ROS1DERS: You can help Canadian ROS1+ NSCLC patients gain access to entrectinib!


Lung Cancer Canada (LCC) is seeking ROS1 positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients and caregivers who have past or present treatment experience with ENTRECTINIB to share their experiences. This information will be used to provide patient/caregiver input that will help in determining accessibility of this drug for lung cancer patients in Canada. LCC and … Continue reading ROS1DERS: You can help Canadian ROS1+ NSCLC patients gain access to entrectinib!

ROS1derings Winter 2020 (The ROS1ders newsletter)


Welcome to the Winter 2020 issue of ROS1derings, the newsletter of The ROS1ders! This issue contains info about on our patient-driven research, a fundraising update, a summary of current targeted therapies for ROS1+ cancers, and tips on parenting after a ROS1+ cancer diagnosis. Thanks to editors Joyce Hoelting and Jeff Wynne, and contributors Lisa Goldman, … Continue reading ROS1derings Winter 2020 (The ROS1ders newsletter)

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

Crizotinib approved for ROS1 in Australia


“From 1 January the medicine Xalkori® (crizotinib) will made available through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for lung cancer patients with a c-ROS proto-oncogene 1 (ROS1) gene rearrangement. The drug may stop or slow the growth of Stage IIIB (locally advanced) or Stage IV (metastatic) non-small cell lung cancer. Without the PBS subsidy the drug … Continue reading Crizotinib approved for ROS1 in Australia