This is the third drug the agency has approved with a pan-cancer indication.
Progression-free survival times were comparable for EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer cases treated with a combination of erlotinib and bevacizumab treatment or erlotinib.
An updated analysis from the GioTag study supports the rationale for giving Gilotrif followed by Tagrisso in patients with EGFR Del19-positive lung cancer.
The recommendation is based on a study in which NSCLC patients without EGFR mutations or ALK rearrangements lived longer on the combo than just on chemo.
Labs in China can now use the Cobas EGFR Mutation Test v2 with either tissue or plasma samples as a CDx for three Roche oncology drugs in NSCLC patients.
The study plans to recruit close to 300 patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, with half being treated based on liquid biopsy results.
A Personalized Medicine Coalition-funded study has found that NGS-based testing is moderately cost effective but that access to targeted treatments remains a hurdle.
Keytruda and Ibrance demonstrate activity in molecularly defined populations, while a new cohort will explore Gilotrif in tumors with NRG1 fusions.
Researchers are collecting genomic and clinical data on cancer patients outside of clinical trials to understand tumor biology, treatment efficacy, and care gaps.
Instead of trying to tackle resistance by targeting rare mutations, researchers are looking to antibody based therapies that are more broadly active in lung cancer patients.