), 10 cycles (SWOG 9509), or indefinitely (ECOG E1594)

Subsequent treatment

  • Belani et al. 2008: Paclitaxel maintenance

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  19. BMS099: Lynch TJ, Patel T, Dreisbach L, McCleod M, Heim WJ, Hermann RC, Paschold E, Iannotti NO, Dakhil S, Gorton S, Pautret V, Weber MR, Woytowitz D. Cetuximab and first-line taxane/carboplatin chemotherapy in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: results of the randomized multicenter phase III trial BMS099. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Feb 20;28(6):911-7. Epub 2010 Jan 25. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  20. ESCAPE: Scagliotti G, Novello S, von Pawel J, Reck M, Rodrigues Pereira J, Thomas M, Abrão Miziara JE, Balint B, De Marinis F, Keller A, Arén O, Csollak M, Albert I, Barrios CH, Grossi F, Krzakowski M, Cupit L, Cihon F, Dimatteo S, Hanna N. Phase III study of carboplatin and paclitaxel alone or with sorafenib in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Apr 10;28(11):1835-42. Epub 2010 Mar 8. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
    1. Dataset: Project Data Sphere
  21. LETS: Okamoto I, Yoshioka H, Morita S, Ando M, Takeda K, Seto T, Yamamoto N, Saka H, Asami K, Hirashima T, Kudoh S, Satouchi M, Ikeda N, Iwamoto Y, Sawa T, Miyazaki M, Tamura K, Kurata T, Fukuoka M, Nakagawa K; West Japan Oncology Group. Phase III trial comparing oral S-1 plus carboplatin with paclitaxel plus carboplatin in chemotherapy-naïve patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: results of a West Japan Oncology Group study. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Dec 20;28(36):5240-6. Epub 2010 Nov 15. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  22. Weissman CH, Reynolds CH, Neubauer MA, Pritchard S, Kobina S, Asmar L. A phase III randomized trial of gemcitabine-oxaliplatin versus carboplatin-paclitaxel as first-line therapy in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2011 Feb;6(2):358-64. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  23. A8501001: Hirsh V, Paz-Ares L, Boyer M, Rosell R, Middleton G, Eberhardt WE, Szczesna A, Reiterer P, Saleh M, Arrieta O, Bajetta E, Webb RT, Raats J, Benner RJ, Fowst C, Meech SJ, Readett D, Schiller JH. Randomized phase III trial of paclitaxel/carboplatin with or without PF-3512676 (Toll-like receptor 9 agonist) as first-line treatment for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Jul 1;29(19):2667-74. Epub 2011 May 31. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  24. ATTRACT-1: Lara PN Jr, Douillard JY, Nakagawa K, von Pawel J, McKeage MJ, Albert I, Losonczy G, Reck M, Heo DS, Fan X, Fandi A, Scagliotti G. Randomized phase III placebo-controlled trial of carboplatin and paclitaxel with or without the vascular disrupting agent vadimezan (ASA404) in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Aug 1;29(22):2965-71. Epub 2011 Jun 27. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  25. CA184-041: Lynch TJ, Bondarenko I, Luft A, Serwatowski P, Barlesi F, Chacko R, Sebastian M, Neal J, Lu H, Cuillerot JM, Reck M. Ipilimumab in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin as first-line treatment in stage IIIB/IV non-small-cell lung cancer: results from a randomized, double-blind, multicenter phase II study. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Jun 10;30(17):2046-54. Epub 2012 Apr 30. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00527735
  26. CA031: Socinski MA, Bondarenko I, Karaseva NA, Makhson AM, Vynnychenko I, Okamoto I, Hon JK, Hirsh V, Bhar P, Zhang H, Iglesias JL, Renschler MF. Weekly nab-paclitaxel in combination with carboplatin versus solvent-based paclitaxel plus carboplatin as first-line therapy in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: final results of a phase III trial. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Jun 10;30(17):2055-62. Epub 2012 Apr 30. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
    1. Dataset: Project Data Sphere
  27. NCIC CTG BR.29: Laurie SA, Solomon BJ, Seymour L, Ellis PM, Goss GD, Shepherd FA, Boyer MJ, Arnold AM, Clingan P, Laberge F, Fenton D, Hirsh V, Zukin M, Stockler MR, Lee CW, Chen EX, Montenegro A, Ding K, Bradbury PA. Randomised, double-blind trial of carboplatin and paclitaxel with daily oral cediranib or placebo in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer: NCIC Clinical Trials Group study BR29. Eur J Cancer. 2014 Mar;50(4):706-12. Epub 2013 Dec 17. link to original article contains protocol PubMed NCT00795340
  28. A4021016: Langer CJ, Novello S, Park K, Krzakowski M, Karp DD, Mok T, Benner RJ, Scranton JR, Olszanski AJ, Jassem J. Randomized, phase III trial of first-line figitumumab in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin versus paclitaxel and carboplatin alone in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Jul 1;32(19):2059-66. Epub 2014 Jun 2. link to original article link to PMC article PubMed
  29. KEYNOTE-024: Reck M, Rodríguez-Abreu D, Robinson AG, Hui R, Csőszi T, Fülöp A, Gottfried M, Peled N, Tafreshi A, Cuffe S, O'Brien M, Rao S, Hotta K, Leiby MA, Lubiniecki GM, Shentu Y, Rangwala R, Brahmer JR; KEYNOTE-024 Investigators. Pembrolizumab versus chemotherapy for PD-L1-positive non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2016 Nov 10;375(19):1823-1833. Epub 2016 Oct 8. link to original article link to supplementary appendix contains verified protocol PubMed
    1. HRQoL analysis: Brahmer JR, Rodríguez-Abreu D, Robinson AG, Hui R, Csőszi T, Fülöp A, Gottfried M, Peled N, Tafreshi A, Cuffe S, O'Brien M, Rao S, Hotta K, Zhang J, Lubiniecki GM, Deitz AC, Rangwala R, Reck M. Health-related quality-of-life results for pembrolizumab versus chemotherapy in advanced, PD-L1-positive NSCLC (KEYNOTE-024): a multicentre, international, randomised, open-label phase 3 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2017 Dec;18(12):1600-1609. Epub 2017 Nov 9. link to original article PubMed
    2. Update: Reck M, Rodríguez-Abreu D, Robinson AG, Hui R, Csőszi T, Fülöp A, Gottfried M, Peled N, Tafreshi A, Cuffe S, O'Brien M, Rao S, Hotta K, Vandormael K, Riccio A, Yang J, Pietanza MC, Brahmer JR. Updated analysis of KEYNOTE-024: pembrolizumab versus platinum-based chemotherapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer with PD-L1 tumor proportion score of 50% or greater. J Clin Oncol. 2019 Mar 1;37(7):537-546. Epub 2019 Jan 8. link to original article PubMed
  30. M10-898: Ramalingam SS, Blais N, Mazieres J, Reck M, Jones CM, Juhasz E, Urban L, Orlov S, Barlesi F, Kio E, Keiholz U, Qin Q, Qian J, Nickner C, Dziubinski J, Xiong H, Ansell P, McKee M, Giranda V, Gorbunova V. Randomized, placebo-controlled, phase II study of veliparib in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel for advanced/metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Apr 15;23(8):1937-1944. Epub 2016 Oct 10. link to original article contains protocol PubMed NCT01560104
  31. SWOG S0819: Herbst RS, Redman MW, Kim ES, Semrad TJ, Bazhenova L, Masters G, Oettel K, Guaglianone P, Reynolds C, Karnad A, Arnold SM, Varella-Garcia M, Moon J, Mack PC, Blanke CD, Hirsch FR, Kelly K, Gandara DR. Cetuximab plus carboplatin and paclitaxel with or without bevacizumab versus carboplatin and paclitaxel with or without bevacizumab in advanced NSCLC (SWOG S0819): a randomised, phase 3 study. Lancet Oncol. 2018 Jan;19(1):101-114. Epub 2017 Nov 20. link to original article contains protocol PubMed NCT00946712
  32. MYSTIC: Rizvi NA, Cho BC, Reinmuth N, Lee KH, Luft A, Ahn MJ, van den Heuvel MM, Cobo M, Vicente D, Smolin A, Moiseyenko V, Antonia SJ, Le Moulec S, Robinet G, Natale R, Schneider J, Shepherd FA, Geater SL, Garon EB, Kim ES, Goldberg SB, Nakagawa K, Raja R, Higgs BW, Boothman AM, Zhao L, Scheuring U, Stockman PK, Chand VK, Peters S; MYSTIC Investigators. Durvalumab With or Without Tremelimumab vs Standard Chemotherapy in First-line Treatment of Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: The MYSTIC Phase 3 Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol. 2020 May 1;6(5):661-674. link to original article contains verified protocol in supplement link to PMC article PubMed NCT02453282

Carboplatin & nab-Paclitaxel

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Socinski et al. 2012 (CA031) 2007-2009 Phase III (E-RT-switch-ic) Carboplatin & Paclitaxel Superior ORR

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 6 cycles; treatment could continue at physician's discretion if there was no progressive disease or unacceptable toxicity

References

  1. CA031: Socinski MA, Bondarenko I, Karaseva NA, Makhson AM, Vynnychenko I, Okamoto I, Hon JK, Hirsh V, Bhar P, Zhang H, Iglesias JL, Renschler MF. Weekly nab-paclitaxel in combination with carboplatin versus solvent-based paclitaxel plus carboplatin as first-line therapy in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: final results of a phase III trial. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Jun 10;30(17):2055-62. Epub 2012 Apr 30. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
    1. Dataset: Project Data Sphere

Carboplatin, Paclitaxel, Bevacizumab

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PacCBev: Paclitaxel, Carboplatin, Bevacizumab
B+CP: Bevacizumab, Carboplatin, Paclitaxel
BCP: Bevacizumab, Carboplatin, Paclitaxel

Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Johnson et al. 2004 NR Randomized Phase II (E-esc) Carboplatin & Paclitaxel Seems to have superior TTP
Herbst et al. 2017 (SWOG S0819) 2009-2014 Phase III (C) Carboplatin, Paclitaxel, Bevacizumab, Cetuximab Did not meet primary endpoints of PFS/OS

Biomarker eligibility criteria

  • SWOG S0819: EGFR FISH positive

Chemotherapy

  • Carboplatin (Paraplatin) AUC 6 IV over 15 to 30 minutes once on day 1, given second, starting 60 minutes after the completion of paclitaxel
  • Paclitaxel (Taxol) 200 mg/m2 IV over 3 hours once on day 1, given first

Targeted therapy

  • Bevacizumab (Avastin) 15 mg/kg IV once on day 1, given third, starting 60 minutes after the completion of carboplatin
    • Infusion time per Johnson, et al. 2004 was over 90 minutes for cycle 1; if tolerated, given over 30 to 60 minutes for cycles 2 and later

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

References

  1. Johnson DH, Fehrenbacher L, Novotny WF, Herbst RS, Nemunaitis JJ, Jablons DM, Langer CJ, DeVore RF 3rd, Gaudreault J, Damico LA, Holmgren E, Kabbinavar F. Randomized phase II trial comparing bevacizumab plus carboplatin and paclitaxel with carboplatin and paclitaxel alone in previously untreated locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2004 Jun 1;22(11):2184-91. link to original article PubMed
  2. SWOG S0819: Herbst RS, Redman MW, Kim ES, Semrad TJ, Bazhenova L, Masters G, Oettel K, Guaglianone P, Reynolds C, Karnad A, Arnold SM, Varella-Garcia M, Moon J, Mack PC, Blanke CD, Hirsch FR, Kelly K, Gandara DR. Cetuximab plus carboplatin and paclitaxel with or without bevacizumab versus carboplatin and paclitaxel with or without bevacizumab in advanced NSCLC (SWOG S0819): a randomised, phase 3 study. Lancet Oncol. 2018 Jan;19(1):101-114. Epub 2017 Nov 20. link to original article contains protocol PubMed NCT00946712

Carboplatin, Paclitaxel, Ipilimumab

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Lynch et al. 2012 (CA184-041) 2008-2009 Randomized Phase II (E-esc) Carboplatin & Paclitaxel Seems to have superior PFS

Note: this is the "phased" approach to this regimen.

Chemotherapy

Immunotherapy

Supportive medications

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

Subsequent treatment

References

  1. CA184-041: Lynch TJ, Bondarenko I, Luft A, Serwatowski P, Barlesi F, Chacko R, Sebastian M, Neal J, Lu H, Cuillerot JM, Reck M. Ipilimumab in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin as first-line treatment in stage IIIB/IV non-small-cell lung cancer: results from a randomized, double-blind, multicenter phase II study. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Jun 10;30(17):2046-54. Epub 2012 Apr 30. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00527735

Carboplatin & Pemetrexed

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CP: Carboplatin & Pemetrexed
Carbo-Pem: Carboplatin & Pemetrexed

Example orders

Regimen variant #1, 5/500 x 6

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Reck et al. 2016 (KEYNOTE-024) 2014-2015 Phase III (C) Pembrolizumab Inferior OS Inferior HRQoL

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

Subsequent treatment

Regimen variant #2, 6/500 x 4

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Grønberg et al. 2009 2005-2006 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Carboplatin & Gemcitabine Did not meet primary endpoint of HRQoL

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

21-day cycle for up to 4 cycles

Regimen variant #3, 6/500 x 6

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Reck et al. 2016 (KEYNOTE-024) 2014-2015 Phase III (C) Pembrolizumab Inferior OS Inferior HRQoL

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

Subsequent treatment

References

  1. Grønberg BH, Bremnes RM, Fløtten O, Amundsen T, Brunsvig PF, Hjelde HH, Kaasa S, von Plessen C, Stornes F, Tollåli T, Wammer F, Aasebø U, Sundstrøm S; Norwegian Lung Cancer Study Group. Phase III study by the Norwegian Lung Cancer Study Group: pemetrexed plus carboplatin compared with gemcitabine plus carboplatin as first-line chemotherapy in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Jul 1;27(19):3217-24. Epub 2009 May 11. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  2. KEYNOTE-024: Reck M, Rodríguez-Abreu D, Robinson AG, Hui R, Csőszi T, Fülöp A, Gottfried M, Peled N, Tafreshi A, Cuffe S, O'Brien M, Rao S, Hotta K, Leiby MA, Lubiniecki GM, Shentu Y, Rangwala R, Brahmer JR; KEYNOTE-024 Investigators. Pembrolizumab versus chemotherapy for PD-L1-positive non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2016 Nov 10;375(19):1823-1833. Epub 2016 Oct 8. link to original article link to supplementary appendix contains verified protocol PubMed
    1. HRQoL analysis: Brahmer JR, Rodríguez-Abreu D, Robinson AG, Hui R, Csőszi T, Fülöp A, Gottfried M, Peled N, Tafreshi A, Cuffe S, O'Brien M, Rao S, Hotta K, Zhang J, Lubiniecki GM, Deitz AC, Rangwala R, Reck M. Health-related quality-of-life results for pembrolizumab versus chemotherapy in advanced, PD-L1-positive NSCLC (KEYNOTE-024): a multicentre, international, randomised, open-label phase 3 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2017 Dec;18(12):1600-1609. Epub 2017 Nov 9. link to original article PubMed
    2. Update: Reck M, Rodríguez-Abreu D, Robinson AG, Hui R, Csőszi T, Fülöp A, Gottfried M, Peled N, Tafreshi A, Cuffe S, O'Brien M, Rao S, Hotta K, Vandormael K, Riccio A, Yang J, Pietanza MC, Brahmer JR. Updated analysis of KEYNOTE-024: pembrolizumab versus platinum-based chemotherapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer with PD-L1 tumor proportion score of 50% or greater. J Clin Oncol. 2019 Mar 1;37(7):537-546. Epub 2019 Jan 8. link to original article PubMed

Carboplatin & Vinorelbine

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VC: Vinorelbine & Carboplatin

Regimen variant #1, IV vinorelbine

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Tan et al. 2005 (GLOB 2) 2000-2002 Phase III (C) Gemcitabine & Vinorelbine Did not meet primary endpoint of ORR

Note: to our knowledge, this regimen was not tested as an experimental arm in an RCT prior to becoming a standard comparator arm.

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

Regimen variant #2, PO vinorelbine

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Fløtten et al. 2012 2007-2009 Phase III (C) Gemcitabine & Vinorelbine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Note: to our knowledge, this regimen was not tested as an experimental arm in an RCT prior to becoming a standard comparator arm.

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 3 cycles

References

  1. GLOB 2: Tan EH, Szczesna A, Krzakowski M, Macha HN, Gatzemeier U, Mattson K, Wernli M, Reiterer P, Hui R, Pawel JV, Bertetto O, Pouget JC, Burillon JP, Parlier Y, Abratt R; GLOB 2 group. Randomized study of vinorelbine--gemcitabine versus vinorelbine--carboplatin in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Lung Cancer. 2005 Aug;49(2):233-40. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  2. Fløtten Ø, Grønberg BH, Bremnes R, Amundsen T, Sundstrøm S, Rolke H, Hornslien K, Wentzel-Larsen T, Aasebø U, von Plessen C; Norwegian Lung Cancer Study Group. Vinorelbine and gemcitabine vs vinorelbine and carboplatin as first-line treatment of advanced NSCLC: a phase III randomised controlled trial by the Norwegian Lung Cancer Study Group. Br J Cancer. 2012 Jul 24;107(3):442-7. Epub 2012 Jul 3. link to original article link to PMC article contains protocol PubMed

Cisplatin & Docetaxel

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DC: Docetaxel & Cisplatin
DP: Docetaxel & Platinol (Cisplatin)
Doc-Cis: Docetaxel & Cisplatin

Regimen variant #1, 50/75

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Berghmans et al. 2013 (ELCWP-01041) 2003-2009 Phase III (C) 1. GIP
2. IG
Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycles

Regimen variant #2, 75/75

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Schiller et al. 2002 (ECOG E1594) 1996-1999 Phase III (E-switch-ic) 1. Carboplatin & Paclitaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
2. Cisplatin & Gemcitabine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
3. Cisplatin & Paclitaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Fossella et al. 2003 (TAX 326) 1998-2000 Phase III (E-RT-switch-ic) 1. Carboplatin & Docetaxel Not reported
2. Cisplatin & Vinorelbine Seems to have superior OS
Cobo et al. 2007 2001-2005 Phase III (C) ERCC1 mRNA-guided therapy Seems to have inferior ORR
Tan et al. 2009 (GLOB3) 2004-2006 Phase III (C) Cisplatin & Vinorelbine Did not meet primary endpoint of TTF

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles (GLOB3) or indefinitely (E1594, TAX326)

Regimen variant #3, 80/60

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Kubota et al. 2004 1998-2000 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Cisplatin & Vindesine Seems to have superior OS
Takeda et al. 2009 (WJTOG0203) 2003-2005 Phase III (C) Platinum doublet x 3, then Gefitinib Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Kubota et al. 2015 (TCOG0701 CATS) 2007-2008 Phase III (C) Cisplatin & S-1 Non-inferior OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 3 to 6 cycles

Regimen variant #4, 80/100

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Georgoulias et al. 2001 1997-1999 Phase III (C) Docetaxel & Gemcitabine Did not meet primary endpoints of ORR/TTP
Georgoulias et al. 2003 NR Phase III (C) Docetaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycles

