Future Oncology, vol.18, no.29, pp.3267-3276, 2022 (SCI-Expanded)
© 2022 Ahmet Özet.Background: The efficacy and safety of trifluridine/tipiracil (FTD/TPI) for third-line treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer have been demonstrated. The authors present the Turkish post hoc analysis of the PRECONNECT study. Methods: An international, multicenter, single-arm, open-label, phase IIIb trial evaluating FTD/TPI in patients with ≥2 previous lines of chemotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer was conducted. The primary end point was safety. Results: In this Turkish cohort (n = 100; eight centers), the most frequent treatment-emergent adverse event was neutropenia (48%). Median progression-free survival was 3.0 months; disease control rate was 36%; quality of life remained stable. Conclusion: Outcomes with FTD/TPI in Turkey are consistent with previous studies and confirm the efficacy and safety of FTD/TPI treatment in the third-line setting. Clinical Trial Registration: NCT03306394 (ClinicalTrials.gov.