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05-03-2019 | EMA | News


Lorlatinib given European NSCLC approval

medwireNews: The ALK inhibitor lorlatinib has received a positive opinion from the EMA for use in patients with advanced ALK-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

The recommendation for conditional marketing authorisation states that lorlatinib monotherapy may be given to patients who have progressed after first-line ALK inhibitor therapy with alectinib or ceritinib, or who have used crizotinib and at least one other ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitor.

Lorlatinib has previously been approved for these indications by the US FDA.

By Lynda Williams

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