For patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors, there was continued clinically meaningful benefit with the novel broad-spectrum KIT and PDGFRα inhibitor ripretinib in the fourth line or later, according to updated data from the randomized phase 3 INVICTUS trial presented at the 2020 ESMO Virtual Congress.
In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Ping Chi, MD medical oncologist, Geoffrey Beene Junior Faculty chair, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discussed the phase 2 study of binimetinib in combination with imatinib in patients with untreated advanced GIST.
Key opinion leaders discuss the evolving treatment paradigm for relapsed/refractory gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and provide an overview of supplemental data presented at the ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) 2020 Annual Meeting.
The New Drug Application for avapritinib as treatment of unresectable or metastatic fourth-line gastrointestinal stromal tumor was refused by the FDA, according to a recently issued complete response letter.
Despite demonstrating improvement in overall survival as treatment of patients with advanced inoperable metastatic colorectal cancer, cetuximab plus chemotherapy led to significantly worse survival for patients with operable colorectal liver metastases in the perioperative setting, according to findings from randomized phase III clinical trial.