Category Archives: Brain metastases

Update on Novartis and Ariad trials

As of Dec. 6, 2016 Novartis and Ariad announced research updates In Phase III study by Novartis on Zykadia® (ceritinib) as a first-line treatment, they found a 45% reduction in the risk of disease progression. The study found a median progression free survival … Continue reading

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Abstract 9007 on Brigatinib update

The initial write up of the abstract 9007 was posted on May 19. This update covers about 3 more months of data and brain mets. Arm A (90 mg) median Progression Free Survival (PFS) increased from 8.8 months to 9.2 … Continue reading

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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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Brain mets

Abstract 9063 combines data from two trials on Alectinib. There were 225 patients. The conclusion reached was that “Alectinib is effective in patients with baseline CNS mets, regardless of prior radiation treatment. Based on the low incidence of CNS progressive … Continue reading

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X-396 update and info on liquid biopsy

Abstract 9056 is an update of info previously published on this site. The study involved 60 patients of whom 30 were ALK+ NSCLC. Of that 30, 19 (60%) had partial responses (PR). 8 patients were Crizotinib naive and of them … Continue reading

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Lorlatinib abstract

Abstract 9009 is a phase 1 dose escalation trial (dose levels ranged from 10-200 mg and the Recomended phas 2 dose was 100 mg once daily). There were 54 patients as of November 30, 2015. 41 are ALK positive and … 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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Ensartinib (X396) trial update

63 patients in trial but only 35 are ALK+, NSCLC, and treated at 200 to 250 mg daily. Of those, 8 were ALK inhibitor naive, 7 (88%) had an objective response. 19 patients had received Crizotinib but not another ALK … Continue reading

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Additional Brigatinib info

Ariad has posted a new presentation from European Lung Cancer Conference on their website for a limited time. Pages 7-13 are most relevant. Page 8 shows a breakdown of how patients  responded by dose. 90 mg had a ORR of … 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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