Lay abstract Extended-stage small-cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) is a highly aggressive lung cancer subtype, accounting for 13-15% of all lung cancers. For several years, the standard treatment for this disease was based on polychemotherapy, with a rapid disease response but with an equally rapid disease progression. The new standard treatment has recently been changed, based on the results of two large clinical trials, which showed the efficacy and safety of the combination of chemotherapy with immunotherapy compared to chemotherapy alone. Nevertheless, prognosis of ES-SCLC remains poor, and new treatment strategies are urgently needed. Therefore, we designed the CeLEBrATE trial to investigate whether the combination of chemotherapy with antiangiogenetic therapy and immunotherapy is safe and could improve survival in patients with ES-SCLC.Based on improved survival from the addition of PD-L1 inhibitors in phase III trials, the combination of immunotherapy and platinum-doublet chemotherapy has become the new standard treatment for extended-stage small-cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC). Furthermore, the antiangiogenetic agent bevacizumab showed a longer progression-free survival by targeting VEGF that has pleiotropic effects, including immunosuppressive ones. We, therefore, hypothesized that targeting angiogenesis would improve the efficacy of chemoimmunotherapy. The CeLEBrATE trial is an open-label, multicenter, phase II study designed to assess the efficacy and safety of the combination of carboplatin and etoposide plus bevacizumab and atezolizumab in treatment-naive patients with ES-SCLC. The primary end point is overall survival rate at 1 year, while secondary end points include overall response rate, progression-free survival and toxicity.

A phase II, open-label, single arm, trial of carboplatin plus etoposide with bevacizumab and atezolizumab in patients with extended-stage small-cell lung cancer (CeLEBrATE study): background, design and rationale

Andrini, Elisa;Lamberti, Giuseppe;Gelsomino, Francesco;Tognetto, Michele;Rihawi, Karim;Ardizzoni, Andrea
2022

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Lay abstract Extended-stage small-cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) is a highly aggressive lung cancer subtype, accounting for 13-15% of all lung cancers. For several years, the standard treatment for this disease was based on polychemotherapy, with a rapid disease response but with an equally rapid disease progression. The new standard treatment has recently been changed, based on the results of two large clinical trials, which showed the efficacy and safety of the combination of chemotherapy with immunotherapy compared to chemotherapy alone. Nevertheless, prognosis of ES-SCLC remains poor, and new treatment strategies are urgently needed. Therefore, we designed the CeLEBrATE trial to investigate whether the combination of chemotherapy with antiangiogenetic therapy and immunotherapy is safe and could improve survival in patients with ES-SCLC.Based on improved survival from the addition of PD-L1 inhibitors in phase III trials, the combination of immunotherapy and platinum-doublet chemotherapy has become the new standard treatment for extended-stage small-cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC). Furthermore, the antiangiogenetic agent bevacizumab showed a longer progression-free survival by targeting VEGF that has pleiotropic effects, including immunosuppressive ones. We, therefore, hypothesized that targeting angiogenesis would improve the efficacy of chemoimmunotherapy. The CeLEBrATE trial is an open-label, multicenter, phase II study designed to assess the efficacy and safety of the combination of carboplatin and etoposide plus bevacizumab and atezolizumab in treatment-naive patients with ES-SCLC. The primary end point is overall survival rate at 1 year, while secondary end points include overall response rate, progression-free survival and toxicity.
Andrini, Elisa; Lamberti, Giuseppe; Mazzoni, Francesca; Riccardi, Ferdinando; Bonetti, Andrea; Follador, Alessandro; Artioli, Fabrizio; Genova, Carlo; Barbieri, Fausto; Frassoldati, Antonio; Brighenti, Matteo; Colantonio, Ida; Pasello, Giulia; Ficorella, Corrado; Cinieri, Saverio; Tiseo, Marcello; Gelsomino, Francesco; Tognetto, Michele; Rihawi, Karim; Ardizzoni, Andrea
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