References

  1. Georgoulias V, Papadakis E, Alexopoulos A, Tsiafaki X, Rapti A, Veslemes M, Palamidas P, Vlachonikolis I; Greek Oncology Cooperative Group (GOCG) for Lung Cancer. Platinum-based and non-platinum-based chemotherapy in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a randomised multicentre trial. Lancet. 2001 May 12;357(9267):1478-84. link to original article PubMed
  2. ECOG E1594: Schiller JH, Harrington D, Belani CP, Langer C, Sandler A, Krook J, Zhu J, Johnson DH; ECOG. Comparison of four chemotherapy regimens for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2002 Jan 10;346(2):92-8. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  3. Georgoulias V, Pallis AG, Kourousis C, Alexopoulos A, Ardavanis A, Agelidou A, Agelidou M, Toumbis M, Tzannes S, Pavlakou G, Ziotopoulos P, Tzelepatiotis E, Samaras N; Hellenic Oncology Research Group. Docetaxel versus docetaxel/cisplatin in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: preliminary analysis of a multicenter, randomized phase III study. Clin Lung Cancer. 2003 Mar;4(5):288-93. link to original article PubMed
    1. Update: Georgoulias V, Ardavanis A, Agelidou A, Agelidou M, Chandrinos V, Tsaroucha E, Toumbis M, Kouroussis C, Syrigos K, Polyzos A, Samaras N, Papakotoulas P, Christofilakis C, Ziras N, Alegakis A. Docetaxel versus docetaxel plus cisplatin as front-line treatment of patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a randomized, multicenter phase III trial. J Clin Oncol. 2004 Jul 1;22(13):2602-9. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  4. TAX 326: Fossella F, Rodrigues Pereira J, von Pawel J, Pluzanska A, Gorbounova V, Kaukel E, Mattson KV, Ramlau R, Szczesna A, Fidias P, Millward M, Belani CP. Randomized, multinational, phase III study of docetaxel plus platinum combinations versus vinorelbine plus cisplatin for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: the TAX 326 study group. J Clin Oncol. 2003 Aug 15;21(16):3016-24. Epub 2003 Jul 1. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  5. Kubota K, Watanabe K, Kunitoh H, Noda K, Ichinose Y, Katakami N, Sugiura T, Kawahara M, Yokoyama A, Yokota S, Yoneda S, Matsui K, Kudo S, Shibuya M, Isobe T, Segawa Y, Nishiwaki Y, Ohashi Y, Niitani H; Japanese Taxotere Lung Cancer Study Group. Phase III randomized trial of docetaxel plus cisplatin versus vindesine plus cisplatin in patients with stage IV non-small-cell lung cancer: the Japanese Taxotere Lung Cancer Study Group. J Clin Oncol. 2004 Jan 15;22(2):254-61. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  6. Cobo M, Isla D, Massuti B, Montes A, Sanchez JM, Provencio M, Viñolas N, Paz-Ares L, Lopez-Vivanco G, Muñoz MA, Felip E, Alberola V, Camps C, Domine M, Sanchez JJ, Sanchez-Ronco M, Danenberg K, Taron M, Gandara D, Rosell R. Customizing cisplatin based on quantitative excision repair cross-complementing 1 mRNA expression: a phase III trial in non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Jul 1;25(19):2747-54. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  7. Park JO, Kim SW, Ahn JS, Suh C, Lee JS, Jang JS, Cho EK, Yang SH, Choi JH, Heo DS, Park SY, Shin SW, Ahn MJ, Lee JS, Yun YH, Lee JW, Park K. Phase III trial of two versus four additional cycles in patients who are nonprogressive after two cycles of platinum-based chemotherapy in non small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Nov 20;25(33):5233-9. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  8. GLOB3: Tan EH, Rolski J, Grodzki T, Schneider CP, Gatzemeier U, Zatloukal P, Aitini E, Carteni G, Riska H, Tsai YH, Abratt R. Global Lung Oncology Branch trial 3 (GLOB3): final results of a randomised multinational phase III study alternating oral and iv vinorelbine plus cisplatin versus docetaxel plus cisplatin as first-line treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. Ann Oncol. 2009 Jul;20(7):1249-56. Epub 2009 Mar 10. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  9. WJTOG0203: Takeda K, Hida T, Sato T, Ando M, Seto T, Satouchi M, Ichinose Y, Katakami N, Yamamoto N, Kudoh S, Sasaki J, Matsui K, Takayama K, Kashii T, Iwamoto Y, Sawa T, Okamoto I, Kurata T, Nakagawa K, Fukuoka M. Randomized phase III trial of platinum-doublet chemotherapy followed by gefitinib compared with continued platinum-doublet chemotherapy in Japanese patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: results of a West Japan Thoracic Oncology Group trial (WJTOG0203). J Clin Oncol. 2010 Feb 10;28(5):753-60. Epub 2009 Dec 28. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  10. ELCWP-01041: Berghmans T, Lafitte JJ, Scherpereel A, Paesmans M, Lecomte J, Marco VG, Meert AP, Leclercq N, Sculier JP; European Lung Cancer Working Party. An ELCWP phase III trial comparing ifosfamide and cisplatin regimens in advanced NSCLC. Anticancer Res. 2013 Dec;33(12):5477-82. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00622349
  11. TCOG0701 CATS: Kubota K, Sakai H, Katakami N, Nishio M, Inoue A, Okamoto H, Isobe H, Kunitoh H, Takiguchi Y, Kobayashi K, Nakamura Y, Ohmatsu H, Sugawara S, Minato K, Fukuda M, Yokoyama A, Takeuchi M, Michimae H, Gemma A, Kudoh S; Tokyo Cooperative Oncology Group. A randomized phase III trial of oral S-1 plus cisplatin versus docetaxel plus cisplatin in Japanese patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: TCOG0701 CATS trial. Ann Oncol. 2015 Jul;26(7):1401-8. Epub 2015 Apr 23. link to original article link to PMC article contains protocol PubMed UMIN000000608

Cisplatin & Etoposide

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PE: Platinol (Cisplatin) & Etoposide
EC: Etoposide & Cisplatin

Regimen variant #1, 60/360

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Ruckdeschel et al. 1986 (ECOG E1581) 1981-1983 Phase III (E-switch-ic) 1. CAMP
2. Cisplatin & Vindesine
3. MVP
Did not meet primary endpoint

Note: this is an experimental arm that did not meet its primary endpoint; included here because it was eventually used to establish this regimen as a standard comparator.

Chemotherapy

21-day cycles

Regimen variant #2, 75/300

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Bonomi et al. 2000 (ECOG E5592) 1993-1994 Phase III (C) Cisplatin & Paclitaxel Seems to have inferior OS
Belani et al. 2005 1995-1996 Phase III (C) Carboplatin & Paclitaxel Might have superior OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycles

Regimen variant #3, 100/300

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Cardenal et al. 1999 1995-1996 Phase III (C) Cisplatin & Gemcitabine Inferior TTP

Chemotherapy

21-day cycles

Regimen variant #4, 105/600

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Font et al. 1999 1993-1995 Phase III (C) PE; dose-dense Did not meet primary endpoint of ORR

Chemotherapy

28-day cycles

Regimen variant #5, 120/300

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Klastersky et al. 1990 (EORTC 07861) 1987-1989 Phase III (C) Carboplatin & Etoposide Might have superior ORR
Comella et al. 1996 1993-1995 Phase III (C) Carboplatin, Cisplatin, Etoposide, Vinorelbine Did not meet primary endpoint of ORR

Chemotherapy

3- to 4-week cycles

References

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Cisplatin & Gemcitabine

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GC: Gemcitabine & Cisplatin
GP: Gemcitabine & Platinol (Cisplatin)

Regimen variant #1, 70/1000

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Park et al. 2007 2002-2004 Phase III (E-de-esc) GC; 6 cycles Non-inferior OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 4 cycles

Regimen variant #2, 75/1250 q3wk

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Bissett et al. 2005 1999-2001 Phase III (C) GC & Prinomastat Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Novello et al. 2007 2001-2004 Phase III (C) GC x 2, then gemcitabine x 3 Inconclusive whether non-inferior OS
Manegold et al. 2011 2005-2007 Phase III (C) GC & PF-3512676 Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Reck et al. 2016 (KEYNOTE-024) 2014-2015 Phase III (C) Pembrolizumab Inferior OS Inferior HRQoL

Note: Patients in Novello et al. 2007 received 5 cycles. Patients in KEYNOTE-024 received 4 to 6 cycles.

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles (see note)

Regimen variant #3, 75/1250 q4wk

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Wu et al. 2013 (FASTACT-2) 2009-2010 Phase III (C) GC/Erlotinib Seems to have superior OS

Note: this cohort was enriched for EGFR mutations and only those patients with an activating EGFR gene mutation were noted to have a treatment benefit in favor of the experimental arm.

Chemotherapy

28-day cycle for 4 cycles

Regimen variant #4, 80/1000

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Ohe et al. 2006 (FACS) 2000-2002 Phase III (E-switch-ic) 1. Carboplatin & Paclitaxel Inconclusive whether non-inferior OS
2. Cisplatin & Irinotecan Inconclusive whether non-inferior OS
3. Cisplatin & Vinorelbine Inconclusive whether non-inferior OS
Takeda et al. 2009 (WJTOG0203) 2003-2005 Phase III (C) Platinum doublet x 3, then Gefitinib Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 6 cycles (WJTOG0203) or indefinitely (FACS)

Regimen variant #5, 80/1125

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Wachters et al. 2003 1998-2002 Phase III (C) Epirubicin & Gemcitabine Did not meet primary endpoint of PFS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 5 cycles

Regimen variant #6, 80/1200 x 6

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Gridelli et al. 2003 1998-2001 Phase III (C) Gemcitabine & Vinorelbine Might have superior OS
Gridelli et al. 2007 (GECO) 2003-2005 Phase III (C) 1. GC & Rofecoxib
2. Cisplatin & PCI Gemcitabine
3. Cisplatin, PCI Gemcitabine, Rofecoxib
Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Gridelli et al. 2012 (TORCH) 2006-2009 Phase III (C) Erlotinib Superior OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

Subsequent treatment

Regimen variant #7, 80/1250 x 4

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Ferry et al. 2017 (BTOG2) 2005-2009 Phase III (E-esc) 1. GC; GC50 Seems to have superior OS
2. GCb6 Non-inferior OS
Pérol et al. 2012 (IFCT-GFPC 0502) 2006-2009 Non-randomized portion of RCT

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 4 cycles

Subsequent treatment

Regimen variant #8, 80/1250 x 6

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Giaccone et al. 2004 (INTACT 1) 2000-2001 Phase III (C) GC & Gefitinib Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Gatzemeier et al. 2007 (TALENT) 2001-2002 Phase III (C) GC & Erlotinib Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Boni et al. 2012 (FAST) 2001-2006 Phase III (C) 1. GIN
2. GN
Seems to have superior OS
3. GIP Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Paz-Ares et al. 2006 2002-2004 Phase III (C) GC & Aprinocarsen Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

Regimen variant #9, 100/1000 q3wk

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Ridolfi et al. 2011 2000-2004 Phase III (C) GC & LD IL-2 Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

Regimen variant #10, 100/1000 q4wk

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Crinò et al. 1999 1995-1997 Phase III (E-switch-ic) MIC Seems to have superior ORR
Sandler et al. 2000 1995-1997 Phase III (E-RT-esc) Cisplatin Superior OS
Schiller et al. 2002 (ECOG E1594) 1996-1999 Phase III (E-switch-ic) 1. Carboplatin & Paclitaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
2. Cisplatin & Docetaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
3. Cisplatin & Paclitaxel Superior PFS
Scagliotti et al. 2008 (JMDB) 2004-2005 Phase III (C) Cisplatin & Pemetrexed Seems to have non-inferior OS

Chemotherapy

28-day cycles

Regimen variant #11, 100/1250

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Cardenal et al. 1999 1995-1996 Phase III (E-RT-switch-ic) Cisplatin & Etoposide Superior TTP
Alberola et al. 2003 1998-2000 Phase III (C) 1. CGV
2. GV-VI
Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 6 cycles (Alberola et al. 2003) or indefinitely (Cardenal et al. 1999)

Regimen variant #12, 100/1400

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Gebbia et al. 2003 NR Phase III (E-switch-ic) Cisplatin & Vinorelbine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

28-day cycles

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Cisplatin, Gemcitabine, Cetuximab

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence
Butts et al. 2008 NR Randomized Phase II (E-esc)

Note: this was a non-comparative study.

Chemotherapy

Targeted therapy

  • Cetuximab (Erbitux) as follows:
    • Cycle 1: 400 mg/m2 IV once on day 1, then 250 mg/m2 IV once per day on days 8 & 15
    • Cycle 2 onwards: 250 mg/m2 IV once per day on days 1, 8, 15

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

References

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Cisplatin & Irinotecan

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IP: Irinotecan & Platinol (Cisplatin)

Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Negoro et al. 2003 1995-1998 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Cisplatin & Vindesine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Irinotecan Not reported
Ohe et al. 2006 (FACS) 2000-2002 Phase III (C) 1. Carboplatin & Paclitaxel Inconclusive whether non-inferior OS
2. Cisplatin & Gemcitabine Inconclusive whether non-inferior OS
3. Cisplatin & Vinorelbine Inconclusive whether non-inferior OS
Takeda et al. 2009 (WJTOG0203) 2003-2005 Phase III (C) Platinum doublet x 3, then Gefitinib Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

28-day cycle for up to 6 cycles (WJTOG0203) or indefinitely (FACS)

References

  1. Negoro S, Masuda N, Takada Y, Sugiura T, Kudoh S, Katakami N, Ariyoshi Y, Ohashi Y, Niitani H, Fukuoka M; CPT-11 Lung Cancer Study Group West. Randomised phase III trial of irinotecan combined with cisplatin for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. Br J Cancer. 2003 Feb 10;88(3):335-41. link to original article link to PMC article contains verified protocol PubMed
  2. FACS: Ohe Y, Ohashi Y, Kubota K, Tamura T, Nakagawa K, Negoro S, Nishiwaki Y, Saijo N, Ariyoshi Y, Fukuoka M. Randomized phase III study of cisplatin plus irinotecan versus carboplatin plus paclitaxel, cisplatin plus gemcitabine, and cisplatin plus vinorelbine for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: four-arm cooperative study in Japan. Ann Oncol. 2007 Feb;18(2):317-23. Epub 2006 Nov 1. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  3. WJTOG0203: Takeda K, Hida T, Sato T, Ando M, Seto T, Satouchi M, Ichinose Y, Katakami N, Yamamoto N, Kudoh S, Sasaki J, Matsui K, Takayama K, Kashii T, Iwamoto Y, Sawa T, Okamoto I, Kurata T, Nakagawa K, Fukuoka M. Randomized phase III trial of platinum-doublet chemotherapy followed by gefitinib compared with continued platinum-doublet chemotherapy in Japanese patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: results of a West Japan Thoracic Oncology Group trial (WJTOG0203). J Clin Oncol. 2010 Feb 10;28(5):753-60. Epub 2009 Dec 28. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed

Cisplatin & Paclitaxel

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PC: Paclitaxel & Cisplatin

Regimen variant #1, 70/175 x 4

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Park et al. 2007 2002-2004 Phase III (E-de-esc) Cisplatin & Paclitaxel x 6 Non-inferior OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 4 cycles

Regimen variant #2, 75/135, q2wk

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Stathopoulos et al. 2010a 2006-2008 Phase III (C) Liposomal Cisplatin & Paclitaxel Did not meet secondary endpoints More toxic

Chemotherapy

14-day cycle for up to 9 cycles

Regimen variant #3, 75/135, q3wk

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Bonomi et al. 2000 (ECOG E5592) 1993-1994 Phase III (E-RT-switch-ic) Cisplatin & Etoposide Seems to have superior OS
Schiller et al. 2002 (ECOG E1594) 1996-1999 Phase III (C) 1. Carboplatin & Paclitaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
2. Cisplatin & Docetaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
3. Cisplatin & Gemcitabine Inferior PFS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycles

Regimen variant #4, 80/175

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Gatzemeier et al. 2000 1995-1996 Phase III (E-esc) Cisplatin Seems to have superior TTP
Smit et al. 2003 (EORTC 08975) 1998-2000 Phase III (C) 1. Cisplatin & Gemcitabine
2. Gemcitabine & Paclitaxel
Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

Regimen variant #5, 80/200

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Rosell et al. 2002 1996-1997 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Carboplatin & Paclitaxel Seems to have superior OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycles

References

  1. ECOG E5592: Bonomi P, Kim K, Fairclough D, Cella D, Kugler J, Rowinsky E, Jiroutek M, Johnson D. Comparison of survival and quality of life in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients treated with two dose levels of paclitaxel combined with cisplatin versus etoposide with cisplatin: results of an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group trial. J Clin Oncol. 2000 Feb;18(3):623-31. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  2. Gatzemeier U, von Pawel J, Gottfried M, ten Velde GP, Mattson K, de Marinis F, Harper P, Salvati F, Robinet G, Lucenti A, Bogaerts J, Gallant G. Phase III comparative study of high-dose cisplatin versus a combination of paclitaxel and cisplatin in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2000 Oct 1;18(19):3390-9. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  3. ECOG E1594: Schiller JH, Harrington D, Belani CP, Langer C, Sandler A, Krook J, Zhu J, Johnson DH; ECOG. Comparison of four chemotherapy regimens for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2002 Jan 10;346(2):92-8. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  4. Rosell R, Gatzemeier U, Betticher DC, Keppler U, Macha HN, Pirker R, Berthet P, Breau JL, Lianes P, Nicholson M, Ardizzoni A, Chemaissani A, Bogaerts J, Gallant G. Phase III randomised trial comparing paclitaxel/carboplatin with paclitaxel/cisplatin in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a cooperative multinational trial. Ann Oncol. 2002 Oct;13(10):1539-49. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  5. EORTC 08975: Smit EF, van Meerbeeck JP, Lianes P, Debruyne C, Legrand C, Schramel F, Smit H, Gaafar R, Biesma B, Manegold C, Neymark N, Giaccone G; EORTC Lung Cancer Group. Three-arm randomized study of two cisplatin-based regimens and paclitaxel plus gemcitabine in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a phase III trial of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Lung Cancer Group--EORTC 08975. J Clin Oncol. 2003 Nov 1;21(21):3909-17. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  6. Park JO, Kim SW, Ahn JS, Suh C, Lee JS, Jang JS, Cho EK, Yang SH, Choi JH, Heo DS, Park SY, Shin SW, Ahn MJ, Lee JS, Yun YH, Lee JW, Park K. Phase III trial of two versus four additional cycles in patients who are nonprogressive after two cycles of platinum-based chemotherapy in non small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Nov 20;25(33):5233-9. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  7. Stathopoulos GP, Antoniou D, Dimitroulis J, Michalopoulou P, Bastas A, Marosis K, Stathopoulos J, Provata A, Yiamboudakis P, Veldekis D, Lolis N, Georgatou N, Toubis M, Pappas Ch, Tsoukalas G. Liposomal cisplatin combined with paclitaxel versus cisplatin and paclitaxel in non-small-cell lung cancer: a randomized phase III multicenter trial. Ann Oncol. 2010 Nov;21(11):2227-32. Epub 2010 May 3. link to original article link to PMC article contains verified protocol PubMed

Cisplatin & Vinorelbine

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CV: Cisplatin & Vinorelbine
NP: Navelbine (Vinorelbine) & Platinol (Cisplatin)
PV: Platinol (Cisplatin) & Vinorelbine
VC: Vinorelbine & Cisplatin

Regimen variant #1, 75/25

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Martoni et al. 2005 1998-2003 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Cisplatin & Gemcitabine Did not meet primary endpoint of ORR

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

Subsequent treatment

  • Vinorelbine maintenance

Regimen variant #2, 80/25

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Ohe et al. 2006 (FACS) 2000-2002 Phase III (E-switch-ic) 1. Carboplatin & Paclitaxel Inconclusive whether non-inferior OS
2. Cisplatin & Gemcitabine Inconclusive whether non-inferior OS
3. Cisplatin & Irinotecan Inconclusive whether non-inferior OS
Takeda et al. 2009 (WJTOG0203) 2003-2005 Phase III (C) Platinum doublet x 3, then Gefitinib Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Pirker et al. 2009 (FLEX) 2004-2006 Phase III (C) Cisplatin, Vinorelbine, Cetuximab Seems to have inferior OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles (FLEX; WJTOG0203) or indefinitely (FACS)

Regimen variant #3, 80/30, 2 out of 3 weeks vinorelbine

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Gridelli et al. 2003 1998-2001 Phase III (C) Gemcitabine & Vinorelbine Might have superior OS
Georgoulias et al. 2005 1999-2002 Phase III (C) Docetaxel & Gemcitabine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Gebbia et al. 2008 2003-2004 Phase III (C) Cisplatin & Vinorelbine; 3 out of 4 weeks Did not meet primary endpoint of OS Less toxic

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 6 cycles (Gridelli et al. 2003) or up to 9 cycles (Georgoulias et al. 2005)

Regimen variant #4, 80/30, weekly vinorelbine

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Depierre et al. 1994 1989-1991 Phase III (E-esc) Vinorelbine Superior TTP
Souquet et al. 2002 (GLOB-1) 1998-1999 Phase III (C) NIP Did not meet primary endpoint of OS1

Chemotherapy

21-day cycles

Regimen variant #5, 100/25

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Wozniak et al. 1998 1993-1995 Phase III (E-RT-esc) Cisplatin Superior OS
Kelly et al. 2001 (SWOG 9509) 1996-1998 Phase III (C) Carboplatin & Paclitaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Scagliotti et al. 2002 1998-2000 Phase III (C) 1. Carboplatin & Paclitaxel
2. Cisplatin & Gemcitabine
Did not meet primary endpoint of ORR
Fossella et al. 2003 (TAX 326) 1998-2000 Phase III (C) 1. Carboplatin & Docetaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
2. Cisplatin & Docetaxel Seems to have inferior OS
Ramlau et al. 2008 (SPIRIT I) NR Phase III (C) CV & Bexarotene Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

28-day cycle for up to 10 cycles (SWOG 9509) or indefinitely (TAX 326, SPIRIT I)

Regimen variant #6, 100/30

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Robinet et al. 2001 (GFPC 95-1) 1995-1997 Phase III (C) CV & concurrent WBRT Did not meet primary endpoint of
Pujol et al. 2005 1999-2001 Phase III (C) Docetaxel & Gemcitabine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Note: patients in GFPC 95-1 had intracranial metastases.

