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

U.S. FDA Approves LORBRENA® (lorlatinib) for Previously-Treated ALK-Positive Metastatic NSCLC


“Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved LORBRENA® [lor-BREN-ah] (lorlatinib), a third-generation anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) for patients with ALK-positive metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease has progressed on crizotinib and at least one other ALK inhibitor for metastatic disease; or … Continue reading U.S. FDA Approves LORBRENA® (lorlatinib) for Previously-Treated ALK-Positive Metastatic NSCLC

ATTENTION ALL ROS1+ CANCER PATIENTS! Canadian ROS1 patients need our help ASAP!


Lung Cancer Canada is collecting data to support approval of crizotinib for ROS1+ non-small cell lung cancer in their country. Their deadline for submission is rapidly approaching, and they need more data to strengthen their case. They would like ROS1+ patients who have taking crizotinib to share the following information (no names): Demographic data (e.g., … Continue reading ATTENTION ALL ROS1+ CANCER PATIENTS! Canadian ROS1 patients need our help ASAP!

Pfizer new lung cancer drug is successful for funding.


NICE have published a guidance for Pfizer’s Xalkori drug to treat ROS1-postivie non-small cell lung cancer has been made available via the Cancer drugs fund. Head of Oncology at Pfizer UK Craig Eagle commented on the news, “The decision to make the drug available is good news for patients in England. We are committed to … Continue reading Pfizer new lung cancer drug is successful for funding.

The value of oncogene-focused patient-caregiver groups


Thanks to Dr. H. Jack West for the shout-out to our ros1cancer.com website and our page Drugs to Treat ROS1+ Cancer! Time to highlight that we are now in an era when pts w/rare cancers are increasingly likely to know more than docs, even very good ones, about their dzs. This @ros1cancer page on Drugs … Continue reading The value of oncogene-focused patient-caregiver groups