GILOTRIF® for EGFR mutation positive Lung Cancer

July 14th, 2013

GILOTRIF® (Afatinib) is an oral, irreversible blocker of the ErbB family which includes EGFR (ErbB1), HER2 (ErbB2), ErbB3 and ErbB4. The FDA approved GILOTRIF® based on a multicenter, randomized phase III trial (LUX-Lung 3) in which GILOTRIF® trumped chemotherapy when administered to chemonaive patients with EGFR mutation positive Non Small Lung Cancer. We have yet another targeted oral agent besting chemotherapy. This is another milestone in the Lung Cancer treatment paradigm.