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

Detection of ROS1 rearrangement in lung cancer remains “complex”


“No testing methodology demonstrated 100% sensitivity in the detection of ROS1 rearrangements or fusions among patients with non-small cell lung cancer, according to study results.” “The main point is just to be aware of the deficiencies in these assays and not to always trust a negative result from a single test,” Kurtis D. Davies, PhD, … Continue reading Detection of ROS1 rearrangement in lung cancer remains “complex”

Crizotinib may be effective again after chemo


Loss of G2032R Resistance Mutation Upon Chemotherapy Treatment Enables Successful Crizotinib Rechallenge in a Patient With ROS1-Rearranged NSCLC. This case is a proof of concept that re-challenging with crizotinib after intervening chemotherapy is feasible in ROS1-rearranged NSCLC with acquired resistance. Read full article here.

TP Therapeutics Announces Interim Data from the Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of Investigational Agent TPX-0005 at ASCO 2018: Data Presented from the Ongoing TRIDENT-1 Study


“TPX-0005 has demonstrated clinically meaningful and durable benefit in patients with ROS1 fusion-positive lung cancers and NTRK fusion-positive tumors,” said Alexander Drilon, M.D., a key investigator in the TRIDENT-1 Study and Clinical Director of the Early Drug Development Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. “I continue to be encouraged by the preliminary antitumor activity … Continue reading TP Therapeutics Announces Interim Data from the Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of Investigational Agent TPX-0005 at ASCO 2018: Data Presented from the Ongoing TRIDENT-1 Study

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 ‘Ross-Wonders’, Cancer’s New Superheroes


You’ve likely never heard the story of how three young women, who call themselves “ROS1ders” from a rare form of lung cancer they share, may be turning the nation’s 46-year-old war on cancer on its head. The women were diagnosed with a gene mutation called a ROS1 fusion. Read more here