In an interview with CURE®, Dr. Jorge Gomez discussed how recent developments in the assessment of biomarkers within the small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer space have led to approvals of new and expanded therapies.
The Food and Drug Administration in May approved 7 therapies to treat patients with non-small cell lung cancer. And although one expert notes that few are considered “practice changing”, patients should not be disheartened considering there have been so many advancements in the treatment of the disease.
Most of the data from the recent approvals of several non-small cell lung cancer drugs don’t distinguish themselves regarding efficacy or safety to what was already available before the flurry of approvals in May, according to Dr. Timothy Burns.
The recent surge of drug approvals in the non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) space by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is quite unusual and only a fraction of them are considered practice changing, according to Dr. Timothy Burns.