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FDA Approves Brigatinib to Treat Frontline ALK-Positive NSCLC

The FDA has approved brigatinib (Alunbrig) for the first-line treatment of patients with ALK-positive metastatic non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as detected by an FDA-approved test.

“We’re extremely proud of the positive results Alunbrig has shown for newly diagnosed ALK-positive NSCLC patients, particularly those with brain metastases,” Teresa Bitetti, president, Global Oncology Business Unit, Takeda, said in a press release. “Through a robust clinical development program and ongoing investigations across the NSCLC treatment landscape, Takeda is committed to uncovering solutions for people living with devastating forms of lung cancer in need of new options. We believe this approval for ALUNBRIG is a substantial step in the right direction and represents significant progress for Takeda’s broader lung cancer portfolio.”

The approval is based on the international,…

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