Non-metastatic NSCLC and other thoracic malignancies


An international randomized trial, comparing post-operative conformal radiotherapy (PORT) to no PORT, in patients with completely resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and mediastinal N2 involvement: characterisation of PORT efficacy in Lung ART (IFCT-0503, UK NCRI, SAKK)

C. Le Pechoux, et al.


Use of PORT in N2 NSCLC patients reduces the risk of MR, but has no significant impact on DFS. Prognostic factors associated with different DFS components were identified which may allow a personalized prescription of PORT.



First-line nivolumab (NIVO) plus ipilimumab (IPI) vs chemotherapy (chemo) in patients (pts) with unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM): 3-year update from CheckMate 743

S. Peters, et al.


With a 3-y minimum f/u, NIVO + IPI continued to provide survival benefit vs chemo in pts with unresectable MPM despite pts being off therapy for 1 y; no new safety signals were observed. Exploratory analyses suggest that a high inflammatory gene signature score may correlate with improved survival benefit with NIVO + IPI.



Efficacy and safety of nivolumab for patients with pre-treated type B3 thymoma and thymic carcinoma: results from the EORTC-ETOP NIVOTHYM phase II trial

N. Girard, et al.


Nivolumab monotherapy is demonstrating a manageable safety profile and objective activity, however insufficient to meet the trial primary objective. The second cohort is currently ongoing to assess combination of nivolumab plus ipilimumab.



COAST: an open-label, randomised, phase 2 platform study of durvalumab alone or in combination with novel agents in patients with locally advanced, unresectable, Stage III NSCLC

A. Martinez-Marti, et al.


Addition of both novel agents improved ORR, PFS and 10-month PFS rate over D alone. Safety was similar across arms with no new safety signals identified.