The ROS1ders Interview Dr. Ross Camidge (16-May-2019)


On May 16, 2019, ROS1der co-founder Janet Freeman-Daily interviewed ROS1 expert D Ross Camidge, MD, PhD, Director of Thoracic Oncology and the Joyce Zeff Chair in Lung Cancer Research at the University of Colorado in a Zoom Webinar. We discussed questions that have arisen among experienced patients in The ROS1ders regarding diagnosis, treatment, and research … Continue reading The ROS1ders Interview Dr. Ross Camidge (16-May-2019)

pCODR recommends pan-Canadian crizotinib first-line for ROS1+ NSCLC


Yesterday the pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR) process gave a positive initial recommendation for first-line crizotinib for ROS1+ NSCLC based on clear phase 2 data & Real World Evidence. A randomized Phase 3 study was not required. This is an essential step towards getting crizotinib reimbursed for patients across Canada. This submission was led by … Continue reading pCODR recommends pan-Canadian crizotinib first-line for ROS1+ NSCLC

Announcing The ROS1ders newsletter “ROS1derings”


We’ve created a newsletter! This newsletter will become a quarterly communication tool for The ROS1ders. In this issue, Marisa Wittebort shares tips for contributing to the ROS1 tissue study, Bärbel Söhlke​ writes about ROS1 activities in Europe, Jeff Wynne details what his data base shows about ROS1 members, and Lisa Goldman offers a fundraising update. … Continue reading Announcing The ROS1ders newsletter “ROS1derings”

Thinking about a “drug vacation” from crizotinib? Read this first!


I’m Janet Freeman-Daily, a cofounder of The ROS1ders.  I’m writing this post in response to some of the comments we’ve seen recently in our private Facebook group “ROS1 Positive (ROS1+) Cancer.” Many of our members who have ROS1+ cancers take the targeted therapy crizotinib (Xalkori), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI).  It was approved by the … Continue reading Thinking about a “drug vacation” from crizotinib? Read this first!

NCCN Guidelines recommend lorlatinib for second-line ROS1+ NSCLC


The new National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) added lorlatinib as a ROS1 treatment option, after progression on crizotinib or ceritinib. This means most insurance should start covering lorlatinib for ROS1. NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (Version 2.2019) (subscription required, but … Continue reading NCCN Guidelines recommend lorlatinib for second-line ROS1+ NSCLC