Dr. Kris on the Crizotinib Clinical Trials

Mark G. Kris, MD
Published: Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011

Mark G. Kris, MD, chief of the Thoracic Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, describes the goal in cancer care has been to know enough about cancer to find a characteristic that is a weakness to the cancer and exploit it.

When discussing the clinical trial Kris explains that only patients with an EML4-ALK translocation were allowed into the crizotinib clinical trial. He compares crizotinib to imatinib in BCR-ABL patients.

Mark G. Kris, MD, chief of the Thoracic Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, describes the goal in cancer care has been to know enough about cancer to find a characteristic that is a weakness to the cancer and exploit it.

When discussing the clinical trial Kris explains that only patients with an EML4-ALK translocation were allowed into the crizotinib clinical trial. He compares crizotinib to imatinib in BCR-ABL patients.


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