Osimertinib

Osimertinib is prescribed to prevent the recurrence of non-small-cell lung cancer after it is removed surgically. This drug can also be used as the first treatment for certain types of non-small-cell lung cancer that have spread to other parts of the body. It belongs to the drug group called kinase inhibitors.

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How long will it take for Tagrisso to cause resistance?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother os recently on Tagrisso. His recent scan is attached which shows improvement. He is vomiting while eating grains. What is the reason for vomiting and what can be done for this? Please tell me about this response to Tagrisso. If it is good? How much time does Tagrisso take ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vikas T. Talreja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In reply to your question for Osimertinib (Tagrisso), Osimertinib demonstrated improvement in PFS (18.9 versus 10.2 months, HR 0.46, 95% CI 0.37-0.57) and duration of response (17.2 versus 8.5 months) relative to other TKI. The PFS (progression-free survival) benefit w...  Read Full »

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