Regorafenib treatment outcome for Taiwanese patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumors after failure of imatinib and sunitinib: A prospective, non.randomized, single.center study

C. H. Hu*, C. N. Yeh, Jen Shi Chen, Chun Yi Tsai, Shang Yu Wang, Chi Tung Cheng, T. Sen Yeh

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Abstract

The present study aimed to conduct a prognosis analysis of Taiwanese patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), who are resistant to or were unable to tolerate imatinib or sunitinib, and were subsequently treated with regorafenib. The study considered the survival, potential prognostic factors and safety of these Taiwanese patients. A total of 28 patients with pre.treated metastatic GIST, receiving regorafenib treatment, were analyzed between April 2014 and December 2017. Data were collected prospectively, and patients were followed up for a median of 14.8 months. It was reported that 50% (10/20) of male patients and 50% (4/8) of female patients demonstrated response and clinical benefit to regorafenib. The median progression.free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) time in all patients receiving regorafenib were 4.4 and 29.3 months, respectively. Good performance status and disease control mediated by regorafenib were independently associated with a more favorable PFS time. Good performance status, higher pre.treated albumin level, lower neutrophil:lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and lower platelet:lymphocyte ratio (PLR) were independent favorable predictors of OS time. Overall, poor performance status and poor disease control predicted a less favorable PFS time in Taiwanese patients with GISTs, who were pre.treated with regorafenib. Meanwhile poor performance status, high NLR, PLR and low albumin level predicted a less favorable OS time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2131-2142
Number of pages12
JournalOncology Letters
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 09 2020
Externally publishedYes

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