Chemotherapy

28-day cycle for 6 cycles

Subsequent treatment

Regimen variant #7, 120/30

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Le Chevalier et al. 1994 1989-1991 Phase III (E-RT-esc) 1. Cisplatin & Vindesine Seems to have superior OS
2. Vinorelbine Superior OS
Comella et al. 2000 1997-1999 Phase III (C) 1. Cisplatin & Gemcitabine Not reported
2. PGV Inferior OS

Note: in Comella et al. 2000, vinorelbine was given for a total of 10 weeks.

Chemotherapy

28-day cycle for 1 cycle, then 42-day cycles (see note)

References

  1. Depierre A, Chastang C, Quoix E, Lebeau B, Blanchon F, Paillot N, Lemarie E, Milleron B, Moro D, Clavier J, Herman D, Tuchais E, Jacoulet P, Brechot JM, Cordier JF, Solal-Celigny P, Badri N, Besenval M. Vinorelbine versus vinorelbine plus cisplatin in advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a randomized trial. Ann Oncol. 1994 Jan;5(1):37-42. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
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  9. TAX 326: Fossella F, Rodrigues Pereira J, von Pawel J, Pluzanska A, Gorbounova V, Kaukel E, Mattson KV, Ramlau R, Szczesna A, Fidias P, Millward M, Belani CP. Randomized, multinational, phase III study of docetaxel plus platinum combinations versus vinorelbine plus cisplatin for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: the TAX 326 study group. J Clin Oncol. 2003 Aug 15;21(16):3016-24. Epub 2003 Jul 1. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
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  17. FLEX: Pirker R, Rodrigues Pereira J, Szczesna A, von Pawel J, Krzakowski M, Ramlau R, Vynnychenko I, Park K, Yu CT, Ganul V, Roh JK, Bajetta E, O'Byrne K, de Marinis F, Eberhardt W, Goddemeier T, Emig M, Gatzemeier U; FLEX Study Team. Cetuximab plus chemotherapy in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (FLEX): an open-label randomised phase III trial. Lancet. 2009 May 2;373(9674):1525-31. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00148798
  18. WJTOG0203: Takeda K, Hida T, Sato T, Ando M, Seto T, Satouchi M, Ichinose Y, Katakami N, Yamamoto N, Kudoh S, Sasaki J, Matsui K, Takayama K, Kashii T, Iwamoto Y, Sawa T, Okamoto I, Kurata T, Nakagawa K, Fukuoka M. Randomized phase III trial of platinum-doublet chemotherapy followed by gefitinib compared with continued platinum-doublet chemotherapy in Japanese patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: results of a West Japan Thoracic Oncology Group trial (WJTOG0203). J Clin Oncol. 2010 Feb 10;28(5):753-60. Epub 2009 Dec 28. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed

Cisplatin, Vinorelbine, Cetuximab

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Pirker et al. 2009 (FLEX) 2004-2006 Phase III (E-esc) Cisplatin & Vinorelbine Seems to have superior OS

Chemotherapy

Targeted therapy

  • Cetuximab (Erbitux) as follows:
    • Cycle 1: 400 mg/m2 IV over 2 hours once on day 1, then 250 mg/m2 IV over 60 minutes once per day on days 8 & 15
    • Cycles 2 to 6: 250 mg/m2 IV over 60 minutes once per day on days 1, 8, 15

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

Subsequent treatment

  • Cetuximab maintenance

References

  1. FLEX: Pirker R, Rodrigues Pereira J, Szczesna A, von Pawel J, Krzakowski M, Ramlau R, Vynnychenko I, Park K, Yu CT, Ganul V, Roh JK, Bajetta E, O'Byrne K, de Marinis F, Eberhardt W, Goddemeier T, Emig M, Gatzemeier U; FLEX Study Team. Cetuximab plus chemotherapy in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (FLEX): an open-label randomised phase III trial. Lancet. 2009 May 2;373(9674):1525-31. link to original article contains protocol PubMed NCT00148798

Docetaxel & Vinorelbine

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Regimen

Study Evidence
Miller et al. 2000 Phase II

Chemotherapy

References

  1. Miller VA, Krug LM, Ng KK, Pizzo B, Perez W, Heelan RT, Kris MG. Phase II trial of docetaxel and vinorelbine in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2000 Mar;18(6):1346-50. link to original article PubMed

Gemcitabine & Paclitaxel

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GT: Gemcitabine & Taxol (Paclitaxel)

Regimen variant #1, 1000/125

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Kosmidis et al. 2002 1998-2000 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Carboplatin & Paclitaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Kosmidis et al. 2007 2000-2004 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Carboplatin & Gemcitabine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Comella et al. 2006 (SICOG 0101) 2001-2005 Phase III (C) 1. GV
2. PGT
3. PGV
Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

Regimen variant #2, 1000/200

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Kosmidis et al. 2010 2004-2008 Phase III (C) Paclitaxel & Vinorelbine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycles

References

  1. Kosmidis PA, Kalofonos HP, Christodoulou C, Syrigos K, Makatsoris T, Skarlos D, Bakogiannis C, Nicolaides C, Bafaloukos D, Bamias A, Samantas E, Xiros N, Boukovinas I, Fountzilas G, Dimopoulos MA; Hellenic Cooperative Oncology Group. Paclitaxel and gemcitabine versus carboplatin and gemcitabine in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a phase III study of the Hellenic Cooperative Oncology Group. Ann Oncol. 2008 Jan;19(1):115-22. Epub 2007 Oct 15. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  2. SICOG 0101: Comella P, Filippelli G, De Cataldis G, Massidda B, Frasci G, Maiorino L, Putzu C, Mancarella S, Palmeri S, Cioffi R, Roselli M, Buzzi F, Milia V, Gambardella A, Natale D, Bianco M, Ghiani M, Masullo P; Southern Italy Cooperative Oncology Group. Efficacy of the combination of cisplatin with either gemcitabine and vinorelbine or gemcitabine and paclitaxel in the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer: a phase III randomised trial of the Southern Italy Cooperative Oncology Group (SICOG 0101). Ann Oncol. 2007 Feb;18(2):324-30. Epub 2006 Oct 27. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  3. Kosmidis PA, Fountzilas G, Eleftheraki AG, Kalofonos HP, Pentheroudakis G, Skarlos D, Dimopoulos MA, Bafaloukos D, Pectasides D, Samantas E, Boukovinas J, Lambaki S, Katirtzoglou N, Bakogiannis C, Syrigos KN; Hellenic Cooperative Oncology Group. Paclitaxel and gemcitabine versus paclitaxel and vinorelbine in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a phase III study of the Hellenic Cooperative Oncology Group (HeCOG). Ann Oncol. 2011 Apr;22(4):827-34. Epub 2010 Sep 29. link to original article contains protocol PubMed ACTRN12609000946213

Gemcitabine & Vinorelbine

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VG: Vinorelbine & Gemcitabine
GV: Gemcitabine & Vinorelbine
G+V: Gemcitabine & Vinorelbine

Regimen variant #1, 1000/25, 2 weeks out of 3 (IV vinorelbine)

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Laack et al. 2004 1999-2001 Phase III (E-de-esc) GVP Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Tan et al. 2005 (GLOB 2) 2000-2002 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Carboplatin & Vinorelbine Did not meet primary endpoint of ORR

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

  • "Antiemetic agents and other supportive treatments were provided at the discretion of the treating physician."

21-day cycles

Regimen variant #2, 1000/25, 3 weeks out of 4 (IV vinorelbine)

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Greco et al. 2007 1998-2005 Phase III (E-switch-ic) PCG Did not meet primary endpoint of OS Less toxic

Chemotherapy

28-day cycles

Regimen variant #3, 1000/60 (PO vinorelbine)

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Fløtten et al. 2012 2007-2009 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Carboplatin & Vinorelbine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for 3 cycles

Regimen variant #4, 1200/30

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Frasci et al. 2001 NR Phase III (E-esc) Vinorelbine Superior OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycles

References

  1. Frasci G, Lorusso V, Panza N, Comella P, Nicolella G, Bianco A, DeCataldis G, Belli M, Iannelli N, Massidda B, Mascia V, Comella G, De Lena M; Southern Italy Cooperative Oncology Group. Gemcitabine plus vinorelbine yields better survival outcome than vinorelbine alone in elderly patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a Southern Italy Cooperative Oncology Group (SICOG) phase III trial. Lung Cancer. 2001 Dec;34 Suppl 4:S65-9. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
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  3. Laack E, Dickgreber N, Müller T, Knuth A, Benk J, Lorenz C, Gieseler F, Dürk H, Engel-Riedel W, Dalhoff K, Kortsik C, Graeven U, Burk M, Dierlamm T, Welte T, Burkholder I, Edler L, Hossfeld DK; German and Swiss Lung Cancer Study Group. Randomized phase III study of gemcitabine and vinorelbine versus gemcitabine, vinorelbine, and cisplatin in the treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: from the German and Swiss Lung Cancer Study Group. J Clin Oncol. 2004 Jun 15;22(12):2348-56. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  4. GLOB 2: Tan EH, Szczesna A, Krzakowski M, Macha HN, Gatzemeier U, Mattson K, Wernli M, Reiterer P, Hui R, Pawel JV, Bertetto O, Pouget JC, Burillon JP, Parlier Y, Abratt R; GLOB 2 group. Randomized study of vinorelbine--gemcitabine versus vinorelbine--carboplatin in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Lung Cancer. 2005 Aug;49(2):233-40. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  5. Greco FA, Spigel DR, Kuzur ME, Shipley D, Gray JR, Thompson DS, Burris HA, Yardley DA, Pati A, Webb CD, Gandhi JG, Hainsworth JD. Paclitaxel/Carboplatin/gemcitabine versus gemcitabine/vinorelbine in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a phase II/III study of the Minnie Pearl Cancer Research Network. Clin Lung Cancer. 2007 Sep;8(8):483-7. link to original article PubMed
  6. Fløtten Ø, Grønberg BH, Bremnes R, Amundsen T, Sundstrøm S, Rolke H, Hornslien K, Wentzel-Larsen T, Aasebø U, von Plessen C; Norwegian Lung Cancer Study Group. Vinorelbine and gemcitabine vs vinorelbine and carboplatin as first-line treatment of advanced NSCLC: a phase III randomised controlled trial by the Norwegian Lung Cancer Study Group. Br J Cancer. 2012 Jul 24;107(3):442-7. Epub 2012 Jul 3. link to original article link to PMC article contains protocol PubMed

Ipilimumab & Nivolumab

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Hellmann et al. 2018 (CheckMate 227) 2015-2016 Phase III (E-RT-switch-ooc) 1. Nivolumab Not reported
2. Platinum doublet Superior OS (*)

Note: reported efficacy is based on the 2019 update.

Immunotherapy

42-day cycles

References

  1. CheckMate 227: Hellmann MD, Ciuleanu TE, Pluzanski A, Lee JS, Otterson GA, Audigier-Valette C, Minenza E, Linardou H, Burgers S, Salman P, Borghaei H, Ramalingam SS, Brahmer J, Reck M, O'Byrne KJ, Geese WJ, Green G, Chang H, Szustakowski J, Bhagavatheeswaran P, Healey D, Fu Y, Nathan F, Paz-Ares L. Nivolumab plus ipilimumab in lung cancer with a high tumor mutational burden. N Engl J Med. 2018 May 31;378(22):2093-2104. Epub 2018 Apr 16. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT02477826
    1. Update: Hellmann MD, Paz-Ares L, Bernabe Caro R, Zurawski B, Kim SW, Carcereny Costa E, Park K, Alexandru A, Lupinacci L, de la Mora Jimenez E, Sakai H, Albert I, Vergnenegre A, Peters S, Syrigos K, Barlesi F, Reck M, Borghaei H, Brahmer JR, O'Byrne KJ, Geese WJ, Bhagavatheeswaran P, Rabindran SK, Kasinathan RS, Nathan FE, Ramalingam SS. Nivolumab plus ipilimumab in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2019 Nov 21;381(21):2020-2031. Epub 2019 Sep 28. link to original article PubMed

Nivolumab monotherapy

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Carbone et al. 2017 (CheckMate 026) 2014-2015 Phase III (E-switch-ooc) Platinum doublet Did not meet primary endpoint of PFS

Note: control arm patients in CheckMate 026 received investigator's choice of platinum doublet; the most commonly used regimen was carboplatin & paclitaxel.

Immunotherapy

  • Nivolumab (Opdivo) 3 mg/kg IV once on day 1
    • Notably, on 9/13/16 the FDA recommended that dosing for this indication be changed to 240 mg with the same schedule based on updated pharmacokinetic data.

14-day cycles

References

  1. CheckMate 026: Carbone DP, Reck M, Paz-Ares L, Creelan B, Horn L, Steins M, Felip E, van den Heuvel MM, Ciuleanu TE, Badin F, Ready N, Hiltermann TJN, Nair S, Juergens R, Peters S, Minenza E, Wrangle JM, Rodriguez-Abreu D, Borghaei H, Blumenschein GR Jr, Villaruz LC, Havel L, Krejci J, Corral Jaime J, Chang H, Geese WJ, Bhagavatheeswaran P, Chen AC, Socinski MA; CheckMate 026 Investigators. First-line nivolumab in stage IV or recurrent non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2017 Jun 22;376(25):2415-2426. link to original articlecontains verified protocol PubMed NCT02041533
  2. CheckMate 227: Hellmann MD, Ciuleanu TE, Pluzanski A, Lee JS, Otterson GA, Audigier-Valette C, Minenza E, Linardou H, Burgers S, Salman P, Borghaei H, Ramalingam SS, Brahmer J, Reck M, O'Byrne KJ, Geese WJ, Green G, Chang H, Szustakowski J, Bhagavatheeswaran P, Healey D, Fu Y, Nathan F, Paz-Ares L. Nivolumab plus ipilimumab in lung cancer with a high tumor mutational burden. N Engl J Med. 2018 May 31;378(22):2093-2104. Epub 2018 Apr 16. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT02477826

Pembrolizumab monotherapy

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Garon et al. 2015 (KEYNOTE-001) 2012-2014 Phase 1, >20 pts in dosing cohort
Reck et al. 2016 (KEYNOTE-024) 2014-2015 Phase III (E-RT-switch-ooc) 1. Carboplatin & Gemcitabine
2. Carboplatin & Paclitaxel
3. Carboplatin & Pemetrexed
4. Cisplatin & Gemcitabine
5. Cisplatin & Pemetrexed
Superior OS Superior HRQoL
Mok et al. 2019 (KEYNOTE-042) 2014-2017 Phase III (E-RT-switch-ooc) 1. Carboplatin & Paclitaxel
2. Carboplatin & Pemetrexed
Superior OS

KEYNOTE-024 required PD-L1 to be expressed on at least 50% of tumor cells, no EGFR/ALK mutations. Treatment choice for patients in the comparator arm was up to the investigators; most with nonsquamous histology received carboplatin & pemetrexed, whereas most with squamous histology received carboplatin & gemcitabine. Patients could receive a maximum of 35 cycles. ORR was 45% (95% CI: 37-53).
KEYNOTE-042 required PD-L1 to be expressed on at least 1% of tumor cells. Treatment choice for patients in the comparator arm was carboplatin & paclitaxel for patients with squamous histology, and carboplatin & pemetrexed for patients with nonsquamous histology.

Immunotherapy

21-day cycles

References

  1. Phase 1: Garon EB, Rizvi NA, Hui R, Leighl N, Balmanoukian AS, Eder JP, Patnaik A, Aggarwal C, Gubens M, Horn L, Carcereny E, Ahn MJ, Felip E, Lee JS, Hellmann MD, Hamid O, Goldman JW, Soria JC, Dolled-Filhart M, Rutledge RZ, Zhang J, Lunceford JK, Rangwala R, Lubiniecki GM, Roach C, Emancipator K, Gandhi L; KEYNOTE-001 Investigators. Pembrolizumab for the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2015 May 21;372(21):2018-28. Epub 2015 Apr 19. link to original article PubMed NCT01295827
  2. KEYNOTE-024: Reck M, Rodríguez-Abreu D, Robinson AG, Hui R, Csőszi T, Fülöp A, Gottfried M, Peled N, Tafreshi A, Cuffe S, O'Brien M, Rao S, Hotta K, Leiby MA, Lubiniecki GM, Shentu Y, Rangwala R, Brahmer JR; KEYNOTE-024 Investigators. Pembrolizumab versus chemotherapy for PD-L1-positive non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2016 Nov 10;375(19):1823-1833. Epub 2016 Oct 8. link to original article link to supplementary appendix contains verified protocol PubMed
    1. HRQoL analysis: Brahmer JR, Rodríguez-Abreu D, Robinson AG, Hui R, Csőszi T, Fülöp A, Gottfried M, Peled N, Tafreshi A, Cuffe S, O'Brien M, Rao S, Hotta K, Zhang J, Lubiniecki GM, Deitz AC, Rangwala R, Reck M. Health-related quality-of-life results for pembrolizumab versus chemotherapy in advanced, PD-L1-positive NSCLC (KEYNOTE-024): a multicentre, international, randomised, open-label phase 3 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2017 Dec;18(12):1600-1609. Epub 2017 Nov 9. link to original article PubMed
    2. Update: Reck M, Rodríguez-Abreu D, Robinson AG, Hui R, Csőszi T, Fülöp A, Gottfried M, Peled N, Tafreshi A, Cuffe S, O'Brien M, Rao S, Hotta K, Vandormael K, Riccio A, Yang J, Pietanza MC, Brahmer JR. Updated analysis of KEYNOTE-024: pembrolizumab versus platinum-based chemotherapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer with PD-L1 tumor proportion score of 50% or greater. J Clin Oncol. 2019 Mar 1;37(7):537-546. Epub 2019 Jan 8. link to original article PubMed
  3. KEYNOTE-042: Mok TSK, Wu YL, Kudaba I, Kowalski DM, Cho BC, Turna HZ, Castro G Jr, Srimuninnimit V, Laktionov KK, Bondarenko I, Kubota K, Lubiniecki GM, Zhang J, Kush D, Lopes G; KEYNOTE-042 Investigators. Pembrolizumab versus chemotherapy for previously untreated, PD-L1-expressing, locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (KEYNOTE-042): a randomised, open-label, controlled, phase 3 trial. Lancet. 2019 May 4;393(10183):1819-1830. Epub 2019 Apr 4. link to original article PubMed

Advanced or metastatic disease, first-line, elderly or poor performance status

Carboplatin & Gemcitabine

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CG: Carboplatin & Gemcitabine

Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Biesma et al. 2011 (NVALT-3) 2003-2006 Phase III (C) CP Similar QoL

