Category Archives: Lung cancer

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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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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Britatinib abstract

Abstract 9007 covers the Phase 2 trial (ALTA) comparing two dosing schemes. There were 222 patients who had progressed on Crizotinib. Results where as of 12-7-15. Arm A received 90 mg straight through. ¬†Arm Breceived 90 mg for the first … Continue reading

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Some Summaries of ASCO abstracts

So there are actually 128 different abstracts that use the term ALK in either the body or the title of the abstract. I can not look at all of them. If you want to look them over you can go … 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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Entrectinib phase 1-2 trial update

Entrectinib was tested in 119 patients with three kinds of mutations: NTRK+, ALK, and ROS1. Efficacy data was reported for 24 patients. For ALK there appear to have been 5 patients, and 57% of them had a tumor response (presumably … 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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Ariad announces start of Phase 3 trial

Ariad today announced the initiation of a first line phase 3 trial comparing Brigatinib with Crizotinib. Patients must be ALK inhibitor naive. They are planning to enroll around 270 patients. They expect to complete enrollment in 2018. Of interest, the … Continue reading

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Brigatinib update

Thanks to Dave for pointing this out. This info can be found on Ariad’s site under Investors, presentations. It’s from the Cowan Healthcare presentation which may only be available for a few weeks. The relevant info is on pages 15-16. … Continue reading

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