Rationale for Using TAS-102 in Patients With Gastric Cancer

November 2, 2018
Hendrik-Tobias Arkenau, MD, PhD

Hendrik-Tobias Arkenau, MD, PhD, discusses the rationale for using TAS-102 (trifluridine/tipiracil; Lonsurf) as a treatment for patients with gastric cancers.

Hendrik-Tobias Arkenau, MD, PhD, executive medical director, executive medical director for Sarah Cannon Research Institute UK, discusses the rationale for using TAS-102 (trifluridine/tipiracil; Lonsurf) as a treatment for patients with gastric cancers.

Arkenau emphasizes that gastric cancers are one of the most common cancers worldwide and are related to both the third and fifth most common cancers. TAS-102 has shown good clinical evidence in patients with colorectal cancer and patients with gastric or gastroesophageal cancer.