Loss of function of the PTEN tumor suppressor gene leads to resistance to therapies targeting the Notch signaling pathway according to a mouse study presented at the 2016 Society of Gynecologic Oncology annual meeting, held in San Diego, March 19-22, 2016.
The targeted, oral therapy crizotinib (Xalkori), has been granted priority review by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have c-ros oncogene 1 (ROS1)-rearranged tumors.
On December 11, 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved alectinib for patients with ALK-rearrangement positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that is refractory to another ALK-targeted oral drug, crizotinib.
Ahead of the 57th ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition, December 5–8, 2015, Jeffrey Tyner, PhD, discusses his latest research on screening tumor cells derived from cancer patients to help guide better treatment decisions.
Pevonedistat, a first-in-class drug that inhibits the NEDD8-activating enzyme (NAE), has been shown to be safe and to have clinical activity in patients with relapsed or refractory lymphoma or multiple myeloma.