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Osimertinib regressed an EGFR-mutant lung-adenocarcinoma bone-metastasis mouse model and increased long-term survival.


Bone is one of the most frequent metastatic sites in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Osimertinib, with and without bevacizumab (BV), has been investigated on advanced NSCLC patients. However, the efficacy of those drugs on bone metastasis of NSCLC has not been investigated. The human NSCLC cell line H1975, expressing red fluorescent protein (H1975-RFP), was orthotopically injected to the tibia of nude mice. The established mouse models were randomized into four treatment groups of nine mice: Control; BV alone; osimertinib alone; osimertinib and BV combination. The tumors were observed by non-invasive fluorescence imaging. Osimertinib, with or without BV, caused tumor regression, increased mouse survival, and bone remodeling in the bone metastasis models. These results suggest that osimertinib is a promising clinical option for NSCLS patients with bone metastasis.

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