Rearrangement of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene is detected in approximately 5% of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors targeting ALK have significantly improved the prognosis of these patients. However, most patients experienced disease progression within a few years due to acquired resistance. Brigatinib is a second-generation ALK inhibitor effective in presence of several ALK mutations with demonstrated activity against central nervous system metastases. Currently, brigatinib is approved to treat ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC patients not previously treated with ALK inhibitors and patients who have progressed on or are intolerant to crizotinib. In this review, we provide a summary of results from clinical trials involving brigatinib, and we discuss its possible role in the management of ALK-positive NSCLC in the following years.

Current Insights on the Treatment of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase-Positive Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Focus on Brigatinib

Grossi, Francesco;Genova, Carlo
2022

Abstract

Rearrangement of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene is detected in approximately 5% of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors targeting ALK have significantly improved the prognosis of these patients. However, most patients experienced disease progression within a few years due to acquired resistance. Brigatinib is a second-generation ALK inhibitor effective in presence of several ALK mutations with demonstrated activity against central nervous system metastases. Currently, brigatinib is approved to treat ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC patients not previously treated with ALK inhibitors and patients who have progressed on or are intolerant to crizotinib. In this review, we provide a summary of results from clinical trials involving brigatinib, and we discuss its possible role in the management of ALK-positive NSCLC in the following years.
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