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Pooled safety analyses of ALK-TKI inhibitor in ALK-positive NSCLC

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Cancer, June 2017
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Pooled safety analyses of ALK-TKI inhibitor in ALK-positive NSCLC
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BMC Cancer, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12885-017-3405-3
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Qian Zhu, Hao Hu, De-Sheng Weng, Xiao-Fei Zhang, Chang-Long Chen, Zi-Qi Zhou, Yan Tang, Jian-Chuan Xia


The anaplastic lymphoma kinase tyrosine kinase inhibitors (ALK-TKIs) have been administered to patients with ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer for a long period of time and show a promising response. However, the differences in the toxicity profiles among these drugs are still unclear. We performed a comprehensive search of the MEDLINE, EMBASE, WEB OF SCIENCE and COCHRANE databases from the drugs' inception to May 2016 to identify clinical trials. Severe adverse events (AEs) (grade ≥ 3) based on the ALK-TKI type were analysed. Seventeen trials published between 2011 and 2016, including a total of 1826 patients, were eligible for analysis. Patients in 10 trials (n = 1000) received crizotinib, patients in 5 trials (n = 601) received ceritinib and patients in 2 trials (n = 225) received alectinib. The overall frequencies of treatment-related death and AEs due to treatment withdrawal were 0.9% (12/1365) and 5.5% (85/1543), respectively. Moreover, the frequency of severe AEs in patients treated with ceritinib was significantly higher than patients treated with crizotinib or alectinib, especially for hepatotoxicity, fatigue and some of gastrointestinal symptoms. Additionally, significant difference in the elevated lipase and amylase levels (grade ≥ 3) were detected between ceritinib and crizotinib/alectinib, whereas neutropenia was less frequent. ALK-TKIs were safe for ALK-positive patients. Moreover, statistically significant differences in some severe AEs among ceritinib, crizotinib and alectinib were detected in present study.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 48 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 14%
Other 6 12%
Student > Postgraduate 5 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 4%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 13 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 24%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 6%
Chemistry 2 4%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 21 43%

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