Items Tagged ‘tagrisso’

November 8th, 2016

Personalized Lung Cancer Care & Precision Medicine

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Targeted and more-individualized treatment for NSCLC becomes a reality. Lung cancers used to be diagnosed solely by a visual microscopic examination of tumor tissue and all patients received the same chemotherapy. Now, doctors are personalizing care by finding the genetic alterations within the cancer that drive its growth and then use medicines that specifically counteract […]

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Tags: Alcensa, ALK mutation, EGFR, General Lung Cancer, gilotrif, iressa, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, Necitumumab, News, nsclc


November 19th, 2015

Novel Precision Medicine Tagrisso Approved for Treatment of Lung Cancer

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tagrisso (osimertinib) for the treatment of lung cancer with the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) T790M mutation. The indication specifies that patients must have non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has progressed despite treatment with other approved agents that block the EGFR pathway. The diagnostic […]

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Tags: Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, News, non-small cell lung cancer, nsclc, osimertinib, T790M mutation, tagrisso