Category Archives: alectinib – Alecensa from Chugai – Roche – GenenTech

Outcomes for ALK+ patients

Abstract e20550 is from Spain and involves 49 patients. Patients took 6 different ALK inhibitors. The abstract concluded “ALK+ patients who received targeted agents have prolonged survival despite brain metastases…. ALK inhibitors improve intracranial response rate and survival.”

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Alectinib, mutations, and liquid biopsy

Abstract 9061 pooled data from two clinical trials. 129 patients had biopsies done after Crizotinib but before Alectinib. Plasma samples were available for all 272 patients at baseline and for about 50% at progression. At baseline 13 functional ALK mutations … Continue reading

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Alectinib Japan trial abstract

Abstract 9008 covers the J-ALEX phase 3 trial comparing Crizotinib (arm A) with Alectinib (arm B) in TKI naive patients. There were 207 patients at 41 centers in Japan randomized between the two arms. Arm A had a median PFS … Continue reading

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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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Article on latest develpments

In January 2016 an article was published that reviewed the current status of nine 2nd generation and 3rd generation ALK inhibitors, some HSP 90 inhibitors and briefly 2 immunotherapies for lung cancer. Much of that research has been described in … Continue reading

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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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Alectinib trial ended early

Chugai’s “Alecensa” (alectinib) J-ALEX trial stopped early because the trial demonstrated statistically significant improvement in a Phase 3 in Japan in a direct comparison with crizotinib. The trial does not appear to address the question of which sequence of the … Continue reading

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Phase 2 Alectinib preliminary results

Article published February 17, 2016. Phase 2 study of Alectinib is ongoing and patients are still being treated. ¬†Patients enrolled from September 2013 to August 2014. All 69 patients had been pretreated with Crizotinib. Study done in USA and Canada. … 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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