Entrectinib -Roche’s Gene-Targeting Drug Shows Promise in Child Brain Tumors


“The young boy was running out of time. His brain tumor was growing so fast that he had trouble putting words together. All standard cancer treatments had failed. Then last summer the child started taking an experimental pill that targeted a rare genetic mutation found inside his tumor. Within months, the malignant growth started to … Continue reading Entrectinib -Roche’s Gene-Targeting Drug Shows Promise in Child Brain Tumors

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

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