For the treatment of metastatic EGFRm NSCLC

Know and treat based on your patient’s mutational status: Optimal treatment starts with a full molecular profile1

  • Testing for actionable molecular alterations in patients with metastatic nonsquamous NSCLC at diagnosis
  • Treating patients based on test results
Sensitizing EGFR mutation positive Specific EGFR TKI preferred
PD-L1 ≥1% and genetic alteration negative or unknown PD-L1 ≥50%
PD-L1 1-49%
Specific single-agent immunotherapy preferred
Chemotherapy/immunotherapy combination or specific single-agent immunotherapy
PD-L1 <1% and genetic alteration negative or unknown Chemotherapy/immunotherapy preferred or chemotherapy combination

EGFR TKIs are the standard of care in first-line metastatic EGFRm NSCLC2

*Refer to the NCCN Guidelines for specific treatment recommendations for each setting. Not all agents in a drug class are recommended for each setting.

Osimertinib (preferred option) by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®).1

Combination chemotherapy/immunotherapy is recommended by the NCCN® for patients with a performance status 0-2. For those with a performance status 3-4, best supportive care is recommended.1

In mNSCLC patients with both PD-L1 expression and an EGFR mutation, treat first with an EGFR TKI3

Patients with an EGFR mutation can also express PD-L1

Patients who have both an EGFR mutation and express PD-L1 Patients who have both an EGFR mutation and express PD-L1

There are no head-to-head trials comparing IO and EGFR TKIs in patients with EGFRm NSCLC.

Patients with an EGFR mutation can also express PD-L1

No IO therapies are FDA approved for treatment-naïve metastatic EGFRm NSCLC patients, either as a single agent or in combination9-11

Treatment-naïve metastatic EGFRm NSCLC patients were not allowed in 8 pivotal first-line IO therapy trials12-19§

§KEYNOTE-189, KEYNOTE-021 Cohort G, KEYNOTE-042, KEYNOTE-024, CHECKMATE 026, CHECKMATE 227, IMpower130, IMpower150. In the IMpower130 and IMpower150 trials, EGFRm positive patients were allowed only after progression on EGFR TKI therapy or intolerance to EGFR TKI treatment.12-19

Phenotype is not genotype–test every patient with metastatic NSCLC for EGFR mutations

Patients with metastatic NSCLC should get EGFR testing, regardless of20-28



Up to 38%
of EGFR mutations could be missed if patients with smoking history are not testedII


EGFR mutations in adenocarcinoma NSCLC are present in various racial backgrounds
  • ~20% Caucasians#
  • ~23% Latinos**
  • ~19% African-Americans††
  • ~45% Asians#


of EGFR mutations could be missed if men are not tested


Up to 37%
of EGFR mutations could be missed if patients ≥65 years old are not tested‡‡

Know and treat based on your patient's mutational status



for actionable mutations


the full results


metastatic EGFRm NSCLC patients with an EGFR TKI

IIBased on 2 ex-US studies of 13,160 patients with stage IIIB or IV NSCLC, 92% of whom had stage IV disease. 7925 patients had an EGFR mutation.20,21

Based on a retrospective US study of patients with EGFRm NSCLC selected from the flatiron database; 961 patients were selected for this study, and 94% had stage IV disease.22

#Based on a meta-analysis of 456 multinational studies with 115,815 patients; 153 studies included patients with stage III or IV disease. 30,466 patients had an EGFR mutation.23

**Rate includes all histologies. Based on a multinational study of 642 patients, 480 of whom were tested for EGFR. 93% of patients tested for EGFR had stage IIIB or IV disease. 105 patients had an EGFR mutation.24

††Based on a review of 151 multinational studies including 33,162 patients. 9749 patients had EGFRm adenocarcinoma.25

‡‡Based on 4 multinational studies of 1334 patients with EGFRm NSCLC, 96% of whom had stage IIIB or IV disease.26-28

