Introduction: To assess the efficacy and the Src-kinase inhibitor saracatinib (AZD-0530) after four cycles of platinum-based chemotherapy for extensive stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Methods: Patients with at least stable disease received saracatinib at a dose of 175. mg/day by mouth until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or patient refusal. The primary endpoint was the 12-week progression-free survival (PFS) rate from initiation of saracatinib treatment. Planned interim analysis in first 20 patients, where 13 or more patients alive and progression-free at 12-weeks would allow continued enrollment to 40 total patients. Results: All 23 evaluable patients received platinum based standard chemotherapy. Median age was 58 years (range: 48-82). 96% of patients had a performance status of 0/1. Median of two cycles given (range: 1-34). All 23 (100%) patients have ended treatment, most for disease progression (19/23). The 12-week PFS rate was 26% (6/23; 95% CI: 10-48%). From start of standard chemotherapy, median PFS was 4.7 months (95% CI: 4.5-5.1) and median OS was 11.2 months (95% CI: 9.9-13.8). Eight (35%) and three (13%) patients experienced at least one grade 3/4 or grade 4 AE, respectively. Commonly occurring grade 3/4 adverse events were thrombocytopenia (13%), fatigue (9%), nausea (9%), and vomiting (9%). Conclusions: Saracatinib at a dose of 175. mg/day by mouth is well tolerated. However, the PFS rate observed at the pre-planned interim analysis did not meet the criteria for additional enrollment.
- Extensive stage
- Small cell lung cancer
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cancer Research