Journal article

Activity of Crizotinib (PF02341066), a Dual Mesenchymal-Epithelial Transition (MET) and Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) Inhibitor, in a Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Patient with De Novo MET Amplification

Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou, Eunice L Kwak, Christina Siwak-Tapp, Joni Dy, Kristin Bergethon, Jeffrey W Clark, D Ross Camidge, Benjamin J Solomon, Robert G Maki, Yung-Jue Bang, Dong-Wan Kim, James Christensen, Weiwei Tan, Keith D Wilner, Ravi Salgia, A John Iafrate

Journal of Thoracic Oncology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2011

Abstract

Crizotinib is a dual MET and ALK inhibitor. Currently, clinical development of crizotinib is focused primarily on ALK rearranged non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Here we report an NSCLC patient with de novo MET amplification but no ALK rearrangement who achieved a rapid and durable response to crizotinib indicating is also a bona fide MET inhibitor.