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This study includes patients diagnosed with a metatastatic non small cell lung cancer with ALK translacation. The standard treatment for patients with metastatic non small cell lung cancer with ALK translocation is represented by personalized treatment with drugs called ALK inhibitors. During the treatment with an ALK inhibitor, the tumour can start to grow again, because the tumour adapts to the drug and develops escape mechanisms, becoming resistant. At the tumour cells level, the mechanisms underlying resistance can include the development of other alterations, mainly mutations, including in the ALK gene. The alterations that developed depend on the drug the tumour has been exposed to.
The alterations can be identified by analysing tumour tissue obtained through a biopsy, however, repeating a tumour biopsy is difficult and risky and might not be able to provide sufficient tissue for the test. Therefore in the last years, new tests have been developed to identify the mutations in the blood.
Lorlatinib is a drug that inhibits ALK and has already been identified to be able to control the tumour growth when ALK mutations are identified and is already approved as standard treatment after progression to a previous treatment with ALK inhibitors.
The purpose of this study is to identify which patient populations may benefit most from treatment with lorlatinib, based on the alterations found in their genes.
Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
Not yet recruiting
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-21T12:45:36-0400
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