Dr. Gandhi Discusses the Role of Alectinib in ALK+ Lung Cancer

Leena Gandhi, MD, PhD
Published: Thursday, Oct 26, 2017



Leena Gandhi, MD, PhD, director of the Thoracic Medical Oncology Program at NYU Langone School of Medicine, discusses the role of alectinib (Alecensa) in patients with ALK-positive non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Gandhi says that there is clear-cut evidence of the superiority of alectinib over crizotinib (Xalkori). Results from the J-ALEX and ALEX trials showed improved long-term outcomes systemically with alectinib, and in the central nervous system (CNS), as well.
 
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Leena Gandhi, MD, PhD, director of the Thoracic Medical Oncology Program at NYU Langone School of Medicine, discusses the role of alectinib (Alecensa) in patients with ALK-positive non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Gandhi says that there is clear-cut evidence of the superiority of alectinib over crizotinib (Xalkori). Results from the J-ALEX and ALEX trials showed improved long-term outcomes systemically with alectinib, and in the central nervous system (CNS), as well.
 



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