August 5, 2022
Adagrasib in Previously Treated Patients With KRAS G12C–Mutated Advanced NSCLC BookmarkGeorge Lundberg, MD
As reported by The ASCO Post, the drug adagrasib has shown some promising results in a clinical trial for people with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a KRAS-g12c mutation whose cancer progressed after prior treatment. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows adagrasib to be given to people whose cancer has a KRAS-g12c mutation through expanded access.
November 10, 2021
Emma Shtivelman, PhD
Chemotherapy was once the only treatment available for metastatic or advanced non-small lung cancer (NSCLC). But the situation has changed dramatically in recent years. NSCLC may harbor mutations that drive cancer development, and many of these mutations can be targeted with precision drugs that inhibit specific mutant proteins. Targeted drugs not only often prolong survival of patients compared to chemotherapy, but they also improve… Read more »
July 28, 2021
FDA Approves First Targeted Therapy for Lung Cancer Mutation Previously Considered Resistant to Drug Therapy BookmarkGeorge Lundberg, MD
On May 28, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Accelerated Approval for Lumakras (sotorasib), the first targeted therapy for cancer with a mutation in the KRAS gene.
March 9, 2021
A new cancer diagnosis is overwhelming. Patients often ask their doctors, “What would you do if you were me?” Here, our Curious Dr. George asks lung cancer expert Howard (Jack) West, MD, how he would handle his own diagnosis of advanced lung cancer. Dr. West is a Princeton- and Harvard-educated oncologist with additional training and experience in Boston and Seattle focusing on lung cancer.… Read more »
December 18, 2020
When facing a new cancer diagnosis, some people ask their doctors, “What would you do if you were me?” Here, our Curious Dr. George asks Cancer Commons Expert Physician Advisor Christina Wu, MD, how she would handle her own diagnosis of metastatic colorectal cancer. Dr. Wu is Associate Professor of Hematology/Oncology and Associate Division Director of Medical Oncology at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory… Read more »
May 25, 2020
Emma Shtivelman, PhD
Chemotherapy was once the only treatment option for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). But five years ago, immunotherapy—treatment that boosts a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer—came on the scene. In 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug nivolumab (brand name Opdivo) as next-line treatment for NSCLC after chemotherapy. Today, new immunotherapy options continue to alter the NSCLC… Read more »