The FDA has approved selpercatinib capsules for the treatment of patients with lung cancer or thyroid cancer harboring RET alterations. This marks the first treatment approved to target RET gene alterations.
"This simultaneous therapy and companion diagnostic approval marks an important step forward in the treatment of rare cancer and demonstrates how deep collaboration across industry partners can advance patient care.”
Based on these findings, the 200 mg dose of canakinumab administered subcutaneously every 3 weeks in combination with the standard dose of pembrolizumab and a platinum-based chemotherapy doublet will be used in the next phase of the CANOPY-1 study.
“We are pleased that the FDA has approved Tabrecta for patients with METex14 NSCLC. Having a therapy that targets the recognized oncogenic driver will provide a much needed treatment option for patients with METex14 NSCLC who currently have limited treatment options.”
“We don’t have a good understanding of why some patients have a robust response to immunotherapy and others do not. That’s important, not only in terms of selecting patients but also in terms of the therapy approach. This is one reason why clinical trials are incredibly important.”
“These topline results from the CheckMate 743 trial demonstrate the potential of Opdivo plus Yervoy in previously untreated patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, and is another example of the established efficacy and safety of the dual immunotherapy combination seen in multiple tumor types.”
In a Targeted Oncology case-based peer perspectives live discussion, Charu Aggarwal, MD, MPH, discussed systemic treatment options for stage III non–small cell lung cancer, based on a real case of a 63-year-old male patient.