Amgen Wins World-First Lumakras Approval, Faces Challenge Of COVID-Era Launch
US FDA Cleared KRAS G12C Inhibitor For Second-Line NSCLC
Commercial EVP Murdo Gordon said launching sotorasib during the pandemic is a tougher challenge than encouraging doctors to screen lung cancer patients for KRAS G12C mutations and raising patient awareness.
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Amgen outlined the most frequent co-mutations in treatment-resistant lung and colorectal cancers at ASCO, while Mirati’s adagrasib showed efficacy in active CNS metastases in lung cancer patients.
Mirati’s adagrasib is expected to win an FDA lung cancer nod, while also showing better data in pancreatic and colorectal cancer, making it more important for Lumakras to show strength in NSCLC.
With Vida Ventures and Leaps by Bayer leading the round, Affini-T raises $175m to advance its KRAS-targeted T-cell therapies into the clinic and add technological capabilities.