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WCLC, TORONTO, 23-26 September 2018

A Phase IIIb trial of afatinib in EGFRm+ NSCLC: analysis of outcomes in patients with brain metastases or dose reductions

Yi-Long Wu, Haiyan Tu, Jifeng Feng, Meiqi Shi, Jun Zhao, Yuyan Wang, Jianhua Chang, Jialei Wang, Ying Cheng, Jing Zhu, Eng-Huat Tan, Kai Li, Yiping Zhang, Victor Lee, Cheng-Ta Yang, Wu-Chou Su, David Chi-Leung Lam, BJ Srinivasa, Senthil Rajappa, Ching-Liang Ho, Kwok Chi Lam, Yi Hu, Shailesh Arjun Bondarde, Xiaoqing Liu, Dennis Chin-Lau Huang, Yu Wang, Kaimin Pang, Caicun Zhou

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Learn more about the science behind this poster in the videos, papers and other materials below.

Afatinib versus gefitinib as first-line treatment of patients with EGFR mutation-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (LUX-Lung 7): a phase 2B, open-label, randomised controlled trial

Park K, et al. Lancet Oncol 2016;17(5):577–89

Afatinib versus cisplatin plus gemcitabine for first-line treatment of Asian patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer harbouring EGFR mutations (LUX-Lung 6): an open-label, randomised phase 3 trial

Wu Y-L, et al. Lancet Oncol 2014;15(2):213–22


In the European Union, afatinib is approved for use in TKI-naive adults with locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC with activating EGFR mutations and in patients with NSCLC of squamous histology on or after chemotherapy. It is not yet approved in other indications.

In Switzerland, Afatinib is approved as monotherapy for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC, stage IIIb/IV) with activating mutations of EGFR (exon 19 deletions or exon 21 L858R substitutions), not previously treated with EGFR TKIs. It is also indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic squamous cell cancer of the lung whose carcinoma progressed during or after platinum-based chemotherapy and for whom immunotherapy is not suitable.

The information contained herein does not necessarily reflect the content of the approved Canadian product monograph.