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Metastatic Gastric Cancer Treatments Indicates Mixed Results

Reporter: Irina Robu, PhD

Two novel therapies for patients with metastatic gastric cancer were evaluated by Dr. David H. Ilson of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. In one study, trifluridine/tipiracil (FTD/TPI) was revealed to be an effective treatment for patients with metastatic gastric cancer. On the other hand, the monoclonal antibody andecaliximab plus the chemotherapy regimen mFOLFOX6 (mFOLFOX + ADX) as a first-line treatment in patients with advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma failed to improve overall survival. He has shown the only potentially curative treatment for early stage gastric cancer is surgery, with 5-year survival rates after gastrectomy of 90% or more in Japan and Korea and 40% to 75% in non-Asian countries.

Still, the disease reappears in up to half of patients, while 40% of patients with metastatic disease have had a previous gastrectomy. The phase III TAGS study had established that FTD/TPI is safe for patients with severely pretreated metastatic gastric cancer. In this study, Ilson and his colleagues appraised the efficacy and safety of the FTD/TPI in patients with or without gastrectomy. Of the 507 patients in the study, 147 in the FTD/TPI arm had a prior gastrectomy compared to 74 in the placebo arm. The study enhances the benefit of TPI as prolonging surviving versus placebo.

According to Dr. Manish A. Shah, the mixture of mFOLFOX6 and ADX exposed encouraging anti-tumor activity in patients with gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma according to a prior I/IB study. He showed a phase III, randomized, double-blind, multicenter study associating the efficiency and safety of mFOLFOX with or without ADX in patients with untreated HER2-negative gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma.

The main endpoint was complete survival with secondary endpoints of evolution free survival, objective response rate and safety. According to Dr. Shah, thee apparent increased activity of the mixture of mFOLFOX with ADX in patients ages 65 or older needs further study.

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https://www.medpagetoday.com/meetingcoverage/mgics/77541

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