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13. Study of MK-3475 (pembrolizumab) versus platinum-based chemotherapy for participants with PD-L1-positive advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (MK-3475-042/KEYNOTE-024). Accessed January 9, 2019. 14. Langer CJ, Gadgeel SM, Borghaei H, et al; KEYNOTE-021 Investigators. Carboplatin and pemetrexed with or without pembrolizumab for advanced, non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer: a randomised, phase 2 cohort of the open-label KEYNOTE-021 study. Lancet Oncol. 2016;17(11):1497-1508. 15. Broderick JM. Frontline pembrolizumab combo improves survival in phase III NSCLC trial. OncLive website. Published January 16, 2018. Accessed January 9, 2019. 16. Carbone DP, Reck M, Paz-Ares L, et al; CheckMate 026 Investigators. First-line nivolumab in stage IV or recurrent non–small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2017;376(25):2415-2426. 17. Hellmann MD, Ciuleanu TE, Pluzanski A, et al. Nivolumab plus ipilimumab in lung cancer with a high tumor mutational burden. N Engl J Med. 2018;378(22):2093-2104. 18. EU Clinical Trials Register. A phase III clinical study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of atezolizumab in combination with carboplatin + nab-paclitaxel compared with carboplatin + nab-paclitaxel in patients with stage IV non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer. EudraCT number 2014-003206-32. Accessed January 28, 2019. 19. Kowanetz M, Socinski MA, Zou W, et al. IMpower150: efficacy of atezolizumab plus bevacizumab and chemotherapy across PD-L1 expression subgroups defined by the SP142 and SP263 IHC assays confirm all-comer benefit in 1L metastatic NSCLC. Presented at: AACR; April 14-18, 2018; Chicago, IL. 20. Shi Y, Au JS,Thongprasert S, et al. A prospective, molecular epidemiology study of EGFR mutations in Asian patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer of adenocarcinoma histology (PIONEER). J Thorac Oncol. 2014;9(2):154-162. 21. Tseng CH, Chiang CJ, Tseng JS, et al. EGFR mutation, smoking, and gender in advanced lung adenocarcinoma. Oncotarget. 2017;8(58):98384-98393. 22. Li Y, Appius A, Pattipaka T, et al. Real-world management of patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation-positive non–small-cell lung cancer in the USA. PLoS ONE. 2019;14(1):e0209709. 23. Zhang YL, Yuan JQ, Wang KF, et al. The prevalence of EGFR mutation in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Oncotarget. 2016;7(48):78985-78993. 24. Lopez-Chavez A, Thomas A, Evbuomwan MO, et al. EGFR mutations in Latinos from the United States and Latin America. J Glob Oncol. 2016;2(5):259-267. 25. Midha A, Dearden S, McCormack R. EGFR mutation incidence in non-small-cell lung cancer of adenocarcinoma histology: a systematic review and global map by ethnicity (mutMapII). Am J Cancer Res. 2015;5(9):2892-2911. 26. Wu YL, Cheng Y, Zhou X, et al. Dacomitinib versus gefitinib as first-line treatment for patients with EGFR-mutation-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (ARCHER 1050): a randomised, open-label, phase 3 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2017;18(11):1454-1466. 27. Yang JC, Wu YL, Schuler M, et al. Afatinib versus cisplatin-based chemotherapy for EGFR mutation-positive lung adenocarcinoma (LUX-Lung 3 and LUX-Lung 6): analysis of overall survival data from two randomised, phase 3 trials. Lancet Oncol. 2015;16(2):141-151. 28. Rosell R, Carcereny E, Gervais R, et al. Erlotinib versus standard chemotherapy as first-line treatment for European patients with advanced EGFR mutation-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (EURTAC): a multicentre, open-label, randomised phase 3 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2012;13(3):239-246.

Important Safety Information Expand

  • There are no contraindications for TAGRISSO

  • Interstitial lung disease (ILD)/pneumonitis occurred in 3.9% of the 1142 TAGRISSO-treated patients; 0.4% of cases were fatal. Withhold TAGRISSO and promptly investigate for ILD in patients who present with worsening of respiratory symptoms which may be indicative of ILD (eg, dyspnea, cough and fever). Permanently discontinue TAGRISSO if ILD is confirmed

  • Heart rate-corrected QT (QTc) interval prolongation occurred in TAGRISSO-treated patients. Of the 1142 TAGRISSO-treated patients in clinical trials, 0.9% were found to have a QTc > 500 msec, and 3.6% of patients had an increase from baseline QTc > 60 msec. No QTc-related arrhythmias were reported. Conduct periodic monitoring with ECGs and electrolytes in patients with congenital long QTc syndrome, congestive heart failure, electrolyte abnormalities, or those who are taking medications known to prolong the QTc interval. Permanently discontinue TAGRISSO in patients who develop QTc interval prolongation with signs/symptoms of life-threatening arrhythmia

  • Cardiomyopathy occurred in 2.6% of the 1142 TAGRISSO-treated patients; 0.1% of cardiomyopathy cases were fatal. A decline in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≥10% from baseline and to <50% LVEF occurred in 3.9% of 908 patients who had baseline and at least one follow-up LVEF assessment. Conduct cardiac monitoring, including assessment of LVEF at baseline and during treatment, in patients with cardiac risk factors. Assess LVEF in patients who develop relevant cardiac signs or symptoms during treatment. For symptomatic congestive heart failure, permanently discontinue TAGRISSO

  • Keratitis was reported in 0.7% of 1142 patients treated with TAGRISSO in clinical trials. Promptly refer patients with signs and symptoms suggestive of keratitis (such as eye inflammation, lacrimation, light sensitivity, blurred vision, eye pain and/or red eye) to an ophthalmologist

  • Verify pregnancy status of females of reproductive potential prior to initiating TAGRISSO. Advise pregnant women of the potential risk to a fetus. Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment with TAGRISSO and for 6 weeks after the final dose. Advise males with female partners of reproductive potential to use effective contraception for 4 months after the final dose

  • Most common adverse reactions (≥20%) were diarrhea, rash, dry skin, nail toxicity, stomatitis, fatigue and decreased appetite


  • TAGRISSO is indicated for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 19 deletions or exon 21 L858R mutations, as detected by an FDA-approved test

  • TAGRISSO is indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic EGFR T790M mutation-positive NSCLC, as detected by an FDA-approved test, whose disease has progressed on or after EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy

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