Dr. Jack West, Swedish Cancer Institute, reviews trial evidence for the efficacy of rociletinib and osimertinib for EGFR acquired resistance not driven by a T790M mutation.
Drs. Jack West and Greg Riely field questions about which treatments should EGFR lung cancer patients consider when their cancers progress.
Dr. Jack West suggests that progression in T790M-negative EGFR lung cancer patients may not require a change in therapy. In this video he details what should go into the decision to modify treatment for those patients.
Acquired resistance in EGFR patients is often driven by the T790M mutation. T790M-positive tumors respond differently to treatments than T790M-negative tumors. Dr. Greg Riely details how each status can predict patients' responses to current treatments.
Clinical Trial Spotlight: Options for EGFR Mutation-Positive Patients with T790M Mutation-Negative Acquired Resistance
Dr. Jack West reviews treatment options for patients with an EGFR activating mutation and acquired resistance but no T790M mutation, focusing on a clinical trial with the novel hypoxia-induced pan-HER inhibitor TH4000.
Clinical Trial Spotlight: Should a Third Generation EGFR Inhibitor be First Line Therapy for EGFR Mutation-Positive NSCLC?
Dr. Jack West introduces the question of whether third generation EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors osimertinib and rociletinib should be used as first line therapy rather than for acquired resistance, including discussing key clinical trials on the topic.
Since the introduction of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) for patients with lung cancer, we have seen a subset of patients do remarkably well, with dramatic and long lasting responses. Unfortunately, within a few months of those impressive responses, we learned that people invariably develop acquired resistance to these agents.