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Frontline Osimertinib Approved in Japan for NSCLC

Jason M. Broderick @jasoncology
Published: Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018

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Dave Fredrickson

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) has approved osimertinib (Tagrisso) for the frontline treatment of patients with inoperable or recurrent EGFR-positive non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to AstraZeneca, the manufacturer of the EGFR inhibitor.

mutation–positive NSCLC.
Soria JC, Ohe Y, Vansteenkiste J, et al. Osimertinib in Untreated EGFR-Mutated Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. N Engl J Med. 2018;378(2):113125. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1713137.

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