The FDA has granted LOXO-292 a breakthrough therapy designation for the treatment of patients with RET fusion–positive non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) or RET-mutant medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). This designation will expedite the development and review of the drug.
In this week’s episode of CURE Talks Cancer, we spoke with Voigt about how he noticed a lump in a woman’s neck while watching tv and utilized the power of social media to find her – which ultimately led to a thyroid cancer diagnosis.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the two-drug combination Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib) to treat patients with metastatic or unresectable anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC), whose tumors harbor the BRAF V600E mutation.
Tests like these are growing increasingly important, as TOO results lead to treatment changes about 65 percent of the time and a site treatment change about 35 percent of the time, according to Cancer Genetics.