Dr. Drilon Discusses the FDA Approval of Larotrectinib

Alexander Drilon, MD
Published: Monday, Nov 26, 2018



Alexander Drilon, MD, medical oncologist, clinical director, Early Drug Development Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the FDA approval larotrectinib in NTRK-positive cancers.

This oral, selective TRK inhibitor is now approved for use in adult and pediatric patients with solid tumors that have an NTRK gene fusion without a known acquired resistance mutation, are metastatic or where surgical resection is likely to result in severe morbidity, and have no satisfactory alternative treatments or that have progressed following treatment.
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Alexander Drilon, MD, medical oncologist, clinical director, Early Drug Development Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the FDA approval larotrectinib in NTRK-positive cancers.

This oral, selective TRK inhibitor is now approved for use in adult and pediatric patients with solid tumors that have an NTRK gene fusion without a known acquired resistance mutation, are metastatic or where surgical resection is likely to result in severe morbidity, and have no satisfactory alternative treatments or that have progressed following treatment.



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