Category Archives: crizotinib – Xalkori from Pfizer

Upcoming ASCO abstracts

There are 14 abstracts for the upcoming ASCO that have ALK in the title. But only 6 look like they are likely to be broadly applicable to people on this board. I will be posting summaries over the next week … Continue reading

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Long term phase 1 data for Ceritinib

On March 10 an article was published on the long term results of a phase 1 trial of Ceritinib. The trial enrolled 255 patients from January 2011 and July 2013 of whom 246 had ALK + lung cancer. Data cutoff … Continue reading

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Crizotinib approved for ROS1 + lung cancer

On March 11 the FDA approved the selling of Crizotinib for patients with ROS1 mutations in lung cancer. The ORR was 66% and the median DOR was 18.3 months. Safety profile was similar to that in ALK + patients. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160311005839/en/XALKORI%C2%AE-crizotinib-Approved-U.S.-FDA-Treatment-Patients

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Article by Dr. Shaw

Dr. Shaw discusses the recent approval of Alectinib and the treatment implications now that there are 3 ALK inhibitors approved by the FDA. http://www.ascopost.com/issues/january-25-2016/the-evolving-treatment-landscape-of-alk-positive-nsclc/

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Resensitization to Crizotinib by the Lorlatinib ALK Resistance Mutation L1198F.

Patients taking Pfizer’s Lorlatinib (after developing resistance to Crizotinib) can develop the L1198F mutation. The L1198F mutation causes the cancer cells that were previously resistant to Crizotinib to become sensitive to Crizotinib again. Essentially the two drugs can require mutually … Continue reading

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Alectinib approved by FDA

The FDA conditionally approved alectinib (brand name Alecensa) on December 11, 2015 as a second line treatment. This approval came less than 3 months after the FDA application was filed. The approval was based on results from two single-arm clinical trials. … Continue reading

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Editorial on Brain mets and ALK lung cancer

The Journal of Clinical Oncology has an editorial about the current research on treating brain mets for ALK+ patients that discusses ALK inhibitors and different kinds of radiation treatments. Treatments discussed include: 1) Crizotinib, 2) Ceritinib 3) Alectinib 4) brigatinib, … Continue reading

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European Commission expands use of Crizotinib

Around 12-2-2015 the Europe Commission approved Xalkori (Crizotinib) as a first line treatment so it can be given before chemotherapy.

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Survey of ALK inhibitors effects on brain mets

This survey summarizes the results of other research to describe the current level of knowledge about how effective different ALK inhibitors are at treating brain mets. Inhibitors that are discussed include crizotinib, ceritinib, alectinib, AP26113 (brigatinib) and PF-06463922 (lorlatinib). http://www.thecco.net/article/view/6520/7543

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Comparison of different diagnostic tests

A comparison of the Fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH) test and ALK immunohistochemistry (IHC) for determining ALK + status. Basically the tests have results that are 99% consistent. The authors argue that either test should be sufficient on its own to determine … Continue reading

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