In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Xiuning Le, MD, PhD, discussed the results of the phase II VISION study, which evaluated tepotinib in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer and harbor the MET exon 14 skipping mutation. She also highlighted the role of liquid biopsy in this space.
Broad adoption of testing methods that allow for assessing all possible actionable targets and diagnostic markers in advanced cancer is becoming more complex with greater availability of lifesaving targeted therapies.
Suresh Ramalingam, MD, FASCO, discusses the key takeaways regarding the toxicities observed in the phase 3 CheckMate 227 clinical trial, which evaluated immunotherapeutic agents nivolumab plus ipilimumab as treatment of patients with non–small cell lung cancer.
"This interim clinical and translational data add further confidence to the potential patient benefit of selective AXL inhibition with bemcentinib, to reverse resistance to immune checkpoint inhibitors in selected cAXL-positive patients who have relapsed on immunotherapy."
"In the case of sarcomas treated with the current standard of care, doxorubicin, tumors may be initially responsive in their primary location, but become unresponsive after metastasis to the lungs, which eventually becomes the most likely cause of patients' death."
In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Suresh Ramalingam, MD, FASCO, discussed the findings from the CheckMate 227 study that support the FDA’s approval of the combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab in patients with advanced NSCLC.