Durvalumab for Stage III EGFR-Mutated NSCLC After Definitive Chemoradiotherapy

Jacqueline V. Aredo, Isa Mambetsariev, Jessica A. Hellyer, Arya Amini, Joel W. Neal, Sukhmani K. Padda, Caroline E. McCoach, Jonathan W. Riess, Elwyn C. Cabebe, Jarushka Naidoo, Tariq Abuali, Ravi Salgia, Billy W. Loo, Maximilian Diehn, Summer S. Han, Heather A. Wakelee

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Introduction: In 2018, durvalumab was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as consolidation immunotherapy for patients with stage III NSCLC after definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT). However, whether durvalumab benefits patients with EGFR-mutated NSCLC remains unknown. Methods: We conducted a multi-institutional retrospective analysis of patients with unresectable stage III EGFR-mutated NSCLC who completed concurrent CRT. Kaplan-Meier analyses evaluated progression-free survival (PFS) between patients who completed CRT with or without durvalumab. Results: Among 37 patients, 13 initiated durvalumab a median of 20 days after CRT completion. Two patients completed 12 months of treatment, with five patients discontinuing durvalumab owing to progression and five owing to immune-related adverse events (irAEs). Of 24 patients who completed CRT without durvalumab, 16 completed CRT alone and eight completed CRT with induction or consolidation EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Median PFS was 10.3 months in patients who received CRT and durvalumab versus 6.9 months with CRT alone (log-rank p = 0.993). CRT and EGFR TKI was associated with a significantly longer median PFS (26.1 mo) compared with CRT and durvalumab or CRT alone (log-rank p = 0.023). Six patients treated with durvalumab initiated EGFR TKIs after recurrence, with one developing grade 4 pneumonitis on osimertinib. Conclusions: In this study, patients with EGFR-mutated NSCLC did not benefit with consolidation durvalumab and experienced a high frequency of irAEs. Patients who initiate osimertinib after durvalumab may be susceptible to incident irAEs. Consolidation durvalumab should be approached with caution in this setting and concurrent CRT with induction or consolidation EGFR TKIs further investigated as definitive treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1030-1041
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Thoracic Oncology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2021


  • Concurrent chemoradiotherapy
  • Durvalumab
  • EGFR mutation
  • Osimertinib

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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