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New Drug Approved For Treatment Of Non Small Cell Lung Cancer In Specific Patient Population

Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) applauds the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Xalkori (crizotinib) with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who are ALK positive. The drug was approved based on data from two clinical trials, both of which showed a significant increase in overall survival. Xalkori targets the echinoderm microtubule-associated protein-like 4-anaplastic lymphoma kinase (EML4-ALK) mutation.
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