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PMID (33795207)
Authors Scarfone G, Fumagalli M, Imbimbo M, Ceruti T, Cribiù FM, Di Loreto E, D'Incalci M, Facchin F, Fontana C, Garassino MC, Peccatori FA, Persico N, Signorelli D, Zucchetti M
Title First Case Report of Pregnancy on Alectinib in a Woman With Metastatic ALK-Rearranged Lung Cancer: A Case Report.
Abstract Text This is the first case report of a patient with ALK-rearranged metastatic lung adenocarcinoma who became pregnant during treatment with alectinib. A multidisciplinary team of gynecologists, neonatologists, oncologists, psychologists, and pharmacologists was set up to handle the case. According to patient's preference, the study drug was continued throughout pregnancy and the woman delivered a healthy baby girl at 35 weeks and 5 days of gestation. Fetal parameters remained normal during pregnancy. At birth, alectinib levels were 14 times higher in maternal plasma than in the fetus (259 versus 18 ng/mL). The average concentration of alectinib in the placenta was 562 ng/g. The baby was followed during her first 20 months, and no developmental anomalies were observed. After 32 months from diagnosis, the mother is well and in partial remission.


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Gene Name Source Synonyms Protein Domains Gene Description Gene Role
Therapy Name Drugs Efficacy Evidence Clinical Trials
Drug Name Trade Name Synonyms Drug Classes Drug Description
Gene Variant Impact Protein Effect Variant Description Associated with drug Resistance
Molecular Profile Indication/Tumor Type Response Type Therapy Name Approval Status Evidence Type Efficacy Evidence References
ALK rearrange lung adenocarcinoma predicted - sensitive Alectinib Case Reports/Case Series Actionable In a clinical case study, Alecensa (alectinib) treatment resulted in a partial response in a pregnant patient with ALK-rearranged metastatic lung adenocarcinoma, with normal fetal development and infant development for at least the first 20 months post birth (PMID: 33795207). 33795207