Pfizer Scores FDA Nod for Lung Cancer Drug Crizotinib (Xalkori)

FDA has given the regulatory nod to crizotinib, Pfizer’s ALK inhibitor that has proven very effective in the small portion of the population whose lung cancer is driven by the protein. Pfizer says the drug, to be sold under the brand name Xalkori, will cost $9,600 per month, and it will provide assistance so that patient co-pays will not exceed $100. It’s the first in a handful of new drugs Pfizer is counting on to help offset...

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Pfizer Goes The Kinase Route In Lung Cancer
Jun08

Pfizer Goes The Kinase Route In Lung Cancer

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago has been dominating pharma news for the past few days. And while much of the cancer-drug-related news coming out of the meeting is about biologics, the small molecule crizotinib is in the spotlight, too. Crizotinib is an experimental drug that Pfizer is developing for the treatment of lung cancer in a very specific set of patients. Much of the crizotinib coverage...

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