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Erlotinib is a drug used to treat certain types of non-small cell lung cancer. It is also used together with gemcitabine to treat pancreatic cancer and is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Erlotinib is a type of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Also called CP-358,774, erlotinib hydrochloride, OSI-774, and Tarceva.
AVEO joins with Biodesix to develop and commercialize ficlatuzumab for treatment of NSCLC

AVEO joins with Biodesix to develop and commercialize ficlatuzumab for treatment of NSCLC

AVEO Oncology (NASDAQ: AVEO) and Biodesix, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a worldwide agreement to develop and commercialize AVEO's hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) inhibitory antibody ficlatuzumab, with a Biodesix® companion diagnostic test. [More]

New era of lung cancer therapy close to dawning

A new era of lung cancer therapy is close to dawning, using drugs that can prevent tumour cells from evading the immune system, experts have said at the 4th European Lung Cancer Congress. [More]
Cell-free DNA analysis allows noninvasive tumour genotype monitoring

Cell-free DNA analysis allows noninvasive tumour genotype monitoring

Noninvasive tumour genotyping using cell-free plasma DNA analysis is feasible, say US researchers who believe the technique will aid patient diagnosis and monitoring. [More]
NSCLC gene fusion testing, targeted crizotinib – not yet cost effective

NSCLC gene fusion testing, targeted crizotinib – not yet cost effective

Genomic fusion testing for echinoderm microtubule-associated protein-like 4 and anaplastic lymphoma kinase genes plus targeted first-line crizotinib is not a cost effective treatment strategy for patients with advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer, shows a Canadian analysis. [More]
Erlotinib has promising potential to improve treatment for cervical cancer

Erlotinib has promising potential to improve treatment for cervical cancer

A new clinical study has found that erlotinib, a targeted antitumor agent, has promising potential to improve treatment for cervical cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the results indicate that larger trials are warranted to determine whether the drug should become part of standard therapy for women with the disease. [More]

Lung cancer patients with Del19 mutation benefit most from afatinib

Afatinib has been approved in Germany since September 2013 for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer with activating EGF receptor mutations who have not been treated with an EGF receptor tyrosine-kinase inhibitor (EGFR TKI). [More]

IGF1R linked to mutation-negative lung cancer erlotinib resistance

Activation of the insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor plays a key role in acquired resistance to erlotinib in lung cancer with wild-type epidermal growth factor receptor, research suggests. [More]

Afatinib ‘first line’ for advanced mutation-positive lung cancer

Afatinib should be given as a first-line treatment for Asian patients with advanced, epidermal growth factor receptor mutation-positive, non-small-cell lung cancer, researchers recommend. [More]

Everolimus fails to boost advanced NSCLC response

Phase II trial findings have ruled out a combination of erlotinib and everolimus for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients with progression after chemotherapy. [More]

Top-line results from two Phase 3 studies of dacomitinib for patients with advanced NSCLC published

Pfizer Inc. today announced top-line results from two randomized Phase 3 studies of the irreversible pan-HER kinase inhibitor dacomitinib in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. [More]
Agenus' Prophage vaccine Phase 2 study hailed in Neuro-Oncology journal

Agenus' Prophage vaccine Phase 2 study hailed in Neuro-Oncology journal

Agenus Inc., a biotechnology company developing novel immune system activating treatments for cancers and infectious diseases, announced that Phase 2 results of Prophage G-200 vaccine in recurrent patients with glioblastoma multiforme were hailed as 'exciting' and a 'very promising therapy' in an editorial published in Neuro-Oncology, the leading journal of the Society of Neuro-Oncology. [More]
Neuro-Oncology publishes promising phase 2 results from Agenus’ brain cancer vaccine study

Neuro-Oncology publishes promising phase 2 results from Agenus’ brain cancer vaccine study

Agenus Inc., a biotechnology company developing novel immune system activating treatments for cancers and infectious diseases, today announced results published from a Phase 2 study demonstrated that more than 90% of the patients treated with Prophage Series G-200 were alive at six months after surgery and 30% were alive at twelve months. [More]

Erlotinib ‘dose-to-rash’ strategy effective in advanced NSCLC

Erlotinib as first-line therapy in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer is equivalent to chemotherapy with regard to overall survival, an “all-comers” phase II trial has shown. [More]
Johns Hopkins researchers use lung cancer drug to shrink chordoma in mice

Johns Hopkins researchers use lung cancer drug to shrink chordoma in mice

Johns Hopkins researchers say that a drug approved to treat lung cancer substantially shrank tumors in mice that were caused by a rare form of bone cancer called chordoma. [More]

Novel multi-kinase inhibitor shows early promise in NSCLC

Researchers have reported promising early data on an investigational drug that targets two tyrosine kinase receptors that drive invasive growth and drug resistance in non-small-cell lung cancer. [More]

Investigational c-Met inhibitor shows early promise in NSCLC

A first-in-class drug that inhibits c-Met, a receptor tyrosine kinase, has demonstrated good tolerability when combined with erlotinib in the treatment of Japanese patients with advanced/metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer. [More]

Toxicity limits benefits of bevacizumab–erlotinib NSCLC maintenance therapy

Two targeted anticancer drugs used together after first-line chemotherapy for advanced stage non-small-cell lung cancer improve progression-free survival, the results of a large, prospective study show. [More]

Biodesix presents additional VeriStrat Phase III trial data at World Conference on Lung Cancer

Biodesix, Inc., a fully integrated molecular diagnostic company dedicated to personalizing medicine, today announced additional data from the Phase III clinical trial for its serum protein test, VeriStrat. Results were presented at the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Sydney, Australia. [More]

Intercalated erlotinib/chemotherapy shows mixed results in NSCLC

A study comparing erlotinib alone with erlotinib intercalated with chemotherapy has failed to demonstrate a clear advantage of the combination strategy when used to treat relapsed patients with non-small-cell lung cancer, Dutch researchers report. [More]

New forecast report on US Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer drug market

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: PharmaPoint: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - US Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022. [More]