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Programmed Cell Death Ligand 1 Expression in Untreated EGFR Mutated Advanced NSCLC and Response to Osimertinib Versus Comparator in FLAURA.

Helen Brown, Johan Vansteenkiste, Kazuhiko Nakagawa, Manuel Cobo, Thomas John, Craig Barker, Alexander Kohlmann, Alexander Todd, Matilde Saggese, Juliann Chmielecki, Aleksandra Markovets, Marietta Scott, Suresh S Ramalingam

Journal of Thoracic Oncology | Published : 2020

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: EGFR mutated (EGFRm) NSCLC tumors occasionally express programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1), although frequency and clinical relevance are not fully characterized. We report PD-L1 expression in patients with EGFRm advanced NSCLC and association with clinical outcomes following treatment with osimertinib or comparator EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors in the FLAURA trial (phase III, NCT02296125). METHODS: Of 231 tissue blocks available from the screened population (including EGFRm-positive and -negative samples), 197 had sufficient tissue for PD-L1 testing using the SP263 (Ventana, Tucson, Arizona) immunohistochemical assay. Tumor cell (TC) staining thresholds of PD-L1 TC greate..

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