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 4 cycles

References

  1. NVALT-3: Biesma B, Wymenga AN, Vincent A, Dalesio O, Smit HJ, Stigt JA, Smit EF, van Felius CL, van Putten JW, Slaets JP, Groen HJ; Dutch Chest Physician Study Group. Quality of life, geriatric assessment and survival in elderly patients with non-small-cell lung cancer treated with carboplatin-gemcitabine or carboplatin-paclitaxel: NVALT-3 a phase III study. Ann Oncol. 2011 Jul;22(7):1520-7. Epub 2011 Jan 20. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed

Carboplatin & Paclitaxel

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TC: Taxol (Paclitaxel) & Carboplatin
CP: Carboplatin & Paclitaxel

Regimen variant #1, 5/175

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Biesma et al. 2011 (NVALT-3) 2003-2006 Phase III (C) CG Similar QoL

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 4 cycles

Regimen variant #2, 6/90

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Quoix et al. 2011 (IFCT-0501) 2006-2009 Phase III (E-esc) 1. Gemcitabine Superior OS
2. Vinorelbine Superior OS

Study involved only patients 70 to 89 years old

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

  • Growth factor support was not recommended as primary prophylaxis during cycle 1, but could be used if the patient develops grade 3-4 neutropenia

28-day cycle for up to 4 cycles

Regimen variant #3, 6/200

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Lilenbaum et al. 2008 2002-2004 Phase III (C) Erlotinib Seems to have superior OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 4 cycles

Regimen variant #4, 6/225

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Langer et al. 2008 2002-2003 Phase III (C) Carboplatin & PPX Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycles

References

  1. Lilenbaum R, Axelrod R, Thomas S, Dowlati A, Seigel L, Albert D, Witt K, Botkin D. Randomized phase II trial of erlotinib or standard chemotherapy in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer and a performance status of 2. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Feb 20;26(6):863-9. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  2. Langer CJ, O'Byrne KJ, Socinski MA, Mikhailov SM, Leśniewski-Kmak K, Smakal M, Ciuleanu TE, Orlov SV, Dediu M, Heigener D, Eisenfeld AJ, Sandalic L, Oldham FB, Singer JW, Ross HJ. Phase III trial comparing paclitaxel poliglumex (CT-2103, PPX) in combination with carboplatin versus standard paclitaxel and carboplatin in the treatment of PS 2 patients with chemotherapy-naïve advanced non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2008 Jun;3(6):623-30. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  3. NVALT-3: Biesma B, Wymenga AN, Vincent A, Dalesio O, Smit HJ, Stigt JA, Smit EF, van Felius CL, van Putten JW, Slaets JP, Groen HJ; Dutch Chest Physician Study Group. Quality of life, geriatric assessment and survival in elderly patients with non-small-cell lung cancer treated with carboplatin-gemcitabine or carboplatin-paclitaxel: NVALT-3 a phase III study. Ann Oncol. 2011 Jul;22(7):1520-7. Epub 2011 Jan 20. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  4. IFCT-0501: Quoix E, Zalcman G, Oster JP, Westeel V, Pichon E, Lavolé A, Dauba J, Debieuvre D, Souquet PJ, Bigay-Game L, Dansin E, Poudenx M, Molinier O, Vaylet F, Moro-Sibilot D, Herman D, Bennouna J, Tredaniel J, Ducoloné A, Lebitasy MP, Baudrin L, Laporte S, Milleron B; Intergroupe Francophone de Cancérologie Thoracique. Carboplatin and weekly paclitaxel doublet chemotherapy compared with monotherapy in elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: IFCT-0501 randomised, phase 3 trial. Lancet. 2011 Sep 17;378(9796):1079-88. Epub 2011 Aug 8. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00298415

Carboplatin & Pemetrexed

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Example orders

Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Zukin et al. 2013 (INCA-Lung001) 2008-2011 Phase III (E-esc) Pemetrexed Superior OS

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

21-day cycle for up to 4 cycles

References

  1. INCA-Lung001: Zukin M, Barrios CH, Rodrigues Pereira J, De Albuquerque Ribeiro R, de Mendonça Beato CA, do Nascimento YN, Murad A, Franke FA, Precivale M, de Lima Araujo LH, Da Rocha Baldotto CS, Vieira FM, Small IA, Ferreira CG, Lilenbaum RC. Randomized phase III trial of single-agent pemetrexed versus carboplatin and pemetrexed in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 2. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Aug 10;31(23):2849-53. Epub 2013 Jun 17. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT01836575

Carboplatin, Pemetrexed, Bevacizumab

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Spigel et al. 2018 (ToPPS) 2009-2013 Randomized Phase II (E-esc) 1. Pemetrexed
2. Pemetrexed & Bevacizumab
PFS: 4.8 mo

Chemotherapy

Targeted therapy

Supportive medications

  • Premedications, Folic acid (Folate), and vitamin supplementation per standard guidelines
  • Antiemetics per standard guidelines

21-day cycle for 4 cycles

Subsequent treatment

References

  1. ToPPS: Spigel DR, Hainsworth JD, Joseph MJ, Shipley DL, Hagan MK, Thompson DS, Burris HA 3rd, Greco FA. Randomized phase 2 trial of pemetrexed, pemetrexed/bevacizumab, and pemetrexed/carboplatin/bevacizumab in patients with stage IIIB/IV non-small cell lung cancer and an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 2. Cancer. 2018 May 1;124(9):1982-1991. Epub 2018 Feb 16. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00892710

Cisplatin & Gemcitabine

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Morabito et al. 2013 (CAPPA-2) 2008-2012 Phase III (E-esc) Gemcitabine Seems to have superior OS
Gridelli et al. 2018 (MILES-3) 2011-2016 Phase III (E-esc) Gemcitabine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Gridelli et al. 2018 (MILES-4) 2011-2016 Phase III (E-esc) Gemcitabine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

MILES studies involved only patients at least 70 years old. CAPPA-2 allowed patients aged 18-70 with ECOG PS = 2.

Chemotherapy

References

  1. CAPPA-2: Morabito A, Gebbia V, Di Maio M, Cinieri S, Viganò MG, Bianco R, Barbera S, Cavanna L, De Marinis F, Montesarchio V, Costanzo R, Sandomenico C, Montanino A, Mancuso G, Russo P, Nacci A, Giordano P, Daniele G, Piccirillo MC, Rocco G, Gridelli C, Gallo C, Perrone F. Randomized phase III trial of gemcitabine and cisplatin vs gemcitabine alone in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer and a performance status of 2: the CAPPA-2 study. Lung Cancer. 2013 Jul;81(1):77-83. Epub 2013 May 1. link to original article contains protocol PubMed NCT00526643
  2. MILES-3/MILES-4: Gridelli C, Morabito A, Cavanna L, Luciani A, Maione P, Bonanno L, Filipazzi V, Leo S, Cinieri S, Ciardiello F, Burgio MA, Bilancia D, Cortinovis D, Rosetti F, Bianco R, Gebbia V, Artioli F, Bordonaro R, Fregoni V, Mencoboni M, Nelli F, Riccardi F, di Isernia G, Costanzo R, Rocco G, Daniele G, Signoriello S, Piccirillo MC, Gallo C, Perrone F. Cisplatin-based first-line treatment of elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: joint analysis of MILES-3 and MILES-4 phase III trials. J Clin Oncol. 2018 Sep 1;36(25):2585-2592. Epub 2018 Jul 20. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT01405586; NCT01656551

Docetaxel monotherapy

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Example orders

Regimen variant #1, 25 mg/m2, 3 out of 4 weeks

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Tsukada et al. 2014 (JCOG0207) 2003-2006 Phase III (C) Cisplatin & Docetaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

28-day cycles

Regimen variant #2, 36 mg/m2, 3 out of 4 weeks

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Hainsworth et al. 2007 2001-2006 Phase III (C) Docetaxel & Gemcitabine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

28-day cycles

Regimen variant #3, 38 mg/m2, 2 out of 3 weeks

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Karampeazis et al. 2011 2003-2008 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Vinorelbine Might have superior OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

Regimen variant #4, 60 mg/m2 q3wk

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Kudoh et al. 2006 (WJTOG 9904) 2000-2003 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Vinorelbine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Abe et al. 2015 (JCOG0803/WJOG4307L) 2008-2010 Phase III (C) Cisplatin & Docetaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

This is the PMDA-approved dose.

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 4 cycles (WJTOG 9904) or indefinitely

References

  1. WJTOG 9904: Kudoh S, Takeda K, Nakagawa K, Takada M, Katakami N, Matsui K, Shinkai T, Sawa T, Goto I, Semba H, Seto T, Ando M, Satoh T, Yoshimura N, Negoro S, Fukuoka M. Phase III study of docetaxel compared with vinorelbine in elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: results of the West Japan Thoracic Oncology Group Trial (WJTOG 9904). J Clin Oncol. 2006 Aug 1;24(22):3657-63. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  2. Hainsworth JD, Spigel DR, Farley C, Shipley DL, Bearden JD, Gandhi J, Houston GA, Greco FA. Weekly docetaxel versus docetaxel/gemcitabine in the treatment of elderly or poor performance status patients with advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer: a randomized phase 3 trial of the Minnie Pearl Cancer Research Network. Cancer. 2007 Nov 1;110(9):2027-34. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  3. Karampeazis A, Vamvakas L, Agelidou A, Kentepozidis N, Chainis K, Chandrinos V, Vardakis N, Pallis AG, Christophyllakis C, Georgoulias V; Hellenic Oncology Research Group. Docetaxel vs vinorelbine in elderly patients with advanced non--small-cell lung cancer: a Hellenic Oncology Research Group randomized phase III study. Clin Lung Cancer. 2011 May;12(3):155-60. Epub 2011 Apr 27. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  4. JCOG0207: Tsukada H, Yokoyama A, Goto K, Shinkai T, Harada M, Ando M, Shibata T, Ohe Y, Tamura T, Saijo N; Lung Cancer Study Group of the Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG). Randomized controlled trial comparing docetaxel-cisplatin combination with weekly docetaxel alone in elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG) 0207. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2015 Jan;45(1):88-95. Epub 2014 Nov 6. link to original article contains protocol PubMed UMIN C000000146
  5. JCOG0803/WJOG4307L: Abe T, Takeda K, Ohe Y, Kudoh S, Ichinose Y, Okamoto H, Yamamoto N, Yoshioka H, Minato K, Sawa T, Iwamoto Y, Saka H, Mizusawa J, Shibata T, Nakamura S, Ando M, Yokoyama A, Nakagawa K, Saijo N, Tamura T. Randomized phase III trial comparing weekly docetaxel plus cisplatin versus docetaxel monotherapy every 3 weeks in elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: the intergroup trial JCOG0803/WJOG4307L. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Feb 20;33(6):575-81. Epub 2015 Jan 12. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed UMIN000001424

Gemcitabine monotherapy

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Regimen variant #1, 1000 mg/m2, 3 out of 4 weeks

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
O'Brien et al. 2008 2002-2004 Phase III (C) Paclitaxel poliglumex Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

28-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

Regimen variant #2, 1150 mg/m2, 2 out of 3 weeks

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Quoix et al. 2011 (IFCT-0501) 2006-2009 Phase III (C) Carboplatin & Paclitaxel Inferior OS

Study involved only patients 70 to 89 years old

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

  • Growth factor support was not recommended as primary prophylaxis during cycle 1, but could be used if the patient develops grade 3 to 4 neutropenia

21-day cycle for up to 5 cycles

Regimen variant #3, 1200 mg/m2, 2 out of 3 weeks

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Gridelli et al. 2003 (MILES) 1997-2000 Phase III (E-switch-ic) 1. Gemcitabine & Vinorelbine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
2. Vinorelbine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Reynolds et al. 2009 (USO-03012) 2004-2006 Phase III (C) Carboplatin & Gemcitabine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Morabito et al. 2013 (CAPPA-2) 2008-2012 Phase III (C) Cisplatin & Gemcitabine Seems to have inferior OS
Gridelli et al. 2018 (MILES-3) 2011-2016 Phase III (C) Cisplatin & Gemcitabine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Gridelli et al. 2018 (MILES-4) 2011-2016 Phase III (C) Cisplatin & Gemcitabine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

MILES studies involved only patients at least 70 years old. CAPPA-2 allowed patients aged 18-70 with ECOG PS = 2.

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

  • "Antiemetic agents and other supportive treatments were provided at the discretion of the treating physician."

21-day cycle for 4 to 6 cycles

References

  1. MILES: Gridelli C, Perrone F, Gallo C, Cigolari S, Rossi A, Piantedosi F, Barbera S, Ferraù F, Piazza E, Rosetti F, Clerici M, Bertetto O, Robbiati SF, Frontini L, Sacco C, Castiglione F, Favaretto A, Novello S, Migliorino MR, Gasparini G, Galetta D, Iaffaioli RV, Gebbia V; MILES Investigators. Chemotherapy for elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: the Multicenter Italian Lung Cancer in the Elderly Study (MILES) phase III randomized trial. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2003 Mar 5;95(5):362-72. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  2. SICOG 9909: Comella P, Frasci G, Carnicelli P, Massidda B, Buzzi F, Filippelli G, Maiorino L, Guida M, Panza N, Mancarella S, Cioffi R. Gemcitabine with either paclitaxel or vinorelbine vs paclitaxel or gemcitabine alone for elderly or unfit advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients. Br J Cancer. 2004 Aug 2;91(3):489-97. link to original article link to PMC article contains protocol PubMed
  3. O'Brien ME, Socinski MA, Popovich AY, Bondarenko IN, Tomova A, Bilynsky BT, Hotko YS, Ganul VL, Kostinsky IY, Eisenfeld AJ, Sandalic L, Oldham FB, Bandstra B, Sandler AB, Singer JW. Randomized phase III trial comparing single-agent paclitaxel Poliglumex (CT-2103, PPX) with single-agent gemcitabine or vinorelbine for the treatment of PS 2 patients with chemotherapy-naïve advanced non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2008 Jul;3(7):728-34. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  4. USO-03012: Reynolds C, Obasaju C, Schell MJ, Li X, Zheng Z, Boulware D, Caton JR, Demarco LC, O'Rourke MA, Shaw Wright G, Boehm KA, Asmar L, Bromund J, Peng G, Monberg MJ, Bepler G. Randomized phase III trial of gemcitabine-based chemotherapy with in situ RRM1 and ERCC1 protein levels for response prediction in non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Dec 1;27(34):5808-15. Epub 2009 Nov 2. link to original article link to PMC article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00190710
  5. IFCT-0501: Quoix E, Zalcman G, Oster JP, Westeel V, Pichon E, Lavolé A, Dauba J, Debieuvre D, Souquet PJ, Bigay-Game L, Dansin E, Poudenx M, Molinier O, Vaylet F, Moro-Sibilot D, Herman D, Bennouna J, Tredaniel J, Ducoloné A, Lebitasy MP, Baudrin L, Laporte S, Milleron B; Intergroupe Francophone de Cancérologie Thoracique. Carboplatin and weekly paclitaxel doublet chemotherapy compared with monotherapy in elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: IFCT-0501 randomised, phase 3 trial. Lancet. 2011 Sep 17;378(9796):1079-88. Epub 2011 Aug 8. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00298415
  6. CAPPA-2: Morabito A, Gebbia V, Di Maio M, Cinieri S, Viganò MG, Bianco R, Barbera S, Cavanna L, De Marinis F, Montesarchio V, Costanzo R, Sandomenico C, Montanino A, Mancuso G, Russo P, Nacci A, Giordano P, Daniele G, Piccirillo MC, Rocco G, Gridelli C, Gallo C, Perrone F. Randomized phase III trial of gemcitabine and cisplatin vs gemcitabine alone in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer and a performance status of 2: the CAPPA-2 study. Lung Cancer. 2013 Jul;81(1):77-83. Epub 2013 May 1. link to original article contains protocol PubMed NCT00526643
  7. MILES-3/MILES-4: Gridelli C, Morabito A, Cavanna L, Luciani A, Maione P, Bonanno L, Filipazzi V, Leo S, Cinieri S, Ciardiello F, Burgio MA, Bilancia D, Cortinovis D, Rosetti F, Bianco R, Gebbia V, Artioli F, Bordonaro R, Fregoni V, Mencoboni M, Nelli F, Riccardi F, di Isernia G, Costanzo R, Rocco G, Daniele G, Signoriello S, Piccirillo MC, Gallo C, Perrone F. Cisplatin-based first-line treatment of elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: joint analysis of MILES-3 and MILES-4 phase III trials. J Clin Oncol. 2018 Sep 1;36(25):2585-2592. Epub 2018 Jul 20. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT01405586; NCT01656551

Gemcitabine & Paclitaxel

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GT: Gemcitabine & Taxol (Paclitaxel)

Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Comella et al. 2004 (SICOG 9909) 1999-2003 Phase III (E-esc) 1. Gemcitabine
2. Paclitaxel
Seems to have superior OS
3. GV Not reported

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

References

  1. SICOG 9909: Comella P, Frasci G, Carnicelli P, Massidda B, Buzzi F, Filippelli G, Maiorino L, Guida M, Panza N, Mancarella S, Cioffi R. Gemcitabine with either paclitaxel or vinorelbine vs paclitaxel or gemcitabine alone for elderly or unfit advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients. Br J Cancer. 2004 Aug 2;91(3):489-97. link to original article link to PMC article contains protocol PubMed

Gemcitabine & Vinorelbine

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GV: Gemcitabine & Vinorelbine
VG: Vinorelbine & Gemcitabine

Regimen variant #1, 1000/25

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Gridelli et al. 2003 (MILES) 1997-2000 Phase III (E-esc) 1. Gemcitabine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
2. Vinorelbine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

This study involved only patients at least 70 years old

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

  • "Antiemetic agents and other supportive treatments were provided at the discretion of the treating physician."

