MD Anderson researchers highlight advances in clinical studies at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021

MD Anderson researchers highlight advances in clinical studies at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021

Early phase clinical trials conducted by researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center show promising results for patients with RET fusion-positive cancers, high-grade (HGG) and low-grade glioma (LGG) and ovarian cancer.

The results, presented today at the virtual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2021, showcase the researchers' ongoing efforts to advance clinical studies and expand potential indications of approved drugs to develop a platform for more effective treatments and to improve patient outcomes. 

FDA-approved selpercatinib shows clinical benefits for RET fusion-positive cancers beyond lung and thyroid cancers (Abstract CT011)

Clinical trial results of RET kinase inhibitor selpercatinib show that the targeted therapy was effective in preventing or inhibiting the growth of tumors in RET fusion-positive cancers other than lung and thyroid cancers. The results, derived from a cohort of patients enrolled in the phase 1/2 LIBRETTO-001 trial, were presented by Vivek Subbiah, M.D., associate professor of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics.

"Selpercatinib demonstrates promising activity across a variety of non-lu...

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