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FDA approves new Bristol Myers drug for lung cancer

November 16, 2023


The arrival of immunotherapies like Merck & Co.’s Keytruda and Bristol Myers’ Opdivo transformed the treatment of lung cancer. But for patients with uncommon mutations like ROS1, ALK, KRAS and EGFR, targeted drugs are a first choice for physicians.

The FDA approved Augtyro based on a trial that didn’t compare it to a placebo, and researchers knew what experimental drug they were using. Called TRIDENT-1, the trial tested Augtyro in non-small cell lung cancer patients with the ROS1 mutation whose disease had spread outside the lung.

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