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Observational Study to Assess Quality of Life in Patients with Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors Receiving Treatment with Everolimus: The OBLIQUE Study (UK Phase IV Trial)

Ramage, JK; Punia, P; Faluyi, O; Frilling, A; Meyer, T; Saharan, R; Valle, JW; (2019) Observational Study to Assess Quality of Life in Patients with Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors Receiving Treatment with Everolimus: The OBLIQUE Study (UK Phase IV Trial). Neuroendocrinology , 108 (4) pp. 317-327. 10.1159/000497330.

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Abstract

Background/Aims: To assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL), treatment patterns, and clinical outcomes of adult (≥18 years) patients with advanced (unresectable or metastatic) pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (PanNENs) treated with everolimus in routine clinical practice. Methods: In a prospective, non-interventional, multi-center study patients administered at least one 10 mg dose of everolimus were evaluated for change in HRQoL (EORTC QLQ-C30 Global Health Status scale) from baseline after 6 months treatment (primary endpoint). Secondary endpoints included disease-specific HRQoL measures (EORTC QLQ-G.I.NET21), clinical outcomes, everolimus treatment patterns, and safety. Results: Forty-eight patients were recruited (between August 2013 and March 2015); the median treatment duration was 27.8 months. EORTC QLQ-C30 Global Health score was not significantly different from baseline after 6 months of treatment (mean difference –1.9 points, p = 0.660, n = 30). In pairwise analyses, the only significant changes in HRQoL from baseline were for EORTC QLQ-C30 physical functioning score at month 3 (adjusted mean difference –8.8 points, p = 0.002, n = 36) and the EORTC QLQ-G.I.NET21 disease-related worries scores at months 1 and 2 (adjusted mean differences: –11.5 points [p = 0.001, n = 44] and –8.8 points [p = 0.017, n = 43], respectively). Disease progression or death was recorded in 44.4% (n = 20/45) patients during follow-up; median progression-free survival was 25.1 months and the cumulative survival rate at 3 years was 71%. No new safety signals were detected. Conclusions: The OBLIQUE study demonstrates that HRQoL is maintained in patients with PanNENs during treatment with everolimus in a UK real-world setting. This study adds to the limited HRQoL data available in this patient group.

Type: Article
Title: Observational Study to Assess Quality of Life in Patients with Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors Receiving Treatment with Everolimus: The OBLIQUE Study (UK Phase IV Trial)
DOI: 10.1159/000497330
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1159/000497330
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Cancer Institute
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Cancer Institute > Research Department of Oncology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10081222
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