ALINA: A phase III study of alectinib versus chemotherapy as adjuvant therapy in patients with stage IB IIIA anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive (ALK plus ) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Benjamin J Solomon, Jin Seok Ahn, Fabrice Barlesi, Rafal Dziadziuszko, Makoto Nishio, Alice Tsang Shaw, Walter Bordogna, Christoph Meyenberg, Yi-Long Wu
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY | AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY | Published : 2019
TPS8569 Background: Patients with early-stage NSCLC (stage IA–IIIA) account for ~40% of cases at diagnosis; despite surgery, 5-year survival rates are low. Platinum-based adjuvant chemotherapy is the standard of care (SoC) for stage II–IIIA disease. Although patients with stage IA NSCLC do not benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy, patients with stage IB disease and large tumors (≥4cm) do. Adjuvant chemotherapy produces a 4–5% increase in 5-year survival rates, leaving significant unmet need for improved treatments. Approximately 5% of patients with NSCLC harbor an oncogenic fusion of the ALK gene. Treatment of advanced ALK+ NSCLC with ALK inhibitors improves efficacy and safety compared with ..View full abstract