CHMP recommends EU approval of Roche ’s Tecentriq in combination with Avastin and chemotherapy as an initial treatment for lung cancer

Roche today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Tecentriq® (atezolizumab), in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab), paclitaxel and carboplatin, for the first-line treatment of adults with metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) .
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ConclusionsAt the current price of pemetrexed, the combination of pemetrexed plus cisplatin was not found to be a cost-effective first-line regimen for patients with non-small cell lung cancer at the local Thai threshold compared with the gemcitabine plus cisplatin and carboplatin plus paclitaxel regimens.
Source: Value in Health Regional Issues - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Several anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) tyrosine kinase inhibitors have been developed for the treatment of EML4-ALK-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer, with the newer generation agents brigatinib, alectinib and lorlatinib showing pronounced central nervous system activities. Intracranial efficacy is an important feature for these agents, as metastatic lesions frequently occur in the central nervous system in the ALK-positive setting. Here, we report on an updated case of a patient who received her diagnosis in 2005 and has had disease progression with new lesions on six occasions over the last 8 years. During the firs...
Source: Anti-Cancer Drugs - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
Since the discovery of the fact that tyrosine kinase inhibitors could improve progression-free survival for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer compared with traditional chemotherapy, it has been extremely important to identify epidermal growth factor receptor mutation status in treatment stratification. Although lack of sufficient biopsy samples limit the precise detection of epidermal growth factor receptor mutation status in clinical practice, and it is difficult to identify the sensitive patients who confer favorable response to tyrosine kinase inhibitors. An increasing number of scholars tried to deal wi...
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Authors: Weng X, Luo S, Lin S, Zhong L, Li M, Xin R, Huang P, Xu X Abstract To evaluate the cost-utility of pembrolizumab versus chemotherapy as the first-line setting for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) from the US health care system perspective. A Markov model was developed to compare the life-time cost and effectiveness of pembrolizumab versus chemotherapy for untreated metastatic NSCLC, based on the clinical data derived from phase III randomized controlled trial (KEYNOTE-042, ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02220894). Weibull distribution was fitted to simulate the parametric survival functions. Drug cost...
Source: Oncology Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Res Source Type: research
In this study, we aimed to explore the efficacy and safety profile of apatinib monotherapy, or combined with chemotherapy or endothelial growth factor receptor (EGFR)-TKI in heavily pretreated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with brain metastases. We performed a retrospective analysis for relapsed NSCLC patients with brain metastases from our institute, whom received apatinib (250mg or 500mg p.o. qd) monotherapy, or combination with EGFR-TKI or chemotherapy as second- or more line systemic therapy until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity occurred. The objective response rate (ORR), disease control rat...
Source: Oncology Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Res Source Type: research
This study explored the effect of ginsenoside Rg3 on DNA repair and VRK1/P53BP1 signaling pathway. Ginsenoside Rg3 treatment significantly decreased the incidence and invasionin a mouse model of lung cancer induced by urethane. The results of cell survival assay and single cell gel electrophoresis showed that ginsenoside Rg3 protected lung adenocarcinoma cells from DNA damage as well as inhibited the proliferation of tumor cells. Ginsenoside Rg3 increased the mRNA and protein expression of VRK1 in NSCLC cells as measured by RT-qPCR and western blot, respectively. These findings suggests that ginsenoside Rg3 regulates VRK1 ...
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Abstract Various genetic polymorphisms have been linked to lung cancer susceptibility and survival outcomes. Vitamin D (VD) regulates cell proliferation and differentiation, inhibits tumor growth and induces apoptosis. Observations from several previous studies including our own suggest that genetic polymorphisms in the VD pathway may be associated with lung cancer risk. The aim of this study is to assess if genetic polymorphisms in the VD pathway are associated with the prognosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Nine single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in five genes in the VD pathway were genotyped with ...
Source: Pathology Oncology Research - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Pathol Oncol Res Source Type: research
Condition:   Advanced/Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Interventions:   Drug: TAK-788;   Drug: Pemetrexed;   Drug: Cisplatin;   Drug: Carboplatin Sponsor:   Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer death worldwide, with 2.1 million new lung cancer cases and 1.8 million deaths per year [1 –4]. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer. Up to 61% of patients have advanced disease at the time of diagnosis, with a 5-year survival rate of 18% [5,6].
Source: Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
We describe here a case of 48 y.o. male patient with ALK-positive NSCLC who was clinically managed for 6.5 years from the diagnosis. The tumor was surgically resected, but 8 months later multiple brain metastases were discovered. The patient started receiving platinum-based chemotherapy and then was enrolled in a clinical trial of second-generation ALK inhibitor ceritinib, which resulted in a 21 months stabilization. Following disease relapse, the patient was successfully managed for 33 months with different lines of chemo- and local ablative therapies. Chemotherapy regimens, including off-label combination of crizotinib +...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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