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

Regimen variant #2, 1200/30

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Frasci et al. 2000 1997-1999 Phase III (E-esc) Vinorelbine Superior OS

This study involved only patients at least 70 years old

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

References

  1. Frasci G, Lorusso V, Panza N, Comella P, Nicolella G, Bianco A, De Cataldis G, Iannelli A, Bilancia D, Belli M, Massidda B, Piantedosi F, Comella G, De Lena M. Gemcitabine plus vinorelbine versus vinorelbine alone in elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2000 Jul;18(13):2529-36. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  2. MILES: Gridelli C, Perrone F, Gallo C, Cigolari S, Rossi A, Piantedosi F, Barbera S, Ferraù F, Piazza E, Rosetti F, Clerici M, Bertetto O, Robbiati SF, Frontini L, Sacco C, Castiglione F, Favaretto A, Novello S, Migliorino MR, Gasparini G, Galetta D, Iaffaioli RV, Gebbia V; MILES Investigators. Chemotherapy for elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: the Multicenter Italian Lung Cancer in the Elderly Study (MILES) phase III randomized trial. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2003 Mar 5;95(5):362-72. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  3. SICOG 9909: Comella P, Frasci G, Carnicelli P, Massidda B, Buzzi F, Filippelli G, Maiorino L, Guida M, Panza N, Mancarella S, Cioffi R. Gemcitabine with either paclitaxel or vinorelbine vs paclitaxel or gemcitabine alone for elderly or unfit advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients. Br J Cancer. 2004 Aug 2;91(3):489-97. link to original article link to PMC article contains protocol PubMed

Pemetrexed monotherapy

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Example orders

Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Zukin et al. 2013 (INCA-Lung001) 2008-2011 Phase III (C) Carboplatin & Pemetrexed Inferior OS
Gridelli et al. 2018 (MILES-4) 2011-2016 Phase III (C) 1. Cisplatin & Gemcitabine
2. Cisplatin & Pemetrexed
Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 4 cycles (INCA-Lung001) or 6 cycles (MILES-4)

References

  1. INCA-Lung001: Zukin M, Barrios CH, Rodrigues Pereira J, De Albuquerque Ribeiro R, de Mendonça Beato CA, do Nascimento YN, Murad A, Franke FA, Precivale M, de Lima Araujo LH, Da Rocha Baldotto CS, Vieira FM, Small IA, Ferreira CG, Lilenbaum RC. Randomized phase III trial of single-agent pemetrexed versus carboplatin and pemetrexed in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 2. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Aug 10;31(23):2849-53. Epub 2013 Jun 17. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT01836575
  2. ToPPS: Spigel DR, Hainsworth JD, Joseph MJ, Shipley DL, Hagan MK, Thompson DS, Burris HA 3rd, Greco FA. Randomized phase 2 trial of pemetrexed, pemetrexed/bevacizumab, and pemetrexed/carboplatin/bevacizumab in patients with stage IIIB/IV non-small cell lung cancer and an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 2. Cancer. 2018 May 1;124(9):1982-1991. Epub 2018 Feb 16. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00892710
  3. MILES-4: Gridelli C, Morabito A, Cavanna L, Luciani A, Maione P, Bonanno L, Filipazzi V, Leo S, Cinieri S, Ciardiello F, Burgio MA, Bilancia D, Cortinovis D, Rosetti F, Bianco R, Gebbia V, Artioli F, Bordonaro R, Fregoni V, Mencoboni M, Nelli F, Riccardi F, di Isernia G, Costanzo R, Rocco G, Daniele G, Signoriello S, Piccirillo MC, Gallo C, Perrone F. Cisplatin-based first-line treatment of elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: joint analysis of MILES-3 and MILES-4 phase III trials. J Clin Oncol. 2018 Sep 1;36(25):2585-2592. Epub 2018 Jul 20. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed

Pemetrexed & Bevacizumab

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Spigel et al. 2018 (ToPPS) 2009-2013 Randomized Phase II (E-esc) 1. Pemetrexed
2. Carboplatin, Pemetrexed, Bevacizumab
PFS: 4.0 mo

Chemotherapy

Targeted therapy

Supportive medications

  • Premedications, Folic acid (Folate), and vitamin supplementation per standard guidelines
  • Antiemetics per standard guidelines

21-day cycles

References

  1. ToPPS: Spigel DR, Hainsworth JD, Joseph MJ, Shipley DL, Hagan MK, Thompson DS, Burris HA 3rd, Greco FA. Randomized phase 2 trial of pemetrexed, pemetrexed/bevacizumab, and pemetrexed/carboplatin/bevacizumab in patients with stage IIIB/IV non-small cell lung cancer and an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 2. Cancer. 2018 May 1;124(9):1982-1991. Epub 2018 Feb 16. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00892710

Vinorelbine monotherapy

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Regimen variant #1, 25 mg/m2

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Kudoh et al. 2006 (WJTOG 9904) 2000-2003 Phase III (C) Docetaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Karampeazis et al. 2011 2003-2008 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Docetaxel Might have inferior OS
Quoix et al. 2011 (IFCT-0501) 2006-2009 Phase III (C) Carboplatin & Paclitaxel Inferior OS

IFCT-0501 involved only patients 70 to 89 years old

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

  • Growth factor support was not recommended as primary prophylaxis during cycle 1, but could be used if the patient develops grade 3 to 4 neutropenia

21-day cycle for up to 4 cycles (WJTOG 9904), 5 cycles (IFCT-0501), or 6 cycles (Karampeazis et al. 2011)

Regimen variant #2, 30 mg/m2

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Gridelli et al. 1999 (ELVIS) 1996-1997 Phase III (E-esc) Best supportive care Seems to have superior OS
Gridelli et al. 2003 (MILES) 1997-2000 Phase III (C) 1. Gemcitabine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
2. Gemcitabine & Vinorelbine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Study involved only patients at least 70 years old

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

References

  1. ELVIS: Gridelli C, Perrone F, Gallo C; Elderly Lung Cancer Vinorelbine Italian Study Group. Effects of vinorelbine on quality of life and survival of elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1999 Jan 6;91(1):66-72. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  2. MILES: Gridelli C, Perrone F, Gallo C, Cigolari S, Rossi A, Piantedosi F, Barbera S, Ferraù F, Piazza E, Rosetti F, Clerici M, Bertetto O, Robbiati SF, Frontini L, Sacco C, Castiglione F, Favaretto A, Novello S, Migliorino MR, Gasparini G, Galetta D, Iaffaioli RV, Gebbia V; MILES Investigators. Chemotherapy for elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: the Multicenter Italian Lung Cancer in the Elderly Study (MILES) phase III randomized trial. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2003 Mar 5;95(5):362-72. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  3. WJTOG 9904: Kudoh S, Takeda K, Nakagawa K, Takada M, Katakami N, Matsui K, Shinkai T, Sawa T, Goto I, Semba H, Seto T, Ando M, Satoh T, Yoshimura N, Negoro S, Fukuoka M. Phase III study of docetaxel compared with vinorelbine in elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: results of the West Japan Thoracic Oncology Group Trial (WJTOG 9904). J Clin Oncol. 2006 Aug 1;24(22):3657-63. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  4. Karampeazis A, Vamvakas L, Agelidou A, Kentepozidis N, Chainis K, Chandrinos V, Vardakis N, Pallis AG, Christophyllakis C, Georgoulias V; Hellenic Oncology Research Group. Docetaxel vs vinorelbine in elderly patients with advanced non--small-cell lung cancer: a Hellenic Oncology Research Group randomized phase III study. Clin Lung Cancer. 2011 May;12(3):155-60. Epub 2011 Apr 27. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  5. IFCT-0501: Quoix E, Zalcman G, Oster JP, Westeel V, Pichon E, Lavolé A, Dauba J, Debieuvre D, Souquet PJ, Bigay-Game L, Dansin E, Poudenx M, Molinier O, Vaylet F, Moro-Sibilot D, Herman D, Bennouna J, Tredaniel J, Ducoloné A, Lebitasy MP, Baudrin L, Laporte S, Milleron B; Intergroupe Francophone de Cancérologie Thoracique. Carboplatin and weekly paclitaxel doublet chemotherapy compared with monotherapy in elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: IFCT-0501 randomised, phase 3 trial. Lancet. 2011 Sep 17;378(9796):1079-88. Epub 2011 Aug 8. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00298415

Maintenance after first-line therapy

Bevacizumab monotherapy

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Johnson et al. 2013 (ATLAS-NSCLC) 2006-2009 Phase III (C) Erlotinib & Bevacizumab maintenance Inferior PFS (*) Less toxic

Note that while this arm was inferior in ATLAS, the authors note that, due to toxicity, the "two-drug maintenance regimen will not lead to a new postchemotherapy standard of care." Also, this trial should not be confused with the ones with the same name in breast cancer and in renal cell carcinoma.

Preceding treatment

  • Carboplatin, Docetaxel, Bevacizumab x 4 or Carboplatin, Gemcitabine, Bevacizumab x 4 or PacCBev x 4 or Cisplatin, Docetaxel, Bevacizumab x 4 or Cisplatin, Gemcitabine, Bevacizumab x 4 or Cisplatin, Vinorelbine, Bevacizumab x 4

Targeted therapy

21-day cycles

References

  1. ATLAS: Johnson BE, Kabbinavar F, Fehrenbacher L, Hainsworth J, Kasubhai S, Kressel B, Lin CY, Marsland T, Patel T, Polikoff J, Rubin M, White L, Yang JC, Bowden C, Miller V. ATLAS: randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase IIIB trial comparing bevacizumab therapy with or without erlotinib, after completion of chemotherapy, with bevacizumab for first-line treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Nov 1;31(31):3926-34. Epub 2013 Oct 7. link to original article contains verified protocol in supplement PubMed NCT00257608

Gemcitabine monotherapy

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Brodowicz et al. 2006 1999-2002 Phase III (E-esc) Observation Superior TTP
Pérol et al. 2012 (IFCT-GFPC 0502) 2006-2009 Phase III (E-esc) 1. Erlotinib Not reported
2. Observation Superior PFS

Preceding treatment

Chemotherapy

21-day cycles

References

  1. Brodowicz T, Krzakowski M, Zwitter M, Tzekova V, Ramlau R, Ghilezan N, Ciuleanu T, Cucevic B, Gyurkovits K, Ulsperger E, Jassem J, Grgic M, Saip P, Szilasi M, Wiltschke C, Wagnerova M, Oskina N, Soldatenkova V, Zielinski C, Wenczl M; Central European Cooperative Oncology Group. Cisplatin and gemcitabine first-line chemotherapy followed by maintenance gemcitabine or best supportive care in advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a phase III trial. Lung Cancer. 2006 May;52(2):155-63. Epub 2006 Mar 29. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  2. IFCT-GFPC 0502: Pérol M, Chouaid C, Pérol D, Barlési F, Gervais R, Westeel V, Crequit J, Léna H, Vergnenègre A, Zalcman G, Monnet I, Le Caer H, Fournel P, Falchero L, Poudenx M, Vaylet F, Ségura-Ferlay C, Devouassoux-Shisheboran M, Taron M, Milleron B. Randomized, phase III study of gemcitabine or erlotinib maintenance therapy versus observation, with predefined second-line treatment, after cisplatin-gemcitabine induction chemotherapy in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Oct 1;30(28):3516-24. Epub 2012 Sep 4. link to original articlecontains verified protocol PubMed NCT00300586

Ipilimumab monotherapy

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Regimen

Study Evidence
Lynch et al. 2012 (CA184-041) Non-randomized portion of RCT

Preceding treatment

Immunotherapy

12-week cycles

References

  1. CA184-041: Lynch TJ, Bondarenko I, Luft A, Serwatowski P, Barlesi F, Chacko R, Sebastian M, Neal J, Lu H, Cuillerot JM, Reck M. Ipilimumab in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin as first-line treatment in stage IIIB/IV non-small-cell lung cancer: results from a randomized, double-blind, multicenter phase II study. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Jun 10;30(17):2046-54. Epub 2012 Apr 30. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00527735

Pemetrexed monotherapy

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Example orders

Regimen

FDA-recommended dose
Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Ciuleanu et al. 2009 (JMEN) 2005-2007 Phase III (E-RT-esc) Placebo Seems to have superior OS
Reck et al. 2016 (KEYNOTE-024) 2014-2015 Non-randomized portion of RCT
Mok et al. 2019 (KEYNOTE-042) 2014-2017 Non-randomized portion of RCT
Gandhi et al. 2018 (KEYNOTE-189) 2016-2017 Non-randomized portion of RCT

Preceding treatment

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

21-day cycles

References

  1. JMEN: Ciuleanu T, Brodowicz T, Zielinski C, Kim JH, Krzakowski M, Laack E, Wu YL, Bover I, Begbie S, Tzekova V, Cucevic B, Rodrigues Pereira J, Yang SH, Madhavan J, Sugarman KP, Peterson P, John WJ, Krejcy K, Belani CP. Maintenance pemetrexed plus best supportive care versus placebo plus best supportive care for non-small-cell lung cancer: a randomised, double-blind, phase 3 study. Lancet. 2009 Oct 24;374(9699):1432-40. Epub 2009 Sep 18. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  2. KEYNOTE-024: Reck M, Rodríguez-Abreu D, Robinson AG, Hui R, Csőszi T, Fülöp A, Gottfried M, Peled N, Tafreshi A, Cuffe S, O'Brien M, Rao S, Hotta K, Leiby MA, Lubiniecki GM, Shentu Y, Rangwala R, Brahmer JR; KEYNOTE-024 Investigators. Pembrolizumab versus chemotherapy for PD-L1-positive non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2016 Nov 10;375(19):1823-1833. Epub 2016 Oct 8. link to original article link to supplementary appendix contains verified protocol PubMed
    1. HRQoL analysis: Brahmer JR, Rodríguez-Abreu D, Robinson AG, Hui R, Csőszi T, Fülöp A, Gottfried M, Peled N, Tafreshi A, Cuffe S, O'Brien M, Rao S, Hotta K, Zhang J, Lubiniecki GM, Deitz AC, Rangwala R, Reck M. Health-related quality-of-life results for pembrolizumab versus chemotherapy in advanced, PD-L1-positive NSCLC (KEYNOTE-024): a multicentre, international, randomised, open-label phase 3 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2017 Dec;18(12):1600-1609. Epub 2017 Nov 9. link to original article PubMed
    2. Update: Reck M, Rodríguez-Abreu D, Robinson AG, Hui R, Csőszi T, Fülöp A, Gottfried M, Peled N, Tafreshi A, Cuffe S, O'Brien M, Rao S, Hotta K, Vandormael K, Riccio A, Yang J, Pietanza MC, Brahmer JR. Updated analysis of KEYNOTE-024: pembrolizumab versus platinum-based chemotherapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer with PD-L1 tumor proportion score of 50% or greater. J Clin Oncol. 2019 Mar 1;37(7):537-546. Epub 2019 Jan 8. link to original article PubMed
  3. KEYNOTE-189: Gandhi L, Rodríguez-Abreu D, Gadgeel S, Esteban E, Felip E, De Angelis F, Domine M, Clingan P, Hochmair MJ, Powell SF, Cheng SY, Bischoff HG, Peled N, Grossi F, Jennens RR, Reck M, Hui R, Garon EB, Boyer M, Rubio-Viqueira B, Novello S, Kurata T, Gray JE, Vida J, Wei Z, Yang J, Raftopoulos H, Pietanza MC, Garassino MC; KEYNOTE-189 Investigators. Pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy in metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2018 May 31;378(22):2078-2092. Epub 2018 Apr 16. link to original article link to protocol contains verified protocol PubMed
  4. KEYNOTE-042: Mok TSK, Wu YL, Kudaba I, Kowalski DM, Cho BC, Turna HZ, Castro G Jr, Srimuninnimit V, Laktionov KK, Bondarenko I, Kubota K, Lubiniecki GM, Zhang J, Kush D, Lopes G; KEYNOTE-042 Investigators. Pembrolizumab versus chemotherapy for previously untreated, PD-L1-expressing, locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (KEYNOTE-042): a randomised, open-label, controlled, phase 3 trial. Lancet. 2019 May 4;393(10183):1819-1830. Epub 2019 Apr 4. link to original article PubMed

Pemetrexed & Pembrolizumab

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Gandhi et al. 2018 (KEYNOTE-189) 2016-2017 Phase III (E-esc) See link See link

Preceding treatment

Immunotherapy

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

21-day cycle for up to 2 years (35 cycles total, including induction)

Subsequent treatment

References

  1. KEYNOTE-189: Gandhi L, Rodríguez-Abreu D, Gadgeel S, Esteban E, Felip E, De Angelis F, Domine M, Clingan P, Hochmair MJ, Powell SF, Cheng SY, Bischoff HG, Peled N, Grossi F, Jennens RR, Reck M, Hui R, Garon EB, Boyer M, Rubio-Viqueira B, Novello S, Kurata T, Gray JE, Vida J, Wei Z, Yang J, Raftopoulos H, Pietanza MC, Garassino MC; KEYNOTE-189 Investigators. Pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy in metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2018 May 31;378(22):2078-2092. Epub 2018 Apr 16. link to original article link to protocol contains verified protocol PubMed

Advanced or metastatic disease, second-line

Cabozantinib monotherapy

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Neal et al. 2016 (ECOG-ACRIN 1512) 2013-2014 Randomized Phase II (E-switch-ic) 1. Cabozantinib & Erlotinib Not reported
2. Erlotinib Superior PFS

Targeted therapy

Continued indefinitely

References

  1. ECOG-ACRIN 1512: Neal JW, Dahlberg SE, Wakelee HA, Aisner SC, Bowden M, Huang Y, Carbone DP, Gerstner GJ, Lerner RE, Rubin JL, Owonikoko TK, Stella PJ, Steen PD, Khalid AA, Ramalingam SS; ECOG-ACRIN. Erlotinib, cabozantinib, or erlotinib plus cabozantinib as second-line or third-line treatment of patients with EGFR wild-type advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (ECOG-ACRIN 1512): a randomised, controlled, open-label, multicentre, phase 2 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2016 Dec;17(12):1661-1671. Epub 2016 Nov 4. link to original article contains protocol link to PMC article PubMed NCT01708954

Cabozantinib & Erlotinib

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Neal et al. 2016 (ECOG-ACRIN 1512) 2013-2014 Randomized Phase II (E-esc) 1. Cabozantinib Not reported
2. Erlotinib Superior PFS

Targeted therapy

Continued indefinitely

References

  1. ECOG-ACRIN 1512: Neal JW, Dahlberg SE, Wakelee HA, Aisner SC, Bowden M, Huang Y, Carbone DP, Gerstner GJ, Lerner RE, Rubin JL, Owonikoko TK, Stella PJ, Steen PD, Khalid AA, Ramalingam SS; ECOG-ACRIN. Erlotinib, cabozantinib, or erlotinib plus cabozantinib as second-line or third-line treatment of patients with EGFR wild-type advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (ECOG-ACRIN 1512): a randomised, controlled, open-label, multicentre, phase 2 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2016 Dec;17(12):1661-1671. Epub 2016 Nov 4. link to original article contains protocol link to PMC article PubMed NCT01708954

Carboplatin & Pemetrexed

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Example orders

Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Ardizzoni et al. 2012 (GOIRC 02-2006) 2007-2009 Randomized Phase II (E-esc) Pemetrexed Did not meet primary endpoint of PFS

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

21-day cycle for 4 to 6 cycles

References

  1. GOIRC 02-2006: Ardizzoni A, Tiseo M, Boni L, Vincent AD, Passalacqua R, Buti S, Amoroso D, Camerini A, Labianca R, Genestreti G, Boni C, Ciuffreda L, Di Costanzo F, de Marinis F, Crinò L, Santo A, Pazzola A, Barbieri F, Zilembo N, Colantonio I, Tibaldi C, Mattioli R, Cafferata MA, Camisa R, Smit EF. Pemetrexed versus pemetrexed and carboplatin as second-line chemotherapy in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: results of the GOIRC 02-2006 randomized phase II study and pooled analysis with the NVALT7 trial. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Dec 20;30(36):4501-7. Epub 2012 Oct 29. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed

Docetaxel monotherapy

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Example orders

Regimen variant #1, 33.3 mg/m2, 3 out of 4 weeks

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Gebbia et al. 2008 (DISTAL-2) 2005-2006 Phase III (C) 1. Capecitabine & Docetaxel
2. Docetaxel & Gemcitabine
3. Docetaxel & Vinorelbine
Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

28-day cycles

Regimen variant #2, 35 mg/m2, 3 out of 4 weeks

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Schuette et al. 2005 2000-2003 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Docetaxel; 75 mg/m2, every 3 wks Might have superior OS
Garassino et al. 2013 (TAILORNSCLC) 2007-2012 Phase III (C) Erlotinib Seems to have superior OS

Note that there is another trial named TAILOR in colorectal cancer.

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

28-day cycles

Regimen variant #3, 50 mg/m2 q2wk, limited duration

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Pallis et al. 2010 (HORG CT/04.14) 2004-2008 Phase III (C) Carboplatin & Docetaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

These patients had previously been treated with a platinum-free regimen.

Chemotherapy

28-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

Regimen variant #4, 60 mg/m2 q3wk, limited duration

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Herbst et al. 2010 (ZODIAC) 2006-2008 Phase III (C) Docetaxel & Vandetanib Inferior PFS

This is the PMDA-approved dose. While statistically inferior, the median PFS difference was only 0.8 months.

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

Regimen variant #5, 60 mg/m2 q3wk, indefinite

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Takeda et al. 2009 (JCOG 0104) 2002-2003 Phase III (C) Docetaxel & Gemcitabine Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Kawaguchi et al. 2014 (DELTANSCLC) 2009-2012 Phase III (C) Erlotinib Might have superior PFS
Garon et al. 2014 (REVEL) 2010-2013 Phase III (C) Docetaxel & Ramucirumab Seems to have inferior OS
Gridelli et al. 2018 (AvaALL) 2011-2015 Phase III (C) Investigator's choice of:
1. Docetaxel & Bevacizumab
2. Erlotinib & Bevacizumab
3. Pemetrexed & Bevacizumab
Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

This is the PMDA-approved dose, the dose used for East Asian patients in REVEL, and the dose used in Japanese patients in EAST-LC. Note that there is another trial named DELTA in indolent lymphoma.

Chemotherapy

21-day cycles

Regimen variant #6, 75 mg/m2 q3wk, limited duration

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Herbst et al. 2010 (ZODIAC) 2006-2008 Phase III (C) Docetaxel & Vandetanib Inferior PFS

Note: while statistically inferior, the median PFS difference in ZODIAC was only 0.8 months.

