Items Tagged ‘alectinib’

December 24th, 2015

Alecensa ™ Approved for the Treatment of Recurrent ALK-Positive Lung Cancer

By

The FDA approved another inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) for treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) today, further expanding precision treatment options. Alecensa ™ (Alectinib) is indicated for advanced, metastatic, ALK-positive NSCLC in patients unresponsive to or intolerant of another ALK inhibitor, Xalkori ™ (crizotinib). The investigative agent, Alecensa, produces high anti-cancer responses […]

View full entry

Tags: Alecensa, alectinib, alk-positive, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, News, non-small cell lung cancer, nsclc


December 3rd, 2015

Alectinib Produces High Anti-Cancer Activity in Recurrent Lung Cancer

By

The investigative agent, alectinib, produces high anti-cancer responses among patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that have stopped responding to Xalkori™(crizotinib). These results were recently published as a rapid online communication article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Non-small cell lung […]

View full entry

Tags: alectinib, alk, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, News, non-small cell lung cancer, nsclc, Recurrent Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell


September 15th, 2015

FDA Grants Alectinib Priority Review for ALK-Positive Lung Cancer

By

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Priority Review for alectinib, an oral anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitor, for the treatment of people with ALK-positive, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have progressed on or are intolerant to Xalkori™ (crizotinib).  Alectinib was previously granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by the FDA for people with ALK-positive […]

View full entry

Tags: alectinib, ALK inhibitor, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, News, non-small cell lung cancer, nsclc, Recurrent Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, stage III, stage IV