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Activity and safety of ceritinib in patients with ALK-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer (ASCEND-1): updated results from the multicentre, open-label, phase 1 trial

Dong-Wan Kim, Ranee Mehra, Daniel SW Tan, Enriqueta Felip, Laura QM Chow, D Ross Camidge, Johan Vansteenkiste, Sunil Sharma, Tommaso De Pas, Gregory J Riely, Benjamin J Solomon, Juergen Wolf, Michael Thomas, Martin Schuler, Geoffrey Liu, Armando Santoro, Santosh Sutradhar, Siyu Li, Tomasz Szczudlo, Alejandro Yovine Show all



BACKGROUND: ALK-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is sensitive to ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitors (ALK inhibitors) such as crizotinib, but resistance invariably develops, often with progression in the brain. Ceritinib is a more potent ALK inhibitor than crizotinib in vitro, crosses the blood-brain barrier in vivo, and shows clinical responses in patients with crizotinib-resistant disease. We aimed to assess whole-body activity of ceritinib in both ALK inhibitor-pretreated and ALK inhibitor-naive patients with ALK-rearranged NSCLC. METHODS: ASCEND-1 was an open-label, phase 1 trial that recruited patients from 20 academic hospitals or cancer centres in 11 countries in Europe, North..

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