Clinical Cancer Research Highlights Potent Antitumor Activity of Repotrectinib in Treatment-Naïve and Solvent-Front Mutation Ros1-Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
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“Our findings provide encouraging support for repotrectinib as a potential first-line treatment in ROS1-positive non-small cell lung cancer, and later-line use after progression from a prior ROS1 TKI,” said Dr. Byoung Chul Cho, Division of Medical Oncology, Yonsei Cancer Center at Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of
In preclinical studies, repotrectinib potently inhibited in vitro and in vivo tumor growth and ROS1-downstream signaling in treatment-naïve models compared with proxy chemical compounds for crizotinib, ceritinib, and entrectinib. Compared to a lorlatinib proxy chemical compound in a xenograft model, repotrectinib markedly delayed the onset of tumor recurrence following drug withdrawal. In addition, repotrectinib induced anti-tumor activity in the CNS. Repotrectinib also showed selective and potent in vitro and in vivo activity against the ROS1 G2032R solvent-front mutation.
Patient case studies (from the previously reported
“The emergence of resistance mutations and disease progression in the CNS are characteristics of ROS1-positive non-small cell lung cancer and represent a high unmet medical need given the lack of approved therapies,” said Dr.
Approximately 50 to 60 percent of crizotinib-resistant mutations are found within the ROS1 kinase, of which the ROS1 G2032R solvent-front mutation is the most common. In addition, it is estimated that approximately 50 percent of patients treated with ROS1-TKIs experience disease progression due to CNS metastases.
More information about the ongoing TRIDENT-1 study of repotrectinib may be found by searching clinical trial identifier NCT03093116 at https://clinicaltrials.gov.
Turning Point Therapeutics is a clinical-stage precision oncology company with a pipeline of internally discovered investigational drugs designed to address key limitations of existing cancer therapies. The company’s lead drug candidate, repotrectinib, is a next-generation kinase inhibitor targeting the ROS1 and TRK oncogenic drivers of non-small cell lung cancer and advanced solid tumors. Repotrectinib, which is currently being studied in a registrational Phase 2 study in adults and a Phase 1/2 study in pediatric patients, has shown antitumor activity and durable responses among kinase inhibitor treatment-naïve and pre-treated patients. The company’s pipeline of drug candidates also includes TPX-0022, targeting MET, CSF1R and SRC, which is currently being studied in a Phase 1 trial of patients with advanced or metastatic solid tumors harboring genetic alterations in MET; TPX-0046, targeting RET and SRC, which is currently being studied in a Phase 1/2 trial of patients with advanced or metastatic solid tumors harboring genetic alterations in RET; and TPX-0131, a next-generation ALK inhibitor entering IND-enabling studies. Turning Point’s next-generation kinase inhibitors are designed to bind to their targets with greater precision and affinity than existing therapies, with a novel, compact structure that has demonstrated an ability to potentially overcome treatment resistance common with other kinase inhibitors. The company is driven to develop therapies that mark a turning point for patients in their cancer treatment. For more information, visit www.tptherapeutics.com.
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