Category Archives: Potential Treatments

Impact of EML4-ALK Variants on resistance

As of April 20, 2018 Study of 2 groups of patients. Group A = 129 patients, Group B = 577 patients. The most frequent variants were Variant 1 (43%) and Variant 3 (40%). “ALK resistance mutations were significantly more common … Continue reading

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FDA approves alectinib (Alecensa) as 1st line treatment

As of November 6, 2017 FDA approves alectinib (Alecensa) as 1st line treatment based on Phase 3 results. The estimated median Progression Free Survival (PFS) for patients taking alectinib was 25.7 months, compared with 10.4 months for those taking crizotinib. The … Continue reading

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Phase 1 & 2 full results for Lorlatinib

As of Oct. 16, 2017 Pfizer presented a Press release associated with a presentation at IASLC on Phase 2 results for 275 patients. All following are for ALK+ patients except where Ros1 is indicated Treatment Naive:  ORR 90%; IC-ORR 75% Prior … Continue reading

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Great page with very high quality info on AlK & AlK inhibitors

Below is a link to a page that provides comprehensive regularly updated info written by two ALK research oncologists Dr. Alice Shaw and Ben Solomon, Phd (then edited by three people). It is written for an audience of doctors and … Continue reading

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Roche at ASCO with Alectinib findings

Roche (Genentech) announced on June 6, 2017 at the 2017 ASCO conference that the have results from their first line Phase 3 Global Trial that Alectinib had a median PFS of 25.7 months vs 10.4 months for Crizotinib (over a … Continue reading

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Zykadia (ceritinib) by Novartis is approved for first line use in US

As of May 26, 2017 the FDA approved ceritinib for first line use. So it will go head to head with crizotinib. One article said a similar EU approval was likely “in coming weeks”. The results are based on the … Continue reading

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FDA approves brigatinib

On April 28, 2017 the FDA granted Takeda (formerly Ariad) approval for Alunbrig (brigatinib) to be sold in the US to patients who are resistant to Crizotinib.

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Lorlatinib granted breakthrough therapy status

On April 27, 2017, the FDA granted Pfizer Breakthrough Status on lorlatinib for patients previously treated with one or more ALK inhibitors. So you don’t have to take Crizotinib first, any of the other 3 will do. Also a Phase … Continue reading

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Clinical Trial of PLB1003 by Beijing Pearl Biotechnology

As of April 19, 2017 ClinicalTrials.gov lists a phase 1 trial of PLB1003 which targets ALK. At this time the trial is at one site: Shanghai Chest Hospital. To qualify you must have one measurable met in the body. The … Continue reading

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Clinical trial of TPX-0005 from TP Therapeutics

As of March 6, 2017, ClinicalTrials.gov lists a Trial of TPX-0005 which targets ALK, ROS1, and NTRK 1-3. At this time there are four trial sites at: UC Irvine Cancer center, University of Colorado, Denver, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Memorial … Continue reading

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