Learning and the Passage of Time – A blog post by Marisa


Marisa was diagnosed with Stage IV Adenocarcinoma in October 2015 at the age of 30. Read her inspiring post about completing grad school while living with lung cancer. “On January 12th, I submitted my final assessment for grad school. Four-hundred-and-sixty-eight days following my first footsteps into the Poli Sci department at UCL. I will never … Continue reading Learning and the Passage of Time – A blog post by Marisa

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”

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.