Chemotherapy

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles

Regimen variant #7, 75 mg/m2 q3wk, indefinite

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy Comparative Toxicity
Gridelli et al. 2004 (DISTAL 01) 2000-2002 Phase III (C) Docetaxel; 33.3 mg/m2, 6 out of 8 wks Did not meet primary endpoint of QoL
Schuette et al. 2005 2000-2003 Phase III (C) Docetaxel; 35 mg/m2, 3 out of 4 wks Might have inferior OS
Paz-Ares et al. 2008 (STELLAR 2) 2002-2004 Phase III (C) Paclitaxel poliglumex Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Krzakowski et al. 2010 2003-2005 Phase III (C) Vinflunine Non-inferior PFS
Sun et al. 2012 (JMID) 2006-2008 Phase III (C) Pemetrexed Inconclusive whether non-inferior OS
Ciuleanu et al. 2012 (TITAN) 2006-2010 Phase III (C) Erlotinib Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Garassino et al. 2013 (TAILORNSCLC) 2007-2012 Phase III (C) Erlotinib Seems to have superior OS
Garon et al. 2014 (REVEL) 2010-2013 Phase III (C) Docetaxel & Ramucirumab Seems to have inferior OS
Gridelli et al. 2018 (AvaALL) 2011-2015 Phase III (C) Investigator's choice of:
1. Docetaxel & Bevacizumab
2. Erlotinib & Bevacizumab
3. Pemetrexed & Bevacizumab
Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Pillai et al. 2019 (GALAXY-2) 2013-2015 Phase III (C) Docetaxel & Ganetespib Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

21-day cycles

References

  1. DISTAL 01: Gridelli C, Gallo C, Di Maio M, Barletta E, Illiano A, Maione P, Salvagni S, Piantedosi FV, Palazzolo G, Caffo O, Ceribelli A, Falcone A, Mazzanti P, Brancaccio L, Capuano MA, Isa L, Barbera S, Perrone F. A randomised clinical trial of two docetaxel regimens (weekly vs 3 week) in the second-line treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer: the DISTAL 01 study. Br J Cancer. 2004 Dec 13;91(12):1996-2004. link to original article link to PMC article contains protocol PubMed
  2. Schuette W, Nagel S, Blankenburg T, Lautenschlaeger C, Hans K, Schmidt EW, Dittrich I, Schweisfurth H, von Weikersthal LF, Raghavachar A, Reissig A, Serke M. Phase III study of second-line chemotherapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer with weekly compared with 3-weekly docetaxel. J Clin Oncol. 2005 Nov 20;23(33):8389-95. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  3. STELLAR 2: Paz-Ares L, Ross H, O'Brien M, Riviere A, Gatzemeier U, Von Pawel J, Kaukel E, Freitag L, Digel W, Bischoff H, García-Campelo R, Iannotti N, Reiterer P, Bover I, Prendiville J, Eisenfeld AJ, Oldham FB, Bandstra B, Singer JW, Bonomi P. Phase III trial comparing paclitaxel poliglumex vs docetaxel in the second-line treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer. Br J Cancer. 2008 May 20;98(10):1608-13. Epub 2008 May 13. link to original article link to PMC article contains protocol PubMed
  4. DISTAL-2: Gebbia V, Gridelli C, Verusio C, Frontini L, Aitini E, Daniele B, Gamucci T, Mancuso G, Di Maio M, Gallo C, Perrone F, Morabito A. Weekly docetaxel vs docetaxel-based combination chemotherapy as second-line treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients: the DISTAL-2 randomized trial. Lung Cancer. 2009 Feb;63(2):251-8. Epub 2008 Jul 15. link to original article contains protocol PubMed NCT00345059
  5. JCOG 0104: Takeda K, Negoro S, Tamura T, Nishiwaki Y, Kudoh S, Yokota S, Matsui K, Semba H, Nakagawa K, Takada Y, Ando M, Shibata T, Saijo N. Phase III trial of docetaxel plus gemcitabine versus docetaxel in second-line treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer: results of a Japan Clinical Oncology Group trial (JCOG0104). Ann Oncol. 2009 May;20(5):835-41. Epub 2009 Jan 22. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  6. Krzakowski M, Ramlau R, Jassem J, Szczesna A, Zatloukal P, Von Pawel J, Sun X, Bennouna J, Santoro A, Biesma B, Delgado FM, Salhi Y, Vaissiere N, Hansen O, Tan EH, Quoix E, Garrido P, Douillard JY. Phase III trial comparing vinflunine with docetaxel in second-line advanced non-small-cell lung cancer previously treated with platinum-containing chemotherapy. J Clin Oncol. 2010 May 1;28(13):2167-73. Epub 2010 Mar 29. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  7. ZODIAC: Herbst RS, Sun Y, Eberhardt WE, Germonpré P, Saijo N, Zhou C, Wang J, Li L, Kabbinavar F, Ichinose Y, Qin S, Zhang L, Biesma B, Heymach JV, Langmuir P, Kennedy SJ, Tada H, Johnson BE. Vandetanib plus docetaxel versus docetaxel as second-line treatment for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (ZODIAC): a double-blind, randomised, phase 3 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2010 Jul;11(7):619-26. link to original article link to PMC article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00312377
    1. Dataset: Project Data Sphere
  8. HORG CT/04.14: Pallis AG, Agelaki S, Agelidou A, Varthalitis I, Syrigos K, Kentepozidis N, Pavlakou G, Kotsakis A, Kontopodis E, Georgoulias V. A randomized phase III study of the docetaxel/carboplatin combination versus docetaxel single-agent as second line treatment for patients with advanced/metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. BMC Cancer. 2010 Nov 19;10:633. link to original article link to PMC article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00430651
  9. TITAN: Ciuleanu T, Stelmakh L, Cicenas S, Miliauskas S, Grigorescu AC, Hillenbach C, Johannsdottir HK, Klughammer B, Gonzalez EE. Efficacy and safety of erlotinib versus chemotherapy in second-line treatment of patients with advanced, non-small-cell lung cancer with poor prognosis (TITAN): a randomised multicentre, open-label, phase 3 study. Lancet Oncol. 2012 Mar;13(3):300-8. Epub 2012 Jan 24. link to original article contains protocol PubMed NCT00556322
  10. JMID: Sun Y, Wu YL, Zhou CC, Zhang L, Zhang L, Liu XY, Yu SY, Jiang GL, Li K, Qin SK, Ma SL, Han L, Quinlivan M, Orlando M, Zhang XQ. Second-line pemetrexed versus docetaxel in Chinese patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer: a randomized, open-label study. Lung Cancer. 2013 Feb;79(2):143-50. Epub 2012 Nov 20. link to original article PubMed NCT00391274
  11. TAILOR: Garassino MC, Martelli O, Broggini M, Farina G, Veronese S, Rulli E, Bianchi F, Bettini A, Longo F, Moscetti L, Tomirotti M, Marabese M, Ganzinelli M, Lauricella C, Labianca R, Floriani I, Giaccone G, Torri V, Scanni A, Marsoni S; TAILOR trialists. Erlotinib versus docetaxel as second-line treatment of patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer and wild-type EGFR tumours (TAILOR): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Oncol. 2013 Sep;14(10):981-8. Epub 2013 Jul 22. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00637910
  12. DELTA: Kawaguchi T, Ando M, Asami K, Okano Y, Fukuda M, Nakagawa H, Ibata H, Kozuki T, Endo T, Tamura A, Kamimura M, Sakamoto K, Yoshimi M, Soejima Y, Tomizawa Y, Isa S, Takada M, Saka H, Kubo A. Randomized phase III trial of erlotinib versus docetaxel as second- or third-line therapy in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: Docetaxel and Erlotinib Lung Cancer Trial (DELTA). J Clin Oncol. 2014 Jun 20;32(18):1902-8. Epub 2014 May 19. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  13. REVEL: Garon EB, Ciuleanu TE, Arrieta O, Prabhash K, Syrigos KN, Goksel T, Park K, Gorbunova V, Kowalyszyn RD, Pikiel J, Czyzewicz G, Orlov SV, Lewanski CR, Thomas M, Bidoli P, Dakhil S, Gans S, Kim JH, Grigorescu A, Karaseva N, Reck M, Cappuzzo F, Alexandris E, Sashegyi A, Yurasov S, Pérol M. Ramucirumab plus docetaxel versus placebo plus docetaxel for second-line treatment of stage IV non-small-cell lung cancer after disease progression on platinum-based therapy (REVEL): a multicentre, double-blind, randomised phase 3 trial. Lancet. 2014 Aug 23;384(9944):665-73. Epub 2014 Jun 2. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT01168973
  14. AvaALL: Gridelli C, de Castro Carpeno J, Dingemans AC, Griesinger F, Grossi F, Langer C, Ohe Y, Syrigos K, Thatcher N, Das-Gupta A, Truman M, Donica M, Smoljanovic V, Bennouna J. Safety and Efficacy of Bevacizumab Plus Standard-of-Care Treatment Beyond Disease Progression in Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: The AvaALL Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol. 2018 Dec 1;4(12):e183486. Epub 2018 Dec 13. Erratum in: JAMA Oncol. 2018 Dec 1;4(12):1792. link to original article link to PMC article contains verified protocol in supplement PubMed
  15. GALAXY-2: Pillai RN, Fennell DA, Kovcin V, Ciuleanu TE, Ramlau R, Kowalski D, Schenker M, Yalcin I, Teofilovici F, Vukovic VM, Ramalingam SS. Randomized Phase III Study of Ganetespib, a Heat Shock Protein 90 Inhibitor, With Docetaxel Versus Docetaxel in Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer (GALAXY-2). J Clin Oncol. 2020 Feb 20;38(6):613-622. Epub 2019 Dec 12. link to original article contains protocol PubMed

Docetaxel & Ramucirumab

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Regimen variant #1, 60 mg/m2 docetaxel

FDA-recommended dose
Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Garon et al. 2014 (REVEL) 2010-2013 Phase III (E-RT-esc) Docetaxel Seems to have superior OS

Note: This is the PMDA-approved dose and the dose recommended for East Asians. The FDA only provides recommendations for ramucirumab dosing.

Chemotherapy

Targeted therapy

Supportive medications

  • Colony-stimulating factors and erythroid-stimulating factor use per investigator discretion.

21-day cycles

Regimen variant #2, 75 mg/m2 docetaxel

FDA-recommended dose
Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Garon et al. 2014 (REVEL) 2010-2013 Phase III (E-RT-esc) Docetaxel Seems to have superior OS

Note: The FDA only provides recommendations for ramucirumab dosing.

Chemotherapy

Targeted therapy

Supportive medications

  • Colony-stimulating factors and erythroid-stimulating factor use per investigator discretion.

21-day cycles

References

  1. REVEL: Garon EB, Ciuleanu TE, Arrieta O, Prabhash K, Syrigos KN, Goksel T, Park K, Gorbunova V, Kowalyszyn RD, Pikiel J, Czyzewicz G, Orlov SV, Lewanski CR, Thomas M, Bidoli P, Dakhil S, Gans S, Kim JH, Grigorescu A, Karaseva N, Reck M, Cappuzzo F, Alexandris E, Sashegyi A, Yurasov S, Pérol M. Ramucirumab plus docetaxel versus placebo plus docetaxel for second-line treatment of stage IV non-small-cell lung cancer after disease progression on platinum-based therapy (REVEL): a multicentre, double-blind, randomised phase 3 trial. Lancet. 2014 Aug 23;384(9944):665-73. Epub 2014 Jun 2. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT01168973

Docetaxel & Vandetanib

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Regimen variant #1, 60 mg/m2 docetaxel

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Herbst et al. 2010 (ZODIAC) 2006-2008 Phase III (E-esc) Docetaxel Superior PFS

This is the PMDA-approved dose of docetaxel. While statistically superior, the median PFS difference was only 0.8 months. Vandetanib is continued until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or withdrawal of consent.

Chemotherapy

Targeted therapy

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles (*)

Regimen variant #2, 75 mg/m2 docetaxel

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Herbst et al. 2010 (ZODIAC) 2006-2008 Phase III (E-esc) Docetaxel Superior PFS

While statistically superior, the median PFS difference was only 0.8 months. Vandetanib is continued until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or withdrawal of consent.

Chemotherapy

Targeted therapy

21-day cycle for up to 6 cycles (see note)

References

  1. ZODIAC: Herbst RS, Sun Y, Eberhardt WE, Germonpré P, Saijo N, Zhou C, Wang J, Li L, Kabbinavar F, Ichinose Y, Qin S, Zhang L, Biesma B, Heymach JV, Langmuir P, Kennedy SJ, Tada H, Johnson BE. Vandetanib plus docetaxel versus docetaxel as second-line treatment for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (ZODIAC): a double-blind, randomised, phase 3 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2010 Jul;11(7):619-26. link to original article link to PMC article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00312377

Gefitinib monotherapy

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Sun et al. 2012 (KCSG-LU08-01) 2008-2010 Phase III (E-switch-ooc) Pemetrexed Superior PFS

Targeted therapy

Continued indefinitely

References

  1. KCSG-LU08-01: Sun JM, Lee KH, Kim SW, Lee DH, Min YJ, Yun HJ, Kim HK, Song HS, Kim YH, Kim BS, Hwang IG, Lee K, Jo SJ, Lee JW, Ahn JS, Park K, Ahn MJ; Korean Cancer Study Group. Gefitinib versus pemetrexed as second-line treatment in patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer previously treated with platinum-based chemotherapy (KCSG-LU08-01): an open-label, phase 3 trial. Cancer. 2012 Dec 15;118(24):6234-42. Epub 2012 Jun 6. link to original article contains protocol PubMed

Gemcitabine monotherapy

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Regimen

Study Evidence
Crinò et al. 1999a Phase II

Chemotherapy

28-day cycles

References

  1. Crinò L, Mosconi AM, Scagliotti G, Selvaggi G, Novello S, Rinaldi M, Della Giulia M, Gridelli C, Rossi A, Calandri C, De Marinis F, Noseda M, Tonato M. Gemcitabine as second-line treatment for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a phase II trial. J Clin Oncol. 1999 Jul;17(7):2081-5. link to original article contains protocol PubMed

Pemetrexed monotherapy

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Example orders

Regimen

FDA-recommended dose
Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Cullen et al. 2008 2004-2005 Phase III (C) Pemetrexed; high-dose Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Sun et al. 2012 (JMID) 2006-2008 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Docetaxel Inconclusive whether non-inferior OS
Ciuleanu et al. 2012 (TITAN) 2006-2010 Phase III (C) Erlotinib Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
de Boer et al. 2011 (ZEAL) 2007-2008 Phase III (C) Pemetrexed & Vandetanib Did not meet primary endpoint of PFS
Ardizzoni et al. 2012 (GOIRC 02-2006) 2007-2009 Randomized Phase II (C) Carboplatin & Pemetrexed Did not meet primary endpoint of PFS
Sun et al. 2012 (KCSG-LU08-01) 2008-2010 Phase III (C) Gefitinib Inferior PFS
Gridelli et al. 2018 (AvaALL) 2011-2015 Phase III (C) Investigator's choice of:
1. Docetaxel & Bevacizumab
2. Erlotinib & Bevacizumab
3. Pemetrexed & Bevacizumab
Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

21-day cycles

GOIRC 02-2006 treated patients for up to 4 cycles or until progressive disease, unacceptable toxicity, or patient refusal.

References

  1. Cullen MH, Zatloukal P, Sörenson S, Novello S, Fischer JR, Joy AA, Zereu M, Peterson P, Visseren-Grul CM, Iscoe N. A randomized phase III trial comparing standard and high-dose pemetrexed as second-line treatment in patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer. Ann Oncol. 2008 May;19(5):939-45. Epub 2008 Feb 17. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  2. ZEAL: de Boer RH, Arrieta Ó, Yang CH, Gottfried M, Chan V, Raats J, de Marinis F, Abratt RP, Wolf J, Blackhall FH, Langmuir P, Milenkova T, Read J, Vansteenkiste JF. Vandetanib plus pemetrexed for the second-line treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a randomized, double-blind phase III trial. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Mar 10;29(8):1067-74. Epub 2011 Jan 31. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  3. TITAN: Ciuleanu T, Stelmakh L, Cicenas S, Miliauskas S, Grigorescu AC, Hillenbach C, Johannsdottir HK, Klughammer B, Gonzalez EE. Efficacy and safety of erlotinib versus chemotherapy in second-line treatment of patients with advanced, non-small-cell lung cancer with poor prognosis (TITAN): a randomised multicentre, open-label, phase 3 study. Lancet Oncol. 2012 Mar;13(3):300-8. Epub 2012 Jan 24. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  4. KCSG-LU08-01: Sun JM, Lee KH, Kim SW, Lee DH, Min YJ, Yun HJ, Kim HK, Song HS, Kim YH, Kim BS, Hwang IG, Lee K, Jo SJ, Lee JW, Ahn JS, Park K, Ahn MJ; Korean Cancer Study Group. Gefitinib versus pemetrexed as second-line treatment in patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer previously treated with platinum-based chemotherapy (KCSG-LU08-01): an open-label, phase 3 trial. Cancer. 2012 Dec 15;118(24):6234-42. Epub 2012 Jun 6. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  5. GOIRC 02-2006: Ardizzoni A, Tiseo M, Boni L, Vincent AD, Passalacqua R, Buti S, Amoroso D, Camerini A, Labianca R, Genestreti G, Boni C, Ciuffreda L, Di Costanzo F, de Marinis F, Crinò L, Santo A, Pazzola A, Barbieri F, Zilembo N, Colantonio I, Tibaldi C, Mattioli R, Cafferata MA, Camisa R, Smit EF. Pemetrexed versus pemetrexed and carboplatin as second-line chemotherapy in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: results of the GOIRC 02-2006 randomized phase II study and pooled analysis with the NVALT7 trial. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Dec 20;30(36):4501-7. Epub 2012 Oct 29. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  6. JMID: Sun Y, Wu YL, Zhou CC, Zhang L, Zhang L, Liu XY, Yu SY, Jiang GL, Li K, Qin SK, Ma SL, Han L, Quinlivan M, Orlando M, Zhang XQ. Second-line pemetrexed versus docetaxel in Chinese patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer: a randomized, open-label study. Lung Cancer. 2013 Feb;79(2):143-50. Epub 2012 Nov 20. link to original article PubMed NCT00391274
  7. AvaALL: Gridelli C, de Castro Carpeno J, Dingemans AC, Griesinger F, Grossi F, Langer C, Ohe Y, Syrigos K, Thatcher N, Das-Gupta A, Truman M, Donica M, Smoljanovic V, Bennouna J. Safety and Efficacy of Bevacizumab Plus Standard-of-Care Treatment Beyond Disease Progression in Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: The AvaALL Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol. 2018 Dec 1;4(12):e183486. Epub 2018 Dec 13. Erratum in: JAMA Oncol. 2018 Dec 1;4(12):1792. link to original article link to PMC article contains verified protocol in supplement PubMed

Advanced or metastatic disease, third-line

Cabozantinib monotherapy

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Neal et al. 2016 (ECOG-ACRIN 1512) 2013-2014 Randomized Phase II (E-switch-ic) 1. Cabozantinib & Erlotinib Not reported
2. Erlotinib Superior PFS

Targeted therapy

Continued indefinitely

References

  1. ECOG-ACRIN 1512: Neal JW, Dahlberg SE, Wakelee HA, Aisner SC, Bowden M, Huang Y, Carbone DP, Gerstner GJ, Lerner RE, Rubin JL, Owonikoko TK, Stella PJ, Steen PD, Khalid AA, Ramalingam SS; ECOG-ACRIN. Erlotinib, cabozantinib, or erlotinib plus cabozantinib as second-line or third-line treatment of patients with EGFR wild-type advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (ECOG-ACRIN 1512): a randomised, controlled, open-label, multicentre, phase 2 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2016 Dec;17(12):1661-1671. Epub 2016 Nov 4. link to original article contains protocol link to PMC article PubMed NCT01708954

Cabozantinib & Erlotinib

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Neal et al. 2016 (ECOG-ACRIN 1512) 2013-2014 Randomized Phase II (E-esc) 1. Cabozantinib Not reported
2. Erlotinib Superior PFS

Targeted therapy

Continued indefinitely

References

  1. ECOG-ACRIN 1512: Neal JW, Dahlberg SE, Wakelee HA, Aisner SC, Bowden M, Huang Y, Carbone DP, Gerstner GJ, Lerner RE, Rubin JL, Owonikoko TK, Stella PJ, Steen PD, Khalid AA, Ramalingam SS; ECOG-ACRIN. Erlotinib, cabozantinib, or erlotinib plus cabozantinib as second-line or third-line treatment of patients with EGFR wild-type advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (ECOG-ACRIN 1512): a randomised, controlled, open-label, multicentre, phase 2 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2016 Dec;17(12):1661-1671. Epub 2016 Nov 4. link to original article contains protocol link to PMC article PubMed NCT01708954

Docetaxel monotherapy

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Example orders

Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Kawaguchi et al. 2014 (DELTANSCLC) 2009-2012 Phase III (C) Erlotinib Might have superior PFS

This is the PMDA-approved dose. Note that there is another trial named DELTA in indolent lymphoma.

