CPT Pharmacometrics Syst Pharmacol 2019 Apr 19. Epub 2019 Apr 19.
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, Iowa, USA.
Bevacizumab-pemetrexed/cisplatin (BEV-PEM/CIS) is a first-line therapeutic for advanced nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer. Bevacizumab potentiates PEM/CIS cytotoxicity by inducing transient tumor vasculature normalization. BEV-PEM/CIS has a narrow therapeutic window. Therefore, it is an attractive target for administration schedule optimization. The present study leverages our previous work on BEV-PEM/CIS pharmacodynamic modeling in non-small cell lung cancer-bearing mice to estimate the optimal gap in the scheduling of sequential BEV-PEM/CIS. We predicted the optimal gap in BEV-PEM/CIS dosing to be 2.0 days in mice and 1.2 days in humans. Our simulations suggest that the efficacy loss in scheduling BEV-PEM/CIS at too great of a gap is much less than the efficacy loss in scheduling BEV-PEM/CIS at too short of a gap.