Therapy Detail

Therapy Name Cetuximab + Lapatinib
Therapy Description


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Drug Name Trade Name Synonyms Drug Classes Drug Description
Cetuximab Erbitux EGFR Antibody 27 Erbitux (cetuximab) is a monoclonal antibody directed against EGFR, which inhibits signal transduction and cell proliferation (PMID: 28695301). Erbitux (cetuximab) is FDA approved for use in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and KRAS wild-type, EGFR positive colorectal cancer (
Lapatinib Tykerb FMM EGFR Inhibitor (Pan) 42 HER2 (ERBB2) Antibody 29 Tykerb (lapatinib) reversibly inhibits ERBB2 (HER2) and EGFR, resulting in decreased downstream signaling and potentially leading to reduced tumor growth (PMID: 22477724). Tykerb (lapatinib) is FDA approved for ERBB2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer (
Molecular Profile Indication/Tumor Type Response Type Therapy Name Approval Status Evidence Type Efficacy Evidence References
ERBB2 T798M breast cancer sensitive Cetuximab + Lapatinib Preclinical - Cell line xenograft Actionable In preclinical studies, the combination of Erbitux (cetuximab) and Tykerb (lapatinib) inhibited cell growth of a human breast cancer cell line harboring ERBB2 T798M and synergized to inhibit tumor growth in xenograft models (PMID: 23948973). 23948973
ERBB2 amp colorectal cancer sensitive Cetuximab + Lapatinib Preclinical - Pdx Actionable In a preclinical study, the combination of Erbitux (cetuximab) and Tykerb (lapatinib) induced tumor regression in patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models of colorectal cancer with ERBB2 (HER2) amplification (PMID: 22586653). 22586653
Clinical Trial Phase Therapies Title Recruitment Status