Chemotherapy

21-day cycles

References

  1. DELTA: Kawaguchi T, Ando M, Asami K, Okano Y, Fukuda M, Nakagawa H, Ibata H, Kozuki T, Endo T, Tamura A, Kamimura M, Sakamoto K, Yoshimi M, Soejima Y, Tomizawa Y, Isa S, Takada M, Saka H, Kubo A. Randomized phase III trial of erlotinib versus docetaxel as second- or third-line therapy in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: Docetaxel and Erlotinib Lung Cancer Trial (DELTA). J Clin Oncol. 2014 Jun 20;32(18):1902-8. Epub 2014 May 19. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed

Advanced or metastatic disease, subsequent lines of therapy

Note: this section includes regimens that were tested in second-line and beyond; those tested specifically in the second-line or third-line are to be found above.

Afatinib monotherapy

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Regimen variant #1, 30 mg/day

FDA-recommended dose

This is the FDA-recommended dose for patients with "severe renal impairment".

Targeted therapy

Continued indefinitely

Regimen variant #2, 50 mg/day

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Miller et al. 2012 (LUX-Lung 1) 2008-2009 Phase III (E-esc) Placebo Superior PFS
Katakami et al. 2013 (LUX-Lung 4) 2009-2011 Phase II ORR: 8% (95% CI: 3-18)

In LUX-Lung 4, 72.6% of patients were EGFR mutation positive. This was third or fourth line therapy for participants, who had progressed while receiving erlotinib and/or gefitinib and had received one or two previous lines of chemotherapy, including at least one platinum-based regimen.

Targeted therapy

Continued indefinitely

References

  1. LUX-Lung 1: Miller VA, Hirsh V, Cadranel J, Chen YM, Park K, Kim SW, Zhou C, Su WC, Wang M, Sun Y, Heo DS, Crino L, Tan EH, Chao TY, Shahidi M, Cong XJ, Lorence RM, Yang JC. Afatinib versus placebo for patients with advanced, metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer after failure of erlotinib, gefitinib, or both, and one or two lines of chemotherapy (LUX-Lung 1): a phase 2b/3 randomised trial. Lancet Oncol. 2012 May;13(5):528-38. Epub 2012 Mar 26. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00656136
    1. HRQoL analysis: Hirsh V, Cadranel J, Cong XJ, Fairclough D, Finnern HW, Lorence RM, Miller VA, Palmer M, Yang JC. Symptom and quality of life benefit of afatinib in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients previously treated with erlotinib or gefitinib: results of a randomized phase IIb/III trial (LUX-Lung 1). J Thorac Oncol. 2013 Feb;8(2):229-37. link to original article PubMed
  2. LUX-Lung 4: Katakami N, Atagi S, Goto K, Hida T, Horai T, Inoue A, Ichinose Y, Koboyashi K, Takeda K, Kiura K, Nishio K, Seki Y, Ebisawa R, Shahidi M, Yamamoto N. LUX-Lung 4: a phase II trial of afatinib in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer who progressed during prior treatment with erlotinib, gefitinib, or both. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Sep 20;31(27):3335-41. Epub 2013 Jul 1. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00711594

Afatinib & Paclitaxel

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Schuler et al. 2015 (LUX-Lung 5) 2010-2011 Phase III (E-esc) Single-agent chemotherapy Superior PFS

Targeted therapy

Chemotherapy

28-day cycles

References

  1. LUX-Lung 5: Schuler M, Yang JC, Park K, Kim JH, Bennouna J, Chen YM, Chouaid C, De Marinis F, Feng JF, Grossi F, Kim DW, Liu X, Lu S, Strausz J, Vinnyk Y, Wiewrodt R, Zhou C, Wang B, Chand VK, Planchard D; LUX-Lung 5 Investigators. Afatinib beyond progression in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer following chemotherapy, erlotinib/gefitinib and afatinib: phase III randomized LUX-Lung 5 trial. Ann Oncol. 2016 Mar;27(3):417-23. Epub 2015 Dec 8. link to original article link to PMC article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT01085136

Amrubicin monotherapy

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Yoshioka et al. 2017 (D0702035) 2010-2012 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Docetaxel Did not meet primary endpoint of PFS

Chemotherapy

21-day cycles

References

  1. D0702035: Yoshioka H, Katakami N, Okamoto H, Iwamoto Y, Seto T, Takahashi T, Sunaga N, Kudoh S, Chikamori K, Harada M, Tanaka H, Saito H, Saka H, Takeda K, Nogami N, Masuda N, Harada T, Kitagawa H, Horio H, Yamanaka T, Fukuoka M, Yamamoto N, Nakagawa K. A randomized, open-label, phase III trial comparing amrubicin versus docetaxel in patients with previously treated non-small-cell lung cancer. Ann Oncol. 2017 Feb 1;28(2):285-291. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT01207011

Atezolizumab monotherapy

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Fehrenbacher et al. 2016 (POPLAR) 2013-2014 Randomized Phase II (E-switch-ooc) Docetaxel Seems to have superior OS
Rittmeyer et al. 2016 (OAK) 2014-2015 Phase III (E-RT-switch-ooc) Docetaxel Superior OS

Immunotherapy

21-day cycles

References

  1. POPLAR: Fehrenbacher L, Spira A, Ballinger M, Kowanetz M, Vansteenkiste J, Mazieres J, Park K, Smith D, Artal-Cortes A, Lewanski C, Braiteh F, Waterkamp D, He P, Zou W, Chen DS, Yi J, Sandler A, Rittmeyer A; POPLAR Study Group. Atezolizumab versus docetaxel for patients with previously treated non-small-cell lung cancer (POPLAR): a multicentre, open-label, phase 2 randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2016 Apr 30;387(10030):1837-46. Epub 2016 Mar 9. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  2. OAK: Rittmeyer A, Barlesi F, Waterkamp D, Park K, Ciardiello F, von Pawel J, Gadgeel SM, Hida T, Kowalski DM, Dols MC, Cortinovis DL, Leach J, Polikoff J, Barrios C, Kabbinavar F, Frontera OA, De Marinis F, Turna H, Lee JS, Ballinger M, Kowanetz M, He P, Chen DS, Sandler A, Gandara DR; OAK Study Group. Atezolizumab versus docetaxel in patients with previously treated non-small-cell lung cancer (OAK): a phase 3, open-label, multicentre randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2017 Jan 21;389(10066):255-265. link to original article PubMed NCT02008227
    1. Update: Fehrenbacher L, von Pawel J, Park K, Rittmeyer A, Gandara DR, Ponce Aix S, Han JY, Gadgeel SM, Hida T, Cortinovis DL, Cobo M, Kowalski DM, De Marinis F, Gandhi M, Danner B, Matheny C, Kowanetz M, He P, Felizzi F, Patel H, Sandler A, Ballinger M, Barlesi F. Updated Efficacy Analysis Including Secondary Population Results for OAK: A Randomized Phase III Study of Atezolizumab versus Docetaxel in Patients with Previously Treated Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2018 Aug;13(8):1156-1170. Epub 2018 May 17. Erratum in: J Thorac Oncol. 2018 Nov;13(11):1800. link to original article PubMed
    2. Update: von Pawel J, Bordoni R, Satouchi M, Fehrenbacher L, Cobo M, Han JY, Hida T, Moro-Sibilot D, Conkling P, Gandara DR, Rittmeyer A, Gandhi M, Yu W, Matheny C, Patel H, Sandler A, Ballinger M, Kowanetz M, Park K. Long-term survival in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer treated with atezolizumab versus docetaxel: Results from the randomised phase III OAK study. Eur J Cancer. 2019 Jan;107:124-132. Epub 2018 Dec 17. link to original article PubMed

Docetaxel monotherapy

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Example orders

Regimen variant #1, 35 mg/m2, 3 out of 4 weeks

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Chen et al. 2006 2002-2004 Phase III (E-switch-ic) 1. Docetaxel; 40 mg/m2, 2 out of 3 wks Did not meet efficacy endpoint
2. Docetaxel; 75 mg/m2, every 3 wks Did not meet efficacy endpoint

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

28-day cycles

Regimen variant #2, 60 mg/m2 q3wk, indefinite

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Maruyama et al. 2008 (V-15-32) 2003-2006 Phase III (C) Gefitinib Inconclusive whether non-inferior OS
Kawaguchi et al. 2014 (DELTANSCLC) 2009-2012 Phase III (C) Erlotinib Might have superior PFS
Yoshioka et al. 2017 (D0702035) 2010-2012 Phase III (C) Amrubicin Did not meet primary endpoint of PFS
Nokihara et al. 2017 (EAST-LC) 2010-2014 Phase III (C) S-1 Non-inferior OS

This is the PMDA-approved dose, the dose used for East Asian patients in REVEL, and the dose used in Japanese patients in EAST-LC.

Chemotherapy

21-day cycles

Regimen variant #3, 75 mg/m2 q3wk, indefinite

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Shepherd et al. 2000 (TAX 317) 1994-1998 Phase III (E-RT-esc) Best supportive care Seems to have superior OS
Fossella et al. 2000 (TAX 320) 1995-1998 Phase III (E-RT-switch-ic) 1. Docetaxel; 100 mg/m2 Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
2. Ifosfamide
3. Vinorelbine
Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Camps et al. 2005 2000-2003 Phase III (C) Docetaxel; 36 mg/m2, 6 out of 8 wks Might have superior OS
Hanna et al. 2004 (JMEI) 2001-2002 Phase III (C) Pemetrexed Inconclusive whether non-inferior OS
Ramlau et al. 2006 2001-2003 Phase III (C) Topotecan Might have superior OS
Chen et al. 2006 2002-2004 Phase III (C) 1. Docetaxel; 35 mg/m2, 3 out of 4 wks Did not meet efficacy endpoint
2. Docetaxel; 40 mg/m2, 2 out of 3 wks Did not meet efficacy endpoint
Fidias et al. 2008 2002-2005 Phase III (C) Docetaxel consolidation Might have inferior OS
Kim et al. 2008 (INTEREST) 2004-2006 Phase III (C) Gefitinib Seems to have non-inferior OS
Lee et al. 2010 (ISTANA) 2005-2006 Phase III (C) Gefitinib Seems to have inferior PFS
Ramlau et al. 2012 (EFC10261) 2007-2010 Phase III (C) Docetaxel & ziv-Aflibercept Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Reck et al. 2014 (LUME-Lung 1) 2008-2011 Phase III (C) Docetaxel & Nintedanib Inferior PFS
Nokihara et al. 2017 (EAST-LC) 2010-2014 Phase III (C) S-1 Non-inferior OS
Katakami et al. 2017 (E7389-G000-302) 2011-2014 Phase III (C) Eribulin Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Fehrenbacher et al. 2016 (POPLAR) 2013-2014 Randomized Phase II (C) Atezolizumab Seems to have inferior OS
Herbst et al. 2015 (KEYNOTE-010) 2013-2015 Phase II/III (C) Pembrolizumab Inferior OS
Rittmeyer et al. 2016 (OAK) 2014-2015 Phase III (C) Atezolizumab Inferior OS
Wu et al. 2019 (CheckMate 078) 2015-2016 Phase III (C) Nivolumab Inferior OS
Barlesi et al. 2018 (JAVELIN Lung 200) 2015-2017 Phase III (C) Avelumab Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

21-day cycles

Regimen variant #4, 100 mg/m2 q3wk

Study Evidence
Fossella et al. 1995 Phase II

Chemotherapy

21-day cycles

References

  1. Fossella FV, Lee JS, Shin DM, Calayag M, Huber M, Perez-Soler R, Murphy WK, Lippman S, Benner S, Glisson B, Chasen M, Hong WK, Raber M. Phase II study of docetaxel for advanced or metastatic platinum-refractory non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 1995 Mar;13(3):645-51. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  2. TAX 317: Shepherd FA, Dancey J, Ramlau R, Mattson K, Gralla R, O'Rourke M, Levitan N, Gressot L, Vincent M, Burkes R, Coughlin S, Kim Y, Berille J. Prospective randomized trial of docetaxel versus best supportive care in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer previously treated with platinum-based chemotherapy. J Clin Oncol. 2000 May;18(10):2095-103. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  3. TAX 320: Fossella FV, DeVore R, Kerr RN, Crawford J, Natale RR, Dunphy F, Kalman L, Miller V, Lee JS, Moore M, Gandara D, Karp D, Vokes E, Kris M, Kim Y, Gamza F, Hammershaimb L; TAX 320 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Study Group. Randomized phase III trial of docetaxel versus vinorelbine or ifosfamide in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer previously treated with platinum-containing chemotherapy regimens. J Clin Oncol. 2000 Jun;18(12):2354-62. Erratum in: J Clin Oncol. 2004 Jan 1;22(1):209. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  4. JMEI: Hanna N, Shepherd FA, Fossella FV, Rodrigues Pereira J, De Marinis F, von Pawel J, Gatzemeier U, Tsao TC, Pless M, Muller T, Lim HL, Desch C, Szondy K, Gervais R, Shaharyar M, Manegold C, Paul S, Paoletti P, Einhorn L, Bunn PA Jr. Randomized phase III trial of pemetrexed versus docetaxel in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer previously treated with chemotherapy. J Clin Oncol. 2004 May 1;22(9):1589-97. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  5. Camps C, Massuti B, Jiménez A, Maestu I, Gómez RG, Isla D, González JL, Almenar D, Blasco A, Rosell R, Carrato A, Viñolas N, Batista N, Girón CG, Galán A, López M, Blanco R, Provencio M, Diz P, Felip E; Spanish Lung Cancer Group. Randomized phase III study of 3-weekly versus weekly docetaxel in pretreated advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a Spanish Lung Cancer Group trial. Ann Oncol. 2006 Mar;17(3):467-72. Epub 2005 Dec 21. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  6. Chen YM, Shih JF, Perng RP, Tsai CM, Whang-Peng J. A randomized trial of different docetaxel schedules in non-small cell lung cancer patients who failed previous platinum-based chemotherapy. Chest. 2006 Apr;129(4):1031-8. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  7. Ramlau R, Gervais R, Krzakowski M, von Pawel J, Kaukel E, Abratt RP, Dharan B, Grotzinger KM, Ross G, Dane G, Shepherd FA. Phase III study comparing oral topotecan to intravenous docetaxel in patients with pretreated advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Jun 20;24(18):2800-7. Epub 2006 May 8. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  8. V-15-32: Maruyama R, Nishiwaki Y, Tamura T, Yamamoto N, Tsuboi M, Nakagawa K, Shinkai T, Negoro S, Imamura F, Eguchi K, Takeda K, Inoue A, Tomii K, Harada M, Masuda N, Jiang H, Itoh Y, Ichinose Y, Saijo N, Fukuoka M. Phase III study, V-15-32, of gefitinib versus docetaxel in previously treated Japanese patients with non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Sep 10;26(26):4244-52. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
    1. HRQoL analysis: Sekine I, Ichinose Y, Nishiwaki Y, Yamamoto N, Tsuboi M, Nakagawa K, Shinkai T, Negoro S, Imamura F, Eguchi K, Takeda K, Itoh Y, Tamura T, Saijo N, Fukuoka M. Quality of life and disease-related symptoms in previously treated Japanese patients with non-small-cell lung cancer: results of a randomized phase III study (V-15-32) of gefitinib versus docetaxel. Ann Oncol. 2009 Sep;20(9):1483-8. Epub 2009 Mar 12. link to original article PubMed
  9. INTEREST: Kim ES, Hirsh V, Mok T, Socinski MA, Gervais R, Wu YL, Li LY, Watkins CL, Sellers MV, Lowe ES, Sun Y, Liao ML, Osterlind K, Reck M, Armour AA, Shepherd FA, Lippman SM, Douillard JY. Gefitinib versus docetaxel in previously treated non-small-cell lung cancer (INTEREST): a randomised phase III trial. Lancet. 2008 Nov 22;372(9652):1809-18. link to original article contains protocol PubMed NCT00076388
    1. Dataset: Project Data Sphere
  10. Fidias PM, Dakhil SR, Lyss AP, Loesch DM, Waterhouse DM, Bromund JL, Chen R, Hristova-Kazmierski M, Treat J, Obasaju CK, Marciniak M, Gill J, Schiller JH. Phase III study of immediate compared with delayed docetaxel after front-line therapy with gemcitabine plus carboplatin in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Feb 1;27(4):591-8. Epub 2008 Dec 15. link to original articlecontains verified protocol PubMed
  11. ISTANA: Lee DH, Park K, Kim JH, Lee JS, Shin SW, Kang JH, Ahn MJ, Ahn JS, Suh C, Kim SW. Randomized phase III trial of gefitinib versus docetaxel in non-small cell lung cancer patients who have previously received platinum-based chemotherapy. Clin Cancer Res. 2010 Feb 15;16(4):1307-14. Epub 2010 Feb 9. link to original article contains protocol PubMed NCT00478049
  12. EFC10261: Ramlau R, Gorbunova V, Ciuleanu TE, Novello S, Ozguroglu M, Goksel T, Baldotto C, Bennouna J, Shepherd FA, Le-Guennec S, Rey A, Miller V, Thatcher N, Scagliotti G. Aflibercept and docetaxel versus docetaxel alone after platinum failure in patients with advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer: a randomized, controlled phase III trial. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Oct 10;30(29):3640-7. Epub 2012 Sep 10. link to original article contains protocol PubMed NCT00532155
    1. Dataset: Project Data Sphere
  13. LUME-Lung 1: Reck M, Kaiser R, Mellemgaard A, Douillard JY, Orlov S, Krzakowski M, von Pawel J, Gottfried M, Bondarenko I, Liao M, Gann CN, Barrueco J, Gaschler-Markefski B, Novello S; LUME-Lung 1 Study Group. Docetaxel plus nintedanib versus docetaxel plus placebo in patients with previously treated non-small-cell lung cancer (LUME-Lung 1): a phase 3, double-blind, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Oncol. 2014 Feb;15(2):143-55. 2. Epub 2014 Jan 9. link to original article contains protocol PubMed NCT00805194
  14. KEYNOTE-010: Herbst RS, Baas P, Kim DW, Felip E, Pérez-Gracia JL, Han JY, Molina J, Kim JH, Arvis CD, Ahn MJ, Majem M, Fidler MJ, de Castro G Jr, Garrido M, Lubiniecki GM, Shentu Y, Im E, Dolled-Filhart M, Garon EB. Pembrolizumab versus docetaxel for previously treated, PD-L1-positive, advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (KEYNOTE-010): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2016 Apr 9;387(10027):1540-50. Epub 2015 Dec 19. link to original article contains protocol PubMed NCT01905657
  15. POPLAR: Fehrenbacher L, Spira A, Ballinger M, Kowanetz M, Vansteenkiste J, Mazieres J, Park K, Smith D, Artal-Cortes A, Lewanski C, Braiteh F, Waterkamp D, He P, Zou W, Chen DS, Yi J, Sandler A, Rittmeyer A; POPLAR Study Group. Atezolizumab versus docetaxel for patients with previously treated non-small-cell lung cancer (POPLAR): a multicentre, open-label, phase 2 randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2016 Apr 30;387(10030):1837-46. Epub 2016 Mar 9. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  16. OAK: Rittmeyer A, Barlesi F, Waterkamp D, Park K, Ciardiello F, von Pawel J, Gadgeel SM, Hida T, Kowalski DM, Dols MC, Cortinovis DL, Leach J, Polikoff J, Barrios C, Kabbinavar F, Frontera OA, De Marinis F, Turna H, Lee JS, Ballinger M, Kowanetz M, He P, Chen DS, Sandler A, Gandara DR; OAK Study Group. Atezolizumab versus docetaxel in patients with previously treated non-small-cell lung cancer (OAK): a phase 3, open-label, multicentre randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2017 Jan 21;389(10066):255-265. Epub 2016 Dec 13. link to original article contains protocol PubMed NCT02008227
    1. Update: Fehrenbacher L, von Pawel J, Park K, Rittmeyer A, Gandara DR, Ponce Aix S, Han JY, Gadgeel SM, Hida T, Cortinovis DL, Cobo M, Kowalski DM, De Marinis F, Gandhi M, Danner B, Matheny C, Kowanetz M, He P, Felizzi F, Patel H, Sandler A, Ballinger M, Barlesi F. Updated Efficacy Analysis Including Secondary Population Results for OAK: A Randomized Phase III Study of Atezolizumab versus Docetaxel in Patients with Previously Treated Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2018 Aug;13(8):1156-1170. Epub 2018 May 17. Erratum in: J Thorac Oncol. 2018 Nov;13(11):1800. link to original article PubMed
    2. Update: von Pawel J, Bordoni R, Satouchi M, Fehrenbacher L, Cobo M, Han JY, Hida T, Moro-Sibilot D, Conkling P, Gandara DR, Rittmeyer A, Gandhi M, Yu W, Matheny C, Patel H, Sandler A, Ballinger M, Kowanetz M, Park K. Long-term survival in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer treated with atezolizumab versus docetaxel: Results from the randomised phase III OAK study. Eur J Cancer. 2019 Jan;107:124-132. Epub 2018 Dec 17. link to original article PubMed
  17. D0702035: Yoshioka H, Katakami N, Okamoto H, Iwamoto Y, Seto T, Takahashi T, Sunaga N, Kudoh S, Chikamori K, Harada M, Tanaka H, Saito H, Saka H, Takeda K, Nogami N, Masuda N, Harada T, Kitagawa H, Horio H, Yamanaka T, Fukuoka M, Yamamoto N, Nakagawa K. A randomized, open-label, phase III trial comparing amrubicin versus docetaxel in patients with previously treated non-small-cell lung cancer. Ann Oncol. 2017 Feb 1;28(2):285-291. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT01207011
  18. E7389-G000-302: Katakami N, Felip E, Spigel DR, Kim JH, Olivo M, Guo M, Nokihara H, Yang JC, Iannotti N, Satouchi M, Barlesi F. A randomized, open-label, multicenter, phase 3 study to compare the efficacy and safety of eribulin to treatment of physician's choice in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Ann Oncol. 2017 Sep 1;28(9):2241-2247. link to original article link to PMC article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT01454934
  19. EAST-LC: Nokihara H, Lu S, Mok TSK, Nakagawa K, Yamamoto N, Shi YK, Zhang L, Soo RA, Yang JC, Sugawara S, Nishio M, Takahashi T, Goto K, Chang J, Maemondo M, Ichinose Y, Cheng Y, Lim WT, Morita S, Tamura T. Randomized controlled trial of S-1 versus docetaxel in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer previously treated with platinum-based chemotherapy (East Asia S-1 Trial in Lung Cancer). Ann Oncol. 2017 Nov 1;28(11):2698-2706. link to original article link to PMC article contains verified protocol PubMed JapicCTI-101155
  20. JAVELIN Lung 200: Barlesi F, Vansteenkiste J, Spigel D, Ishii H, Garassino M, de Marinis F, Özgüroğlu M, Szczesna A, Polychronis A, Uslu R, Krzakowski M, Lee JS, Calabrò L, Arén Frontera O, Ellers-Lenz B, Bajars M, Ruisi M, Park K. Avelumab versus docetaxel in patients with platinum-treated advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (JAVELIN Lung 200): an open-label, randomised, phase 3 study. Lancet Oncol. 2018 Nov;19(11):1468-79. Epub 2018 Sep 21. link to original article contains protocol PubMed NCT02395172
  21. CheckMate 078: Wu YL, Lu S, Cheng Y, Zhou C, Wang J, Mok T, Zhang L, Tu HY, Wu L, Feng J, Zhang Y, Luft AV, Zhou J, Ma Z, Lu Y, Hu C, Shi Y, Baudelet C, Cai J, Chang J. Nivolumab Versus Docetaxel in a Predominantly Chinese Patient Population With Previously Treated Advanced NSCLC: CheckMate 078 Randomized Phase III Clinical Trial. J Thorac Oncol. 2019 May;14(5):867-875. Epub 2019 Jan 17. link to original article contains protocol PubMed NCT02613507

