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PMID (38158887)
Authors Morikawa K, Numata Y, Shinozaki Y, Kaneko S, Matsushima A, Nishida M, Kida H, Handa H, Nishine H, Mineshita M
Title High efficacy of brigatinib for brain metastases in ALK fusion gene-positive non-small cell lung cancer: A case series.
Abstract Text Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) fusion gene-positive lung cancer often shows brain metastasis at initial diagnosis or during the course of treatment. However, molecular-targeted drugs are known to pass through the blood-brain barrier and present positive effects for central nervous system lesions. There are few reports suggesting how effective molecular-targeted drug therapy alone is for brain metastasis lesions of ALK fusion-positive lung cancer, especially after the first use of ALK-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) or for bulky brain metastases. A patient in his mid-fifties with stage IV pleural dissemination developed brain metastases after 10 years of crizotinib use, but showed a complete response after switching to brigatinib. Moreover, a patient in her early sixties with stage III recurrent large brain metastases 5 years after chemoradiation therapy experienced dramatic tumor shrinkage with brigatinib. In each case of ALK fusion gene-positive lung cancer with brain metastases, brigatinib showed a high efficacy and was well-tolerated after previous ALK-TKI and for bulky lesions.


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Molecular Profile Indication/Tumor Type Response Type Therapy Name Approval Status Evidence Type Efficacy Evidence References
EML4 - ALK lung adenocarcinoma sensitive Brigatinib Case Reports/Case Series Actionable In a clinical case study, Alunbrig (brigatinib) treatment resulted in a complete response with a reduction in the brain metastases in a patient with lung adenocarcinoma harboring EML4-ALK (PMID: 38158887). 38158887
ALK fusion lung adenocarcinoma predicted - sensitive Brigatinib Case Reports/Case Series Actionable In a clinical case study, Alunbrig (brigatinib) treatment resulted in a significant reduction of brain metastases in a patient with lung adenocarcinoma harboring an ALK fusion (PMID: 38158887). 38158887