Dr. Ross Camidge discusses a clinical trial studying patients with advanced stage lung cancer to identify those who may respond to a drug called ponatinib. Both small cell and non small cell lung cancer patients may be eligible. http://bit.ly/UCponatinib
In Part 2 of 2 videos about squamous lung cancer, Dr.
University of Colorado’s Online Screening for Rare Lung Cancer Subtypes Opens Door to New Kind of Clinical Trial
The following piece is from the University of Colorado, where Dr. Camidge and some others there are leading a very novel trial for a small molecularly defined subgroup with specific biomarkers related to fibroblast growth factor receptor-1 (FGFR1) are potential candidates for a trial just launching now with the agent ponatinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) that hits many targets. This is a new approach, trying to reach an audience of patients through the internet, and I'm hopeful it will succeed in giving patients a novel treatment opportunity and in moving research along faster.