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Supplementary Material for: Phase II Study of Weekly Nanoparticle Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel as Second- or Third-Line Therapy in Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

posted on 16.07.2020, 09:35 by Kotake M., Kuwako T., Imai H., Tomizawa Y., Kaira K., Yoshii A., Ochiai M., Miura Y., Osaki T., Sakurai R., Takei K., Minato K., Saito R.
Introduction: Treatment outcomes in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are poor due to limited treatment options. Objective: We conducted a multicenter, single-arm phase II study to prospectively assess the efficacy and safety of weekly nab-PTX in patients with advanced NSCLC with failed cytotoxic chemotherapy. Methods: Patients with advanced NSCLC having adequate organ functions with a performance status of 0–1 were enrolled. A 100 mg/m2 dose of nab-paclitaxel was administered on days 1, 8, and 15 of a 28-day cycle. Primary endpoint was the objective response rate (ORR). Secondary endpoints were disease control rate (DCR), toxicity profile, progression-free survival (PFS), and overall survival (OS). Results: Between September 2013 and May 2016, 35 patients were enrolled. The ORR was 31.4%, and the DCR was 74.3%. The median PFS was 3.6 months, and the median OS was 11.4 months. The most common grade 3 or 4 toxicities included neutropenia (54.3%), leukopenia (42.9%), and anemia (11.4%). Two patients discontinued chemotherapy due to pneumonitis. Conclusions: Nab-PTX may be a later-line chemotherapeutic option for previously treated advanced NSCLC.