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Sotorasib showed encouraging anticancer activity in phase 2 of a clinical trial of patients with heavily treated advanced NSCLC. Read More ›

Immunotherapy and targeted therapy have resulted in improved survival rates in patients with NSCLC over the past decade. Read More ›

Multidisciplinary tumor board members work closely to make the best clinical decisions for their patients with cancer to improve patient and institutional outcomes. Their decisions should be based on the clinical data of each patient in line with their own clinical and institutional guidelines. Read More ›

Patritumab deruxtecan (HER3-DxD), an investigational antibody–drug conjugate targeting the HER3 growth factor receptor, showed promising activity in patients with locally advanced or metastatic EGFR mutation–positive non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who had received previous EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy, according to interim results from a phase 1 dose-­escalation and dose-expansion trial. Read More ›

Dual EGFR targeting with amivantamab-vmjw (Rybrevant) plus lazertinib (Leclaza) led to durable responses in more than one-third of chemotherapy-naïve patients with EGFR-positive non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease had progressed on osimertinib (Tagrisso) therapy, according to a cohort analysis of the CHRYSALIS trial, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2021 virtual annual meeting. The study also provided insights into resistance mechanisms in patients previously treated with osimertinib. Read More ›

On September 15, 2021, the FDA accelerated the approval of mobocertinib (Exkivity; Takeda), an oral kinase inhibitor, for adults with locally advanced or metastatic non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and EGFR exon 20 insertion mutations, as detected by an FDA-approved test, whose disease progressed during or after platinum-based chemotherapy. Mobocertinib received breakthrough therapy and orphan drug designations for this indication. Read More ›

Neoadjuvant nivolumab (Opdivo) plus chemotherapy significantly improved pathologic complete response (pCR) rates versus chemotherapy alone in patients with resectable stage IB-IIIA non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to final results from the CheckMate-816 clinical trial. Read More ›

Approximately 13% of patients with lung adenocarcinoma harbor the KRAS p.G12C mutation, which is associated with poor clinical outcomes. During the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2021 virtual annual meeting, Ferdinandos Skoulidis, MD, PhD, MRCP, Assistant Professor, Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, provided updated results from the phase 2 component of the CodeBreaK 100 clinical trial Read More ›

Treatment with the immune checkpoint inhibitor atezolizumab (Tecentriq) following surgical resection and chemotherapy significantly improved disease-free survival (DFS) compared with best supportive care (BSC) alone in patients with stage II-IIIA non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and PD-L1 tumor composite score ≥1%, according to interim results from the phase 3 IMpower010 clinical trial, which were presented at the ASCO 2021 virtual annual meeting. Read More ›

Researchers and clinicians continue to make advances in the treatment of cancer. In 2021, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many exciting developments in biomarker testing and other diagnostics, treatment approaches and targets, and other aspects of cancer care. Read More ›

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