Dr Tom Lynch on Adjuvant EGFR TKIs in Lung Cancer and COVID-19 in Seattle

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In this second episode of our new podcast series, Dr Tom Lynch, who began his position as director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center as Seattle became the first epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, comments on the current status of oncology research and data soon to be presented from a Phase III trial evaluating the EGFR TKI osimertinib as adjuvant therapy for patients with non-small cell lung cancer and EGFR tumor mutations.

Additional resources:

  • Lynch TJ et al. Activating mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor underlying responsiveness of non-small-cell lung cancer to gefitinib. N Engl J Med 2004;350(21):2129-39. Abstract
  • AstraZeneca. [Osimertinib] Phase III ADAURA trial will be unblinded early after overwhelming efficacy in the adjuvant treatment of patients with EGFR-mutated lung cancer [press release]. April 10, 2020.
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Short-term recommendations for non-small cell lung cancer management during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 NCCN guidelines.

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