Docetaxel & Nintedanib

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Reck et al. 2014 (LUME-Lung 1) 2008-2011 Phase III (E-esc) Docetaxel Superior PFS

Chemotherapy

Targeted therapy

21-day cycles

References

  1. LUME-Lung 1: Reck M, Kaiser R, Mellemgaard A, Douillard JY, Orlov S, Krzakowski M, von Pawel J, Gottfried M, Bondarenko I, Liao M, Gann CN, Barrueco J, Gaschler-Markefski B, Novello S; LUME-Lung 1 Study Group. Docetaxel plus nintedanib versus docetaxel plus placebo in patients with previously treated non-small-cell lung cancer (LUME-Lung 1): a phase 3, double-blind, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Oncol. 2014 Feb;15(2):143-55. 2. Epub 2014 Jan 9. link to original article contains protocol PubMed NCT00805194

Gefitinib monotherapy

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Kris et al. 2003 (IDEAL2) 2000-2001 Randomized Phase II (E-de-esc) Gefitinib; 500 mg/day Did not meet primary endpoint of ORR
Thatcher et al. 2005 (ISEL) NR Phase III (E-esc) Placebo Might have superior OS
Kim et al. 2008 (INTEREST) 2004-2006 Phase III (E-switch-ooc) Docetaxel Seems to have non-inferior OS
Lee et al. 2010 (ISTANA) 2005-2006 Phase III (E-switch-ooc) Docetaxel Seems to have superior PFS
Han et al. 2011 2006-2008 Randomized Phase II (C) Gefitinib & Simvastatin Did not meet primary endpoint of ORR
Shi et al. 2013 (ICOGEN) 2009 Phase III (C) Icotinib Seems to have non-inferior PFS

Targeted therapy

Continued indefinitely

References

  1. IDEAL2: Kris MG, Natale RB, Herbst RS, Lynch TJ Jr, Prager D, Belani CP, Schiller JH, Kelly K, Spiridonidis H, Sandler A, Albain KS, Cella D, Wolf MK, Averbuch SD, Ochs JJ, Kay AC. Efficacy of gefitinib, an inhibitor of the epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase, in symptomatic patients with non-small cell lung cancer: a randomized trial. JAMA. 2003 Oct 22;290(16):2149-58. link to original article PubMed
  2. ISEL: Thatcher N, Chang A, Parikh P, Rodrigues Pereira J, Ciuleanu T, von Pawel J, Thongprasert S, Tan EH, Pemberton K, Archer V, Carroll K. Gefitinib plus best supportive care in previously treated patients with refractory advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: results from a randomised, placebo-controlled, multicentre study (Iressa Survival Evaluation in Lung Cancer). Lancet. 2005 Oct 29-Nov 4;366(9496):1527-37. link to original article PubMed
  3. INTEREST: Kim ES, Hirsh V, Mok T, Socinski MA, Gervais R, Wu YL, Li LY, Watkins CL, Sellers MV, Lowe ES, Sun Y, Liao ML, Osterlind K, Reck M, Armour AA, Shepherd FA, Lippman SM, Douillard JY. Gefitinib versus docetaxel in previously treated non-small-cell lung cancer (INTEREST): a randomised phase III trial. Lancet. 2008 Nov 22;372(9652):1809-18. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT00076388
    1. Dataset: Project Data Sphere
  4. ISTANA: Lee DH, Park K, Kim JH, Lee JS, Shin SW, Kang JH, Ahn MJ, Ahn JS, Suh C, Kim SW. Randomized phase III trial of gefitinib versus docetaxel in non-small cell lung cancer patients who have previously received platinum-based chemotherapy. Clin Cancer Res. 2010 Feb 15;16(4):1307-14. Epub 2010 Feb 9. link to original article contains protocol PubMed NCT00478049
  5. Han JY, Lee SH, Yoo NJ, Hyung LS, Moon YJ, Yun T, Kim HT, Lee JS. A randomized phase II study of gefitinib plus simvastatin versus gefitinib alone in previously treated patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2011 Mar 15;17(6):1553-60. link to orinigal article contains protocol PubMed
  6. ICOGEN: Shi Y, Zhang L, Liu X, Zhou C, Zhang L, Zhang S, Wang D, Li Q, Qin S, Hu C, Zhang Y, Chen J, Cheng Y, Feng J, Zhang H, Song Y, Wu YL, Xu N, Zhou J, Luo R, Bai C, Jin Y, Liu W, Wei Z, Tan F, Wang Y, Ding L, Dai H, Jiao S, Wang J, Liang L, Zhang W, Sun Y. Icotinib versus gefitinib in previously treated advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (ICOGEN): a randomised, double-blind phase 3 non-inferiority trial. Lancet Oncol. 2013 Sep;14(10):953-61. Epub 2013 Aug 13. link to original article PubMed ChiCTR-TRC-09000506

Gemcitabine monotherapy

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Regimen variant #1, 1000 mg/m2

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Katakami et al. 2017 (E7389-G000-302) 2011-2014 Phase III (C) Eribulin Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Note: to our knowledge, this regimen was not tested as an experimental arm in an RCT prior to becoming a standard comparator arm.

Chemotherapy

28-day cycles

Regimen variant #2, 1250 mg/m2

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Katakami et al. 2017 (E7389-G000-302) 2011-2014 Phase III (C) Eribulin Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Note: to our knowledge, this regimen was not tested as an experimental arm in an RCT prior to becoming a standard comparator arm.

Chemotherapy

21-day cycles

References

  1. E7389-G000-302: Katakami N, Felip E, Spigel DR, Kim JH, Olivo M, Guo M, Nokihara H, Yang JC, Iannotti N, Satouchi M, Barlesi F. A randomized, open-label, multicenter, phase 3 study to compare the efficacy and safety of eribulin to treatment of physician's choice in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Ann Oncol. 2017 Sep 1;28(9):2241-2247. link to original article link to PMC article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT01454934

Icotinib monotherapy

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Shi et al. 2013 (ICOGEN) 2009 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Gefitinib Seems to have non-inferior PFS

Note: this drug is only approved in China.

Targeted therapy

Continued indefinitely

References

  1. ICOGEN: Shi Y, Zhang L, Liu X, Zhou C, Zhang L, Zhang S, Wang D, Li Q, Qin S, Hu C, Zhang Y, Chen J, Cheng Y, Feng J, Zhang H, Song Y, Wu YL, Xu N, Zhou J, Luo R, Bai C, Jin Y, Liu W, Wei Z, Tan F, Wang Y, Ding L, Dai H, Jiao S, Wang J, Liang L, Zhang W, Sun Y. Icotinib versus gefitinib in previously treated advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (ICOGEN): a randomised, double-blind phase 3 non-inferiority trial. Lancet Oncol. 2013 Sep;14(10):953-61. Epub 2013 Aug 13. link to original article contains protocol PubMed ChiCTR-TRC-09000506

Nivolumab monotherapy

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Wu et al. 2019 (CheckMate 078) 2015-2016 Phase III (E-switch-ooc) Docetaxel Superior OS

Immunotherapy

  • Nivolumab (Opdivo) 3 mg/kg IV once on day 1
    • Notably, on 9/13/16 the FDA recommended that dosing for this indication be changed to 240 mg with the same schedule based on updated pharmacokinetic data.

14-day cycles

References

  1. CheckMate 078: Wu YL, Lu S, Cheng Y, Zhou C, Wang J, Mok T, Zhang L, Tu HY, Wu L, Feng J, Zhang Y, Luft AV, Zhou J, Ma Z, Lu Y, Hu C, Shi Y, Baudelet C, Cai J, Chang J. Nivolumab Versus Docetaxel in a Predominantly Chinese Patient Population With Previously Treated Advanced NSCLC: CheckMate 078 Randomized Phase III Clinical Trial. J Thorac Oncol. 2019 May;14(5):867-875. Epub 2019 Jan 17. link to original article contains protocol PubMed NCT02613507

Pembrolizumab monotherapy

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Garon et al. 2015 (KEYNOTE-001) 2012-2014 Phase 1, >20 pts in dosing cohort
Herbst et al. 2015 (KEYNOTE-010) 2013-2015 Phase II/III (E-RT-switch-ooc) Docetaxel Superior OS

Note: patients had previously received chemotherapy.

Immunotherapy

21-day cycles

References

  1. Phase 1: Garon EB, Rizvi NA, Hui R, Leighl N, Balmanoukian AS, Eder JP, Patnaik A, Aggarwal C, Gubens M, Horn L, Carcereny E, Ahn MJ, Felip E, Lee JS, Hellmann MD, Hamid O, Goldman JW, Soria JC, Dolled-Filhart M, Rutledge RZ, Zhang J, Lunceford JK, Rangwala R, Lubiniecki GM, Roach C, Emancipator K, Gandhi L; KEYNOTE-001 Investigators. Pembrolizumab for the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2015 May 21;372(21):2018-28. Epub 2015 Apr 19. link to original article PubMed NCT01295827
  2. KEYNOTE-010: Herbst RS, Baas P, Kim DW, Felip E, Pérez-Gracia JL, Han JY, Molina J, Kim JH, Arvis CD, Ahn MJ, Majem M, Fidler MJ, de Castro G Jr, Garrido M, Lubiniecki GM, Shentu Y, Im E, Dolled-Filhart M, Garon EB. Pembrolizumab versus docetaxel for previously treated, PD-L1-positive, advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (KEYNOTE-010): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2016 Apr 9;387(10027):1540-50. Epub 2015 Dec 19. link to original article contains protocol PubMed NCT01905657

Pemetrexed monotherapy

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Example orders

Regimen

FDA-recommended dose
Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Hanna et al. 2004 (JMEI) 2001-2002 Phase III (E-RT-switch-ic) Docetaxel Inconclusive whether non-inferior OS
Kim et al. 2013 (JXBC) 2005-2010 Phase III (C) Pemetrexed & Cetuximab Did not meet primary endpoint of PFS
Karampeazis et al. 2013 (CT/06.05) 2006-2010 Phase III (E-switch-ooc) Erlotinib Did not meet primary endpoint of TTP
Katakami et al. 2017 (E7389-G000-302) 2011-2014 Phase III (C) Eribulin Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Note: JXBC also evaluated docetaxel versus docetaxel & cetuximab, but did not report the efficacy of this comparison; see paper for details.

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

21-day cycles

References

  1. JMEI: Hanna N, Shepherd FA, Fossella FV, Rodrigues Pereira J, De Marinis F, von Pawel J, Gatzemeier U, Tsao TC, Pless M, Muller T, Lim HL, Desch C, Szondy K, Gervais R, Shaharyar M, Manegold C, Paul S, Paoletti P, Einhorn L, Bunn PA Jr. Randomized phase III trial of pemetrexed versus docetaxel in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer previously treated with chemotherapy. J Clin Oncol. 2004 May 1;22(9):1589-97. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  2. CT/06.05: Karampeazis A, Voutsina A, Souglakos J, Kentepozidis N, Giassas S, Christofillakis C, Kotsakis A, Papakotoulas P, Rapti A, Agelidou M, Agelaki S, Vamvakas L, Samonis G, Mavroudis D, Georgoulias V; Hellenic Oncology Research Group. Pemetrexed versus erlotinib in pretreated patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a Hellenic Oncology Research Group (HORG) randomized phase 3 study. Cancer. 2013 Aug 1;119(15):2754-64. Epub 2013 May 9. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  3. JXBC: Kim ES, Neubauer M, Cohn A, Schwartzberg L, Garbo L, Caton J, Robert F, Reynolds C, Katz T, Chittoor S, Simms L, Saxman S. Docetaxel or pemetrexed with or without cetuximab in recurrent or progressive non-small-cell lung cancer after platinum-based therapy: a phase 3, open-label, randomised trial. Lancet Oncol. 2013 Dec;14(13):1326-36. Epub 2013 Nov 12. Erratum in: Lancet Oncol. 2014 Jan;15(1):e4. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  4. E7389-G000-302: Katakami N, Felip E, Spigel DR, Kim JH, Olivo M, Guo M, Nokihara H, Yang JC, Iannotti N, Satouchi M, Barlesi F. A randomized, open-label, multicenter, phase 3 study to compare the efficacy and safety of eribulin to treatment of physician's choice in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Ann Oncol. 2017 Sep 1;28(9):2241-2247. link to original article link to PMC article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT01454934

S-1 monotherapy

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Nokihara et al. 2017 (EAST-LC) 2010-2014 Phase III (E-switch-ic) Docetaxel Non-inferior OS

Chemotherapy

  • Tegafur, gimeracil, oteracil (S-1) as follows:
    • BSA less than 1.25 m2: 40 mg PO twice per day on days 1 to 28
    • BSA at least 1.25 m2 and less than 1.5 m2: 50 mg PO twice per day on days 1 to 28
    • BSA 1.5 m2 or more: 60 mg PO twice per day on days 1 to 28

42-day cycles

References

  1. EAST-LC: Nokihara H, Lu S, Mok TSK, Nakagawa K, Yamamoto N, Shi YK, Zhang L, Soo RA, Yang JC, Sugawara S, Nishio M, Takahashi T, Goto K, Chang J, Maemondo M, Ichinose Y, Cheng Y, Lim WT, Morita S, Tamura T. Randomized controlled trial of S-1 versus docetaxel in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer previously treated with platinum-based chemotherapy (East Asia S-1 Trial in Lung Cancer). Ann Oncol. 2017 Nov 1;28(11):2698-2706. link to original article link to PMC article PubMed JapicCTI-101155

Vinorelbine monotherapy

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Fossella et al. 2000 (TAX 320) 1995-1998 Phase III (C) 1. Docetaxel 100 mg/m2 Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
2. Docetaxel 75 mg/m2 Did not meet primary endpoint of OS
Katakami et al. 2017 (E7389-G000-302) 2011-2014 Phase III (C) Eribulin Did not meet primary endpoint of OS

Note: to our knowledge, this regimen was not tested as an experimental arm in an RCT prior to becoming a standard comparator arm.

Chemotherapy

Supportive medications

  • Per TAX 320:
  • Patients who had either grade 4 neutropenia lasting at least 5 days or both fever and grade 3 or 4 neutropenia could receive G-CSF (dose/schedule/duration not specified)
  • Metoclopramide (Reglan) (dose/schedule/route not specified) used first for nausea
  • Nausea despite metoclopramide was treated with a 5-HT3 antagonist such as Ondansetron (Zofran) or Granisetron (dose/schedule/route not specified) prn nausea

28-day cycles

References

  1. TAX 320: Fossella FV, DeVore R, Kerr RN, Crawford J, Natale RR, Dunphy F, Kalman L, Miller V, Lee JS, Moore M, Gandara D, Karp D, Vokes E, Kris M, Kim Y, Gamza F, Hammershaimb L; TAX 320 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Study Group. Randomized phase III trial of docetaxel versus vinorelbine or ifosfamide in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer previously treated with platinum-containing chemotherapy regimens. J Clin Oncol. 2000 Jun;18(12):2354-62. Erratum in: J Clin Oncol. 2004 Jan 1;22(1):209. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
  2. E7389-G000-302: Katakami N, Felip E, Spigel DR, Kim JH, Olivo M, Guo M, Nokihara H, Yang JC, Iannotti N, Satouchi M, Barlesi F. A randomized, open-label, multicenter, phase 3 study to compare the efficacy and safety of eribulin to treatment of physician's choice in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Ann Oncol. 2017 Sep 1;28(9):2241-2247. link to original article link to PMC article contains verified protocol PubMed NCT01454934

Investigational agents

Drugs with some degree of promising activity in clinical trials.